H. R. 615
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 10, 2011
Mrs. Lummis (for herself, Mr. Donnelly of Indiana, Mr. Rehberg, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Carter, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Ross of Arkansas, and Mr. Bishop of Utah) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Collectible Firearms Protection Act.
Amendments to Arms Export Control Act
Section 38(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(b)(1)) is amended—
by redesignating the second subparagraph (B) (as added by section 1255(b) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100–204; 101 Stat. 1431)) as subparagraph (C);
in subparagraph (B)—
in the matter
preceding clause (i), by striking
subparagraph (A) and inserting
in clause (i), by
Secretary of the Treasury and inserting
by striking clause (ii) and inserting the following:
the person seeking to export such firearms to the United States certifies to the Attorney General that the firearms are lawfully possessed under the laws of the exporting country.
by adding at the end the following:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation, or executive order, any such firearms described in subparagraph (C) may be imported into the United States by an importer licensed under the provisions of chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, without the importer or the person described in subparagraph (C)(ii)—
obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense for the transfer of such firearms by the person to the importer; or
providing payment to the Department of State or the Department of Defense of any of the proceeds of the transfer of such firearms by the person to the importer.
The amendments made by subsection (a) apply to the importation of firearms described in section 38(b)(1)(B) of the Arms Export Control Act (as amended by subsection (a) of this section) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.