IN THE SENATE
Mr. Williams of Ohio and Mr. Kong of Rhode Island, for themselves introduce
To establish a national system of gun laws for the United States of America.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
Sec. 1 Short Name
This act may be cited as the “Sensible American Firearm Enforcement Act” or “SAFE Act”
Sec. 2 Definitions and Legality
Both of the established federal definitions of “handgun” or “long gun” will be used in this bill.
“Assault weapon” is any weapon that will accept and use “a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition.”
This bill will override any pre-existing federal, state, or municipal law or ordinance relating to firearm safety or purchasing.
This will bill go into effect immediately upon its constitutional passage.
Sec. 3 State Permit
Each state shall be required to establish a permit that will be used to purchase and own a firearm within their borders.
This permit will be acquired by the owner of the firearm during the background check procedure as detailed in Sec. 6 of this bill.
Each state shall recognize the permit of another state as being legal.
Sec. 4 Assault Weapons
Anything below a military grade assault weapon shall be legal to purchase.
Weapons listed in the National Firearm Act are still restricted.
Sec. 5 Carrying the firearm
All handguns and assault weapons will have to be registered with the US Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
Long guns do not have to be registered.
Firearms in the car
Handguns will be allowed to be carried in vehicles if they are unloaded and safely locked away.
Long guns are not allowed to be carried in vehicles on a daily basis.
People travelling across state lines will not be stopped purely because of a firearm if they are following the law described in Sec. 5.2(1) and Sec 5.2(2)
Firearms when in the home must be locked away in a secure certified safe.
Sec. 6 Background Check for receiving a permit or firearm
All states will use this process when giving out a license/permit or overseeing the purchase of a firearm.
Take a firearm class and pass a firing test, and retake the firing test every 5 years to be recertified.
Get a doctor’s note saying you are mentally fit and do not have a history of drug abuse.
Apply for a permit to take firing training.
Pass a review of your criminal history, gun possession record, employment, involvement with organized crime groups, personal debt and relationships with friends, family and neighbors.
Obtain a certificate from a gun dealer describing the gun you want.
Buy a gun safe and an ammunition locker that meet safety regulations.
Allow the police to inspect your gun storage and have it checked every 5 years with owner present at time of check.