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U. S. Rep. Jackie Speiers of CA has sponsored two new gun control bills. The bills are H. R. 2566 and H. R. 2567. H. R. 2566 would allow the US attorney general to declare that certain bullets are "cop killers". Do take this one lightly!!! The existing "cop killer" bullet law passed the US house by a vote of 400-21.

To modify the definition of armor piercing ammunition to better capture its capabilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION.

(a) Expansion of Definition- Section 921(a)(17)(B) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in clause (I), by striking `or' at the end;
(2) in clause (ii), by striking the period and inserting `; and'; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
`(iii) a projectile that--
`(I) may be used in a handgun; and
`(II) the Attorney General determines, under section 926(d), to be capable of penetrating body armor.'.
(b) Determination of Capability of Projectiles To Penetrate Body Armor-

(1) IN GENERAL- Section 926 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(d)(1) The Attorney General, in consultation with Director of Operational Test and Evaluation of the Department of Defense, shall promulgate standards for the uniform testing of projectiles against the Body Armor Exemplar.

`(2) The standards promulgated under paragraph (1) shall take into account, among other factors, variations in performance that are related to the type of handgun used, the length of the barrel of the handgun, the amount and kind of powder used to propel the projectile, and the design of the projectile.

`(3) In paragraph (1), the term `Body Armor Exemplar' means body armor that the Attorney General determines meets minimum standards for the protection of law enforcement officers.'.

(2) TIMING OF PROMULGATION OF STANDARDS- The Attorney General shall promulgate the standards required by section 926(d) of title 18, United States Code, within 1 year after the date of the enactment of this section.

(3) ASSESSMENT AND MODIFICATION OF STANDARDS- The Attorney General shall assess the standards every 3 years, or more frequently if the Attorney General finds that technological advances warrant doing so, and shall modify the standards as appropriate.

The other Spiers bill is H. R. 2567. That bill would "childproof" handguns.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Child Handgun Safety Act'.

SEC. 2. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY STANDARD FOR CHILD-RESISTANT HANDGUNS.

(a) Establishment of Standard- Notwithstanding section 3(a)(5)(E) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(5)(E)), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Director of the National Institute of Justice, shall promulgate a consumer product safety standard under section 7(a) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2056(a)) for handguns.
(b) Standard Requirements-
(1) IN GENERAL- The standard established under subsection (a) shall require that--
(A) effective 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, any handgun manufactured in the United States must be child-resistant and include a mechanism such as one described in paragraph (2) that effectively precludes an average five year old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to fire; and
(B) effective 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, any handgun sold, offered for sale, traded, transferred, shipped, leased, or distributed in the United States must be--
(i) child-resistant, if manufactured on or after the effective date in subparagraph (A); or
(ii) a retrofitted child-resistant handgun, if manufactured before the effective date in paragraph (1).
(2) MECHANISMS DESCRIBED- The mechanisms described in paragraph (1)(A) include--
(A) raising trigger resistance to at least a ten-pound pull;
(B) altering the firing mechanism so that an average five year old child's hands are too small to operate the handgun; or
(C) requiring a series of multiple motions in order to fire the handgun.
(c) Exemptions-
(1) ANTIQUE FIREARMS- The standard established under this section shall not require retrofitting of antique firearms.

(2) MILITARY FIREARMS- The standard established under this section shall not apply to a firearm that is owned by the Department of Defense.
(d) Cost of Retrofitting-
(1) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in paragraph (2), the cost of retrofitting a handgun as required under subsection (b) shall be borne by the manufacturer of the handgun if the manufacturer is operational at the time the retrofit is required.

(2) REIMBURSEMENT- Section 524(c) of title 28, United States Code, is amended--
(A) in subparagraph (H), by striking `; and' and inserting a semicolon;
(B) in subparagraph (I), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; and'; and
(C) by inserting after subparagraph (I) the following:
`(J) payments to reimburse manufacturers of handguns for the costs of retrofitting handguns as required by section 201(b)(2)(B) of the Child Handgun Safety Act.'.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

In this title:
(1) HANDGUN AND ANTIQUE FIREARM- The terms `handgun' and `antique firearm' have the meanings given such terms in section 921 of title 18, United States Code.

(2) CHILD-RESISTANT HANDGUN- The term `child-resistant handgun' means a handgun that--
(A) prevents a child from being able to fire the handgun; and
(B) was manufactured in such a manner that the firing restriction described in subparagraph (A)--
(i) is incorporated into the design of the handgun; and
(ii) cannot be readily removed or deactivated.

(3) RETROFITTED PERSONALIZED HANDGUN- The term `retrofitted child-resistant handgun' means a handgun fitted with a device that--
(A) precludes an average five year old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to fire; and
(B) attaches to the handgun in a manner such that the device cannot be readily removed or deactivated.
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how big ? exactly. is the average hand of a five year old?
 
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The second one, HR 2567, is the one we need to watch. If I'm reading it correctly, it would seem to ban all guns not equipped with a "child-proof feature" from being sold, traded, or transferred. This would mean you could not sell (or even just give) your Glock, S&W revolver, or any gun, other than an antique firearm, unless it is retrofit to be "child-proof," to anyone, for any reason. This would seem to have the effect of basically banning all firearms not so made, beyond the current owner, which would mean we wouldn't even be able to will our firearms to someone else at our death. Also, the cost of retrofitting is to be borne by the manufacturers, which could have a crippling effect on their ability to survive financially. We need to stop this now! We need to hand it a crushing defeat so that it is known, in no uncertain terms, that this will not be tolerated.
 

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ENOUGH ALREADY!!

We need someone to introduce a bill banning brain dead politicians from introducing anymore stupid, ineffectual bills regarding firearms.

This constant barrage of stupidity just adds fuel to the fire and makes my head hurt.
 

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It ain't goin anywhere.
 
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A 5 year old can turn on and use a iPad better than half the adults out there. The best way to child proof a gun is for the parents to lock them up when they are not carrying.
 
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A 5 year old can turn on and use a iPad better than half the adults out there. The best way to child proof a gun is for the parents to lock them up when they are not carrying.
What's an iPad?:blink:
 
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Hmmmm.....why don't we blast the media that Homeland Security is purchasing 2 billion civilian killing bullets?
'Cause it wouldn't exactly be a revelation, the sheep would know it and wouldn't get cranked about it, and such a "blitz" would cost a fortune for very little return.

Funny what can be done with a blank check (a la the criminal gov't hirelings undermining our Constitution with our own funds against us, taxed essentially at the point of a gun). :mad:
 

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The best way to child proof a gun is for the parents to lock them up when they are not carrying.
Nope. Make it fail safe.

The best way to child proof a gun is to gun proof the child.

That way, when the kid finds one somewhere, they'll know what NOT to do with it.

Teach the kids about weapons when they are young. Its been working for centuries.
 

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This is just one more example of an elected official trying to make themselves seem relevant. No matter how hard they try, you just can't legislate stupid away.
 

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Wouldn't it be easier to just do away with 5 year olds?


P.S. that s a joke son.
 

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And when you can't get the damn guberment mandated child proof cap off some medicine bottle, get a kid to open it for you.
 
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Wouldn't it be easier to just do away with 5 year olds?


P.S. that s a joke son.
After babysitting my 5-yr-old grand daughter, I'll take that idea under consideration.

Armor-piercing ammo is already illegal in FL, so they can save themselves the trouble.
 
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