People who owned covered firearms and LCAFDs be allowed to have these products “grandfathered” and can keep the items but must securely store the LCAFDs and firearms. Grandfathered LCAFDs and firearms may not be sold or transferred (exceptions exist).
The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.
The bill also exempts for certain law enforcement work, authorized tests or experiments, retired law enforcement officers, and work related to securing nuclear materials.
Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.
The bill requires law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW.
It also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.