H.B.45 Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009!

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111th CONGRESSCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


1st SessionCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


 

H. R. 45CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


 

To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


January 6, 2009CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Mr. RUSH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the JudiciaryCommentsClose CommentsPermalink



A BILLCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as ‘Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Table of Contents- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 2. Findings and purposes.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 3. Definitions.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE I--LICENSING

Sec. 101. Licensing requirement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 102. Application requirements.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 103. Issuance of license.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 104. Renewal of license.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 105. Revocation of license.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE II--RECORD OF SALE OR TRANSFER

Sec. 201. Sale or transfer requirements for qualifying firearms.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 202. Firearm records.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE III--ADDITIONAL PROHIBITIONS

Sec. 301. Universal background check requirement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 302. Failure to maintain or permit inspection of records.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 303. Failure to report loss or theft of firearm.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 304. Failure to provide notice of change of address.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 305. Child access prevention.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE IV--ENFORCEMENT

Sec. 401. Criminal penalties.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 402. Regulations.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 403. Inspections.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 404. Orders.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 405. Injunctive enforcement.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE V--FIREARM INJURY INFORMATION AND RESEARCH

Sec. 501. Duties of the Attorney General.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE VI--EFFECT ON STATE LAW

Sec. 601. Effect on State law.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


Sec. 602. Certification of State firearm licensing systems and State firearm record of sale systems.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE VII--RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAW

Sec. 701. Subordination to Arms Export Control Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE VIII--INAPPLICABILITY

Sec. 801. Inapplicability to governmental authorities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE IX--EFFECTIVE DATE

Sec. 901. Effective date of amendments.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES.

(a) Findings- Congress finds that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) the manufacture, distribution, and importation of firearms is inherently commercial in nature;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) firearms regularly move in interstate commerce;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) to the extent that firearms trafficking is intrastate in nature, it arises out of and is substantially connected with a commercial transaction, which, when viewed in the aggregate, substantially affects interstate commerce;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(4) because the intrastate and interstate trafficking of firearms are so commingled, full regulation of interstate commerce requires the incidental regulation of intrastate commerce;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(5) gun violence in the United States is associated with the majority of homicides, over half the suicides, and two-thirds of non-fatal violent injuries; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


 

(6) on the afternoon of May 10, 2007, Blair Holt, a junior at Julian High School in Chicago, was killed on a public bus riding home from school when he used his body to shield a girl who was in the line of fire after a young man boarded the bus and started shooting.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Sense of the Congress- It is the sense of the Congress that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) firearms trafficking is prevalent and widespread in and among the States, and it is usually impossible to distinguish between intrastate trafficking and interstate trafficking; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) it is in the national interest and within the role of the Federal Government to ensure that the regulation of firearms is uniform among the States, that law enforcement can quickly and effectively trace firearms used in crime, and that firearms owners know how to use and safely store their firearms.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


 

(c) Purposes- The purposes of this Act and the amendments made by this Act are-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) to protect the public against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of qualifying firearms to criminals and youth;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) to ensure that owners of qualifying firearms are knowledgeable in the safe use, handling, and storage of those firearms;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) to restrict the availability of qualifying firearms to criminals, youth, and other persons prohibited by Federal law from receiving firearms; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(4) to facilitate the tracing of qualifying firearms used in crime by Federal and State law enforcement agencies.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

(a) In General- In this Act:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) FIREARM; LICENSED DEALER; LICENSED MANUFACTURER; STATE- The terms ‘firearm’, ‘licensed dealer’, ‘licensed manufacturer’, and ‘State’ have the meanings given those terms in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) QUALIFYING FIREARM- The term ‘qualifying firearm’ has the meaning given the term in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, as amended by subsection (b) of this section.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Amendment to Title 18, United States Code- Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(36) The term ‘qualifying firearm’--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(A) means--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(i) any handgun; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(ii) any semiautomatic firearm that can accept any detachable ammunition feeding device; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(B) does not include any antique.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE I--LICENSINGCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 101. LICENSING REQUIREMENT.

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(aa) Firearm Licensing Requirement-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(1) IN GENERAL- It shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to possess a qualifying firearm on or after the applicable date, unless that person has been issued a firearm license--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(A) under title I of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, which license has not been invalidated or revoked under that title; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(B) pursuant to a State firearm licensing and record of sale system certified under section 602 of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, which license has not been invalidated or revoked under State law.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(2) APPLICABLE DATE- In this subsection, the term ‘applicable date’ means--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(A) with respect to a qualifying firearm that is acquired by the person before the date of the enactment of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, 2 years after such date of enactment; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(B) with respect to a qualifying firearm that is acquired by the person on or after the date of the enactment of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, 1 year after such date of enactment.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 102. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

(a) In General- In order to be issued a firearm license under this title, an individual shall submit to the Attorney General (in accordance with the regulations promulgated under subsection (b)) an application, which shall include-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) a current, passport-sized photograph of the applicant that provides a clear, accurate likeness of the applicant;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) the name, address, and date and place of birth of the applicant;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) any other name that the applicant has ever used or by which the applicant has ever been known;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(4) a clear thumbprint of the applicant, which shall be made when, and in the presence of the entity to whom, the application is submitted;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(5) with respect to each category of person prohibited by Federal law, or by the law of the State of residence of the applicant, from obtaining a firearm, a statement that the individual is not a person prohibited from obtaining a firearm;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(6) a certification by the applicant that the applicant will keep any firearm owned by the applicant safely stored and out of the possession of persons who have not attained 18 years of age;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(7) a certificate attesting to the completion at the time of application of a written firearms examination, which shall test the knowledge and ability of the applicant regarding--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(A) the safe storage of firearms, particularly in the vicinity of persons who have not attained 18 years of age;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(B) the safe handling of firearms;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(C) the use of firearms in the home and the risks associated with such use;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(D) the legal responsibilities of firearms owners, including Federal, State, and local laws relating to requirements for the possession and storage of firearms, and relating to reporting requirements with respect to firearms; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(E) any other subjects, as the Attorney General determines to be appropriate;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(8) an authorization by the applicant to release to the Attorney General or an authorized representative of the Attorney General any mental health records pertaining to the applicant;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(9) the date on which the application was submitted; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(10) the signature of the applicant.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Regulations Governing Submission- The Attorney General shall promulgate regulations specifying procedures for the submission of applications to the Attorney General under this section, which regulations shall--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) provide for submission of the application through a licensed dealer or an office or agency of the Federal Government designated by the Attorney General;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) require the applicant to provide a valid identification document (as defined in section 1028(d)(2) of title 18, United States Code) of the applicant, containing a photograph of the applicant, to the licensed dealer or to the office or agency of the Federal Government, as applicable, at the time of submission of the application to that dealer, office, or agency; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) require that a completed application be forwarded to the Attorney General not later than 48 hours after the application is submitted to the licensed dealer or office or agency of the Federal Government, as applicable.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(c) Fees-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) IN GENERAL- The Attorney General shall charge and collect from each applicant for a license under this title a fee in an amount determined in accordance with paragraph (2).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


 

(2) FEE AMOUNT- The amount of the fee collected under this subsection shall be not less than the amount determined by the Attorney General to be necessary to ensure that the total amount of all fees collected under this subsection during a fiscal year is sufficient to cover the costs of carrying out this title during that fiscal year, except that such amount shall not exceed $25.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 103. ISSUANCE OF LICENSE.

(a) In General- The Attorney General shall issue a firearm license to an applicant who has submitted an application that meets the requirements of section 102 of this Act, if the Attorney General ascertains that the individual is not prohibited by subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code, from receiving a firearm.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Effect of Issuance to Prohibited Person- A firearm license issued under this section shall be null and void if issued to a person who is prohibited by subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code, from receiving a firearm.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(c) Form of License- A firearm license issued under this section shall be in the form of a tamper-resistant card, and shall include--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) the photograph of the licensed individual submitted with the application;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) the address of the licensed individual;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) the date of birth of the licensed individual;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(4) a license number, unique to each licensed individual;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(5) the expiration date of the license, which shall be the date that is 5 years after the initial anniversary of the date of birth of the licensed individual following the date on which the license is issued (or in the case of a license renewal, following the date on which the license is renewed under section 104);CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(6) the signature of the licensed individual provided on the application, or a facsimile of the application; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(7) centered at the top of the license, capitalized, and in boldface type, the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘FIREARM LICENSE--NOT VALID FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 104. RENEWAL OF LICENSE.

(a) Application for Renewal-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) IN GENERAL- In order to renew a firearm license issued under this title, not later than 30 days before the expiration date of the license, the licensed individual shall submit to the Attorney General (in accordance with the regulations promulgated under paragraph (3)), in a form approved by the Attorney General, an application for renewal of the license.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) CONTENTS- An application submitted under paragraph (1) shall include--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(A) a current, passport-sized photograph of the applicant that provides a clear, accurate likeness of the applicant;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(B) current proof of identity of the licensed individual; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(C) the address of the licensed individual.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) REGULATIONS GOVERNING SUBMISSION- The Attorney General shall promulgate regulations specifying procedures for the submission of applications under this subsection.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Issuance of Renewed License- Upon approval of an application submitted under subsection (a) of this section, the Attorney General shall issue a renewed license, which shall meet the requirements of section 103(c), except that the license shall include the current photograph and address of the licensed individual, as provided in the application submitted under this section, and the expiration date of the renewed license, as provided in section 103(c)(5).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 105. REVOCATION OF LICENSE.

(a) In General- If an individual to whom a license has been issued under this title subsequently becomes a person who is prohibited by subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code, from receiving a firearm--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) the license is revoked; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) the individual shall promptly return the license to the Attorney General.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Administrative Action- Upon receipt by the Attorney General of notice that an individual to whom a license has been issued under this title has become a person described in subsection (a), the Attorney General shall ensure that the individual promptly returns the license to the Attorney General.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE II--RECORD OF SALE OR TRANSFERCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 201. SALE OR TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFYING FIREARMS.

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by section 101 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(bb) Unauthorized Sale or Transfer of a Qualifying Firearm- It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, deliver, or otherwise transfer a qualifying firearm to, or for, any person who is not a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector, or to receive a qualifying firearm from a person who is not a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector, unless, at the time and place of the transfer or receipt--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(1) the transferee presents to a licensed dealer a valid firearm license issued to the transferee--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(A) under title I of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(B) pursuant to a State firearm licensing and record of sale system certified under section 602 of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 established by the State in which the transfer or receipt occurs;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(2) the licensed dealer contacts the Attorney General or the head of the State agency that administers the certified system described in paragraph (1)(B), as applicable, and receives notice that the transferee has been issued a firearm license described in paragraph (1) and that the license remains valid; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(3) the licensed dealer records on a document (which, in the case of a sale, shall be the sales receipt) a tracking authorization number provided by the Attorney General or the head of the State agency, as applicable, as evidence that the licensed dealer has verified the validity of the license.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 202. FIREARM RECORDS.

(a) Submission of Sale or Transfer Reports- Not later than 14 days after the date on which the transfer of qualifying firearm is processed by a licensed dealer under section 922(bb) of title 18, United States Code (as added by section 201 of this Act), the licensed dealer shall submit to the Attorney General (or, in the case of a licensed dealer located in a State that has a State firearm licensing and record of sale system certified under section 602 of this Act, to the head of the State agency that administers that system) a report of that transfer, which shall include information relating to--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) the manufacturer of the firearm;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) the model name or number of the firearm;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) the serial number of the firearm;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(4) the date on which the firearm was received by the transferee;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(5) the number of a valid firearm license issued to the transferee under title I of this Act; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(6) the name and address of the individual who transferred the firearm to the transferee.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Federal Record of Sale System- Not later than 9 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall establish and maintain a Federal record of sale system, which shall include the information included in each report submitted to the Attorney General under subsection (a).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(c) Elimination of Prohibition on Establishment of System of Registration- Section 926(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the second sentence.


TITLE III--ADDITIONAL PROHIBITIONSCommentsClose CommentsPermalink

SEC. 301. UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT.

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by sections 101 and 201 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(cc) Universal Background Check Requirement-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(1) REQUIREMENT- Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector to sell, deliver, or otherwise transfer a firearm to any person other than such a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with subsection (t).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(2) EXCEPTION- Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the infrequent transfer of a firearm by gift, bequest, intestate succession or other means by an individual to a parent, child, grandparent, or grandchild of the individual, or to any loan of a firearm for any lawful purpose for not more than 30 days between persons who are personally known to each other.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 302. FAILURE TO MAINTAIN OR PERMIT INSPECTION OF RECORDS.

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by sections 101, 201, and 301 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(dd) Failure To Maintain or Permit Inspection of Records- It shall be unlawful for a licensed manufacturer or a licensed dealer to fail to comply with section 202 of Blair Holt’s Handgun Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, or to maintain such records or supply such information as the Attorney General may require in order to ascertain compliance with such Act and the regulations and orders issued under such Act.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 303. FAILURE TO REPORT LOSS OR THEFT OF FIREARM.

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by sections 101, 201, 301, and 302 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(ee) Failure To Report Loss or Theft of Firearm- It shall be unlawful for any person who owns a qualifying firearm to fail to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Attorney General within 72 hours after the loss or theft is discovered.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 304. FAILURE TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS.

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by sections 101, 201, 301, 302, and 303 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(ff) Failure To Provide Notice of Change of Address- It shall be unlawful for any individual to whom a firearm license has been issued under title I of Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 to fail to report to the Attorney General a change in the address of that individual within 60 days of that change of address.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 305. CHILD ACCESS PREVENTION.

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, as amended by sections 101, 201, 301, 302, 303, and 304 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(gg) Child Access Prevention-CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(1) DEFINITION OF CHILD- In this subsection, the term ‘child’ means an individual who has not attained the age of 18 years.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(2) PROHIBITION AND PENALTIES- Except as provided in paragraph (3), it shall be unlawful for any person to keep a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, any 1 of which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, within any premises that is under the custody or control of that person, if--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(A) that person--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(i) knows, or recklessly disregards the risk, that a child is capable of gaining access to the firearm; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(ii) either--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink

‘(I) knows, or recklessly disregards the risk, that a child will use the firearm to cause the death of, or serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of this title) to, the child or any other person; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(II) knows, or reasonably should know, that possession of the firearm by a child is unlawful under Federal or State law; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(B) a child uses the firearm and the use of that firearm causes the death of, or serious bodily injury to, the child or any other person.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(3) EXCEPTIONS- Paragraph (2) shall not apply if--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(A) at the time the child obtained access, the firearm was secured with a secure gun storage or safety device;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(B) the person is a peace officer, a member of the Armed Forces, or a member of the National Guard, and the child obtains the firearm during, or incidental to, the performance of the official duties of the person in that capacity;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(C) the child uses the firearm in a lawful act of self-defense or defense of 1 or more other persons; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(D) the person has no reasonable expectation, based on objective facts and circumstances, that a child is likely to be present on the premises on which the firearm is kept.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE IV--ENFORCEMENT

SEC. 401. CRIMINAL PENALTIES.

(a) Failure To Possess Firearm License; Failure To Comply With Qualifying Firearm Sale or Transfer Requirements; Failure To Maintain or Permit Inspection of Records- Section 924(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(8) Whoever knowingly violates subsection (aa), (bb), or (dd) of section 922 shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Failure To Comply With Universal Background Checks; Failure To Timely Report Loss or Theft of a Qualifying Firearm; Failure To Provide Notice of Change of Address- Section 924(a)(5) of such title is amended by striking ‘(s) or (t)’ and inserting ‘(t), (cc), (ee), or (ff)’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(c) Child Access Prevention- Section 924(a) of such title, as amended by subsection (a) of this section, is amended by adding at the end the following:CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(9) Whoever violates section 105(a)(2) of Blair Holt’s Handgun Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009, knowingly or having reason to believe that the person is prohibited by subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 of title 18, United States Code, from receiving a firearm, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


‘(10) Whoever violates section 922(gg) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 402. REGULATIONS.

(a) In General- The Attorney General shall issue regulations governing the licensing of possessors of qualifying firearms and the recorded sale of qualifying firearms, consistent with this Act and the amendments made by this Act, as the Attorney General determines to be reasonably necessary to reduce or prevent deaths or injuries resulting from qualifying firearms, and to assist law enforcement in the apprehension of owners or users of qualifying firearms used in criminal activity.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Maximum Interval Between Issuance of Proposed and Final Regulation- Not later than 120 days after the date on which the Attorney General issues a proposed regulation under subsection (a) with respect to a matter, the Attorney General shall issue a final regulation with respect to the matter.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 403. INSPECTIONS.

In order to ascertain compliance with this Act, the amendments made by this Act, and the regulations and orders issued under this Act, the Attorney General may, during regular business hours, enter any place in which firearms or firearm products are manufactured, stored, or held, for distribution in commerce, and inspect those areas where the products are so manufactured, stored, or held.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 404. ORDERS.

The Attorney General may issue an order prohibiting the sale or transfer of any firearm that the Attorney General finds has been transferred or distributed in violation of this Act, an amendment made by this Act, or a regulation issued under this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 405. INJUNCTIVE ENFORCEMENT.

The Attorney General may bring an action to restrain any violation of this Act or an amendment made by this Act in the district court of the United States for any district in which the violation has occurred, or in which the defendant is found or transacts business.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE V--FIREARM INJURY INFORMATION AND RESEARCHCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 501. DUTIES OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

(a) In General- The Attorney General shall--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse to collect, investigate, analyze, and disseminate data and information relating to the causes and prevention of death and injury associated with firearms;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) conduct continuing studies and investigations of firearm-related deaths and injuries; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(3) collect and maintain current production and sales figures for each licensed manufacturer.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Availability of Information- Periodically, but not less frequently than annually, the Attorney General shall report to the Congress and make available to the public a report on the activities of the Attorney General under subsection (a).


TITLE VI--EFFECT ON STATE LAW

SEC. 601. EFFECT ON STATE LAW.

(a) In General- This Act and the amendments made by this Act may not be construed to preempt any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision of that State, or prevent a State or political subdivision of that State from enacting any provision of law regulating or prohibiting conduct with respect to firearms, except to the extent that the provision of law is inconsistent with any provision of this Act or an amendment made by this Act, and then only to the extent of the inconsistency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(b) Rule of Interpretation- A provision of State law is not inconsistent with this Act or an amendment made by this Act if the provision imposes a regulation or prohibition of greater scope or a penalty of greater severity than a corresponding prohibition or penalty imposed by this Act or an amendment made by this Act.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 602. CERTIFICATION OF STATE FIREARM LICENSING SYSTEMS AND STATE FIREARM RECORD OF SALE SYSTEMS.

Upon a written request of the chief executive officer of a State, the Attorney General may certify--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(1) a firearm licensing system established by a State, if State law requires the system to satisfy the requirements applicable to the Federal firearm licensing system established under title I; orCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


(2) a firearm record of sale system established by a State, if State law requires the head of the State agency that administers the system to submit to the Federal firearm record of sale system established under section 202(b) a copy of each report submitted to the head of the agency under section 202(a), within 7 days after receipt of the report.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE VII--RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAWCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 701. SUBORDINATION TO ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT.

In the event of any conflict between any provision of this Act or an amendment made by this Act, and any provision of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751), the provision of the Arms Export Control Act shall control.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE VIII--INAPPLICABILITYCommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 801. INAPPLICABILITY TO GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES.

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall not apply to any department or agency of the United States, of a State, or of a political subdivision of a State, or to any official conduct of any officer or employee of such a department or agency.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink


TITLE IX--EFFECTIVE DATECommentsClose CommentsPermalink


SEC. 901. EFFECTIVE DATE OF AMENDMENTS.

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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Stan Solomon
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B. B. King
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Irwin Schiff
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DAVID BOWIE
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Muhammad Ali
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GENE WILDER
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John Glenn
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Charles Weisman
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Carrie Fisher
1956-2016

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Debbie Reynolds
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Roger Moore
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Adam West
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JERRY LEWIS
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HUGH HEFNER
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ART BELL
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DWIGHT CLARK
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CARL MILLER
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HARLAN ELLISON
1934-2018

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STAN LEE
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