Let’s face it. A gun license application is quite the hassle. You’d have to check local laws, file paperwork and pay for the whole thing. This is why a lot of gun owners choose not to do it. This is especially true for people who just want to store the guns in their homes for home defense. While most of them get away with it, this guy is not that lucky.
The farmer was practicing his rights. However, it’s not the right way to do it. You can forget about all the hassles and hope that you’re not caught, or you can play it safe and practice your rights within the bounds set by laws. The better option is pretty clear-cut. The latter means no jail time and the former means 2 years in jail. You decide.
Hemchan Dass pleaded guilty because he knows that he has no way out of this. He probably had no answer to the question, “Why were you storing a gun and ammos under your mattress without a license?”
If you’re into reloading ammo, then you probably have a gun. Apply for a gun license unless you’re planning to do something illegal with that gun. If that’s the case, then you’re on your own.