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S. 3776: Stopping the Fraudulent Sales of Firearms Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 8, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3776

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 8 (legislative day, March 7), 2022

(for herself, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Blumenthal, and Mr. Booker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to make fraudulent dealings in firearms and ammunition unlawful, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stopping the Fraudulent Sales of Firearms Act.

2.

Fraudulent dealings in firearms

(a)

In general

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

(1)

in paragraph (9), by striking the period and at the end and inserting ; and; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(10)

for any person—

(A)

to import, manufacture, or sell a firearm or ammunition by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises; and

(B)

to transmit or cause to be transmitted, by means of wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce, any communication relating to the importation, manufacture, or sale described in subparagraph (A).

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(b)

Penalty

Section 924(a)(1)(B) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting (a)(10), before (f).