S.447 - Keep Americans Safe Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 02/12/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.447 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/12/2019)
Keep Americans Safe Act
This bill establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD).
The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD, including the following:
- importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments;
- importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and
- possession by a retired law enforcement officer.
The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.
Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture.
Additionally, the bill allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.