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SB 263 Firearms; purchase by persons intending to commit act of terrorism, penalty.

Introduced by: Scott A. Surovell | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Firearms; purchase by persons intending to commit act of terrorism; penalty. Provides that any person who, having the present intention to commit, conspire to commit, or aid and abet in the commission of an act of terrorism, purchases a firearm is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and any person who sells a firearm to a person who has expressed such an intention is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill provides that any such person shall also be disqualified from obtaining a concealed handgun permit. The bill further provides that any person who is listed on the consolidated Terrorist Watchlist maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation is disqualified from obtaining a concealed handgun permit. A second enactment clause provides that the provisions related to the Terrorist Watchlist will not go into effect unless the U.S. Department of Justice approves the policies and procedures set out in the bill.


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