H.R.3954 - Consumer's Choice Protection Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] (Introduced 05/22/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/29/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3954 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/22/1998)
Consumer's Choice Protection Act of 1998 - Declares the purposes of this Act, including to make it clear that firearms imports may not be subject to discriminatory treatment, and that citizens should retain the choice to own and use such firearms for all lawful purposes, including hunting, self-defense, collecting, competitive shooting, or plinking.
Amends the Federal criminal code with respect to mandatory authorization of the importation or bringing into the United States of certain firearms or ammunition. Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to authorize importation of any such weapon or ammunition within 30 days after receiving the application for an import permit.
Excludes from such importation mandate any firearm subject to the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons.
Requires the Secretary also to authorize within 30 days of receiving an application the conditional importation or bringing in of any weapon or ammunition for examination and testing to determine whether regular importation or bringing in shall be allowed.