||Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA)
introduced S. 2525 in the U.S. Senate on May 9, 2000.
Senators Barbara Boxer (CA), Frank Lautenberg (NJ),
and Charles Schumer (NY) have cosponsored the bill.
The purpose of S. 2525 is to create a system of national,
comprehensive registration of firearms.
S. 2525 would:
any person possessing a handgun or semiautomatic to
apply for a five-year license.
The application process would require the
applicant to provide a thumbprint, a fee of $25.00, and
a certificate verifying that he passed a
government-sponsored written examination and has signed
an agreement pertaining to the storage of the firearm.
However, the possession of a license does not
eliminate the requirement of a background check.
the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF)
virtually unlimited discretion for the revocation and
renewal of licenses.
the Brady law to all firearms sales and it would require
persons holding a license to provide any information
asked for by the BATF.
criminal penalties to the license holder for failing to
inform the government of his change of address and the
loss or theft of a firearm.
authority to government to issue regulations, orders and
injunctions including the authority to inspect a
person’s home or other places a firearm might be
more anti-gun studies and clearinghouses.
S. 2525 is with the Senate