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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2089

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement officers: Trade restrictions: Violent crime

Description: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to promulgate regulations for the uniform testing of firearms for their ability to penetrate the Body Armor Exemplar, which shall take into consideration various enumerated factors and any other considerations DOJ deems relevant, except in no case shall a handgun capable of piercing the Body Armor Exemplar be deemed exempt from any restrictions under federal firearms laws by reason of sporting use. The bill makes it unlawful to transfer or possess an armor-piercing handgun subject to several exceptions. The bill exempts such handguns from this prohibition if they are lawfully possessed before the date this bill becomes effective. The bill also prohibits any person from transporting in interstate or foreign commerce any armor-piercing handgun or any licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer from selling or delivering such handguns except as specifically authorized by DOJ consistent with public safety and necessity. Persons who use, carry, or possess an armor-piercing handgun in relation to any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such crime, be subject to a 30-year mandatory minimum sentencing enhancement, and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction shall be imprisoned for life. Any person who conspires to commit such a crime shall be imprisoned for any term of years or life. The exemption allowing qualified law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm does not apply to armor-piercing handguns.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2089/all-info


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2 sponsors: Eliot Engel (D); Earl Blumenauer (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (2 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House May 1, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Apr 12, 2017 Introduced in House
House Apr 12, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 19 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

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

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