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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB2735

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Protect America from Homemade Explosives Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Firearms and explosives

Description: Protect America from Homemade Explosives Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise federal explosives laws. It includes, within the meaning of "explosives," black powder substitutes and smokeless powder. Additionally, the bill revises certain exceptions to federal explosives laws to specify that: (1) activities related to small arms ammunition do not include activities involving smokeless powder in excess of 50 pounds; and (2) the 50-pound maximum quantity, with respect to a lawful purchase of commercially manufactured black powder, includes aggregate quantities of black powder and black powder substitutes. Finally, it amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose penalties on an individual who attempts to make an illegal firearm.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 17, 2016



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1 sponsors: Charles Schumer (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 1% (1 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 17, 2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 23 2016 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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