Congressional Bill H.R. 127- To Provide for the Licensing of Firearms and Ammunition…..

H.R.127 – To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

This Bill was introduced by Sheila Jackson (D) TX Congressional District 18  on January 4, 2021. There are no co-sponsors. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

The Text for The Bill was released on January 28th, H.R. 127

A brief overview:

Seeks the following:

  1. Licensing of Firearms and Ammunition-

    Firearm Registration System.—

     REQUIRED INFORMATION.—Under the firearm registration system, the owner of a firearm shall transmit to the Bureau-“(A) the make, model, and the serial number of the firearm, the identity of the owner of the firearm, the date the firearm was acquired by the owner, and where the firearm is or will be stored; and a notice specifying the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to the person.

  2.  DEADLINE FOR SUPPLYING INFORMATION.—The transmission required by paragraph (1) shall be made— in the case of a firearm acquired before the effective date of this section, within 3 months after the effective date of this section; or in the case of a firearm acquired on or after the effective date, on the date the owner acquires the firearm

     

  3. Database to store above information in which Law Enforcement, The US Military AND the public have access to.

Licensing Requirements- MUST be licensed to possess firearm AND Ammunition

  1. Must be 21 years of age.
  2. Undergo a criminal background check.
  3. Undergo a  psychological evaluation and the evaluation does not indicate that the individual is psychologically unsuited to possess a firearm. As deemed necessary by the licensed psychologist involved, the evaluation included a psychological evaluation of other members of the household in which the individual resides; and As part of the psychological evaluation, the licensed psychologist interviewed any spouse of the individual, any former spouse of the individual, and at least 2 other persons who are a member of the family of, or an associate of, the individual to further determine the state of the mental, emotional, and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.
  4. successfully completes a training course, certified by the Attorney General, in the use, safety, and storage of firearms, that includes at least 24 hours of training.
  5. On issuance of the license, the individual will have in effect an insurance policy.
  6. FEE.—The fee for the license is $800.
  7. It shall be unlawful for a person to sell or give a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the sale or gift.
  8. It shall be unlawful for a person to loan a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the loan, including the identity of such other person and the period for which the loan is made.
  9. It shall be unlawful for a person to transfer a firearm or ammunition to a person who is not licensed.
  10. It shall be unlawful for a person to sell or give a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the sale or gift.
  11. It shall be unlawful for a person to loan a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the loan, including the identity of such other person and the period for which the loan is made.
  12. It shall be unlawful for a person holding a valid license issued under section 932(c)(1) to transfer a firearm to an individual who has not attained 18 years of age.
  13. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess ammunition that is 0.50 caliber or greater.
  14. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
  15. The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’ means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition, but does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”
  16. Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(4) shall be fined not less than $75,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisoned not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or both, except that if the transferee of the firearm possess or uses the firearm during or in relation to a crime, an unintentional shooting, or suicide, the transferor shall be fined not less than $100,000 and not more than $150,000, imprisoned not less than 25 years and not more than 40 years, or both

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