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SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« on: September 10, 2017, 03:37:28 PM »
This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on September 1, 2017.

http://www.breachbangclear.com/share-act-published-hr3668/

The SHARE (Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement) Act has been published and has been assigned a bill number: HR 3668. The bill goes to Committee next Tuesday.

There are a number of measures included in this version of the bill, including one clarifying a gun-owner’s right to transport a weapon, but the most significant one in our minds is the Hearing Protection Act. The HPA  (Title XV — Hearing Protection) would, if approved, remove silencers from the NFA (National Firearms Act) and treat them as ordinary firearms as regulated by the Gun Control Act.

No more tax stamps, no more ages-long waits to get something you already paid for, no more pariah-style treatment at the hands of the BATFE.

Well, ideally anyway.

HR 3668 was brought out by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, as well as the Committees on Agriculture, the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means. It contains 19 acts.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr3668/text/ih

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:
(edited for brevity)

Title I—Fishing Protection Act

Sec. 103. Limitation on authority to regulate ammunition and fishing tackle.

Title II—Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Sec. 202. Definition of public target range.

Sec. 203. Amendments to Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act.

Sec. 204. Limits on liability.

Sec. 205. Sense of Congress regarding cooperation.

Title III—Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act

Sec. 302. Protecting Americans from violent crime.

Title IV—Recreational Fishing and Hunting Heritage Opportunities Act

Sec. 403. Recreational fishing, hunting, and shooting.

Sec. 404. Volunteer hunters; reports; closures and restrictions.

Title V—Farmer and Hunter Protection Act

Sec. 502. Baiting of migratory game birds.

Title VI—Transporting Bows Across National Park Service Lands

Sec. 602. Bowhunting opportunity and wildlife stewardship.

Title VII—Respect for Treaties and Rights

Title VIII—State Approval of Fishing Restriction

Sec. 801. State or territorial approval of restriction of recreational or commercial fishing access to certain State or territorial waters.

Title IX—Open Book on Equal Access to Justice

Sec. 902. Modification of equal access to justice provisions.

Title X—Good Samaritan Search and Recovery

Sec. 1002. Expedited access to certain Federal land.

Title XI—Interstate Transportation of Firearms or Ammunition

Sec. 1101. Interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.

Title XII—Polar Bear Conservation and Fairness Act

Sec. 1202. Permits for importation of polar bear trophies taken in sport hunts in Canada.

Title XIII—North American Wetlands Conservation Extension

Sec. 1303. Limitation on expenditures for purchase of land.

Sec. 1304. Enhanced report on expenditures.

Title XIV—Gray Wolves

Sec. 1401. Reissuance of final rules relating to gray wolves in the Western Great Lakes and the State of Wyoming.

Title XV—Hearing Protection

Sec. 1502. Equal treatment of silencers and firearms.

Sec. 1503. Treatment of certain silencers.

Sec. 1504. Preemption of certain State laws in relation to firearm silencers.

Sec. 1505. Destruction of records.

Sec. 1506. Amendments to title 18, United States Code.

Sec. 1507. Imposition of tax on firearm silencers or firearm mufflers.

Title XVI—Lawful purpose and self-defense

Sec. 1602. Elimination of authority to reclassify popular rifle ammunition as "armor piercing ammunition".

Sec. 1603. Elimination of restrictions on importation of non-National Firearms Act firearm or ammunition that may otherwise be lawfully possessed and sold in the United States.

Sec. 1604. Protection of shotguns, shotgun shells, and large caliber rifles from arbitrary classification as "destructive devices".

Sec. 1605. Broadening of the temporary interstate transfer provision to allow temporary transfers for all lawful purposes rather than just for "sporting purposes".

Title XVII—Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act Reauthorization (FLTFA)

Title XVIII—Film crews

Sec. 1801. Annual permit and fee for film crews of 5 persons or fewer.

Title XIX—Respect for State Wildlife Management Authority

Sec. 1901. Authority of the States.

Sec. 1902. Federal licenses.

Sec. 1903. Cooperation with State Fish and Wildlife Agencies on Management Plans.

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Re: SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 10:00:46 AM »
9/14/2017

Suppressor-friendly SHARE Act passes committed, heads to House floor

http://www.guns.com/2017/09/14/suppressor-friendly-share-act-passes-committed-heads-to-house-floor/

A sweeping package of hunting and fishing reforms including the Hearing Protection Act was marked up Thursday by the House Committee on Natural Resources.

The Sportsmen Heritage and Recreational Enhancement or SHARE Act, won a Republican-heavy 22–13 vote a day after hearings where Second Amendment and gun control advocates squared off before lawmakers.

“The SHARE Act removes bureaucratic roadblocks that inhibit Americans’ access to outdoor sporting activities on federal lands and reigns in federal encroachment on Second Amendment rights,” said Committee chair, U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah.

The package, which rehashes a popular series of measures pertaining to federally-controlled land that passed the House as a whole in 2014 but failed to make it into law, includes language to drop suppressors from National Firearms Act regulation. While doing away with the $200 transfer tax established in 1934 and refunding stamps paid over the past two years, it mandates the devices be considered Title I weapons, enabling their transfer after a simple National Instant Criminal Background Check.

National gun control groups slammed the action by lawmakers, which advances the package to a potential floor vote.

“Silencers distort the sound of a gun, and in the wrong hands, they put people’s safety at risk,” argued John Feinblatt, president of Everytown. “NRA leadership and their friends in Congress have gone behind closed doors to try to prop up lagging gun sales by making it easy for anyone to buy a silencer without a background check. This sham bill is a giveaway to the gun lobby, which cannot be allowed to use Congress to put profits ahead of public safety.”

South Carolina Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, the sponsor of the bill as well as the standalone version of the Hearing Protection Act, contended sportsmen contributed most of the funding used by conservation agencies through user-pay permits, licensing and excise taxes, giving them a unique say in how public land should be used and federal gun laws implemented.

“Sportsmen are the foundation of the conservation movement in the United States, yet some radical organizations seek to limit access to this pastime by restricting the Second Amendment, as well as land and game management,” said Duncan. “I believe this bill is a great start to build on in the future.”

While Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee want the bill reviewed by their committee, which could delay or derail a floor vote, the prospect of the Republican-controlled panel moving to hold further hearings on the SHARE Act is slim.

A successful vote in the House would send the measure to the Senate, who passed a similar package last year– the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act– though without addressing silencer deregulation.

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Re: SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 01:42:11 PM »
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Re: SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 10:54:39 PM »


https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3668/all-actions?overview=closed#tabs

All Actions

09/18/2017   Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 224.
Action By: House of Representatives

09/18/2017   Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives

09/18/2017   Committee on Transportation discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives

09/18/2017   Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
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09/18/2017   Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
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09/18/2017   Committee on Agriculture discharged.
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09/18/2017   Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 115-314, Part I.
(https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/115th-congress/house-report/314)

Action By: Committee on Natural Resources

SEC. 1506. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE.

  Title 18, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in section 921(a), by striking paragraph (24) and inserting the following:
  ``(24)(A) The terms `firearm silencer' and `firearm muffler' mean any
device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable
firearm, including the `keystone part' of such a device.
  ``(B) The term `keystone part' means, with respect to a firearm
silencer or firearm muffler, an externally visible part of a firearm
silencer or firearm muffler, without which a device capable of
silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm
cannot be assembled, but the term does not include any interchangeable
parts designed to mount a firearm silencer or firearm muffler to a
portable firearm.'';
          (2) in section 922(b)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``shotgun or
                rifle'' the first place it appears and inserting
                ``shotgun, rifle, firearm silencer or firearm
                muffler''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``rifle or
                shotgun'' and inserting ``shotgun, rifle, firearm
                silencer or firearm muffler''; and
          (3) in section 923(i)--
                  (A) by striking ``Licensed'' and inserting the
                following:
  ``(1) In the case of a firearm other than a firearm silencer or
firearm muffler, licensed''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(2) In the case of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, licensed
importers and licensed manufacturers shall identify by means of a
serial number engraved or cast on the keystone part of the firearm
silencer or firearm muffler, in such manner as the Attorney General
shall by regulations prescribe, each firearm silencer or firearm
muffler imported or manufactured by such importer or manufacturer,
except that, if a firearm silencer or firearm muffler does not have a
clearly identifiable keystone part or has multiple keystone parts,
licensed importers or licensed manufacturers shall submit a request for
a marking variance to the Attorney General. The Attorney General shall
grant such a request except on showing good cause that marking the
firearm silencer or firearm muffler as requested would not further the
purposes of this chapter.''.
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Re: SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 09:56:35 PM »
Can someone explain what the post above means in laymans a terms. I don't speak legalese but I think the share act is a good idea though I'd rather see the government repeal outdated or dumb laws before they create more of them

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Re: SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 11:19:08 AM »
Here comes the anti's response to Vegas:


"Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get."


— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017

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Re: SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 11:28:46 AM »
Here comes the anti's response to Vegas:


"Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get."


— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017

Absolutely sickening... Politics this early after the tragedy. How could anyone support her.

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Re: SHARE Act Published – HR3668 is Live
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 01:08:39 PM »
Can someone explain what the post above means in laymans a terms. I don't speak legalese but I think the share act is a good idea though I'd rather see the government repeal outdated or dumb laws before they create more of them

This act would basically allow legal citizens to walk in and purchase a silencer the same way we do a firearm.  I hope it goes through.

 

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