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

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 31, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6241

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 31, 2012

(for herself, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Holt, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Maloney, Ms. Hahn, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Moran, Ms. Eshoo, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Grijalva, and Mr. Serrano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2012.

2.

Limitations on purchases of ammunition

(a)

Licensing of ammunition dealers

(1)

In general

Section 923(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1), in the first sentence, by striking , or importing or manufacturing and inserting or.

(2)

Conforming amendment

Section 921(a)(11)(A) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting or ammunition after firearms.

(b)

Requirement for face to face sales of and licensing To sell ammunition

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)(1)—

(A)

by striking for any person— and all that follows through (A) except and inserting (A) for any person except; and

(B)

by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

(B)

for—

(i)

any person except a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer, to—

(I)

sell ammunition, except that this subclause shall not apply to a sale of ammunition by a person to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer; or

(II)

engage in the business of importing or manufacturing ammunition, or in the course of such business, to ship, transport, or receive any ammunition; or

(ii)

a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer to transfer ammunition to a person unless the licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer has verified the identity of the transferee by examining a valid identification document (as defined in section 1028(d) of this title) of the transferee containing a photograph of the transferee;

; and

(2)

in subsection (b)(5), by striking or armor-piercing.

(c)

Limit on shipping and transporting of ammunition

Section 922(a)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting , or to ship or transport any ammunition, after any firearm; and

(2)

in subparagraph (B), by inserting or ammunition after a firearm.

(d)

Recordkeeping regarding ammunition

(1)

In general

Section 923(g) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(A)

in paragraph (1)(A)—

(i)

in the first sentence, by inserting or ammunition after other disposition of firearms; and

(ii)

in the third sentence, by striking , or any licensed importer or manufacturer of ammunition, and inserting , or any licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer of ammunition,; and

(B)

in paragraph (3), by adding at the end the following:

(C)

Each licensee shall prepare a report of multiple sales or other dispositions whenever the licensee sells or otherwise disposes of, at one time or during any 5 consecutive business days, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person. The report shall be prepared on a form specified by the Attorney General and forwarded to the office specified thereon and to the department of State police or State law enforcement agency of the State or local law enforcement agency of the local jurisdiction in which the sale or other disposition took place, not later than the close of business on the day that the multiple sale or other disposition occurs.

.

(2)

Conforming amendment

Section 4182(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to exemptions relating to firearms) is amended by inserting and except as provided in paragraph (1)(A) and (3)(C) of section 923(g) of title 18, United States Code, before no person holding a Federal license.