HR 3947 : Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Position: Support Status: Died in a previous Congress

The bill will make illegal the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, possession products (accessories) that are designed to increase the rate of a semiautomatic firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm while not actually converting the semiautomatic firearm into a machine gun.


Introduced on October 4, 2017 by David Cicilline [D-RI1] This bill is co-sponsored by the Oregon Democratic Congressional Delegation: Congresswoman Bonamici, Congressman Blumenauer, Congressman DeFazio, and Congressman Schfader. Republican Congressman Walden has NOT co-sponsored this bill. 175 cosponsors (175 D) Identical to S. 1916

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), on and after the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, it shall be unlawful for any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.
(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to the importation for, manufacture for, sale to, transfer to, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a State, or a department, agency, or political subdivision thereof.
Identical to S. 1916.