Summary: H.R.3790 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3790. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/14/2017)

Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify provisions related to theft of firearms.

Under current law, it is unlawful to steal a firearm from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, or from their business premises. This bill broadens the scope of unlawful conduct to also prohibit stealing a firearm from a gun range that rents firearms or a shooting club.

Additionally, the bill modifies criminal penalties for an offense:

  • to increase from 10 to 20 years the maximum prison term, and
  • to create a 3- or 5-year mandatory minimum prison term for an offense that occurs during the commission of a burglary or robbery.

Finally, an attempt to commit an offense is subject to the same penalties as a substantive offense.