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H.R.2567: Child Handgun Safety Act
About this Bill
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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 introduced in the House
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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)
|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|