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H.R.2567: Child Handgun Safety Act

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Sponsor Jackie Speier, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 19 (All Democrats)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Child Handgun Safety Act - Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a consumer product safety standard for handguns that requires that: (1) any handgun manufactured in the United States must be child-resistant and include a mechanism that effectively precludes an average five-year old child from operating it when it is ready to fire (effective one year after this Act's enactment date); and (2) any handgun sold, offered for sale, traded, transferred, shipped, leased, or distributed in the United States must be child-resistant as manufactured or retrofitted to be child-resistant (effective two years after such date).

Includes as such a mechanism: (1) raising trigger resistance to at least a 10-pound pull, (2) altering the firing mechanism so that an average 5-year old child's hands are too small to operate the handgun, or (3) requiring a series of multiple motions in order to fire the handgun.

Exempts antique firearms and firearms owned by t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
June 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
June 27, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce