Bill to Obtain a Permit to Operate Firearms

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A Bill to Obtain a Permit to Operate Firearms in Order to Prevent Public Shooting Massacres

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

SEC 1.

            This Act may be cited as The Detect, Prevent bill.

SEC 2.  

(a)   Public Shooting Massacre involves an incident in which multiple people are either killed or injured in a public setting by an individual or individuals with a gun or guns.

SEC. 3.

(a)   Individuals wishing to purchase or own a gun must pass a mental health evaluation from a licensed psychiatric practitioner.

1)      Should the licensed psychiatric practitioner determine that the individual is a threat to the individual’s self or others, the individual may not purchase a gun for the following year.

                                                                    i.            Examples of being a threat would include, but are not limited to, suicidal tendencies, rage, drug abuse, and paranoia.

2)      An individual may be reassessed by a psychiatric practitioner the following year to determine whether or not the individual has proven to have made improvements in their mental health.

3)      The licensed psychiatric practitioner must either fax or mail a proof of evaluation to the state’s gun permit centers. Individuals wishing to purchase a gun may not deliver a proof of evaluation.

(b)   Individuals wishing to purchase or own a gun must pass a background check.

(c)   Individuals wishing to purchase or own a gun must pass a practical test.

1)      The practical test shall include gun safety knowledge, local and federal gun laws, and how to properly operate a firearm.

2)      The practical test must be consistent nationwide and contain twenty-five (25) questions.

3)      For the individual to pass the test, a minimum of eighty (80) percent of the questions must be answered correctly.

4)      The practical test must be taken in person at a state’s designated testing facility and the individual wishing to purchase a gun must provide an ID accepted by the state as well as a social security card.

5)      In the event a state accepted ID and a social security card cannot be provided, the state must deny the individual’s request to obtain a gun permit.

(d)   Once the above has been completed, the individual wishing to purchase or own a gun may be granted a permit for gun ownership at the state’s discretion.

1)      All guns must be registered to a federal database.

2)      Law enforcement may ask for the permit and registration from the gun owner, of which the gun owner must provide.

(e)   Loss of a firearm must be reported to law enforcement within twenty-four (24) hours of discovery.

(f)    Current gun owners must obtain a permit by passing the practical test and register their firearms before or on the date this bill goes into effect.

(g)   In the event multiple individuals wish to share a gun, each individual must possess a permit to operate a firearm.

SEC. 4.

(a)   The costs of obtaining a permit and registering a weapon will be at the expense of an individual wishing to purchase or own a gun.

(b)   Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies will enforce the bill to its fullest.

(c)   Ten (10) million dollars shall be allocated to the creation of the federal data base of gun ownership.

SEC. 5.

(a)   Should an individual own a gun without proper permit and/or registration, the individual will be fined up to $5,000, be jailed up to five (5) years, have their guns confiscated, and may not purchase or own guns in the future.

(b)   Should an individual own a gun, but not have proof of proper permit and/or registration on them at the time law enforcement asks for proof, the individual may be fined up to $500.

(c)   Should a business or individual sell a gun to an individual without a permit, the seller may be fined up to $10,000, be jailed up to ten (10) years, and may not purchase or own guns in the future.

SEC. 6.

(a)   This bill will go into effect on the first of January 2020.

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