New Gun Bill Would Require Public Registry of All Weapons

New Gun Bill Would Require Public Registry of All Weapons

The Proposed Bill Would Include an Annual $800 Insurance Fee Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX], has introduced bill H.R.127, which would require gun owners to register their firearms within three months, or face legal consequences: “(1) REQUIRED INFORMATION.—Under the firearm registration system, the owner of a firearm shall transmit to the Bureau— “(A) the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, the identity of the owner of the firearm, the date the firearm was acquired by the owner, and where the firearm is or will be stored; and “(B) a notice specifying the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to the person. “(2) DEADLINE FOR SUPPLYING INFORMATION.—The transmission required by paragraph (1) shall be made— “(A) in the case of a firearm acquired before the effective date of this section, within 3 months after the effective date of this section; or “(B) in the case of a firearm acquired on or after the effective date, on the date the owner acquires the firearm. The proposed bill would also create a government database so the government can see who owns guns and where they are located: “(A) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall establish and maintain a database of all firearms registered pursuant to this subsection. “(B) ACCESS.—The Attorney General shall make the contents of the database accessible to all members of the public, all Federal, State, and local law enforcement authorities, all branches of the United States Armed […]

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