Text: H.R.5266 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/07/2008)


110th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5266


To require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 7, 2008

Mr. Becerra (for himself, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Emanuel, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, and Mr. Rangel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition.

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 “National Crime Gun Identification Act”.

SEC. 2. Requirement that certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees be capable of microstamping ammunition.

(a) In general.—Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(m)(1)(A) A person licensed under this chapter shall not manufacture, import, or transfer a semiautomatic pistol to which this subparagraph applies that is not capable of microstamping ammunition.

“(B) For purposes of subparagraph (A), a pistol is capable of microstamping ammunition if—

“(i) a microscopic array of characters that identify the make, model, and serial number of the pistol is etched into the breech face and firing pin of the pistol; and

“(ii) when ammunition is fired from the pistol, the characters are copied from the breech face and firing pin onto the cartridge case of the ammunition.

“(C) Subparagraph (A) shall apply only to semiautomatic pistols which—

“(i) are manufactured, or imported into the United States, on or after the effective date of this subsection; and

“(ii) have not been transferred to a person not licensed under this chapter.

“(2) Whoever violates paragraph (1) shall be fined an amount equal to—

“(A) in the case of a first such violation by the violator, $1,000 multiplied by the number of semiautomatic pistols involved in the violation;

“(B) in the case of a second such violation by the violator, $2,000 multiplied by the number of semiautomatic pistols involved in the violation; or

“(C) in the case of a third such violation by the violator, $3,000 multiplied by the number of semiautomatic pistols involved in the violation.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on January 1, 2010.