S.66 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 01/09/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S103-104) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.66 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/09/2019)
Assault Weapons Ban of 2019
This bill makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD).
The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.
The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD:
- 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, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties.
The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.
Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.
The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.