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H.R. 3853 (114th): Gun Dealer Accountability Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 28, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3853

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 28, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To provide the Attorney General with greater discretion in issuing Federal firearms licenses, and to authorize temporarily greater scrutiny of Federal firearms licensees who have transferred a firearm unlawfully or had 10 or more crime guns traced back to them in the preceding 2 years.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gun Dealer Accountability Act.

2.

Greater discretion in issuing Federal firearms licenses

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

(1)

in subsection (c), by striking shall issue and inserting may issue; and

(2)

in subsection (d)(1), by striking shall be and inserting may be.

3.

Authorization of temporarily greater scrutiny of Federal firearms licensees who have transferred a firearm unlawfully or had 10 or more crime guns traced back to them in the preceding 2 years

(a)

Authority to temporarily increase frequency of inspections

Section 923(g)(1)(B)(ii)(I) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting , except that this subclause shall not apply with respect to a licensee if, in the preceding 2 years, a court has found the licensee to have transferred a firearm unlawfully or the Attorney General has found that 10 or more firearms used in crimes have been traced back to the licensee before the semicolon.

(b)

Authority to temporarily require conduct of a physical inventory of firearms business

(1)

The matter under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses in title II of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 113–6; 127 Stat. 248) is amended in the 5th proviso by inserting , unless the rule applies only to a business of a licensee if, in the preceding 2 years, a court has found the licensee to have transferred a firearm unlawfully or the Attorney General has found that 10 or more firearms used in crimes have been traced back to the licensee before the colon.

(2)

The matter under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries and Expenses in title I of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 609–610) is amended in the 7th proviso by inserting , unless the rule applies only to a business of a licensee if, in the preceding 2 years, a court has found the licensee to have transferred a firearm unlawfully or the Attorney General has found that 10 or more firearms used in crimes have been traced back to the licensee before the colon.