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PA Bill Number: HB2775

Title: In inchoate crimes, further providing for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility; in firearms and other dangerous ...

Description: In inchoate crimes, further providing for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility; in firearms and other dangerous ... ...

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Federal Legislation Tagged With 'NFA And Class 3' Tag

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SB4069

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Pistol Brace Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend the National Firearms Act to provide an exception for stabilizing braces, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: April 7, 2022

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HB5427

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act of 2021

Description: Subjects bump stocks to regulation under federal firearms laws. Specifically, the bill adds bump stocks to the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act. Additionally, it includes bump stocks in the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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: September 29, 2021

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HB4953

Session: 117th Congress

Title: National Firearms Amendments Act of 2021

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: August 6, 2021

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HB4312

Session: 117th Congress

Title: NFA SBS Act No Frivolous Application for Short-Barreled Shotguns Act

Description: Removes certain short-barreled shotguns from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the sale or transportation of such shotguns in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled shotgun as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such shotguns where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled shotguns. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of shotguns described by this bill within one year after the enactment of this bill.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 1, 2021

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SB2050

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: Removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definitions of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

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

Last Action Date: June 15, 2021

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HB3823

Session: 117th Congress

Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to update the definition of rifles, and for other purposes.

Description: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to update the definition of rifles, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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: June 11, 2021

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HB3299

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Protecting Our Communities Act

Description: This expands the types of parts, weapons, and devices that are subject to regulation under federal firearms laws. The bill also establishes a notification requirement following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial. Specifically, the bill includes as a firearm any combination of parts designed or intended to be used to convert a device into a firearm and from which a firearm may be readily assembled; adds armor-piercing, concealable weapons to the list of firearms subject to regulation under federal firearms laws; and provides statutory authority for the regulation issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to classify bump-stock devices as machine guns for the purposes of federal firearms laws. Additionally, the bill 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: November 9, 2021

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HB3101

Session: 117th Congress

Title: RIFLE Act Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises Act

Description: Repeals the excise tax on the transfer of firearms. The bill shall not be construed as placing any regulated firearms under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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

Last Action Date: May 11, 2021

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SB1131

Session: 117th Congress

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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HB2544

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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SB1101

Session: 117th Congress

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Description: Modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Finally, the bill does the following: preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA, eliminates mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer or muffler, and permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

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

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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HB2427

Session: 117th Congress

Title: NFA Modernization Act of 2021

Description: Increases from $200 to $300 the excise tax on the transfer of certain firearms. It also establishes a Firearms Trust Fund and transfers to such fund the revenues from the increased excise tax. The bill requires equal 50% expenditures from the fund for gun violence prevention initiatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Explosives and the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB803

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: March 17, 2021

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HB1758

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB933

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB95

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: Removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definitions of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB8461

Session: 116th Congress

Title: To amend the Arms Export Control Act relating to export licenses for firearm silencers.

Description: Prohibits the President from approving or issuing a license to export firearm silencers unless the recipient end-user of the firearm silencers is the government of a foreign country or any person acting on behalf of such government.

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

Last Action Date: September 30, 2020

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HB6126

Session: 116th Congress

Title: End the Normalized Delay of Suppressors Act of 2020

Description: Modifies procedural requirements related to the transfer of a silencer. Specifically, it permits the transfer of a silencer if 90 days have elapsed since the application to transfer the silencer was filed, and the application has not been denied. The bill also establishes reporting requirements on the timeliness of criminal background checks conducted with respect to certain prospective firearm transfers.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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: March 5, 2020

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HB5289

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2019

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: January 30, 2020

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HB4594

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Bumpstocks and Acceleration Devices Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to treat bump-stock-type devices as machineguns, and to ban the possession or transfer of other devices designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic firearm.

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

Last Action Date: October 28, 2019

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HB3454

Session: 116th Congress

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act

Description: To regulate firearm silencers and firearm mufflers.

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

Last Action Date: July 30, 2019

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SB1943

Session: 116th Congress

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2019

Description: A bill to regulate firearm silencers and firearm mufflers.

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

Last Action Date: June 24, 2019

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HB3404

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfers Act of 2019

Description: To amend the National Firearms Act to require that local chief law enforcement officers be notified of, and provided a 90-day period to deny, firearm transfers.

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

Last Action Date: June 21, 2019

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HB2671

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Flamethrowers? Really? Act

Description: Subjects flamethrowers to regulation under federal firearms laws. It generally prohibits their manufacture, sale, transfer, and possession.

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

Last Action Date: May 10, 2019

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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

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HB155

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: Removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definition of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

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

Last Action Date: January 3, 2019