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SA 786. Mr. BEGICH (for himself and Mr. HATCH) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2112, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of the amendment, insert the following:
(a) Firearms Dispositions.--Section 922(b)(3)(A) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) by striking "rifle or shotgun" and inserting "firearm";
(2) by striking "located" and inserting "located or temporarily located"; and
(3) by striking "both such States" and inserting "the State in which the transfer is conducted and the State of residence of the transferee".
(b) Dealer Location.--Section 923 of such title is amended--
(1) in subsection (j)--
(A) in the first sentence, by striking ", and such location is in the State which is specified on the license"; and
(B) in the last sentence--
(i) by inserting "transfer," after "sell,"; and
(ii) by striking all that follows "Act" and inserting a period; and
(2) by adding at the end the following:
"(m) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the sale, transfer, delivery, or other disposition of a firearm or ammunition--
"(1) by a person licensed under this chapter to another person so licensed, at any location in any State; or
"(2) by a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer to a person not licensed under this chapter, at a temporary location described in subsection (j) in any State.".
(c) Residence of United States Officers.--Section 921 of such title is amended by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
"(b) For purposes of this chapter:
"(1) A member of the Armed Forces on active duty is a resident of--
"(A) the State in which the member maintains legal residence;
"(B) the State in which the permanent duty station of the member is located; and
"(C) the State in which the member maintains a place of abode from which the member commutes each day to the permanent duty station.
"(2) An officer or employee of the United States (other than a member of the Armed Forces) stationed outside the United States for a period exceeding one year is a resident of the State in which the member maintains legal residence.".

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 18, 2011.)