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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1854


To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 25, 2017

Mr. Graham (for himself, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Risch, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Strange, Mr. Crapo, and Ms. Heitkamp) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee.

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 “Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to enhance certain penalties.

Section 924 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking subsection (i) and inserting the following:

“(i) (1) (A) A person who knowingly violates section 922(u), or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

“(B) In the case of a violation described in subparagraph (A) that occurs during the commission of—

“(i) a burglary, the term of imprisonment shall be not less than 3 years; or

“(ii) a robbery, the term of imprisonment shall be not less than 5 years.

“(2) In this subsection—

“(A) the term ‘burglary’ means the unlawful entry into, or remaining in, the business premises of a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer with the intent to commit a crime; and

“(B) the term ‘robbery’ has the meaning given the term in section 1951(b).”; and

(2) in subsection (m), by inserting “or attempts to do so,” after “or licensed collector,”.