H. R. 1477
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 2, 2021
Ms. Dean (for herself, Mr. Langevin, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Norton, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Trone, Ms. Houlahan, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Swalwell, Mrs. McBath, Mr. Soto, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Carson, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Malinowski, Mr. Hastings, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Khanna, and Mr. Schneider) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.
This Act may be cited as the
Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act.
Modernization of the prohibition on undetectable firearms
Section 922(p) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
in paragraph (1)—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
grips, stocks, and magazines, is not as detectable as the Security Exemplar, by walk-through metal detectors calibrated and operated to detect the Security Exemplar and inserting
all parts other than major components, does not contain detectable material; and
in subparagraph (B), by striking
when subjected to inspection by the types of x-ray machines commonly used at airports, does not generate and inserting the following:
if subjected to inspection by the types of detection devices commonly used at airports for security screening, would not generate;
in paragraph (2)—
by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:
the term major component, with respect to a firearm—
means the slide or cylinder, or the frame or receiver of the firearm; and
in the case of a rifle or shotgun, includes the barrel of the firearm; and
by striking subparagraph (C) and the proviso that follows and inserting the following:
the term detectable material means material that produces a magnetic field that is equivalent in strength to the magnetic field produced by 3.7 ounces of 17–4 PH stainless steel.
in paragraph (3)—
in the first sentence, by inserting after
of a firearm the following:
, including a prototype,; and
by striking the second sentence; and
in paragraph (5), by striking
shall not apply to any firearm which and all that follows and inserting the following: “shall not apply to—
any firearm received by, in the possession of, or under the control of the United States; or
the manufacture, importation, possession, transfer, receipt, shipment, or delivery of a firearm by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer pursuant to an existing contract with the United States.