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PA Bill Number: HB2759

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Aug 9, 2022

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Federal Legislation Tagged With 'License To Own' Tag

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4263

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Federal Firearm Licensing Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require licenses to acquire or receive firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 19, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4184

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2022

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Among the requirements, the bill 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: May 11, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7730

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2022

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Among the requirements, the bill 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 House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 11, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2325

Session: 117th Congress

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2021

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: July 13, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4238

Session: 117th Congress

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2021

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: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 29, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB3740

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2021

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 House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 4, 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 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2426

Session: 117th Congress

Title: State Access to Firearms Evading Revocation Act

Description: The bill expands the categories of persons to whom the sale or disposition of a firearm or ammunition is prohibited. Specifically, the bill adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons (1) who have had a state permit or license to purchase, own, or possess a firearm revoked and not reinstated; or (2) who have been ordered by a state court to surrender all firearms and such firearms have not been lawfully returned.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB770

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB5875

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: March 10, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

HB5716

Session: 116th Congress

Title: SAFER Voter Act. Second Amendment For Every Registrable Voter Act

Description: Reduces the minimum age—from 21 years to 18 years—at which an individual may obtain a handgun from a federally licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector.

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

Last Action Date: January 30, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2449

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Federal Firearm Licensing Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require licenses to acquire or receive firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 10, 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

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

HB3569

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

Last Action Date: July 30, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB3285

Session: 116th 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 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: July 30, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1844

Session: 116th 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: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 13, 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