H.R. 117 – ‘Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013’


H.R. 117 – To provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns. 

This bill directs the Attorney General to establish a Federal system for licensure [of handgun owners] and registration of all handguns, to include a database of handguns and handgun owners.

Handgun ownership will be prohibited unless the owner has been licensed by said federal system, and the handgun itself is registered with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency.

The Attorney General may certify a State licensure system if;

  1. The State system includes a database of handguns and owners; and,
  2. The State system provides criminal penalties for possession of a handgun by anyone who;
  • has not completed a training course,
  • is not licensed by the state, or
  • has not registered the handgun as required above.



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