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PA Bill Number: HB55

Title: A Joint Resolution proposing separate and distinct amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, in declaration of rights, providing for ...

Description: A Joint Resolution proposing separate and distinct amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, in declaration of rights, providing for ...

Last Action: Laid on the table

Last Action Date: Jan 13, 2021

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Federal Legislation Tagged With 'Gun Sales And Transfers' Tag

this is an anti-gun bill

HB167

Session: 117th Congress

Title: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.

Description: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.

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

Last Action Date: January 4, 2021

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HB135

Session: 117th Congress

Title: To require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.

Description: To require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.

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

Last Action Date: January 4, 2021

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HB8821

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act

Description: To provide an incentive for firearm owners to sell their firearms safely and responsibly.

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

Last Action Date: November 27, 2020

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

SB4271

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2020

Description: A bill to reform Federal firearms laws, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 22, 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

this is an anti-gun bill

SB3815

Session: 116th Congress

Title: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2020

Description: Modifies requirements governing the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, it allows the NICS to retain records related to a firearms-related background check for as long as necessary to make a final determination of firearms eligibility. Additionally, it requires the NICS to query an additional database—the National Data Exchange—as part of a firearm-related background check.

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

Last Action Date: May 21, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6006

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2020

Description: Requires the National Tracing Center within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to establish and maintain an electronic, searchable database of records related to certain firearms transactions.

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

Last Action Date: February 27, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

SB3348

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2020

Description: Requires the National Tracing Center within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to establish and maintain an electronic, searchable database of records related to certain firearms transactions.

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

Last Action Date: February 27, 2020

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

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 pro-gun bill

HB3826

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from transmitting certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system.

Last Action: Committee Hearings Held.

Last Action Date: September 10, 2020

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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 pro-gun bill

SB1519

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019

Description: A bill to address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 16, 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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SB1395

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Age 21 Act

Description: Raises the minimum age to purchase a large capacity ammunition feeding device or semiautomatic assault weapon from 18 to 21 years of age.

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

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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HB167

Session: 116th Congress

Title: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer.

Description: Makes it unlawful for a person who is not a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm at a gun show. The prohibition does not apply to a transfer to a licensed manufacturer, importer, dealer, or collector. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term, or both.

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

Last Action Date: January 3, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2443

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Description: Removes certain restrictions on interstate firearms transactions. Among other things, the bill does the following: permits a licensed firearms dealer to sell firearms at an out-of-state gun show, subject to compliance with state laws; and specifies the particular states in which a member of the Armed Forces, or his or her spouse, is a resident for purposes of federal firearms laws.

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

Last Action Date: May 20, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2251

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act

Description: Broadens the scope of allowable firearm transactions involving active duty service members and their spouses. Specifically, the bill allows a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm or ammunition to the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty outside the United States. (Current law already allows a licensed dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm or ammunition to a member of the Armed Forces on active duty outside the United States.) The bill also specifies that, for purposes of federal firearms laws, a member of the Armed Forces on active duty, or his or her spouse, is a resident of the state in which (1) the member or spouse maintains legal residence, (2) the permanent duty station of the member is located, and (3) the member maintains a home from which he or she commutes to the permanent duty station.

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

Last Action Date: May 20, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1531

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2019

Description: To increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of firearms or explosives licenses to a known or suspected dangerous terrorist.

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

Last Action Date: April 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1454

Session: 116th Congress

Title: COOL OFF Act Choosing Our Own Lives Over Fast Firearms Act

Description: To provide for a 3-day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions.

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

Last Action Date: April 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HR145

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 1112) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

Description: Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.B. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 1112) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

Last Action: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Last Action Date: February 26, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1266

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

Description: Broadens the definition of "firearm" for purposes of federal firearms laws. Specifically, it includes as a firearm any combination of parts designed and intended to be used to convert a device into a firearm and from which a firearm may be readily assembled.

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

Last Action Date: March 25, 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

HB4765

Session: 115th Congress

Title: Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act of 2018

Description: Prevent Crime and Terrorism Act of 2018 This bill amends the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the President from removing any of the following items under category I, II, or III (firearms, armament, ammunition) of the United States Munitions List in order to transfer them to the Commerce Control List: (1) significant military equipment or their components, parts, or accessories; (2) flame throwers designed or modified for military application; or (3) devices for launching or delivering ordnance. Such items are currently under Department of State jurisdiction.

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

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018