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9.36 Firearms—Possession Without Serial Number

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9.36 FIREARMS—POSSESSION WITHOUT SERIAL NUMBER (26 U.S.C. § 5861(i))

The defendant is charged in [Count _______ of] the indictment with [possession] [receipt] of a firearm without a serial number in violation of Section 5861(I) of Title 26 of the United States Code. In order for the defendant to be found guilty of that charge, the government must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

First, the defendant knowingly [possessed] [received] a [specify firearm]; and

Second, there was no serial number on the [specify firearm].

Comment

For a definition of "knowingly," see Instruction 5.6 (Knowingly—Defined).

For a definition of "firearm," see 26 U.S.C. § 5845(a).