Title: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2015
Subject: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Trade restrictions: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2015 Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Defines a "large capacity ammunition feeding device" to: (1) mean a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, helical feeding device, or similar device that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily changed to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; and (2) exclude an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition. Provides exemptions for: (1) devices lawfully possessed before this Act's enactment; (2) federal, state, and local agencies and law enforcement officers; (3) licensees under the Atomic Energy Act for on-site security, off-site training, and transportation of nuclear materials; and (4) authorized testing or experimentation by a licensed firearms manufacturer or importer. Requires a device manufactured after this Act's enactment to be identified by a serial number and the date it was manufactured conspicuously engraved or cast on the device. Sets penalties for violations. Subjects devices used or involved in knowing violation of such Act to seizure and forfeiture. Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the use of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants for buy-back programs for surrendered large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: February 5, 2015
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17 sponsors: Robert Menendez (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Thomas Carper (D); Richard Durbin (D); Jack Reed (D); Barbara Boxer (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Al Franken (D); Edward Markey (D); Charles Schumer (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Patty Murray (D); Tim Kaine (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 17% (17 of 100)
|Senate||Feb 5, 2015||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Feb 18 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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