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PA Bill Number: HB2856

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, and establishing the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program ...

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, and establishing the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program . ...

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Last Action Date: Sep 24, 2022

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB2544

this is an anti-gun bill   evalutation

An attempt to outlaw silencers based on myth and opinion rather than fact and historical data.

Legislation Overview

Title: Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Trade restrictions

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.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2544/all-info

Companion Bill: SB1131

Sponsors

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18 sponsors: Bonnie Coleman (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Andre Carson (D); Veronica Escobar (D); Danny Davis (D); Frank Pallone (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Donald Payne (D); Henry Johnson (D); Betty McCollum (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Bobby Rush (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Terri Sewell (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Dina Titus (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Oct 19 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Apr 14 2021 Introduced in House
House Apr 14 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 8 2021 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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