Rep. Cassidy offers bill that expands definition of antique firearms

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WASHINGTON — Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge says he’ll introduce legislation to extend the definition of “antique firearms,” which can be sold without going through a federally licensed firearms dealer.

The action was praised by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Louisiana Shooters Association and other gun rights groups.

Under Cassidy’s bill, the definition of an antique firearm is changed from one manufactured before 1898 to one manufactured before 1913.

“Changing the definition of an ‘Antique Firearm’ strengthens the Second Amendment and protects our right as citizens to bear arms,” Cassidy said Friday.

“By fixing a law that should have been updated years ago, Americans can collect and share these items that are an important part of our nation’s history. ”

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