Title: Keep Americans Safe Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Civil actions and liability: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions
Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. Additionally, the bill allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.
Session: 116th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: February 12, 2019
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31 sponsors: Robert Menendez (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Jack Reed (D); Kamala Harris (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Edward Markey (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Tina Smith (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Amy Klobuchar (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Thomas Carper (D); Richard Durbin (D); Angus King (I); Christopher Coons (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Patty Murray (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Cory Booker (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Tim Kaine (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Tom Udall (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Charles Schumer (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 31% (31 of 100)
|Senate||Feb 12, 2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Feb 27 2019||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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