H.R. 1186 would ban, with a few exceptions, importing, manufacturing, and selling high-capacity ammunition feeding devices (defined as devices that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition) in interstate or foreign commerce.
Because people who violate the bill’s provisions could be subject to prosecution, the federal government might collect additional criminal fines under the legislation. Criminal fines are recorded as revenues, deposited in the Crime Victims Fund, and later spent without further appropriation action. CBO expects that any additional revenues and associated direct spending would not be significant because few additional cases would probably be affected.
H.R. 1186 contains private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA). CBO estimates that the cost of complying with the mandates would exceed the annual threshold established in UMRA for private-sector mandates ($164 million, respectively, in 2019, adjusted annually for inflation).
The bill would prohibit manufacturers, importers, and dealers of high-capacity ammunition feeding devices and accessories from selling or transferring the devices to civilians and would require manufacturers and importers of the devices to engrave or cast a serial number and date on each device.