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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 HB2814

this is an anti-gun bill   evalutation

Another attempt by the anti-gun culture to open manufacturers up to civil responsibility for what criminals do. The thinking is that they can financially destroy the pro-gun movement by allowing civil courts to issue awards to plaintiffs that will financially ruin gun manufacturers.

Legislation Overview

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2022

Subject: Law: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 340.

Last Action Date: July 26, 2022


Companion Bill: SB1338


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82 sponsors: Adam Schiff (D); Jake Auchincloss (D); Karen Bass (D); Don Beyer (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Julia Brownley (D); Cori Bush (D); Val Demings (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Henry Johnson (D); John Larson (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Marie Newman (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Marilyn Strickland (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Dina Titus (D); Ritchie Torres (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Jason Crow (D); Dwight Evans (D); Grace Meng (D); Mary Gay Scanlon (D); Barbara Lee (D); Sean Casten (D); Terri Sewell (D); Ro Khanna (D); Joe Courtney (D); James Himes (D); Steve Cohen (D); Katie Porter (D); Charlie Crist (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Robert Scott (D); Mike Quigley (D); Mike Levin (D); Jesus Garcia (D); Nikema Williams (D); Katherine Clark (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Jackie Speier (D); Kathy Manning (D); Mondaire Jones (D); Mark Pocan (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Joseph Morelle (D); John Garamendi (D); Madeleine Dean (D); David Cicilline (D); Sara Jacobs (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Vicente Gonzalez (D); Conor Lamb (D); Haley Stevens (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Veronica Escobar (D); David Scott (D); Nanette Barragan (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Jimmy Gomez (D); Doris Matsui (D); Andre Carson (D); Norma Torres (D); Brian Higgins (D); Rick Larsen (D); Kweisi Mfume (D); Elaine Luria (D); Salud Carbajal (D); Judy Chu (D)

Chamber Date Action
House Jul 26 2022 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 117-436.
House Jul 26 2022 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 340.
House Jul 20 2022 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Jul 20 2022 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Discharged.
House Jul 20 2022 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 18.
House Oct 19 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Apr 22 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
House Apr 22 2021 Introduced in House
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 15 2021 federal bill text bill text
Introduced Jul 27 2022 federal bill text bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time


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