H.R.496 - Securing Citizens' Protection at Federal Events Act

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the carrying of a firearm near a place where a senior Federal official is holding an official public event or carrying out an official or representational duty, or where any person is campaigning for Federal elective office. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the carrying of a firearm near a place where a senior Federal official is holding an official public event or carrying out an official or representational duty, or where any person is campaigning for Federal elective office. as introduced.
  • Short: Securing Citizens' Protection at Federal Events Act as introduced.

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1/26/2011--Introduced.Securing Citizens' Protection at Federal Events Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from carrying a firearm at a place which the person knows is a restricted firearms zone. Defines "restricted firearms zone" to mean within 1,00

Official Summary

1/26/2011--Introduced.Securing Citizens' Protection at Federal Events Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person from carrying a firearm at a place which the person knows is a restricted firearms zone. Defines "restricted firearms zone" to mean within 1,000 feet of any structure in which, or at any other fixed place where:
(1) a senior federal official is, within 30 minutes will be, or within the past 30 minutes was, holding an official event that is open to the public or carrying out an official or representational duty; or
(2) such an official or a candidate for election for federal office is, will be, or was engaging in campaign activity as a candidate for election for federal office. Includes as affirmative defenses:
(1) the person was a law enforcement officer, a designated federal protectee, or an individual employed and authorized by the employer to carry the firearm;
(2) the person was carrying the firearm only on real property owned or rented by the person; and
(3) the firearm was unloaded and in a locked container or otherwise not readily accessible for use and any ammunition was in a locked container separate from the firearm. Establishes penalties for violations.

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