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Friday, September 10, 2021

New Lost or Stolen Gun Reporting Requirement Gives Criminals a Pass - Ammoland.com

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The Isabella Joy Thallas Act, a gun control measure requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within five days of realizing that they’re missing, goes into effect Tuesday,” Denver NBC affiliate KUSC 9News reports. “SB21-078 was signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis in April, and through an amendment, the bill was renamed as the “Isabella Joy Thallas Act” in honor of the woman who was murdered on June 10, 2020, while she and her boyfriend were walking their dog outside of their apartment in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood.”

One glaring problem is there are still question about if the gun used in the murder, described by the media as a “high-powered semi-automatic rifle … AK-47-style rifle” was really lost or stolen. It belonged to Denver police sergeant Dan Politica, who only reported his gun “missing” after the murder. He subsequently resigned. And as Westword documented in May, the story gets even sketchier.

It turns out the accused murderer, who has entered “a not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity plea,” was “allegedly friends” with Politica. He has not been charged with stealing the gun. An attorney for the boyfriend says the firearm used “is illegal in Denver.”

Politica himself has some colorful marks on his record, including claiming he saw a gun in a police beating case where the city ended up paying the victim $975,000, being suspended “after he engaged in a drunken fight with a LoDo street performer,” and allegedly harassing and threatening a man on social media. He has lawyered up now and won’t say anything about the gun.

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