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United States HR 1454 - COOL OFF Act

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LEAP Forward Position: Support

United States HR 1454

COOL OFF Act Choosing Our Own Lives Over Fast Firearms Act

by Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) with Earl Blumenauer (D), Anthony Brown (D), Ed Case (D), Yvette Clarke (D), Steve Cohen (D), Danny Davis (D), Rosa DeLauro (D), Val Demings (D), Ted Deutch (D), Eliot Engel (D), Adriano Espaillat (D), Bill Foster (D), John Garamendi (D), Al Green (D), Deb Haaland (D), Alcee Hastings (D), Jim Himes (D), Sheila Jackson Lee (D), Eddie Johnson (D), Hank Johnson Jr. (D), Bill Keating (D), Ro Khanna (D), Barbara Lee (D), Ted Lieu (D), Jerry McNerney (D), Grace Meng (D), Seth Moulton (D), Eleanor Norton (D), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), Donald Payne Jr. (D), Ed Perlmutter (D), Mike Quigley (D), Jamie Raskin (D), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D), Dutch Ruppersberger III (D), Killili Sablan (D), Jan Schakowsky (D), Albio Sires (D), Darren Soto (D), Bennie Thompson (D), Paco Vargas (D), Freddi Wilson (D)

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.


SEC. 2.
3-DAY WAITING PERIOD REQUIRED BEFORE RE2 CEIPT OF A HANDGUN, WITH EXCEPTIONS. 3 (a) TRANSFERS BETWEEN PERSONS WHO ARE NOT 4 FIREARMS LICENSEES.Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the fol6 lowing: 7 (aa)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall 8 be unlawful for a person not licensed under this chapter, 9 in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to receive a handgun from another person not licensed under this 11 chapter unless at least 3 business days (meaning a day 12 on which State offices are open) have elapsed since the 13 recipient most recently offered to take possession of the 14 handgun. (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to 16 a handgun transfer that meets the conditions of subsection 17 (t)(7).. 18 (b) TRANSFERS BY FIREARMS LICENSEES TO NON-19 LICENSEES.Section 922(t) of such title is amended

(1) in paragraph (1) 21 (A) by striking and at the end of sub22 paragraph (B)(ii); 23 (B) by adding and at the end of sub24 paragraph (C); and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

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1 (D) in the case of a handgun transfer 2 that does not meet the conditions of paragraph 3 (7), 3 business days (meaning a day on which 4 State offices are open) have elapsed since the licensee contacted the system.; and 6 (2) by adding at the end the following: 7 (7) A handgun transfer meets the conditions of this 8 paragraph if 9 (A) the transferee is a law enforcement agency or any law enforcement officer, armed private secu11 rity professional, or member of the armed forces, to 12 the extent the officer, professional, or member is 13 acting within the course and scope of employment 14 and official duties; (B) the transfer is a loan between spouses, be16 tween domestic partners, between parents and their 17 children, between siblings, between aunts or uncles 18 and their nieces or nephews, or between grand19 parents and their grandchildren, for a lawful purpose; 21 (C) the transfer is temporary and necessary to 22 prevent imminent death or great bodily harm, if the 23 possession by the transferee lasts only as long as im24 mediately necessary to prevent the imminent death or great bodily harm; or

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1 (D) the transfer is temporary and the trans2 feror has no reason to believe that the transferee will 3 use or intends to use the firearm in a crime or is 4 prohibited from possessing firearms under State or Federal law, and the transfer takes place and the 6 transferees possession of the firearm is exclu7 sively 8 (i) at a shooting range or in a shooting 9 gallery or other area designated for the purpose of target shooting; 11 (ii) while reasonably necessary for the 12 purposes of hunting, trapping, or fishing, if the 13 transferor 14 (I) has no reason to believe that the transferee intends to use the firearm in a 16 place where it is illegal; and 17 (II) has reason to believe that the 18 transferee will comply with all licensing 19 and permit requirements for such hunting, trapping, or fishing; or 21 (iii) while in the presence of the trans22 feror.. 23 (c) PENALTIES.Section 924(a)(1)(B) of such title 24 is amended by striking or (q) and inserting (q), or (aa).

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1 (d) EFFECTIVE DATE.The amendments made by 2 this section shall apply to conduct engaged in after the 3 90-day period that begins with the date of the enactment 4 of this Act.