Firearms Legislation In The 112th Congress

Current legislation going through congress regarding firearms.  Educate yourself and get active!

H.R. 58

(Scalise, Boren):

This bill would: allow an individual to purchase any firearm from a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in another state by going to his place of business -– thereby extending provisions currently applying only to rifles and shotguns and

  • require such an interstate sale to comply with both the law of the state in which the transaction occurs and the law of the state where the buyer resides;
  • extend these interstate sales provisions to FFL’s at gun shows;
  • allow a serviceman to claim residence in (1) his state of legal residence, (2) the state where he’s permanently stationed, AND (3) the state where he resides and commutes to the place where he’s stationed.

H.R. 77

(Jackson Lee):

This bill would authorize $150,000,000 a year (forever) to hire Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) personnel to police guns at the border.

H.R. 126

(Gingrey, Bachmann, Bartlett, Bishop, Blackburn, Burton, Carter, Conaway, Franks, Gohmert, Sam Johnson, Kline, Marchant, Paul, Roe, Rogers, Ross, Westmoreland, Young):

In determining that a gun was, for example, a full automatic, this bill would require the ATF to make a videotape of its testing and make it available to interested parties.

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