The state House [Tuesday] defeated a measure that would have required handgun owners to tell police within 72 hours if their weapon was lost or stolen.
It appears that there was uncertainty if the bill stipulates that gun owners must report a stolen gun within 72 hours after the gun was stolen, or 72 hours after the gun owner discovered that it was stolen. You can see the obvious problem.
Imagine if the legislature passed a law stating that anyone who has his / her laptop computer stolen must report it within 72 hours or face prosecution. This turns the victim into the criminal.