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PA Bill Number: HB1967

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for elk hunting licenses.

Description: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for elk hunting licenses. ...

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: Oct 12, 2021

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this is an anti-gun bill

HB5465

Session: 117th Congress

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to require federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2908

Session: 117th Congress

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4423

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Gun Theft Prevention Act Gun Theft Prevention Act

Description: To enhance safety and security at federally licensed gun shops, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB2449

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2021 Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2021

Description: A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4271

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021 Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021

Description: Modifies the requirements and penalties applicable to an individual who engages in the business of dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms (i.e., a federal firearms licensee, or FFL). Among other things, the bill does the following: increases the allowable number of annual compliance inspections; authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections; increases the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records; allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL; allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 30, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2707

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Authorizes a grant program for states, local governments, and Indian tribes to implement and evaluate handgun purchaser licensing requirements.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2715

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1237

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1691

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Second Amendment Protection Act

Description: To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue guidance to identify firearms business operations of licensed manufacturers and licensed dealers as essential businesses during certain national emergencies, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB529

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB591

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB647

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearm Sales Act

Description: Restricts the sale or transfer of shotguns and rifles across state lines. Specifically, it prohibits a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector from selling or transferring a rifle or shotgun to an out-of-state resident. Current law allows such sales or transfers if both parties meet in person to conduct the transaction and if the transaction complies with the laws of both states.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB8681

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Stopping the Fraudulent Sales of Firearms Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to make fraudulent dealings in firearms and ammunition unlawful, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: October 23, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7977

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct Act of 2020

Description: To require federally licensed firearms manufacturers, importers, and dealers and their employees to undergo annual training to be eligible to sell a firearm, to require a notice to be posted at retail firearms locations that describes the signs of unlawful firearms purchases, to require such licensees to maintain a minimum level of business liability insurance, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: August 7, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4068

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2020

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 25, 2020

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HB4926

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Prevent Family Fire Act of 2019

Description: Allows a new business-related tax credit for 10% of the amount of the first retail sale of a safe firearm storage device. The amount upon which the credit is based may not exceed $400. A "safe firearm storage device" is a device that (1) is designed and marketed to deny unauthorized access to, or rendering inoperable, a firearm or ammunition; and (2) is secured by a combination lock, key lock, or lock based on biometric information. This credit terminates after December 31, 2026.

Last Action: Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H8707)

Last Action Date: October 31, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4872

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

Description: Imposes restrictions on the transfer of business inventory firearms by a firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer whose license is revoked or denied. An individual who violates the restrictions is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, prison term of up to one year (or five years if the violation was willful), or both.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: December 18, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4324

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2019

Description: Expands reporting requirements with respect to sales or dispositions of multiple firearms. Currently, a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a gun dealer) must report multiple sales of pistols or revolvers to the same person within five business days. requires a federal firearms licensee to report multiple sales or dispositions of any firearms to the same person within five business days.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: October 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4255

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act

Description: To prevent the illegal sale of firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: October 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2376

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2019

Description: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 31, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4116

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Prevent Gun Trafficking Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to combat straw purchases of firearms and deter firearms trafficking.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: August 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1779

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB3214

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: June 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB3234

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019

Description: To ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms dealers.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: June 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1795

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019

Description: A bill to ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms dealers.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 12, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2674

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Theft Prevention Act

Description: To enhance safety and security at federally licensed gun shops, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: June 26, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1134

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act of 2019

Description: Prohibits the President from removing various items from the U.S. Munitions List, which lists weapons and related equipment that are subject to export controls. Items that the President may not remove from the list include combat shotguns, silencers, flame throwers, electric armor, and various types of ammunition and weapons components.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2634

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearm Sales Act

Description: Generally prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer, or collector (transferor) from selling or delivering a rifle or shotgun to an out-of-state resident (transferee). Specifically, the bill removes an exception under current law that allows a transferee to obtain a rifle or shotgun from a transferor in another state, provided that (1) the transferee and transferor meet in person to accomplish the transfer; and (2) the sale, delivery, and receipt of the firearm comply with the laws of both states.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: June 26, 2019

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HB2319

Session: 116th Congress

Title: 21st Century NICS Act

Description: Modifies provisions governing the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, it permits the NICS to query an additional database—the National Data Exchange—as part of a firearm-related background check.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: May 20, 2019

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HB2179

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to enhance penalties for certain thefts of a firearm from certain Federal firearms licensees, and to criminalize the theft of a firearm from a gun range that rents firearms or a shooting club.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: May 15, 2019

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HB1671

Session: 116th Congress

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019

Description: Requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: April 12, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1339

Session: 116th Congress

Title: MVP Act of 2019 The Mass Violence Prevention Act of 2019

Description: To enhance penalties for theft of a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee, to establish a Mass Violence Prevention Center, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 25, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB320

Session: 116th Congress

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: Establishes security requirements for the business premises of a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer. Specifically, when the premises are closed for business, an importer, manufacturer, or dealer must secure the firearms inventory and securely store paper business records. A violator is subject to penalties—a civil fine, suspension or revocation of a license, or both a civil fine and suspension or revocation of a license.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 4, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB939

Session: 116th Congress

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: Establishes security requirements for the business premises of a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer. Specifically, when the premises are closed for business, an importer, manufacturer, or dealer must secure the firearms inventory and securely store paper business records. A violator is subject to penalties—a civil fine, suspension or revocation of a license, or both a civil fine and suspension or revocation of a license.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 22, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB717

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Raise the Age Act

Description: Establishes new restrictions on the sale or transfer of certain semiautomatic firearms to individuals under 21 years of age. Specifically, this bill makes it unlawful for a licensed gun dealer, importer, manufacturer, or collector to sell or deliver a semiautomatic center-fire rifle that has the capacity to accept more than five rounds to an individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under age 21. The prohibition does not apply if the individual under age 21 is a full-time law enforcement officer or active-duty member of the Armed Forces. The bill also requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report on the operation of its public access line, including a description of information sharing protocols and recommendations for improving such protocols.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB686

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2019

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, purchase, shipment, and transport of ammunition. Among other things, the bill does the following: requires an ammunition dealer to be licensed; requires ammunition sales to be conducted in person; and requires a licensed ammunition importer, manufacturer, or dealer to report on bulk sales of ammunition.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2019