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S. 4150: Federal Law Enforcement Service Weapon Purchase Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 5, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4150

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 5, 2022

(for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Cotton, Ms. Cortez Masto, and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To allow Federal law enforcement officers to purchase retired service weapons, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Law Enforcement Service Weapon Purchase Act.

2.

Purchase of retired handguns by Federal law enforcement officers

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

the term Federal law enforcement officer has the meaning given that term in section 115(c)(1) of title 18, United States Code;

(2)

the term handgun has the meaning given that term in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code; and

(3)

the term retired handgun means any handgun that has been declared surplus by the applicable agency.

(b)

Authorization

A Federal law enforcement officer may purchase a retired handgun from the Federal agency that issued the handgun to such officer.

(c)

Limitations

A Federal law enforcement officer may purchase a retired handgun under subsection (b) if—

(1)

the purchase is made during the 6-month period beginning on the date the handgun was so retired; and

(2)

the officer is not prohibited from possessing or receiving the handgun under the laws of the United States or the laws of the State, territory, or possession of the United States in which the officer resides.

(d)

Cost

A handgun purchased under this section shall be sold at the fair market value for such handgun taking into account the age and condition of the handgun.

(e)

Policy guidance

The Administrator of General Services shall develop policies to facilitate the sale and disposition of eligible handguns under this section consistent with section 922 of title 18, United States Code.