H.R. 5470: Stop Mass Killings By Violent Terrorists Act

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require a criminal background check to be conducted before a federally licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer may transfer a large capacity ammunition feeding device to a non-licensee, and to prohibit a semiautomatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition feeding device from being so transferred until the Attorney General has verified that the prospective transferee has truthfully answered questions about whether the prospective transferee has been contacted recently by Federal law enforcement authorities.

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Jun 14, 2016


Referred to Committee on Jun 14, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 14, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Sheila Jackson Lee

Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2016
Length: 5 pages


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Jun 14, 2016

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