|February 5, 2021
|USF & NRA Members and Friends
|Marion P. Hammer
|USF Executive Director
|NRA Past President
Much is being said about H.R. 127 By Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) 117th Congress and we have had many folks contacting us seeking information.
H.R. 127 is FEDERAL LEGISLATION - not State legislation.
Below is a link to the proposed legislation.
H.R. 127 sponsored by Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Released on 1/28/21 – It would do the following:
IMPOSE Licensing of Firearms and Ammunition for Possession of any firearm or ammunition.
IMPOSE an additional license to DISPLAY an Antique Firearm in the HOME.
IMPOSE an additional license for Possession of “Military Style Weapons.”
IMPOSE mandated Firearm Liability INSURANCE with a yearly fee of $800 payable to the US Attorney General.
IMPOSE a detailed Federal Firearm Registration System to which THE PUBLIC, all Federal, State and Local law enforcement, all governments, and all branches of the US Armed Forces has complete access.
Licensing Requirements: (a person MUST be licensed to possess any firearm or Ammunition)
1. Must be 21 years of age.
2. Undergo a criminal background check.
3. Completion of a minimum 24-Hour “training course” certified by the US Att. Gen.
4. Undergo a psychological evaluation and the evaluation does not indicate that the individual is psychologically unsuited to possess a firearm. As deemed necessary by the licensed psychologist involved, the evaluation included a psychological evaluation of other members of the household in which the individual resides; and As part of the psychological evaluation, the licensed psychologist interviewed any spouse of the individual, any former spouse of the individual, and at least 2 other persons who are a member of the family of, or an associate of, the individual to further determine the state of the mental, emotional, and relational stability of the individual in relation to firearms.
5. Successfully completes a training course, certified by the Attorney General, in the use, safety, and storage of firearms, that includes at least 24 hours of training.
Firearms Liability Insurance: On issuance of the license, the individual must have in effect a mandated firearms liability insurance policy. The fee for the insurance policy is $800 per year payable to the US Attorney General.
1. Fee for Firearm Liability Insurance is $800 per year.
2. Fee for the Firearm and Ammunition License - not yet specified.
3. Fee for the Antique Firearm License - not yet specified.
4. Fee for the Military Style Weapon License - not yet specified.
5. Fee for the background check - not yet specified.
6. Fee for the training course for the firearms and ammunition license - not yet specified.
7. Fee the licensed psychologist is allowed to charge for the psychological evaluation - not yet specified. The psychologist MUST be approved by the US Attorney General.
The bill criminalizes the following:
It shall be unlawful for a person to sell or give a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the sale or gift.
It shall be unlawful for a person to loan a firearm or ammunition to another person unless the person has notified the Attorney General of the loan, including the identity of such other person and the period for which the loan is made.
It shall be unlawful for a person to transfer a firearm or ammunition to an unlicensed person.
It shall be unlawful for a person holding a valid license issued under section 932(c)(1) to transfer a firearm to an individual who has not attained 18 years of age.
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess ammunition that is 0.50 caliber or greater.
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
The term ‘large capacity ammunition feeding device’ 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 does not include an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.”
Whoever knowingly violates section 922(bb)(4) shall be fined not less than $75,000 and not more than $100,000, imprisoned not less than 15 years and not more than 25 years, or both, except that if the transferee of the firearm possess or uses the firearm during or in relation to a crime, an unintentional shooting, or suicide, the transferor shall be fined not less than $100,000 and not more than $150,000, imprisoned not less than 25 years and not more than 40 years, or both.