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HR5717: Federal license to possess firearms, AWB, 30% taxes on all ammo and guns

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License to possess: License to own firearms and ammunition

“(a) In general.—Except otherwise provided in this section, it shall be unlawful for any individual who is not licensed under this section to knowingly purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition.

“(b) Eligibility.—An individual shall be eligible to receive a license under this section if the individual—

“(1) has attained 21 years of age; and

“(2) has completed training in firearms safety, including—

“(A) a written test, to demonstrate knowledge of applicable firearms laws;

“(B) hands-on testing, including firing testing, to demonstrate safe use of a firearm;

“(C) as part of the process for applying for such a license—

“(i) has submitted to a background investigation and criminal history check of the individual, including a background check using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, to ensure the individual is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under subsection (g) or (n) of section 922; and

“(ii) has submitted a photograph of the individual;

(D) has not been determined by a court, in accordance with subsection (c)(5), to be unsuitable to be issued a Federal firearm owner’s license; and

“(E) is not otherwise prohibited by Federal, State, Tribal, or local law from possessing a firearm.

“(c) Establishment of Federal Firearm Owner’s license.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall issue a Federal firearm owner’s license to any individual who is eligible under subsection (b).

“(2) ISSUANCE OF LICENSE OR NOTICE OF DENIAL.—Not later than 40 days after the date on which an individual submits an application for a Federal firearm owner’s license under this section, the Attorney General shall—

“(A) determine whether the individual is eligible to possess a license under this section; and

“(B) based on the determination under subparagraph (A)—

“(i) issue a Federal firearm owner’s license to the individual; or

“(3) EXPIRATION.—A Federal firearm owner’s license issued under this section shall expire on the date that is 10 years after the date on which the license was issued.

“(4) RENEWAL OF LICENSE.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—A Federal firearm owner’s license issued under this section may be renewed at the end of the 10-year period described in paragraph (3).

“(B) REQUIREMENTS.—The process for renewal of a Federal firearm owner’s license under subparagraph (A) shall include—

“(i) an up-to-date background investigation and criminal history check of the individual; and

“(ii) a recent photograph of the individual.

“(C) ISSUANCE OF RENEWAL OR NOTICE OF DENIAL.—Not later than 40 days after the date on which an individual submits an application for a renewal of a Federal firearm owner’s license under this paragraph, the Attorney General shall—

“(i) issue a renewed Federal firearm owner’s license to the individual; and

“(ii) provide written notice to the individual of—

“(I) the determination that the individual is ineligible to possess such a license based on the requirements described in subsection (b), which shall include an explanation for the determination; or

“(II) a petition filed under paragraph (5).

“(I) the determination that the individual is ineligible to possess such a license based on the requirements described in subsection (b), which shall include an explanation for the determination; or

“(II) a petition filed under paragraph (5).

5) ATF DETERMINATION OF UNSUITABILITY.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may file a petition, which shall contain a written statement of the reasons supporting the request required under subparagraph (C), in an appropriate district court of the United States to request that—

“(i) an individual who has applied for a Federal firearm owner’s license, or renewal thereof, under this section be denied the request for such license; or

“(ii) a previously issued Federal firearm owner’s license be suspended or revoked.

“(B) NOTICE.—Any petition filed under subparagraph (A) shall include written notice to the individual who requested, or is in possession of, the Federal firearm owner’s license, as the case may be, describing the facts and circumstances justifying the petition.

“(C) HEARING.—Not later than 90 days after the date on which a petition is filed under subparagraph (A), the court shall conduct a hearing.

“(D) FACTORS TO DETERMINE UNSUITABILITY.—Not later than 15 days after the date on which a hearing is conducted under subparagraph (C), the court shall find that an individual is unsuitable to possess a Federal firearm owner’s license if, based on a preponderance of the evidence, there exists—

“(i) reliable, articulable, and credible information that the individual has exhibited or engaged in behavior to suggest the individual could potentially create a risk to public safety; or

“(ii) other existing factors that suggest that the individual could potentially create a risk to public safety.

And a lot more

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5717/text

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