Gun Control in a Line Item on an Unrelated Bill!

SA 2575. Mr. LAUTENBERG (for himself, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. REED, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mrs. GILLIBRAND, Mr. SCHUMER, and Mrs. FEINSTEIN) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 3414, to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
At the appropriate place, insert the following


(a) Definition.–Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after paragraph (29) the following:

“(30) The term `large capacity ammunition feeding device’–

“(A) means 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; but

“(B) does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”.

(b) Prohibitions.–Section 922 of such title is amended by inserting after subsection (u) the following:

“(v)(1)(A)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

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“(ii) Clause (i) shall not apply to the possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device otherwise lawfully possessed within the United States on or before the date of the enactment of this subsection.

“(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to import or bring into the United States a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

“(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to–

“(A) a manufacture for, transfer to, or possession by the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State, or a transfer to or possession by a law enforcement officer employed by such an entity for purposes of law enforcement (whether on or off duty);

“(B) a transfer to a licensee under title I of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 for purposes of establishing and maintaining an on-site physical protection system and security organization required by Federal law, or possession by an employee or contractor of such a licensee on-site for such purposes or off-site for purposes of licensee-authorized training or transportation of nuclear materials;

“(C) the possession, by an individual who is retired from service with a law enforcement agency and is not otherwise prohibited from receiving ammunition, of a large capacity ammunition feeding device transferred to the individual by the agency upon that retirement; or

“(D) a manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Attorney General.”.

(c) Penalties.–Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(8) Whoever knowingly violates section 922(v) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.”.

(d) Identification Markings.–Section 923(i) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: “A large capacity ammunition feeding device manufactured after the date of the enactment of this sentence shall be identified by a serial number that clearly shows that the device was manufactured after such date of enactment, and such other identification as the Attorney General may by regulation prescribe.”.

Congressional Record – 112th Congress (2011-2012) – THOMAS (Library of Congress)

(A) by striking “$72,450” and all that follows through “2011” in subparagraph (A) and inserting “$78,750 in the case of taxable years

13 thoughts on “Gun Control in a Line Item on an Unrelated Bill!”

  1. The California and Bos-Wash corridor Dems keep doing this.

    It will come up for debate in the Senate next week.

    And it will have to survive the house beating it to pieces.

  2. Looking at the names of the sponsors, this is no surprise. I hope it never gets out of committee. The useless Senators from my state will no doubt support these measures, so it is not worth my time writing to them.

  3. I have called both my Senator’s at their Washington offices and asked them to vote against this. Though, since one of them is Hutchison, I’m sure she will vote for it.

  4. Oh yes, please, please let this pass the senate on a party line vote and let every dem. senator up for reelection this year try to defend it at home.

  5. “We have to pass the bill in order to find out what’s in it”

    As it turns out, someone actually read the bill this time.

  6. One of the best things they ever did here in NH, was to add the requirement that all amendments be germane to the topic of the bill. For a long time, it has been required that all bills be submitted before the start of the year’s legislative session (there’s an exception for emergencies, but such exceptions are rarely granted). So, we don’t get bills that are a reaction to some current news item, and the added requirement that amendments be germane has killed off this sort of nonsense.

    Things are much more civilized, when you have to wait a good chunk of a year to submit a bill on some topic, rather than doing it when tempers are high due to some popular news item.

  7. A murderer who tries to hide their victims body, is expressly saying they know what they did was wrong and they are afraid to get caught.

    What does it say when a politician hides a line item in a unrelated bill?

    I think it means they know their position has no support. It also means that they are not concerned with he concerned of the governed.

    It meshes with the theory that all politicians are, at least to the degree they are able, would be dictators.

  8. Why does the proposal specifically make an exemption for rimfire firearms when it was a 22 rimfire revolver that killed Bobby Kennedy and paralyzed James Brady?
    Why is the Brady campaign so focused on banning high capacity semiauto firearms when it was a 22 rimfire revolver that left him paralyzed?

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