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S. 1916 - Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act
Introduced: 2017-10-04
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6351-6352)
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1st Session
S. 1916

    To prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and for other purposes.


October 4, 2017

    Mrs. Feinstein (for herself, Mr. Van Hollen, Mrs. Gillibrand, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Markey, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Casey, Mr. Reed, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Carper, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Coons, Mr. Franken, Mr. Booker, Ms. Harris, Mr. Whitehouse, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Leahy, Ms. Warren, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Cantwell, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Nelson, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Udall, and Mr. Kaine) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


    To prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on possession of certain firearm accessories.

Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in section 922, by inserting after subsection (u) the following:

“(v)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), on and after the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, it shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.

“(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to the importation for, manufacture for, sale to, transfer to, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a State, or a department, agency, or political subdivision thereof.”; and

(2) in section 924(a)(2), by striking “, or (o)” and inserting “(o), or (v)”.

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