H.R. 45 (111th): Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)

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Sponsor
Bobby Rush
Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
26 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 18, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
Full Title

To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/6/2009--Introduced.
Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked.
Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements.Prohibits transferring or receiving a qualifying firearm unless the recipient presents a valid firearms license, the license is verified, and the dealer records a tracking authorization number.
Prescribes firearms transfer reporting and record keeping requirements.
Directs the Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system.Prohibits:
(1) transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with national instant criminal background check system requirements, with exceptions;
(2) a licensed manufacturer or dealer from failing to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements of this Act;
(3) failing to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Attorney General within 72 hours;
(4) failing to report to the Attorney General an address change within 60 days; or
(5) keeping a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, knowingly or recklessly disregarding the risk that a child is capable of gaining access, if a child uses the firearm and causes death or serious bodily injury.Prescribes criminal penalties for violations of firearms provisions covered by this Act.Directs the Attorney General to:
(1) establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse;
(2) conduct continuing studies and investigations of firearm-related deaths and injuries; and
(3) collect and maintain current production and sales figures of each licensed manufacturer.Authorizes the Attorney General to certify state firearm licensing or record of sale systems.

House Republican Conference Summary

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