Title: Homemade Firearms Accountability Act of 2015
Subject: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Licensing and registrations: User charges and fees: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Homemade Firearms Accountability Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a person who has attained age 18 and desires to make a handgun, or to obtain a unique serial number or other identifying mark for a handgun made by the person after 1968, to request a licensed firearms dealer to issue such serial number or identifying mark for such handgun. Treats such request as a proposed transfer of the firearm from the dealer to the applicant for purposes of National Instant Criminal Background Check System provisions. Allows a licensed dealer to: (1) issue such serial number and identifying mark if federal firearms provisions would not prohibit the dealer from transferring the firearm to the applicant, and (2) charge an applicant a fee for the costs of issuing each serial number and identifying mark and contacting the System. Prohibits a person from: (1) making a firearm unless the person has obtained a serial number and identifying mark under this Act, or (2) possessing or transferring a firearm made by the person after 1968 (with exceptions) unless a serial number and identifying mark have been issued under this Act and are stamped on or otherwise permanently affixed to the firearm within 10 days after issuance. Requires any such firearm that is made from polymer plastic to be imbedded with 3.7 ounces of material type 17-4 PH stainless steel on which the serial number or identifying mark is permanently affixed. Directs the Attorney General to maintain, and make available on request, information on: (1) the number of serial numbers and identifying marks issued under this Act, and (2) the number of arrests for violations of this Act. Sets penalties for violating this Act.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: February 5, 2015
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12 sponsors: Michael Honda (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Robin Kelly (D); Danny Davis (D); John Conyers (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Eric Swalwell (D); David Cicilline (D); Barbara Lee (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Juan Vargas (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (12 of 435)
|House||Feb 5, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jan 14, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||Jan 14, 2015||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jan 25 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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