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S Amdt 2908 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015 - National Key Vote

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Title: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to HR 3762 that expands background check requirements for firearms purchased at gun shows and online.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits an individual who is not a licensed dealer, manufacturer, or importer from transferring a firearm to another unlicensed individual at a “gun show” or pursuant to an internet advertisement, with certain exceptions including, but not limited to, a transfer made between relatives (Sec. 222).
  • Defines “gun show” as an event at which 75 or more firearms are offered for sale, exchange, or transfer, if at least 1 firearm has been shipped in or affects interstate or foreign commerce, not including a personal collection (Sec. 222).
  • Requires a licensed dealer to wait to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed individual at a gun show until 48 hours after the dealer contacts the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) (Sec. 222).
  • Reduces the waiting period to transfer a firearm at a gun show to 24 hours after 4 years have elapsed since the effective date of this bill (Sec. 222).
  • Requires an individual who transfers or attempts to transfer a firearm in violation of the provisions of this bill to be fined, imprisoned up to 5 years, or both (Sec. 223).
  • Requires the NICS to complete a background check on a firearm transfer that originates from a gun show before the system completes a check on a transfer that did not originate from a gun show (Sec. 222).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not authorize the establishment of a federal firearms registry (Sec. 203).

 

NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Title: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015

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