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H.R. 5546 (114th): To preempt State laws preventing a major city from regulating firearm-related conduct in the city that occurs in or affects interstate or foreign commerce.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 21, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5546

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2016

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

A BILL

To preempt State laws preventing a major city from regulating firearm-related conduct in the city that occurs in or affects interstate or foreign commerce.

1.

Preemption of State laws preventing a major city from regulating firearms-related conduct in the city that occurs in or affects interstate or foreign commerce

(a)

In general

If a law or rule of a major city, pertaining to conduct in the city that is in relation to firearms and that occurs in or affects interstate or foreign commerce, conflicts with the constitution, or a law or regulation, of the State in which the city is located, the former shall control.

(b)

Definitions

In subsection (a):

(1)

Firearm

The term firearm has the meaning given in section 921(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code.

(2)

Major city

The term major city means a city that has a population of at least 500,000 inhabitants, as determined by the most recent decennial population census conducted by the Bureau of the Census.

(3)

State

The term State means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.