HR 1263 - National Firearms Amendments Act of 2019

tennmiketennmike Senior MemberPosts: 26,183 Senior Member
The Democrats don't want to take your firearms------------YET. They just want to force you to register them with the ATF.


116th CONGRESS
1st Session


H. R. 1263

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act any semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 14, 2019

Mr. Deutch introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act any semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “National Firearms Amendments Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Semiautomatic rifle with capacity to accept detachable magazine treated as firearm under National Firearms Act.

(a) In general.—Section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(1) by striking “; and (8) a destructive device.” and inserting “; (8) a destructive device; and (9) a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device.”, and

(2) by adding at the end the following: “The term ‘detachable ammunition feeding device’ means an ammunition feeding device that can be removed from a firearm without disassembly of the firearm action. The term ‘ammunition feeding device’ means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, but does not include an attached tubular device which is only capable of operating with .22 caliber rimfire ammunition. The term ‘semiautomatic rifle or shotgun’ means any repeating rifle or shotgun which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.”

(b) Applicability.—Any person who, on the date of the enactment of this Act, lawfully owns or possesses a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun (as defined in section 5845(a) of such Code, as amended by this Act) that has the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device (as defined in such section) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, register the semiautomatic rifle or shotgun in accordance with section 5841 of such Code. Such registration shall become a part of the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record required to be maintained by such section. The prohibition on possession of an unregistered firearm under section 5861 of such Code shall not apply to possession of such a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept such a detachable ammunition feeding device on any date that is 120 days or less after the enactment of this Act.

(c) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.



If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



Replies

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 3,762 Senior Member
    Register your 10-22s. Hord your SKS carbine. Brilliant!

    I feel safer already.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,809 Senior Member
    This kind of crap makes me LITERALLY sick to my stomach...
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,187 Senior Member
    Any one think this will make it out of committee? If it goes before the full house the likelihood of it passing is relatively high, but I don't see it making it through the Senate nor do I see the Pres signing it into law
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,183 Senior Member
    The committee it's in is headed by....................wait for it.........................a Democrat who chairs the committee, and .........................wait for it.......................wrote the bill. It will get through committee and will hit the House floor with Pelosi herding her cats to pass it. With a few Rinos in the Senate that will roll over and vote for it, it might pass the Senate unless Mitch McConnell tables it indefinitely like Hairy Reid did most Republican bills. I have less than an optimistic view of the wishy washy Republicans in House and Senate.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



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