H.R.3139 - Hearing Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 06/29/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/24/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3139 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/29/2017)
Hearing Protection Act of 2017
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code: (1) to remove silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA), and (2) to specify that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the federal criminal code meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA.
Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code:
- to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers,
- to exclude a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation,
- to eliminate mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer, and
- to permit active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.