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    So I was watching that new DEA show on the tube the other day and something that one of the DEA Agents said catch my attention. Long story short. They're in a "suspected dealers " house looking for pot, find the pot and find a gun. Guy says 'yea that's my gun, it registered in my name, so what'. DEA says something to the effect that it doesn't matter cause you have it with illegal drugs, your going to the Federal pen for 10 years...



    So the question is it Illegal to have a gun if you are in possessionof drugs? Or is the DEA agent just an idiot?

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    DrewGunner wrote:
    So the question is it Illegal to have a gun if you are in possession¬*of drugs?¬* Or is the DEA agent just an idiot?

    Yup, it's called an enhancement.

    Dealing drugs = X years.

    Dealing drugs while armed = X years + Y years



    Most states have enhancements for committing crimes while armed. Problem is, 'innocent' people get tagged for them, and I say innocent because it could be some guy wanting to pay for a BJ, getting caught in a prostitution sting, who, instead of getting a ticket and a fine, is now charged as a felon because he had a CCW permit/pistol on him (committed a crime while armed). Most of the enhancements carry a mandatory minimum, so again, some young guy has a moment of poor judgment, and tries to pay for sex, turns into a 10 year mandatory sentence.
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    Further, if you are in possession of a firearm while committing a felony, it doesn't matter if you own that firearm legally. RCW 9.41.098 says

    " (d) In the possession or under the control of a person at the time the person committed or was arrested for committing a felony or committing a nonfelony crime in which a firearm was used or displayed;"

    Some crimes can go from a misdemeanor to a class A felony simply for having a gun. Breaking into a car with a gun, even if you don't use it, is a class A felony. Breaking into a car without a gun is just a gross misdemeanor. (RCW 9A.52.100, car prowl 2nd, and RCW 9A.52.020 Burg 1)

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    Or is that breaking into a car without a Kahr?


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    Further, if you are in possession of a firearm while committing a felony, it doesn't matter if you own that firearm legally. RCW 9.41.098 says

    " (d) In the possession or under the control of a person at the time the person committed or was arrested for committing a felony or committing a nonfelony crime in which a firearm was used or displayed;"

    Some crimes can go from a misdemeanor to a class A felony simply for having a gun. Breaking into a car with a gun, even if you don't use it, is a class A felony. Breaking into a car without a car is just a gross misdemeanor. (RCW 9A.52.100, car prowl 2nd, and RCW 9A.52.020 Burg 1)

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    Interesting... Thanks guys.

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    I think the best thing to do is not commit crimes in the first place, that usually makes it easier to tally up how many years you'll get....
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    (double-tap, sorry bout that)
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    As a general rule, it's a bad idea to mix them, law or no. If you are around people who practice that certain unenumerated right under the Ninth Amendment that George Washington wrote about on several occasions in his journal, then be sure you separate people who are using/possessing drugs from the guns; ie, have it on you, not within their "dominion of control" or whatever term they use.

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    Hammer wrote:
    Or is that breaking into a car without a Kahr?


    BigDaddy5 wrote:
    Further, if you are in possession of a firearm while committing a felony, it doesn't matter if you own that firearm legally. RCW 9.41.098 says

    " (d) In the possession or under the control of a person at the time the person committed or was arrested for committing a felony or committing a nonfelony crime in which a firearm was used or displayed;"

    Some crimes can go from a misdemeanor to a class A felony simply for having a gun. Breaking into a car with a gun, even if you don't use it, is a class A felony. Breaking into a car without a car is just a gross misdemeanor. (RCW 9A.52.100, car prowl 2nd, and RCW 9A.52.020 Burg 1)
    Yep, that's what I meant...woops!

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    Thats a pretty good show. (DEA)

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    bugly wrote:
    I think the best thing to do is not commit crimes in the first place, that usually makes it easier to tally up how many years you'll get....
    Whoa! Thanks for the tip bud!

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    Trigger21 wrote:
    Thats a pretty good show. (DEA)

    It is a great show! Instead of reading about how the federal government is wasting our moneyin the paper, we can watch it on TV. I can almost see my tax dollar falling out of there pockets as they jump out of the van and kick the door in.

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    DrewGunner wrote:
    bugly wrote:
    I think the best thing to do is not commit crimes in the first place, that usually makes it easier to tally up how many years you'll get....
    Whoa! Thanks for the tip bud!
    ...anytime...:shock:
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