Text: H.R.6137 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/15/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6137

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent act while a juvenile.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 15, 2010

Mr. Israel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent act while a juvenile.

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 “Preventing Gun Violence Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent act while a juvenile.

(a) Possession ban.—Section 922(g) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “or” at the end of paragraph (8);

(2) by striking the comma at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting “; or”; and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

“(10) who has been adjudicated by a court of the United States to have committed a violent juvenile act,”.

(b) Violent juvenile act defined.—Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(36)(A) The term ‘violent juvenile act’ means an act by a person before the person attains 18 years of age that, if committed by an adult, would be punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year, and—

“(i) has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person; or

“(ii) that by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against another person may be used in the course of committing the act.”.