United States HR 1186 - Keep Americans Safe Act


United States HR 1186

Keep Americans Safe Act

by Ted Deutch (D)*, Pete Aguilar (D), Ami Bera (D), Don Beyer Jr. (D), Suzanne Bonamici (D), Anthony Brown (D), Julia Brownley (D), Tony Cardenas (D), Ed Case (D), Gil Cisneros (D), Katherine Clark (D), Yvette Clarke (D), Steve Cohen (D), Gerry Connolly (D), Jim Cooper (D), Charlie Crist (D), Elijah Cummings (D), Susan Davis (D), Diana DeGette (D), Mark DeSaulnier (D), Anna Eshoo (D), Adriano Espaillat (D), Lois Frankel (D), John Garamendi (D), Raul Grijalva (D), Deb Haaland (D), Alcee Hastings (D), Jared Huffman (D), Eddie Johnson (D), Hank Johnson Jr. (D), Robin Kelly (D), Jim Langevin (D), Zoe Lofgren (D), Steve Lynch (D), Tom Malinowski (D), Carolyn Maloney (D), Sean Maloney (D), Doris Matsui (D), Betty McCollum (D), Donald McEachin (D), Jim McGovern (D), Jerry McNerney (D), Jerry Nadler (D), Grace Napolitano (D), Joe Neguse (D), Eleanor Norton (D), Frank Pallone Jr. (D), Jimmy Panetta (D), Donald Payne Jr. (D), Scott Peters (D), Chellie Pingree (D), Jamie Raskin (D), Kathleen Rice (D), Max Rose (D), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D), John Sarbanes (D), Jan Schakowsky (D), Adam Schiff (D), Brad Schneider (D), Bobby Scott (D), Donna Shalala (D), Brad Sherman (D), Albio Sires (D), Adam Smith (D), Darren Soto (D), Jackie Speier (D), Tom Suozzi (D), Eric Swalwell (D), Mark Takano (D), Dina Titus (D), Nydia Velazquez (D), Pete Visclosky (D), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D), Freddi Wilson (D), John Yarmuth (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Explanation: Pending



(a) IN GENERAL.Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after subsection (u) the following:

(v)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting

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1 interstate or foreign commerce, a large capacity ammuni2 tion feeding device. 3 (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the possession 4 of any large capacity ammunition feeding device otherwise lawfully possessed on or before the date of enactment of 6 the Keep Americans Safe Act. 7 (3) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to 8 (A) the importation for, manufacture for, sale 9 to, transfer to, or possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States or 11 a State or a department, agency, or political subdivi12 sion of a State, or a sale or transfer to or possession 13 by a qualified law enforcement officer employed by 14 the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, 16 or political subdivision of a State for purposes of law 17 enforcement (whether on or off-duty), or a sale or 18 transfer to or possession by a campus law enforce19 ment officer for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off-duty); 21 (B) the importation for, or sale or transfer to 22 a licensee under title I of the Atomic Energy Act of 23 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) for purposes of estab24 lishing and maintaining an on-site physical protection system and security organization required by

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1 Federal law, or possession by an employee or con2 tractor of such licensee on-site for such purposes or 3 off-site for purposes of licensee-authorized training 4 or transportation of nuclear materials; 5 (C) the possession, by an individual who is re6 tired in good standing from service with a law en7 forcement agency and is not otherwise prohibited 8 from receiving ammunition, of a large capacity am9 munition feeding device 10 (i) sold or transferred to the individual by 11 the agency upon such retirement; or 12 (ii) that the individual purchased, or oth13 erwise obtained, for official use before such re14 tirement; or 15 (D) the importation, sale, manufacture, trans16 fer, or possession of any large capacity ammunition 17 feeding device by a licensed manufacturer or licensed 18 importer for the purposes of testing or experimen19 tation authorized by the Attorney General. 20 (4) For purposes of paragraph (3)(A), the term 21 campus law enforcement officer means an individual who 22 is 23 (A) employed by a private institution of higher 24 education that is eligible for funding under title IV

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1 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 2 1070 et seq.); 3 (B) responsible for the prevention or investiga4 tion of crime involving injury to persons or property, including apprehension or detention of persons for 6 such crimes; 7 (C) authorized by Federal, State, or local law 8 to carry a firearm, execute search warrants, and 9 make arrests; and (D) recognized, commissioned, or certified by 11 a government entity as a law enforcement officer.. 12 (b) IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS FOR LARGE CAPAC13 ITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES.Section 923(i) of 14 title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: A large capacity ammunition feeding 16 device manufactured after the date of enactment of the 17 Keep Americans Safe Act shall be identified by a serial 18 number and the date on which the device was manufac19 tured or made, legibly and conspicuously engraved or cast on the device, and such other identification as the Attor21 ney General shall by regulations prescribe.. 22 (c) SEIZURE AND FORFEITURE OF LARGE CAPACITY 23 AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES.Section 924(d) of title 24 18, United States Code, is amended

(1) in paragraph (1)

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1 (A) in the first sentence 2 (i) by striking Any firearm or ammu3 nition involved in and inserting Any fire4 arm or ammunition or large capacity ammunition feeding device involved in; 6 (ii) by striking or (k) and inserting 7 (k), or (v); and 8 (iii) by striking any firearm or am9 munition intended and inserting any firearm or ammunition or large capacity 11 ammunition feeding device intended; and 12 (B) in the second and third sentences, by 13 inserting or large capacity ammunition feeding 14 device after firearms or ammunition each place the term appears; 16 (2) in paragraph (2) 17 (A) in subparagraph (A), by inserting or 18 large capacity ammunition feeding device after 19 firearms or ammunition; and

(B) in subparagraph (C), by inserting or 21 large capacity ammunition feeding devices 22 after firearms or quantities of ammunition; 23 and 24 (3) in paragraph (3)(E), by inserting 922(v), after 922(n),.