Text: H.R.7468 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/01/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7468


To amend title 18, United States Code, to impose prohibitions relating to machines designed for the manufacturing of frames or receivers for firearms.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 1, 2020

Mr. Raskin (for himself and Mr. Cicilline) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to impose prohibitions relating to machines designed for the manufacturing of frames or receivers for firearms.

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 “Stop Home Manufacture of Ghost Guns Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Prohibitions relating to firearm manufacturing machines.

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

“(aa) (1) It shall be unlawful for any person, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to transfer or offer to transfer to any person other than a licensed manufacturer a firearm manufacturing machine.

“(2) (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), it shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed manufacturer, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to possess or purchase a firearm manufacturing machine.

“(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to a person who is engaged in the business of selling manufacturing equipment to a licensed manufacturer, and who possesses a firearm manufacturing machine with the intent to transfer the machine to a licensed manufacturer.”.

(b) Definition of firearm manufacturing machine.—Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(36) The term ‘firearm manufacturing machine’ means—

“(A) a device designed or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be used primarily to make, or convert a product into, a frame or receiver for a firearm; and

“(B) any combination of parts designed or intended for use in making a device described in subparagraph (A) and from which such a device may be readily assembled.”.

(c) Penalties.—Section 924 of such title is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1)(B), by striking “or (q)” and inserting “(q), or (aa)”;

(2) in subsection (d)(1)—

(A) by inserting “and any firearm manufacturing machine involved in any knowing violation of section 922(aa), ” before “shall be subject”; and

(B) by striking “firearms or ammunition” each place it appears and inserting “firearms, ammunition, or firearm manufacturing machine”; and

(3) in subsection (d)(2)—

(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking “firearms or ammunition” and inserting “firearms, ammunition, and firearm manufacturing machines”; and

(B) in subparagraph (C), by striking “firearms or quantities of ammunition” and inserting “firearms, quantities of ammunition, or firearm manufacturing machines”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to conduct engaged in on or after January 1, 2022.


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