H.R.117 - Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013

To provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns. as introduced.
  • Short: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Attorney General to establish a federal system for the licensing and registration of all handguns in the United States, including a method for easily retrieving information sufficient to identify

Official Summary

Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Attorney General to establish a federal system for the licensing and registration of all handguns in the United States, including a method for easily retrieving information sufficient to identify each resident of a state who owns, possesses, or controls a handgun and each such handgun. Prohibits the ownership, possession, or control of a handgun in a state by a person who:
(1) is not licensed under such system; and
(2) has not registered the handgun with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency. Provides for a fine and/or imprisonment not less than 15 years for violations. Prohibits the court from suspending a sentence of imprisonment or imposing a probationary sentence for anyone who knowingly violates such prohibition. Exempts states the Attorney General certifies have in effect such a licensing and registration system that imposes criminal penalties on anyone who owns, possesses, or controls a handgun and who:
(1) has not completed training in firearms safety;
(2) is not licensed by the state to possess a handgun; or
(3) has not registered the handgun with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.117

  • Center for American Progress

Organizations Opposing H.R.117

  • National Rifle Association
  • Firearms Policy Coalition
  • National Association for Gun Rights


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