Summary

6/27/2013--Introduced.Child Handgun Safety Act - Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a consumer product safety standard for handguns that requires that: (1) any handgun manufactured... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jun 27, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To require that all handguns manufactured, sold in, or imported into, the United States incorporate technology that precludes the average five year old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to fire.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Child Handgun Safety Act''.

SEC. 2. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY STANDARD FOR CHILD-RESISTANT HANDGUNS.

(a) Establishment of Standard.--Notwithstanding section 3(a)(5)(E) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(5)(E)), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Director of the National Institute of Justice, shall promulgate a consumer product safety standard under section 7(a) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2056(a)) for handguns. (b) Standard Requirements.-- (1) In general.--The standard established under subsection (a) shall require that-- (A) effective 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, any handgun manufactured in the United States must be child-resistant and include a mechanism such as one described in paragraph (2) that effectively precludes an average five year old child from operating the handgun when it is ready to fire; and (B) effective 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, any handgun sold, offered for sale, traded, transferred, shipped, leased, or distributed in the United States must be-- (i) child-resistant, if manufactured on or after the effective date in subparagraph (A); or (ii) a retrofitted child-resistant handgun, if...

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Nation

119 Supporting
1453 Opposing
8% 92%

State: CA

14 Supporting
72 Opposing
16% 84%

District: 1st

1 Supporting
0 Opposing
100% 0%

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Organizations Supporting

Supports. (Source: http://speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1105:congresswoman-jackie-speier-introduces-two-gun-safety-bills-including-the-child-handgun-safety-act-&catid=1:press-releases&Itemid=14)

Supports. (Source: http://speier.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1105:congresswoman-jackie-speier-introduces-two-gun-safety-bills-including-the-child-handgun-safety-act-&catid=1:press-releases&Itemid=14)

Organizations Opposing

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Users Supporting

I support The Child Handgun Safety Act because there continues to be way too many deaths of innocent children.

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CA
45
Safety
CA-45
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because... I'd be much more likely to buy a gun for home defense if I was confident that one of my children wouldn't accidentally shoot someone with it.

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GA
5
TheOldBearismyspiritanimal
GA-5
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because...all confiscated weapons need be destroyed and leally owned weapons are to be stored securely.

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AK
0
Anonymous1181034
AK-0
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because...how could you oppose legislation that is common sense.

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VA
6
grits_girl
VA-6
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because... When, as a society, will we determine that life is more precious than the right to carry a gun (safely). Our 2nd Amendment was written in a different time; when our life likely depended upon the contents of our home. Not so anymore. When property becomes more valuable than life, when curious children die at the hands of a gun owner unintentionally, that's on all of us. It is OUR AMENDMENT. It is on all of us. That a child can't easily open a bottle of Tylenol yet has little difficulty firing a gun...that's on all of us. It is a statement on how we value life. I saw a video in the news this week - a woman on vacation in Idaho had a webcam to keep an eye on her dogs. Her phone notified her it detected motion. The live video feed showed her house being robbed by a young man. I thought....look at him...he doesn't deserve to die in the name of stealing some belongings. Yet a 2nd amendment supporter would likely do just that and because of our country's warped laws, feel justified in taking a confused misled teenager's life. Thanks.

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NH
2
lroy27
NH-2
1 year ago

I support H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because I think it is obvious why I support this law. I don't understand why you would oppose this bill,you must not care about children, only about the 2nd amendment. being modified. Of course, now that I think about it the gun lobby could care less if the innocents are slaughtered. I am referring to killings in Connecticut last December. I wonder if the gun lobby cares as much about the other 26 amendments as they do about the 2nd. Bob Good

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IN
6
bobeng
IN-6
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose The Child Handgun Safety Act because...another back door attempt at the 2nd amendment. The problem is the owner to teach not to touch. and not have them around without supervision of the firearm. Basic common sense. Just like micro stamping not feasable.

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OH
11
WaTT
OH-11
10 months ago

I oppose The Child Handgun Safety Act because... The 10 pound trigger pull is absurd, anyone who knows anything about firearms would realize that a pull requiring that much force would make it very difficult for the elderly to use, as well as greatly diminish the accuracy of the firearm. The greater the trigger pull, the less accurate the firearm will be in the vast majority of handlers. I'm all for keeping the innocent from being hurt or killed. This isn't the way to do it. Parents should be responsible, including keeping their children away from pools unsupervised, poisons and chemicals, hot stoves, etc. Parent responsibility is the issue, this is the source of the other potentially fatal problems as well.

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NC
8
RespectMyLiberty
NC-8
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because another thinly veiled assault on firearms.

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SC
2
reefmarker
SC-2
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because...are you kidding me ! how about we take responcabily to teach our children not to play with firearms instead , parents should be parents and the goverment needs to stay out of parenting .

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NE
3
mervin
NE-3
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because... That is what parents are for...

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WA
4
GwHayes
WA-4
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 2567: Child Handgun Safety Act because...nobody with any sense keeps a loaded gun where a 5-year-old child can get it. We don't need laws for every tiny little common-sense thing. Anyway, it is ridiculous to think that you can decide what a 5-year-old can or can't do. The truth is, Obama wants gun control and since people opposed it, he is just trying to get it a little bit at a time. This is just one step closer.

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LA
3
LivingFree
LA-3
1 year ago

Bill Summary

6/27/2013--Introduced.Child Handgun Safety Act - Directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a consumer product safety standard for handguns that requires that: (1) any handgun manufactured in the United States must be child-resistant and include a mechanism that effectively precludes an average five-year old child from operating it when it is ready to fire (effective one year after this Act's enactment date); and (2) any handgun sold, offered for sale, traded, transferred, shipped, leased, or distributed in the United States must be child-resistant as manufactured or retrofitted to be child-resistant (effective two years after such date). Includes as such a mechanism: (1) raising trigger resistance to at least a 10-pound pull, (2) altering the firing mechanism so that an average 5-year old child's hands are too small to operate the handgun, or (3) requiring a series of multiple motions in order to fire the handgun. Exempts antique firearms and firearms owned by the Department of Defense (DOD). Requires the cost of retrofitting a firearm to meet such requirement to be borne by the manufacturer if the manufacturer is operational at the time the retrofit is required, but permits the use of the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund for payments to reimburse handgun manufacturers for the costs of retrofitting required by this Act.

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