HR1022 got lots of co-sponsors yesterday

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  1. mzmtg

    mzmtg Active Member

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    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z ... 01022:mad:@@P

     
  2. slabertooch

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    It has been sent to the Judiciary commitee
    Representative Hank Johnson (D) of Georgia is on that commitee:
    his info

    Washington D.C. Office

    1133 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-1605
    Fax: (202) 226-0691


    District Office South

    5700 Hillandale Dr.
    Suite 110
    Lithonia, GA 30058
    Phone: (770) 987-2291
    Fax: (770) 987-8721


    District Office North

    3469 Lawrenceville Highway
    Suite 205
    Tucker, Georgia 30084
    Phone: (770) 939-2016
    Fax: (770) 939-3753
    http://hankjohnson.house.gov/

    Let him know he is on notice.
     

  3. rajl

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    If you go to his website, you can also request a personal meeting with him. Perhaps some of the people living in his district should do that, and voice their concerns to him in person, should he accept.

    http://hankjohnson.house.gov/IMA/meeting_request.htm
     
  4. slabertooch

    slabertooch New Member

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    Agreed, we need to stop these things before they get a chance to build up speed.
     
  5. Adam5

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    HR1022

    H.R. 1022: To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes

    HR 1022 IH


    110th CONGRESS

    1st Session

    H. R. 1022
    To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.


    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES


    February 13, 2007

    Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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    A BILL
    To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007'.


    SEC. 2. REINSTATEMENT FOR 10 YEARS OF REPEALED CRIMINAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES.

    (a) Reinstatement of Provisions Wholly Repealed- Paragraphs (30) and (31) of section 921(a), subsections (v) and (w) and Appendix A of section 922, and the last 2 sentences of section 923(i) of title 18, United States Code, as in effect just before the repeal made by section 110105(2) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, are hereby enacted into law.

    (b) Reinstatement of Provisions Partially Repealed- Section 924 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

    (1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

    `(B) knowingly violates subsection (a)(4), (f), (k), (r), (v), or (w) of section 922;'; and

    (2) in subsection (c)(1)(B), by striking clause (i) and inserting the following:

    `(i) is a short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or semiautomatic assault weapon, the person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of not less than 10 years; or'.


    SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

    (a) In General- Section 921(a)(30) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended to read as follows:

    `(30) The term `semiautomatic assault weapon' means any of the following:

    `(A) The following rifles or copies or duplicates thereof:

    `(i) AK, AKM, AKS, AK-47, AK-74, ARM, MAK90, Misr, NHM 90, NHM 91, SA 85, SA 93, VEPR;

    `(ii) AR-10;

    `(iii) AR-15, Bushmaster XM15, Armalite M15, or Olympic Arms PCR;

    `(iv) AR70;

    `(v) Calico Liberty;

    `(vi) Dragunov SVD Sniper Rifle or Dragunov SVU;

    `(vii) Fabrique National FN/FAL, FN/LAR, or FNC;

    `(viii) Hi-Point Carbine;

    `(ix) HK-91, HK-93, HK-94, or HK-PSG-1;

    `(x) Kel-Tec Sub Rifle;

    `(xi) M1 Carbine;

    `(xii) Saiga;

    `(xiii) SAR-8, SAR-4800;

    `(xiv) SKS with detachable magazine;

    `(xv) SLG 95;

    `(xvi) SLR 95 or 96;

    `(xvii) Steyr AUG;

    `(xviii) Sturm, Ruger Mini-14;

    `(xix) Tavor;

    `(xx) Thompson 1927, Thompson M1, or Thompson 1927 Commando; or

    `(xxi) Uzi, Galil and Uzi Sporter, Galil Sporter, or Galil Sniper Rifle (Galatz).

    `(B) The following pistols or copies or duplicates thereof:

    `(i) Calico M-110;

    `(ii) MAC-10, MAC-11, or MPA3;

    `(iii) Olympic Arms OA;

    `(iv) TEC-9, TEC-DC9, TEC-22 Scorpion, or AB-10; or

    `(v) Uzi.

    `(C) The following shotguns or copies or duplicates thereof:

    `(i) Armscor 30 BG;

    `(ii) SPAS 12 or LAW 12;

    `(iii) Striker 12; or

    `(iv) Streetsweeper.

    `(D) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine, and that has--

    `(i) a folding or telescoping stock;

    `(ii) a threaded barrel;

    `(iii) a pistol grip;

    `(iv) a forward grip; or

    `(v) a barrel shroud.

    `(E)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), a semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

    `(ii) Clause (i) shall not apply to an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

    `(F) A semiautomatic pistol that has the ability to accept a detachable magazine, and has--

    `(i) a second pistol grip;

    `(ii) a threaded barrel;

    `(iii) a barrel shroud; or

    `(iv) the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at a location outside of the pistol grip.

    `(G) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

    `(H) A semiautomatic shotgun that has--

    `(i) a folding or telescoping stock;

    `(ii) a pistol grip;

    `(iii) the ability to accept a detachable magazine; or

    `(iv) a fixed magazine capacity of more than 5 rounds.

    `(I) A shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

    `(J) A frame or receiver that is identical to, or based substantially on the frame or receiver of, a firearm described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (I) or (L).

    `(K) A conversion kit.

    `(L) A semiautomatic rifle or shotgun originally designed for military or law enforcement use, or a firearm based on the design of such a firearm, that is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, as determined by the Attorney General. In making the determination, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that a firearm procured for use by the United States military or any Federal law enforcement agency is not particularly suitable for sporting purposes, and a firearm shall not be determined to be particularly suitable for sporting purposes solely because the firearm is suitable for use in a sporting event.'.

    (b) Related Definitions- Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(36) Barrel Shroud- The term `barrel shroud' means a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel of a firearm so that the shroud protects the user of the firearm from heat generated by the barrel, but does not include a slide that encloses the barrel, and does not include an extension of the stock along the bottom of the barrel which does not encircle or substantially encircle the barrel.

    `(37) Conversion Kit- The term `conversion kit' means any part or combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting a firearm into a semiautomatic assault weapon, and any combination of parts from which a semiautomatic assault weapon can be assembled if the parts are in the possession or under the control of a person.

    `(38) Detachable Magazine- The term `detachable magazine' means an ammunition feeding device that can readily be inserted into a firearm.

    `(39) Fixed Magazine- The term `fixed magazine' means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm.

    `(40) Folding or Telescoping Stock- The term `folding or telescoping stock' means a stock that folds, telescopes, or otherwise operates to reduce the length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise enhances the concealability, of a firearm.

    `(41) Forward Grip- The term `forward grip' means a grip located forward of the trigger that functions as a pistol grip.

    `(42) Pistol Grip- The term `pistol grip' means a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.

    `(43) Threaded Barrel- The term `threaded barrel' means a feature or characteristic that is designed in such a manner to allow for the attachment of a firearm as defined in section 5845(a) of the National Firearms Act (26 U.S.C. 5845(a)).'.


    SEC. 4. GRANDFATHER PROVISION.

    Section 922(v)(2) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended--

    (1) by inserting `(A)' after `(2)'; and

    (2) by adding after and below the end the following:

    `(B) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any firearm the possession or transfer of which would (but for this subparagraph) be unlawful by reason of this subsection, and which is otherwise lawfully possessed on the date of the enactment of this subparagraph.'.


    SEC. 5. REPEAL OF CERTAIN EXEMPTIONS.

    Section 922(v)(3) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended by striking `(3)' and all that follows through the 1st sentence and inserting the following:

    `(3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any firearm that--

    `(A) is manually operated by bolt, pump, level, or slide action;

    `(B) has been rendered permanently inoperable; or

    `(C) is an antique firearm.'.


    SEC. 6. REQUIRING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR THE TRANSFER OF LAWFULLY POSSESSED SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS.

    Section 922(v) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(5) It shall be unlawful for any person to transfer a semiautomatic assault weapon to which paragraph (1) does not apply, except through--

    `(A) a licensed dealer, and for purposes of subsection (t) in the case of such a transfer, the weapon shall be considered to be transferred from the business inventory of the licensed dealer and the dealer shall be considered to be the transferor; or

    `(B) a State or local law enforcement agency if the transfer is made in accordance with the procedures provided for in subsection (t) of this section and section 923(g).

    `(6) The Attorney General shall establish and maintain, in a timely manner, a record of the make, model, and date of manufacture of any semiautomatic assault weapon which the Attorney General is made aware has been used in relation to a crime under Federal or State law, and the nature and circumstances of the crime involved, including the outcome of relevant criminal investigations and proceedings. The Attorney General shall annually submit the record to the Congress and make the record available to the general public.'.


    SEC. 7. STRENGTHENING THE BAN ON THE POSSESSION OR TRANSFER OF A LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.

    (a) Ban on Transfer of Semiautomatic Assault Weapon With Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device-

    (1) IN GENERAL- Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after subsection (y) the following:

    `(z) It shall be unlawful for any person to transfer any assault weapon with a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'.

    (2) PENALTIES- Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(z) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.'.

    (b) Certification Requirement-

    (1) IN GENERAL- Section 922(w) of such title, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended--

    (A) in paragraph (3)--

    (i) by adding `or' at the end of subparagraph (B); and

    (ii) by striking subparagraph (C) and redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (C); and

    (B) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:

    `(4) It shall be unlawful for a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or licensed dealer who transfers a large capacity ammunition feeding device that was manufactured on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection, to fail to certify to the Attorney General before the end of the 60-day period that begins with the date of the transfer, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Attorney General, that the device was manufactured on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.'.

    (2) PENALTIES- Section 924(a) of such title, as amended by subsection (a)(2) of this section, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(9) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(w)(4) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.'.


    SEC. 8. UNLAWFUL WEAPONS TRANSFERS TO JUVENILES.

    Section 922(x) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

    (1) in paragraph (1)--

    (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

    (B) by adding at the end the following:

    `(C) a semiautomatic assault weapon; or

    `(D) a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'; and

    (2) in paragraph (2)--

    (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and inserting a semicolon; and

    (B) by adding at the end the following:

    `(C) a semiautomatic assault weapon; or

    `(D) a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'.


    SEC. 9. BAN ON IMPORTATION OF LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE.

    (a) In General- Section 922(w) of title 18, United States Code, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended--

    (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2)' and inserting `(1)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B)';

    (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `(2) Paragraph (1)' and inserting `(B) Subparagraph (A)'; and

    (3) by inserting before paragraph (3) the following:

    `(2) It shall be unlawful for any person to import or bring into the United States a large capacity ammunition feeding device.'.

    (b) Conforming Amendment- Section 921(a)(31)(A) of such title, as added by section 2(a) of this Act, is amended by striking `manufactured after the date of enactment of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994'.
     
  6. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    According to the NRA-ILA, as worded, it will ban millions more weapons than the Clinton ban.
     
  7. Gunstar1

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    You don't have to base your opinion on what they say, just read the middle part and notice that it is no longer 2 items that make up an assault rifle or pistol, it is 1.

    (D) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine, and that has--
    (i) a folding or telescoping stock;
    (ii) a threaded barrel;
    (iii) a pistol grip;
    (iv) a forward grip; or
    (v) a barrel shroud.

    Frankly any gun that has a bottom mounted accessory rail could have iii banned. Not that Conversion kit means that if you have a grip in your house with the gun that means you are guilty.
     
  8. USMC - Retired

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    Gee, I guess four out of five will get me put UNDER the jail then...
     
  9. Gunstar1

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    This is all a part of Carl Rove's big plan anyway.

    Let the Dems try to pass a few stupid laws, remind everyone how bad it would be to have a Dem Congress and President, and the Repubs take it all back.
     
  10. glockgirl

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    would this mean my G19 with standard 15 round mag would be a no-no since it holds 15 rounds? It also has a rail for attachments so I guess that is a no-no too?
     
  11. Adam5

    Adam5 Atlanta Overwatch

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    If it holds more than 10 rounds it will fall under the ban
     
  12. glockgirl

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    screw that I am too lazy to load multiple magazines.
     
  13. kkennett

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    Anybody know whether this bill has any real chance? The national media would have you believe the Dems do not have the stomach for this. The NRA has posted a story about it, but generally they would be yelling at me by now in the mail and all else. Somehow this doesn't seem to be getting any real legs, thankfully.
     
  14. USMC - Retired

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    Gotta agree. The NRA is real consistant with hitting folks up every time an anti-gun bill has any chance of passing.
     
  15. foshizzle

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    He is my rep and I called up there this afternoon. I was at work and couldn't get into an in-depth conversation with the lady on the phone, but I made sure it was clear what my thoughts pertaining to this bill are.