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Subject: Brady II (proposed U.S. anti-gun law) FAQ From: Will Mengarini <mengarini@delphi.com> Version: 1 Contents 1) What is Brady II? 2) What does Brady II say? 3) What is the current status of these bills? 4) Can Brady II become law in the current Congress? 5) Can Brady II become law in the next Congress? 6) Then what? 1) What is Brady II? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "Brady II" is an informal term referring to /several/ bills currently before the U.S. Congress. "Brady II" isn't the official name of any of them. are the versions in the Senate (in 2 different committees), of a bill officially named the "Gun Violence Prevention Act of 1994"; aside from naming their sponsors, the bills are identical. 2) What does Brady II say? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ All .45 caliber handgun ammunition is outlawed (Title IV Section 401 relating to paragraph G). [The bill text actually outlaws handgun ammunition greater than .45" in diameter; .45 caliber ammunition has a diameter of .451" or .452".] Note that because the 1994 Crime Prevention Bill outlawed magazines that could hold more than 10 rounds, people have been predicting that .45 caliber pistols would become the private self-defense handgun of choice; this closes that loophole. But anyway, all new magazines, handgun AND shotgun AND rifle, are now limited to at most /six/ rounds (Title IV Section 401 relating to paragraph H). All states are required to define a "Handgun Safety Certificate", which can be acquired only by attending a course TAUGHT BY POLICE. The course must last at least 2 hours & MUST end with a test. The state may set ANY fee for taking the course to get the certificate. Then, all states are required to define a state license to purchase a handgun, administered by state police; this is DIFFERENT from the handgun safety certificate, but the safety certificate is REQUIRED to get the purchase license. The purchase license also may have an ARBITRARY fee, unrelated to the fee for the safety certificate. The purchase license may last AT MOST two years; states are allowed to define it to last ANY SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME. It's illegal to buy a handgun without having the purchase license, which implies that you also must have the safety certificate. (Title I) A lot of gun owners are responding to the new gun bans by just making sure they buy all the /guns/ they think they'll need for the rest of their lives, but the above purchase license and safety certificate are also required for buying HANDGUN AMMO, including ammo
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for target shooting. This means you can NO LONGER TRAIN WITH GUNS YOU separately, getting the license that must be renewed (whatever that will mean) every 2 years. It becomes illegal for most citizens to possess more than one thousand rounds
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