18 USC Sec. 3665 01/05/2009
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART II - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 232 - MISCELLANEOUS SENTENCING PROVISIONS
Sec. 3665. Firearms possessed by convicted felons
A judgment of conviction for transporting a stolen motor vehicle
in interstate or foreign commerce or for committing or attempting
to commit a felony in violation of any law of the United States
involving the use of threats, force, or violence or perpetrated in
whole or in part by the use of firearms, may, in addition to the
penalty provided by law for such offense, order the confiscation
and disposal of firearms and ammunition found in the possession or
under the immediate control of the defendant at the time of his
The court may direct the delivery of such firearms or ammunition
to the law-enforcement agency which apprehended such person, for
its use or for any other disposition in its discretion.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 839, Sec. 3611; renumbered Sec.
3665, Pub. L. 98-473, title II, Sec. 212(a)(1), Oct. 12, 1984, 98
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 645 (June 13, 1939, ch.
197, 53 Stat. 814).
The condensation and simplification of this section clarifies its
intent to confiscate the firearms taken from persons convicted of
crimes of violence without any real change of substance.