H.R.126 - Fairness in Firearm Testing Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] (Introduced 01/05/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||01/24/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.126 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/05/2011)
Fairness in Firearm Testing Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of the entire process of its examination and testing of an item for the purpose of determining whether the item is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. Bars ATF from editing or erasing any such recording.
Directs ATF to make available a digital video disc that contains a copy of the recording: (1) at the request of a person who claims an ownership interest in such item; and (2) to a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item. Provides that an item which ATF has determined is a firearm or ammunition shall not be admissible as evidence unless: (1) ATF has complied with the requirements of this Act to make its digital video disc available; or (2) such compliance has been waived in writing by the person against whom the item is offered as evidence.