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H.R.1474: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Steve Israel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 7 (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 10, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act - Amends the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 to: (1) delay the repeal date for 10 years; and (2) extend coverage of, and exemptions under, the Act to undetectable firearm receivers and ammunition magazines.

Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, transfer, or receipt of any receiver for a rifle or handgun, or of any ammunition magazine, that: (1) is manufactured by a person who is not a licensed manufacturer; (2) is not as detectable as the Receiver Security Exemplar or the Magazine Security Exemplar by walk-through metal detectors; or (3) does not generate an image that accurately depicts the shape of a receiver or a magazine when subjected to inspection by airport x-ray machines.

Allows barium sulfate or other compounds to be used in the fabrication of a firearm receiver.

Defines a "Receiver Security Exemplar" and a "Magazine Security Exemplar" as objects fabricated at the dir...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 10, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.