H.R. 6241 (112th): Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jul 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Carolyn McCarthy
Representative for New York's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 31, 2012
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 142 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

S. 3458 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 31, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 31, 2012
 
Full Title

To require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.

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Cosponsors
52 cosponsors (52D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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7/31/2012--Introduced.
Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012 - Amends the federal criminal code to require the licensing of ammunition dealers.
Prohibits any person except a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from:
(1) selling ammunition, with an exception for a sale of ammunition to a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer; or
(2) engaging in the business of importing or manufacturing ammunition, or in the course of such business, from shipping, transporting, or receiving ammunition.
Prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from:
(1) transferring ammunition to a person without verifying the person's identity by examining a valid identification document containing a photograph of such person; or
(2) selling or delivering any ammunition (currently, any armor-piercing ammunition) to any person unless the licensee notes in his records the person's name, age, and place of residence, if the person is an individual, or the person's identity and principal and local places of business, if the person is a business entity.
Applies prohibitions applicable to the shipping or transport of firearms, and record-keeping requirements applicable to the importation, production, shipment, receipt, sale, or other disposition of firearms, to ammunition.
Requires each licensee to:
(1) prepare a report of multiple sales or other dispositions whenever the licensee sells or otherwise disposes of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person at one time or during any five consecutive business days; and
(2) forward such report to the specified office and to the department of state police, the state law enforcement agency, or the local law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction in which the sale took place by the close of business on the day the multiple sale occurs.

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