Text: H.R.2277 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/06/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2277


To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 2013

Mr. Collins of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Massie, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Stockman, and Mr. Gosar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Elimination of sporting purposes distinction.

(a) Amendments to the Internal Revenue Code.—Section 5845(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(1) by striking “which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes”; and

(2) by striking “which the owner intends to use solely for sporting purposes”.

(b) Amendments to title 18, united states code.—

(1) Section 921(a)(4)(B) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “which the Attorney General finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes”.

(2) Section 921(a)(4) of such title is amended in the 2nd sentence by striking “which the owner intends to use solely for sporting, recreational or cultural purposes”.

(3) Section 921(a)(17)(C) of such title is amended by striking “a projectile which the Attorney General finds is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes,”.

(4) Section 922 of such title is amended in each of subsections (a)(5), (a)(9), and (b)(3) by striking “sporting”.

(5) Section 922(r) of such title is amended by striking “of this chapter as not being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes”.

(6) Section 923(j) of such title is amended by striking “devoted to the collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms in the community”.

(7) Section 925(a)(3) of such title is amended by striking “determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes and”.

(8) Section 925(a)(4) of such title is amended by striking “(A) determined by the Attorney General to be generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes, or determined by the Department of Defense to be a type of firearm normally classified as a war souvenir, and (B)”.

(9) Section 925(d)(3) of such title is amended by striking “and is generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes”.

(10) Section 925(e)(2) of such title is amended by striking “, provided that such handguns are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes”.