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S. 2525 – Comprehensive, National Firearms Registration
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:

  1. Require 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. 
  2. Grant the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) virtually unlimited discretion for the revocation and renewal of licenses.
  3. Extend the Brady law to all firearms sales and it would require persons holding a license to provide any information asked for by the BATF.
  4. Impose 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.
  5. Grant 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 stored.
  6. Commission more anti-gun studies and clearinghouses.

S. 2525 is with the Senate Judiciary Committee.


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