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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 And Ammo Registration' Tag

this is an anti-gun bill

HB127

Session: 117th Congress

Title: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

Description: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

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

Last Action Date: January 4, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4718

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Stopping the Fraudulent Sales of Firearms Act

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

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5874)

Last Action Date: September 24, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7702

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Background Check Point of Contact Act of 2020

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice to make annual grants to an eligible state that establishes or maintains a point-of-contact system for a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer to verify that a firearm sale or transfer would be lawful. To be eligible for such a grant, the state shall meet certain requirements related to the system, including (1) prohibiting a sale or transfer from being completed unless the parties to the transaction receive an approval from the system within 10 days of the start of the transaction; (2) operating a hotline for contacting the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), for use by licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers; and (3) publishing an annual report with certain information from the system and information substantially similar to the information found in a NICS operations report.

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

Last Action Date: July 21, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

SB4040

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Owner Privacy Act

Description: A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to protect the rights of citizens under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 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

SB3743

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2020

Description: Generally prohibits and penalizes the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of a ghost gun. A ghost gun is a firearm that lacks a unique serial number.

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

Last Action Date: May 14, 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

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

HB4081

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act

Description: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

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

Last Action Date: August 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4082

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Santa Fe High School Victims Act

Description: To prohibit the private purchase or sale of a firearm or ammunition except through a federally licensed firearms dealer, to impose additional requirements on such a dealer, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4062

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2019

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Among other things, the bill does the following: generally requires owners of certain firearms—handguns and semiautomatic rifles capable of accepting a detachable ammunition feeding device—to obtain a license, and establishes background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties.

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

Last Action Date: August 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2272

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2019

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Among other things, the bill does the following: generally requires owners of certain firearms—handguns and semiautomatic rifles capable of accepting a detachable ammunition feeding device—to obtain a license, and establishes background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties.

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

Last Action Date: July 25, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB3599

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Law Enforcement Needs to Know Act

Description: Directs the Department of Justice to award grants to state and tribal governments to enroll individuals who purchase firearms or apply for firearm licenses in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Rap Back Service. The service provides notice to authorized law enforcement agencies of arrests or other activity of firearm licensees that might impact their continued eligibility for a license.

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

Last Action Date: July 30, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2014

Session: 116th Congress

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2019

Description: Authorizes grants for states to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements. A state's requirements must incorporate certain elements, including the following: an individual must have a firearms license at the time of acquiring, and during the entire period of possessing, a firearm or ammunition; and an individual who sells, rents, or leases a minimum number of firearms, or sells ammunition, must obtain a firearms dealer license.

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

Last Action Date: June 27, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB3553

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2019

Description: Generally prohibits and penalizes the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of a ghost gun. A ghost gun is a firearm that lacks a unique serial number.

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

Last Action Date: August 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1924

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: A bill to prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.

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

Last Action Date: June 20, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1761

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Prohibits federal funding of, or support for, state databases that list (1) firearms lawfully owned or possessed, or (2) individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.

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

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1705

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: To prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.

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

Last Action Date: April 12, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1263

Session: 116th Congress

Title: National Firearms Amendments Act of 2019

Description: Includes within the definition of firearm under the National Firearms Act a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: February 14, 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 pro-gun bill

SB351

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Prohibits federal funding of, or support for, state databases that list (1) firearms lawfully owned or possessed, or (2) individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB821

Session: 116th Congress

Title: NICS Review Act of 2019

Description: Revises the amount of time that the national instant criminal background check system retains certain information about an approved firearm transaction. Currently, identifying information about an approved firearm purchaser must be destroyed within 24 hours. requires identifying information about an approved firearm purchaser to be retained for at least 90 days before it can be destroyed.

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

Last Action Date: March 25, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB820

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2019

Description: Establishes new requirements regarding firearm transfers at gun shows. Specifically, the bill requires the following: a person who operates a gun show must meet certain requirements (e.g., minimum age and registration); and a firearm transfer between private parties at a gun show must be facilitated by a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer in compliance with certain background check and recordkeeping requirements.

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

Last Action Date: March 25, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB822

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2019

Description: Establishes requirements for gun purchasers and gun owners to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy. A qualified liability insurance policy, with respect to a firearm purchaser, is a policy that covers losses resulting from use of the firearm while it is owned by the purchaser. A person who violates or fails to comply with the requirements is subject to a criminal fine of up to $10,000.

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

Last Action Date: March 25, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB687

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2019

Description: Establishes a statutory framework for the licensing and registration of all handguns owned, possessed, or controlled in the United States.

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

this is an anti-gun bill

SB66

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

Description: Makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S103-104)

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB42

Session: 116th 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: January 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB8

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

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 the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7274

Session: 115th Congress

Title: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act

Description: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the criminal liability standard for certain firearm sales or transfers. Current law makes it a crime for any person to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm). This legislation eliminates the "knowingly" standard to impose criminal liability on any person who sells or transfers a firearm to a prohibited person, regardless of whether such seller or transferor knows that the buyer is a prohibited person. A defendant seller or transferor may assert as an affirmative defense against prosecution evidence to prove that the buyer or recipient passed a background check or possessed a valid concealed carry permit in the state of transfer. The affirmative defense does not apply if defendant knew or had reasonable cause to believe the buyer or recipient was a prohibited person.

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

Last Action Date: December 12, 2018