H.R.308 - Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act

To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act as introduced.

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01/18/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Representative

Carolyn McCarthy

D-NY

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OpenCongress Summary

Bans the sale or possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines, defined in the bill as "a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition." Military personnel and police would be exempt from the ban.
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Official Summary

Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit: (1) the transfer or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, except for its lawful possession within the United States on or before the date of this Act's enact

Official Summary

Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit:
(1) the transfer or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, except for its lawful possession within the United States on or before the date of this Act's enactment; and
(2) the importation or bringing into the United States of such a device. Sets forth exceptions to such ban. Sets penalties for violations.Requires a large capacity ammunition feeding device manufactured after this Act's enactment to be identified by a serial number that clearly shows that the device was manufactured after enactment and such other identification as the Attorney General may prescribe.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.308

  • Violence Policy Center
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • States United to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Legal Community Against Violence
  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • The U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • ...and 3 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.308

  • Gun Owners of America
  • National Rifle Association


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