To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and for other purposes.
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 ``Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. AMNESTY PERIOD FOR VETERANS TO REGISTER QUALIFYING FIREARMS.
(a) Registration.--Subject to such regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe, the applicable veteran or a member of the family of such a veteran, who owns and possesses a qualifying firearm, may register the firearm in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (described in section 5841 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) during the amnesty period. (b) Qualifying Firearm.-- (1) In general.--For purposes of this section, the term ``qualifying firearm'' means any firearm which was acquired-- (A) before October 31, 1968; and (B) by a veteran, while the veteran was a member of the Armed Forces and was stationed outside the continental United States. (2) Presumption of validity.--In the absence of clear and convincing evidence to the contrary, the Attorney General shall accept as true and accurate any affidavit, document, or other evidence submitted by an individual to establish that a firearm meets the requirements of paragraph (1). (c) Hearings.--If the Attorney General determines that an individual may not register a firearm under subsection (a) during the amnesty period, the Attorney General, on...