H.R. 3472 (106th): Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2000

Nov 18, 1999 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rush Holt
Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district
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Nov 18, 1999
4 pages
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H.R. 114 (107th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2001


This bill was introduced on November 18, 1999, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Nov 18, 1999
Referred to Committee Nov 18, 1999
Full Title

To provide for mandatory licensing and registration of handguns.


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Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2000 - Amends the Federal criminal code to require the Attorney General to establish a Federal system for the licensing and registration of all handguns owned, possessed, or controlled in the United States, which shall include a method for easily retrieving information to identify:
(1) each State resident who owns, possesses, or controls a handgun; and
(2) the handgun.Makes it unlawful for any person to own, possess, or control a handgun in a State to which this Act applies unless the person is licensed under the system and has registered the handgun with a Federal, State, or local law enforcement agency.Makes such requirements inapplicable to a State which has in effect a system for the licensing and registration of handguns which includes such identifying information (as certified by the Attorney General).Provides criminal penalties for violations under this Act.

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