Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Democrats propose background checks to purchase POWDER

If this bill becomes law you can forget mail order purchases of powder used for reloading.  Purchases from vendors at shoots will be a thing of the past.

Will any club sell powder to members if a background check is required for each sale of an individual can of powder?

I don't think a big impact on sporting clays in regard to clay target shooting, compared to the other clay target sports, as I don't run into many that reload (value packs are popular), but the number of those who reload for skeet and trap shooting is where this bill will see the biggest impact!

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S. 792: Explosive Materials Background Check Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 23, 2013 (Introduced).
 
Mr. REID (for Mr. LAUTENBERG) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL
To strengthen the enforcement of background checks with respect to the use of explosive materials.
    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 ‘Explosive Materials Background Check Act’.

SEC. 2. EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS BACKGROUND CHECKS.

    (a) Amendments to Title 18- Chapter 40 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
      (1) in section 841--
        (A) in subsection (d), by inserting ‘smokeless powder and black powder substitutes,’ after ‘black powder,’; and

         

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