Summary: H.R.5472 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5472. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/12/2000)

Safer Guns for Safer Communities Act - Authorizes the Attorney General to provide up to 50 grants to eligible States and units of local government for up to three years for the purchase of firearms from a licensed importer or manufacturer which is in compliance with certain handgun standards outlined under this Act, including that such handguns: (1) have certain lock and safety devices; (2) have passed certain performance tests; (3) do not accept large capacity ammunition feeding devices; (4) contain certain packaging warnings; (5) are part of an inventory tracking plan; (6) are included in quarterly reporting of handgun sales to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF); and (7) are not marketed to minors under 18 years of age.

Prohibits a law enforcement agency from disposing of a firearm except by destroying it or transferring it to another law enforcement agency. Requires the disposing agency to notify the ATF with certain handgun identifying information.

Directs the National Institute of Justice to evaluate the effect of the grant program in reducing gun-related crime in participating jurisdictions.