IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 15, 2017
Mr. Rounds (for himself, Mr. Thune, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Graham) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to provide that a member of the Armed Forces and the spouse of that member shall have the same rights regarding the receipt of firearms at the location of any duty station of the member.
This Act may be cited as the
Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act.
Receipt of firearm or ammunition by spouse of member of the armed forces at a duty station of the member outside the United States
Section 925(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
, or to the spouse of such a member, before
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members and spouses,;
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Residency of spouses of members of the armed forces to be determined on the same basis as the residency of such members for purposes of Federal firearms laws
Section 921(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
For purposes of this chapter, a member of the Armed Forces on active duty, or a spouse of such a member, is a resident of—
the State in which the member or spouse maintains legal residence;
the State in which the permanent duty station of the member is located; and
the State in which the member maintains a place of abode from which the member commutes each day to the permanent duty station of the member.
The amendments made by this Act shall apply to conduct engaged in after the 6-month period that begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.