Text: H.R.167 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 167


To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

Mr. Green of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer.

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

SECTION 1. Prohibition on transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer.

(a) In general.—Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(aa) (1) (A) It shall be unlawful for a person to transfer a firearm at a gun show, unless the person is a licensed dealer.

“(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to a transfer to a person licensed under this chapter.

“(2) In paragraph (1), the term ‘gun show’—

“(A) means an event or function—

“(i) held for the purpose of facilitating the commercial sale, transfer, or exchange of firearms; and

“(ii) at which a firearm is displayed, exhibited, offered for sale, transfer, or exchange, or sold, transferred, or exchanged; and

“(B) includes the entire premises, including parking areas, used to facilitate the sale, transfer, or exchange of firearms at the event or function.”.

(b) Penalties.—Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(aa) shall be fined an amount equal to $10,000 multiplied by the number of firearms involved in the violation, imprisoned not less than 1 year and not more than 2 years, or both.”.