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)
|Mar 17, 2016
|Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
|Mar 23 2016
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee Name: Judiciary
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