Title: Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act
Subject: Firearms and explosives: Hunting and fishing: Military personnel and dependents: Outdoor recreation: Trade restrictions: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act Amends the federal criminal code to modify 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 (currently, a projectile that may be used in a handgun); (2) repeal the exclusion of a projectile that the Attorney General finds is primarily intended for sporting purposes; and (3) 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 and intended by the manufacturer or importer to be used for hunting, recreational, or competitive shooting. 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. Repeals the condition that in order for a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to be permitted to ship to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty outside the United States or to clubs whose entire membership is composed of such members, and for such members or clubs to be permitted to receive, a firearm or ammunition intended for the lawful personal use of such members or club, the firearm or ammunition must be determined by the Attorney General to be generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes. Includes among the categories of firearms or ammunition that may be authorized for importation into the United States by the Attorney General, within 30 days after receiving an application therefor: (1) ammunition that is not armor piercing ammunition; (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. Amends the National Firearms Act to modify the definition of "destructive device" to exclude: (1) a shotgun or shotgun shell which the Department of the Treasury finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for lawful (currently, sporting) purposes; and (2) an antique or a rifle which the owner intends to use for (currently, solely for) sporting purposes. Authorizes the temporary interstate transfer of a firearm for lawful (currently, sporting) purposes.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: July 1, 2015
Companion Bill: SB2209
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106 sponsors: Rob Bishop (R); Robert Latta (R); Brian Babin (R); Stevan Pearce (R); Mike Kelly (R); Doug Lamborn (R); Bruce Westerman (R); Doug LaMalfa (R); Don Young (R); Trent Franks (R); Mike Pompeo (R); Lamar Smith (R); Paul Cook (R); Duncan Hunter (R); Jeff Miller (R); Chris Stewart (R); Blake Farenthold (R); Steve Chabot (R); Walter Jones (R); Steve Russell (R); Dan Newhouse (R); David Valadao (R); Kevin Cramer (R); Ryan Zinke (R); Devin Nunes (R); Pete Sessions (R); Will Hurd (R); Tim Huelskamp (R); Pete Olson (R); Paul Gosar (R); Eric Crawford (R); John Fleming (R); Gregg Harper (R); Richard Hudson (R); Ander Crenshaw (R); Tom Emmer (R); Marsha Blackburn (R); Charles Boustany (R); Adrian Smith (R); Tom Graves (R); Tom McClintock (R); Jody Hice (R); Mark Amodei (R); Steve Womack (R); Ken Buck (R); Mia Love (R); Matt Salmon (R); Henry Cuellar (D); Keith Rothfus (R); Jason Chaffetz (R); Jeff Duncan (R); Stephen Knight (R); Joseph Heck (R); Scott Tipton (R); Ralph Abraham (D); Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R); Kristi Noem (R); Frank Lucas (R); Blaine Luetkemeyer (R); Michael Conaway (R); Bruce Poliquin (R); Frank Guinta (R); Sam Johnson (R); Austin Scott (R); Steve King (R); Mo Brooks (R); David Roe (R); Marlin Stutzman (R); Bob Gibbs (R); Alexander Mooney (R); Earl Carter (R); Tim Murphy (R); Andy Harris (R); Greg Walden (R); David Rouzer (R); Charles Fleischmann (R); Scott DesJarlais (R); Barry Loudermilk (R); Garland Barr (R); Diane Black (R); Brad Wenstrup (R); Mark Meadows (R); Mike D. Rogers (R); Steven Palazzo (R); Chris Collins (R); Richard Hanna (R); Bill Johnson (R); Glenn Thompson (R); Thomas Massie (R); Jeb Hensarling (R); Rick Allen (R); Raul Labrador (R); Vicky Hartzler (R); Martha McSally (D); Todd Rokita (R); Luke Messer (R); Lou Barletta (R); Christopher Gibson (R); John Ratcliffe (R); Jim Jordan (R); John Kline (R); John Culberson (R); Kevin Brady (R); Tim Walberg (R); Markwayne Mullin (R); Dave Brat (R);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 24% (106 of 435)
|House||Jul 1, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jun 10, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||Jun 10, 2015||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||Jun 10, 2015||Referred to House Judiciary|
|House||Jun 10, 2015||Referred to House Ways and Means|
|Introduced||Jun 13 2015||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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