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Introduced in House (10/04/2017)

1st Session
H. R. 3947

To prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and for other purposes.


October 4, 2017

Mr. Cicilline (for himself, Ms. Adams, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Crist, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Cummings, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. DeGette, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. DelBene, Mrs. Demings, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Engel, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Esty of Connecticut, Mr. Evans, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Gutiérrez, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Heck, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Himes, Ms. Norton, Mr. Huffman, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Keating, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Kihuen, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Langevin, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Lee, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. Matsui, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McEachin, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore, Mr. Moulton, Mrs. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Nolan, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Payne, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Raskin, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Rosen, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Sires, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Soto, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Takano, Mr. Thompson of California, Ms. Titus, Mr. Tonko, Mrs. Torres, Ms. Tsongas, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Walz, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Maxine Waters of California, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Foster, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Ms. Meng, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Rush, Mr. Schrader, and Ms. Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on possession of certain firearm accessories.

Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in section 922, by inserting after subsection (u) the following:

“(v) (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), on and after the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, it shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.

“(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to the importation for, manufacture for, sale to, transfer to, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a State, or a department, agency, or political subdivision thereof.”; and

(2) in section 924(a)(2), by striking “, or (o)” and inserting “(o), or (v)”.

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