April 30, 2008

Congressmen Introduce Pro-Gun Bill in House

U.S. Reps. Zack Space (D-Ohio) and Steve King (R-Iowa) have introduced the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2007" (HR 4900), legislation which represents a major advance in protecting the rights of firearms dealers.

HR 4900 is a bipartisan bill that will overhaul many of the administrative penalties for licensed firearms dealers, manufacturers and importers of firearms that currently treat simple paperwork mistakes as purposeful and willful violations of the law. The legislation will also:

U.S. Rep. Steve King

U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)

* Create a system to provide more flexibility in punishing those who violate gun sales laws.

* Establish a solid legal requirement for determining the willful violation of the law.

* Creates specific sentencing guidelines for dangerous felons convicted of a gun offense.

* Set limitations on the availability of electronic gun owner information to protect the privacy of law-abiding citizens.

* Ban the federal background check tax.

* Allow security companies and ammunition manufacturers to purchase machineguns for product testing and international security personnel training.

* Ease the restriction on the importation of replacement parts for military-style semiautomatic rifles.

Comments (2)

Well, a good beginning, but why not abolish the National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968, and others?

Posted by: RICHARD R | May 3, 2008 9:13 PM    Report this comment

I believe a bill should also include the ability for Licensed Class3 dealers to be able to purchase and sell to authorized parties new machineguns as is required for practice,testing, and evaluation.

Posted by: Ted H | May 1, 2008 12:41 PM    Report this comment

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