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H.R. 6052 (114th): Preventing Gun Violence Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 15, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6052

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 15, 2016

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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preventing Gun Violence Act.

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Prohibition on possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent juvenile act

(a)

Possession ban

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

(1)

by striking or at the end of paragraph (8);

(2)

by striking the comma at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

(10)

who has been adjudicated by a court of the United States to have committed a violent juvenile act,

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(b)

Violent juvenile act defined

Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

(36)

The term violent juvenile act means—

(A)

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—

(i)

has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person; or

(ii)

by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against another person may be used in the course of committing the act; and

(B)

an act described in subparagraph (A)—

(i)

by a person who has attained 18 years of age but not 21 years of age; and

(ii)

for which the person is tried as a juvenile or youthful offender under State law.

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