H. R. 6052
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 15, 2016
Mr. Israel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent juvenile act.
This Act may be cited as the
Preventing Gun Violence Act.
Prohibition on possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent juvenile act
Section 922(g) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
or at the end of paragraph (8);
by striking the comma at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting
; or; and
by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:
who has been adjudicated by a court of the United States to have committed a violent juvenile act,
Violent juvenile act defined
Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
The term violent juvenile act means—
an act by a person before the person attains 18 years of age that, if committed by an adult, would be punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year, and—
has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person; or
by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against another person may be used in the course of committing the act; and
an act described in subparagraph (A)—
by a person who has attained 18 years of age but not 21 years of age; and
for which the person is tried as a juvenile or youthful offender under State law.