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H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Jun 6, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ELIMINATION OF SPORTING PURPOSES DISTINCTION.

(a) Amendments to the Internal Revenue Code.--Section 5845(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended-- (1) by striking ``which the Secretary finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes''; and (2) by striking ``which the owner intends to use solely for sporting purposes''. (b) Amendments to Title 18, United States Code.-- (1) Section 921(a)(4)(B) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ``which the Attorney General finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes''. (2) Section 921(a)(4) of such title is amended in the 2nd sentence by striking ``which the owner intends to use solely for sporting, recreational or cultural purposes''. (3) Section 921(a)(17)(C) of such title is amended by striking ``a projectile which the Attorney General finds is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes,''. (4) Section 922 of such title is amended in each of subsections (a)(5), (a)(9), and (b)(3) by striking ``sporting''. (5) Section 922(r) of such title is amended by striking ``of this chapter as not being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes''. (6) Section 923(j) of such title is amended by striking ``devoted to the collection, competitive use, or other sporting use of firearms in the community''. (7) Section 925(a)(3) of such title is amended...

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922 Supporting
60 Opposing
94% 6%

State: CA

48 Supporting
9 Opposing
84% 16%

District: 1st

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I support H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because...There should be no distinction on what arm a person can use.There were no distinctions when the 2nd amendment was written. Because the writers knew arms would evolve.

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OH
11
WaTT
OH-11
10 months ago

I support H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because... The Federal Government should be in the business of protecting my Constitutional Rights, not limiting them. Semper Fidelis

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FL
19
mjbrennan99
FL-19
10 months ago

I support H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because... It is the job of the Congress to uphold our God given rights. It should not be delegated to an individual to determine what is a personal use. Sir is up to this congress to make sure that the rights of the people are not tread on.

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FL
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HomePCC
FL-1
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because most american made sporting rifles legal in my state of Virginia would not pass the sporting clause. I can understand 922r compliance to make the Imported guns / parts American made. But The sporting clause only bans guns on appearance and not function of the rifle.

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VA
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YR3113
VA-3
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because it yet another incremental attack on "...shall not be infringed." in the 2nd amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The "militia" of the 18th century was generally recognized as all able bodied male citizens. Clearly home defense is not a "sporting purpose", either. Thanks you for you publice service, William B. Cushing

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IN
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graycoder
IN-7
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because...Sirs, NO one person should be given this type of power, to determine what is or is not "suitable" for a particular purpose. Congress MUST stand up and assume the job it was created for, NOT constantly delegate their powers to others. I call on you to uphold your Oath of office, to act in the interest of your constituents and support the original intent of our Constitution, and defend in a jealous fashion our Liberties, and God given Freedoms. We the People are watching,, and waiting for those who would be leaders to do what is right. Sempre Vigilans 1st Lt. D. Keith Swinney FF/NRP, CCP

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VA
4
PapaSmurfCFD
VA-4
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because I think that arms appropriate to use by the militia for opposing foreign invaders, restraining government tyranny, and personal protection as implied in the Article 1 of Constitution and the Second Amendment, should be governed by the Federal Government and other purposes like sporting and recreation should be governed, under the Twelfth Amendment, by the States.

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IN
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Anonymous364647
IN-5
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because...A distinction should not need to be made. The Second Amendment is quite clear and distinct in it's meaning and intent. Unless the person is a felon or is adanger to himself of others, there should be no limitiations on what light firarms a person can own.

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OH
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blebs99
OH-16
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because...I don't know what the heck this means. My family has been involved in the Single Action Shooting Society, which is a historical group that dress in old West outfits and target shoot with guns that were made before 1900, single shot. My family also is involved in Cowboy Mounted Shooting which involves the use of shooting blanks from single shot revolvers from horseback at targets that have balloons on them. The heat from the blanks pops the balloons. These are wholesome family activities for children over 12 who learn the history of our country and the Old West tradition and are taught gun safety and supervised by adults. What say you?

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CA
47
CheriW52
CA-47
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because...this legislation is a bogus attempt to remove regulation from the possession of these dangerous weapons.

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GA
8
RomeyCraigFluck
GA-8
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. because a distinction should not need to be made. The Second Amendment is quite clear and distinct in it's meaning and intent. Unless the person is a felon or is adanger to himself of others, there should be no limitiations on what light firarms a person can own.

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PA
12
sgtsandman
PA-12
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws. I don't really Care what trick word bureaucrats want to try to trick the people into supporting, the fact is there is no TEXT in this bill, and I already know the US Constitution, so this bill is CRAP anyway!

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CA
6
EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
2 years ago

Bill Summary

H.R. 2277: To eliminate the sporting purposes distinction in the gun laws.

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