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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB3497

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement: Law enforcement officers: Trade restrictions

Description: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to: (1) prohibit the manufacture or importation of projectiles that may be used in a handgun and that are determined by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to be capable of penetrating body armor; and (2) require DOJ to promulgate standards for the uniform testing of projectiles against the Body Armor Exemplar (concerning the protection of law enforcement officers), taking into account variations in performance related to the type of handgun used, the length of the barrel, the amount and kind of powder used to propel the projectile, and the projectile's design. It prohibits the manufacture, sale, possession, or transfer of any handgun that uses armor piercing ammunition, except: (1) where manufactured and sold exclusively to U.S. military, law enforcement, or intelligence agencies; and (2) by a licensed manufacturer or contractor for the purpose of examining and testing to determine whether such prohibition applies.

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: October 5, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/3497/all-info


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21 sponsors: Eliot Engel (D); Steve Israel (D); Michael Honda (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Jose Serrano (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Sam Farr (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); James McGovern (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Donna Edwards (D); Nita Lowey (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); William Keating (D); Steve Cohen (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Betty McCollum (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (21 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Oct 5, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Sep 11, 2015 Introduced in House
House Sep 11, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Sep 15 2015 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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