PA Bill Number: HB2977
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.
Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2020
Another so-called smart gun bill that would require that all handguns manufactured, sold in, or imported into, the United States incorporate technology
that precludes the average five year old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to fire.
Would result in a ban on firearms not encompassing this technology!
Title: Child Handgun Safety Act
Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Child safety and welfare: Consumer Product Safety Commission: Firearms and explosives: Product safety and quality: Commerce
Description: Child Handgun Safety Act - Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a consumer product safety standard for handguns that requires that: (1) any handgun manufactured in the United States must be child-resistant and include a mechanism that effectively precludes an average five-year old child from operating it when it is ready to fire (effective one year after this Act's enactment date); and (2) any handgun sold, offered for sale, traded, transferred, shipped, leased, or distributed in the United States must be child-resistant as manufactured or retrofitted to be child-resistant (effective two years after such date). Includes as such a mechanism: (1) raising trigger resistance to at least a 10-pound pull, (2) altering the firing mechanism so that an average 5-year old child's hands are too small to operate the handgun, or (3) requiring a series of multiple motions in order to fire the handgun. Exempts antique firearms and firearms owned by the Department of Defense (DOD). Requires the cost of retrofitting a firearm to meet such requirement to be borne by the manufacturer if the manufacturer is operational at the time the retrofit is required, but permits the use of the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund for payments to reimburse handgun manufacturers for the costs of retrofitting required by this Act.
Session: 113th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: July 15, 2013
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20 sponsors: Speier, Jackie; Blumenauer, Earl; Brown, Corrine; Cartwright, Matt; Cicilline, David N.; Clarke, Yvette D.; Clay, Wm. Lacy; Farr, Sam; Frankel, Lois; Grijalva, Raul M.; Holt, Rush D.; Honda, Michael M.; Maloney, Carolyn B.; McGovern, James P.; Moran, James P.; Pallone, Frank, Jr.; Schakowsky, Janice D.; Shea-Porter, Carol; Takano, Mark; Tierney, John F.
|House||Jul 15 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jun 28 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.|
|House||Jun 27 2013||Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.|
|House||Jun 27 2013||Referred to House Energy and Commerce|
|House||Jun 27 2013||Referred to House Judiciary|
|Introduced||Jul 4 2013||federal bill text||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
There have not been any votes on this bill
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