MSSA has just filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in US v. Stegmeier.
If you allow a "prohibited person" (someone ineligible to possess a firearm under federal law) to enter your home, without knowing that that person is prohibited, should you be charged with the federal felony of illegally transferring a firearm to a prohibited person?
... Stegmeier was convicted in federal district court for what appears to be essentially this.
What an asinine ruling
Judges who do things like this should be immediately retired.
Tell me it wasn't a unanimous ruling. Please? Does at least one judge there have some common sense?
"Transfer" would require at least an agreed-upon exchange of property rights, probably money or something similar, and would definitely apply to physically handing the gun to someone.
But just to be in the same house??
If I'm in your house with your [insert object here], have you transferred it to me just because you invited me in?
If I tried to walk out with it, I'm pretty sure you'd object, thinking it was still yours.