Title: Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Firearms and explosives: Hunting and fishing: Military personnel and dependents: Outdoor recreation: Trade restrictions
Description: Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act This bill modifies the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" for purposes of federal firearms provisions to: (1) include a projectile that is designed and intended by the manufacturer or importer for use in a handgun; (2) exclude a projectile that is primarily intended by the manufacturer or importer to be used in a rifle or shotgun and a handgun projectile that is designed for hunting, recreational, or competitive shooting. This bill repeals a prohibition on assembling from imported parts a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that is identical to one prohibited from importation as not being suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes. This bill repeals the condition that the Attorney General must approve, as suitable for sporting purposes, the shipment of firearms or ammunition to members of the Armed Forces. The following categories of firearms or ammunition may be authorized for importation into the United States by the Attorney General: (1) ammunition that is not armor piercing; (2) a firearm or ammunition that is being brought in for the use of a federal, state, or local government agency; and (3) a firearm or ammunition that is being imported for the purpose of exportation. The definition of "destructive device" for purposes of federal firearms provisions excludes: (1) a shotgun or shotgun shell which the Department of the Treasury finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for lawful purposes, and (2) an antique or a rifle which the owner intends to use for sporting purposes. The bill authorizes certain temporary interstate transfers of firearms for lawful purposes.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: June 26, 2017
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58 sponsors: Rob Bishop (R); Steven Palazzo (R); Mo Brooks (R); Doug Lamborn (R); Steve Chabot (R); Jeff Duncan (R); Bob Gibbs (R); Paul Gosar (R); Blaine Luetkemeyer (R); Kristi Noem (R); Mike D. Rogers (R); Thomas Rooney (R); Pete Sessions (R); Jim Jordan (R); Stevan Pearce (R); Lamar Smith (R); Kenny Marchant (R); Keith Rothfus (R); Daniel Webster (R); Bill Johnson (R); Dan Newhouse (R); Chris Collins (R); Luke Messer (R); Mark Meadows (R); Kevin Cramer (R); Mike Kelly (R); Doug Collins (R); Warren Davidson (R); Bruce Westerman (R); Scott Tipton (R); David Roe (R); Richard Hudson (R); Chris Stewart (R); Tom Emmer (R); Doug LaMalfa (R); David Rouzer (R); Mia Love (R); John Ratcliffe (R); Jim Banks (R); Ron DeSantis (R); Bill Flores (R); Paul Cook (R); Ted Budd (R); Tom Cole (R); Brian Babin (R); Larry Bucshon (R); Todd Rokita (R); Brad Wenstrup (R); Thomas Garrett (R); Jason Smith (R); Duncan Hunter (R); Robert Latta (R); Mark Walker (R); Paul Mitchell (R); Mike Bishop (R); Robert Aderholt (R); Ralph Norman (R); Neal Dunn (R);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 13% (58 of 435)
|House||Jun 26, 2017||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jun 6, 2017||Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.|
|House||May 24, 2017||Introduced in House|
|House||May 24, 2017||Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.|
|House||May 24, 2017||Referred to House Judiciary|
|House||May 24, 2017||Referred to House Ways and Means|
|Introduced||Jun 1 2017||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
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