Federal - HR 1186

A bill to regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Introduced

February 13, 2019

Description

A bill to regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 160

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  • Sept. 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Pappas, (D-N.H.)Ruiz, (D-Calif.)
  • Sept. 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Lee, B. (D-Calif.)Levin, (D-Calif.)
  • Sept. 10, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Judiciary Committee.

    Sept. 10, 2019 — Committee Vote: High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban — Substitute Amendment
      Nadler, D-N.Y. —

    Substitute amendment that would specify that large capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured or imported after the bill's enactment date must have a serial number and the date of manufacture or importation "legibly and conspicuously" engraved on the device.

    Substitute amendment that would specify that large capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured or imported after the bill's enactment date must have a serial number and the date of manufacture or importation "legibly and conspicuously" engraved on the device.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Sept. 10, 2019 — Committee Vote: High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban — Vote to Report

    Amend existing law on firearm possession to prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device. The bill would define a large capacity ammunition feeding device as a magazine, belt, drum or feed strip that has an overall capacity of, or that can be restored, changed or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

    The bill would specify that the prohibition on the manufacture or importation of large capacity ammunition feeding devices would not apply to law enforcement officials.

    The bill would amend existing law on firearm buy-back programs to make large capacity ammunition feeding devices eligible for grants for buy-back programs.

    The bill would not apply to feeding devices lawfully possessed on or before the bill's enactment date.

    The bill would specify that anyone violating the large capacity ammunition feeding device prohibition would be fined, imprisoned for up to five years or both.

    The bill also would include a severability clause that if any bill provision or its application to a person or circumstance is deemed unconstitutional in the courts, the remaining bill provisions and its application would not be affected by such legal decision.

    As amended, it would specify that large capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured or imported after the bill's enactment date must have a serial number and the date of manufacture or importation "legibly and conspicuously" engraved on the device.

    Amend existing law on firearm possession to prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device. The bill would define a large capacity ammunition feeding device as a magazine, belt, drum or feed strip that has an overall capacity of, or that can be restored, changed or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

    The bill would specify that the prohibition on the manufacture or importation of large capacity ammunition feeding devices would not apply to law enforcement officials.

    The bill would amend existing law on firearm buy-back programs to make large capacity ammunition feeding devices eligible for grants for buy-back programs.

    The bill would not apply to feeding devices lawfully possessed on or before the bill's enactment date.

    The bill would specify that anyone violating the large capacity ammunition feeding device prohibition would be fined, imprisoned for up to five years or both.

    The bill also would include a severability clause that if any bill provision or its application to a person or circumstance is deemed unconstitutional in the courts, the remaining bill provisions and its application would not be affected by such legal decision.

    As amended, it would specify that large capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured or imported after the bill's enactment date must have a serial number and the date of manufacture or importation "legibly and conspicuously" engraved on the device.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 23-16.
  • Sept. 10, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 14

    Adams, (D-N.C.)Doggett, (D-Texas)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)
    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)Evans, (D-Pa.)Sanchez, (D-Calif.)
    Correa, (D-Calif.)Green, A. (D-Texas)Vela, (D-Texas)
    Craig, (D-Minn.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
    DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Lee, (D-Nev.)
  • Sept. 6, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)McBath, (D-Ga.)Sherrill, (D-N.J.)
    Cleaver (D-Mo.)Murphy, S. (D-Fla.)
  • Sept. 4, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup postponed by the House Judiciary Committee.

  • Aug. 23, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Cox, (D-Calif.)Larson, J. (D-Conn.)
    Crow, (D-Colo.)Perlmutter, (D-Colo.)
  • Aug. 20, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 9

    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Lieu, (D-Calif.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Meng, (D-N.Y.)Spanberger, (D-Va.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Richmond, (D-La.)Tlaib, (D-Mich.)
  • Aug. 16, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Chu, (D-Calif.)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
  • Aug. 9, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 31

    Bass, (D-Calif.)Houlahan, (D-Pa.)Pressley, (D-Mass.)
    Davis, D. (D-Ill.)Jayapal, (D-Wash.)Rush, (D-Ill.)
    Dean, (D-Pa.)Kennedy, Joseph P. (D-Mass.)Scanlon, (D-Pa.)
    Demings, (D-Fla.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)Serrano, (D-N.Y.)
    Engel, (D-N.Y.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
    Escobar, (D-Texas)Kuster, (D-N.H.)Trahan, (D-Mass.)
    Gallego, (D-Ariz.)Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Trone, (D-Md.)
    Garcia, (D-Texas)Lawson, (D-Fla.)Waters, Maxine (D-Calif.)
    Gottheimer, (D-N.J.)Levin, (D-Mich.)Wexton, (D-Va.)
    Higgins, B. (D-N.Y.)Luria, (D-Va.)
    Hill, (D-Calif.)Moulton, (D-Mass.)
  • July 15, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Heck, (D-Wash.)
  • July 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Castor, (D-Fla.)
  • July 2, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Pocan, (D-Wis.)Ruppersberger, (D-Md.)
  • June 20, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Garcia, (D-Ill.)
  • June 19, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Lowey, (D-N.Y.)Norcross, (D-N.J.)
  • June 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Meeks, (D-N.Y.)
  • May 1, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Mucarsel-Powell, (D-Fla.)
  • April 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Doyle, (D-Pa.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)
  • April 2, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Casten, (D-Ill.)
  • March 27, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Pascrell (D-N.J.)
  • March 21, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Himes, (D-Conn.)
  • Feb. 25, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Beyer (D-Va.)Haaland, (D-N.M.)McNerney, (D-Calif.)
    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)Shalala, (D-Fla.)
  • Feb. 14, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Malinowski, (D-N.J.)Payne (D-N.J.)Raskin, (D-Md.)
  • Feb. 13, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 67

    Aguilar, (D-Calif.)Johnson, E.B. (D-Texas)Roybal-Allard, (D-Calif.)
    Bera, (D-Calif.)Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)Sarbanes, (D-Md.)
    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
    Brownley, (D-Calif.)Langevin, (D-R.I.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
    Cardenas, (D-Calif.)Lofgren, (D-Calif.)Schneider, (D-Ill.)
    Case, (D-Hawaii)Lynch, (D-Mass.)Scott, R. (D-Va.)
    Cisneros, (D-Calif.)Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Sherman, (D-Calif.)
    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Maloney, S.P. (D-N.Y.)Sires, (D-N.J.)
    Clark, K. (D-Mass.)Matsui, (D-Calif.)Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)McCollum, (D-Minn.)Soto, (D-Fla.)
    Connolly, (D-Va.)McEachin, (D-Va.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Suozzi, (D-N.Y.)
    Crist, (D-Fla.)Morelle, (D-N.Y.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    Cummings, (D-Md.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
    Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)Titus, (D-Nev.)
    DeGette, (D-Colo.)Neguse, (D-Colo.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
    DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)Norton, (D-D.C.)Visclosky, (D-Ind.)
    Eshoo, (D-Calif.)Pallone (D-N.J.)Wasserman Schultz, (D-Fla.)
    Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)Panetta, (D-Calif.)Watson Coleman, (D-N.J.)
    Frankel, (D-Fla.)Peters, S. (D-Calif.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
    Garamendi, (D-Calif.)Pingree, (D-Maine)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
    Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)
    Hastings, (D-Fla.)Rose, (D-N.Y.)
  • Feb. 13, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H1582