H. R. 1186, Keep Americans Safe Act.

 

Summary:This bill establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). Cosponsors (Partisan)

 

  • 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.

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/10/19.

STATUS: Introduced 2/13/19 by Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22].

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “While Senate Majority Leader McConnell continues to block stronger gun laws we passed in February, House Judiciary Democrats will move forward with more bills that can save lives,” Rep. Deutch said. “When the Judiciary Committee reconvenes, we will take up major gun violence prevention priorities, including my legislation to ban high-capacity magazines, the kinds of magazines used in so many recent mass shootings. There is only one purpose for a high-capacity magazine: to maximize human casualties and allow gunmen to fire more rounds of ammunition at a time without reloading. But those precious seconds it takes to reload can mean saving countless lives. Banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds can reduce the magnitude of death and injury during mass shootings. This is a commonsense plan to save lives while still respecting law-abiding gun owners. Let’s move forward on this proposal and show the American people that Congress won’t settle for ‘thoughts and prayers.” (Source: Rep. Deutch, Press Release, 08/16/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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