Thread: HR 1022
12/08/2008 11:43pm, #1
Does anyone have any infromation on HR 1022? It is currently in committeeand has 67 cosponsors.
A summary is below:
Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007 - Reinstates for ten years repealed criminal provisions regarding assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices (the assault weapons ban).
Revises the definition of "semiautomatic assault weapon" to include conversion kits (for converting a firearm to such a weapon) and any semiautomatic rifle or pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and that has specified characteristics, including a telescoping stock.
Prohibits the transfer of such a weapon except through a licensed dealer or a state or local law enforcement agency, subject to specified requirements. Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish and maintain a record of the make, model, and date of manufacture of any such weapon which the Attorney General is made aware has been used in relation to a crime, and of the nature and circumstances of the crime involved; and (2) annually submit the record to Congress and make it available to the public.
Prohibits: (1) the transfer of any assault weapon with a large capacity ammunition feeding device; and (2) a licensed manufacturer, importer, or dealer who transfers such a device that was manufactured on or before this Act's enactment from failing to certify to the Attorney General, within 60 days of the transfer date, that the device was manufactured on or before that date. Sets forth penalties for violations.
Prohibits: (1) the transfer of such a weapon or device to a juvenile; and (2) the importation of such a device.
12/09/2008 2:05am, #2
Wikipedia's rundown is pretty good.
I know its been around for a couple of years but has failed in committee so far. From what I can tell it would never pass in its current form anyway. Its so sweeping a bill that it is easy to show how ridiculous it is. It has the M1911 on the ban list, for crying out loud!
Still a good thing to stay aware of. You can sign a petition against it here. And discuss it here.I'm not giving you my opinion, I'm telling you how it is.
12/09/2008 1:54pm, #3
Thanks mrm! I have added my name to the petition.