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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB3999

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Smuggling and trafficking: Trade restrictions: U.S. Sentencing Commission: Violent crime

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes. This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit certain conduct with respect to any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. Specifically, it makes it a crime to manufacture, possess, or transfer such device: (1) in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, or (2) that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. An individual who knowingly violates the prohibition is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both. Additionally, the U.S. Sentencing Commission must review and amend the sentencing guidelines and policy statements to provide an enhanced penalty if the device has been: (1) used, carried, or possessed during or in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime; or (2) unlawfully smuggled into or from the United States.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

Link: NA

Sponsors

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38 sponsors: Carlos Curbelo (R); Seth Moulton (D); Peter King (R); Jared Polis (D); Leonard Lance (R); Robin Kelly (D); Patrick Meehan (R); Jacky Rosen (D); Edward Royce (R); Beto O'Rourke (D); Christopher Smith (R); Matthew Cartwright (D); Erik Paulsen (R); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Ryan Costello (R); Ruben Kihuen (D); Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R); John Delaney (D); Charles Dent (R); Gene Green (D); Elise Stefanik (R); Ed Perlmutter (D); Cheri Bustos (D); Dennis Ross (R); Ami Bera (D); Fred Upton (R); Brian Fitzpatrick (R); Josh Gottheimer (D); Daniel Donovan; Richard Nolan (D); Brian Mast (R); Diana DeGette (D); John Katko (R); Frank Pallone (D); Glenn Thompson (R); Brendan Boyle (D); Susan Brooks (R); Denny Heck (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 9% (38 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Oct 19, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Oct 10, 2017 Introduced in House
House Oct 10, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Oct 13 2017 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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