March 9, 2015:
Democrat Proposes Tax Credit for Handing Over “Assault Weapons”
Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced the “Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act” (also known as the SAFER Streets Act) Monday. If passed, the bill would provide for a $2,000 refundable tax credit to “assault weapon” owners who turn in their firearms to law enforcement. No credit will be allowed for weapons that are not lawfully possessed by the taxpayer at the time the weapon is surrendered. The bill – which lists the exact criteria and model firearms which can be considered “assault weapons” – can be found here.
New York Lawmaker to Reintroduce 3-D Printed Weapons Bill
Representative Steve Israel (D-NY) announced plans this week to reintroduce the “Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act” (HR 1474), which would ban “3-D printed firearms.” In support of his bill – which struggled to gain support when it was first introduced in 2013 – Israel has noted that “security checkpoints will do little good if criminals can produce plastic firearms and bring those firearms through metal detectors into secure areas like airports or courthouses.” A copy of HR 1474 can be found here.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Development
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