|You might favor this bill if:
► You believe that the age to buy a semi-automatic weapon, such as the AR-15, should be raised from 18 to 21, except if you are a law enforcement officer or an active-duty member of the Armed Forces.
|You might oppose this bill if:
► You believe that raising the age on semi-automatic weapons would only punish law abiding gun owners between the ages of 18 to 21 while infringing their 2nd amendment rights.
The No More Atrocities with Guns Act would raise the age from 18 to 21 to purchase or possess semi-automatic weapons, such as the AR-15. Specifically, it would amend the federal criminal code to prohibit several measures with respect to semiautomatic weapons for individuals under 21.
The legislation would prohibit:
- the possession or ownership of such a weapon by an individual under the age of 21;
- the transfer by a private party to an individual under 21 years old; and
- the sale or delivery by a license gun dealer, importer, manufacturer, or collector to an individual who the licensee knows, or has reason to believe, that is under 21 years old.
The bill exempts individuals under 21 who are a law enforcement officer or an active-duty member of the Armed Forces.
According to opensecrets.org, a nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit research group which tracks money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy, two distinct organizations have registered to lobby this bill. These are the Giffords Law Center, an advocacy group against gun violence, and the National Rifle Association (NRA), a non profit organization advocating gun rights.
Sponsored by: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18].
Cosponsored by: 0 Rep / 1 Dem.