H.R.6137 - Preventing Gun Violence Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
Text: H.R.6137 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
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Introduced in House (09/15/2010)
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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 6137 Introduced in House (IH)] 111th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6137 To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent act while a juvenile. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 15, 2010 Mr. Israel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent act while a juvenile. 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 ``Preventing Gun Violence Act''. SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A PERSON WHO IS ADJUDICATED TO HAVE COMMITTED A VIOLENT ACT WHILE A JUVENILE. (a) Possession Ban.--Section 922(g) of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by striking ``or'' at the end of paragraph (8); (2) by striking the comma at the end of paragraph (9) and inserting ``; or''; and (3) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following: ``(10) who has been adjudicated by a court of the United States to have committed a violent juvenile act,''. (b) Violent Juvenile Act Defined.--Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(36)(A) The term `violent juvenile act' means an act by a person before the person attains 18 years of age that, if committed by an adult, would be punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year, and-- ``(i) has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person; or ``(ii) that by its nature, involves a substantial risk that physical force against another person may be used in the course of committing the act.''. <all>