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H.R. 3999 (115th): To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 10, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3999

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 10, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Moulton, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Polis, Mr. Lance, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Meehan, Ms. Rosen, Mr. Royce of California, Mr. O'Rourke, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Paulsen, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Costello of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kihuen, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Dent, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Ms. Stefanik, and Mr. Perlmutter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

1.

Prohibition on manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun

(a)

Prohibition

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(aa)

It shall be unlawful for any person—

(1)

in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, to manufacture, possess, or transfer any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun; or

(2)

to manufacture, possess, or transfer any such part or combination of parts that have been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

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(b)

Penalties

Section 924(a)(1)(B) of such title is amended by striking or (q) and inserting (q), or (aa).

(c)

Sentencing guidelines

Pursuant to its authority under section 994 of title 28, United States Code, and in accordance with this subsection, the United States Sentencing Commission shall amend and review the Federal sentencing guidelines and policy statements to ensure that the guidelines provide for a penalty enhancement of not less than 2 offense levels for a violation of section 922(aa) of title 18 of such Code if the device described in such section 922(aa) has been—

(1)

used, carried, or possessed during or in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime (as such terms are defined in section 924(c)(3) of such title 18); or

(2)

smuggled unlawfully into or from the United States.

(d)

Effective date

This section and the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to conduct engaged in after the 90-day period that begins with the date of the enactment of this Act.