H.R. 126 (112th): Fairness in Firearm Testing Act

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Phil Gingrey
Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 05, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1923 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 02, 2009

H.R. 339 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011
 
Full Title

To require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to make video recordings of the examination and testing of firearms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

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1/5/2011--Introduced.
Fairness in Firearm Testing Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of the entire process of its examination and testing of an item for the purpose of determining whether the item is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. Bars ATF from editing or erasing any such recording.
Directs ATF to make available a digital video disc that contains a copy of the recording:
(1) at the request of a person who claims an ownership interest in such item; and
(2) to a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item.
Provides that an item which ATF has determined is a firearm or ammunition shall not be admissible as evidence unless:
(1) ATF has complied with the requirements of this Act to make its digital video disc available; or
(2) such compliance has been waived in writing by the person against whom the item is offered as evidence.

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