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Short Titles as Introduced

ATF Wrongful Reclassification Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To prevent the reclassification of certain ammunition as armor piercing ammunition.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/14/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
05/01/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/14/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 04/14/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 04/26/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 04/26/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/14/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations05/01/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/14/2017)

ATF Wrongful Reclassification Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the definition of "armor piercing ammunition." Currently, armor piercing ammunition includes certain projectiles or projectile cores that may be used in a handgun. The bill limits that definition of armor piercing ammunition to certain projectiles or projectile cores that are designed and intended by the manufacturer solely for use in a handgun.

The bill also revises the standard for determining when armor piercing ammunition is exempt from federal prohibitions on import, manufacture, and distribution. Current law exempts armor piercing ammunition that is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes, as determined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This bill replaces the "sporting purposes" standard with a new standard that exempts armor piercing ammunition that is primarily intended by the manufacturer to be used for lawful purposes.