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Introduced in Senate (03/12/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3493


To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 12, 2020

Mr. Rounds (for himself, Mrs. Loeffler, Mr. Graham, Mr. Tillis, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Braun, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Risch, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Thune, Ms. Ernst, and Mr. Cotton) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.

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 “Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act”.

SEC. 2. Receipt of firearm or ammunition by spouse of member of the Armed Forces at a duty station of the member outside the United States.

Section 925(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by inserting “or to the spouse of such a member” before “or to”;

(2) by striking “members,” and inserting “members and spouses,”;

(3) by striking “members or” and inserting “members, spouses, or”; and

(4) by striking “member or” and inserting “member, spouse, or”.

SEC. 3. Residency of spouses of members of the Armed Forces to be determined on the same basis as the residency of such members for purposes of Federal firearms laws.

Section 921 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

“(b) For purposes of this chapter, a member of the Armed Forces on active duty, or a spouse of such a member, is a resident of—

“(1) the State in which the member or spouse maintains legal residence;

“(2) the State in which the permanent duty station of the member is located; and

“(3) the State in which the member maintains a place of abode from which the member commutes each day to the permanent duty station of the member.”.

SEC. 4. Effective date.

The amendments made by this Act shall apply to conduct that occurs 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.


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