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A 3796 - Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (48-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that requires an individual to dispose of unauthorized handguns within 180 days, effective upon passage.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual to dispose of any unauthorized handgun in his or her possession within 180 days through the completion of 1 of the following actions (Secs. 1 & 2):
    • The individual transfers the firearm to another individual who is authorized to own or possess the firearm;
    • The individual renders the firearm “inoperable;” or
    • The individual voluntarily surrenders the firearm.
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not apply to individuals who are licensed to possess assault firearms or to individuals who are authorized to possess assault firearms for the purpose of target-shooting (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (26-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires an individual to dispose of unauthorized handguns within 180 days, effective upon passage.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual to dispose of any unauthorized handgun in his or her possession within 180 days through the completion of 1 of the following actions (Secs. 1 & 2):
    • The individual transfers the firearm to another individual who is authorized to own or possess the firearm;
    • The individual renders the firearm “inoperable;” or
    • The individual voluntarily surrenders the firearm.
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not apply to individuals who are licensed to possess assault firearms or to individuals who are authorized to possess assault firearms for the purpose of target-shooting (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-22) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a 90 day period for gun owners to dispose of illegal firearms.

Highlights:

Project Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of A 3796. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.

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Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires an Individual to Dispose of Unauthorized Firearms Within a Certain Time Period

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