View Amendment Current Amendment: 10 to Bill 3094

Senator KIMPSON proposed the following amendment (DG\3094C002.NBD.DG21):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/ SECTION___. Chapter 31, Title 23 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Article 2

South Carolina Background Completion Act

Section 23-31-100.(A) For the purposes of this article, 'firearm' means a weapon, including a starter gun, which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of such weapon; a firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or a destructive device; but the term does not include an antique firearm. In the case of a licensed collector, the term means only curios and relics.

(B) It is unlawful for any person, or any federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, to sell, exchange, or transfer a firearm to any other person before completion of a background check through SLED and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System ( NICS) established pursuant to the Section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act of 1993.

(C) Any person, or federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer who knowingly violates subsection (B) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction, must be fined not more than two thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years. "