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PA Bill Number: HB1725

Title: In inchoate crimes, prohibiting the possession of firearm at polling place.

Description: In inchoate crimes, prohibiting the possession of firearm at polling place. ...

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Last Action Date: Jul 17, 2019

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB4168

this is an anti-gun bill   evalutation

This legislation text is under development but the sponsor is Congr. Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8), and this approach will likely expand machine gun level restrictions (NFA) to bump stocks and certain firearm accessories based on a 'rate of fire' standard similar to the despised 'sporting purposes test' for imported firearms.

Legislation Overview

Title: Closing the Bump-Stock Loophole Act

Subject: Taxation: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Licensing and registrations: Sales and excise taxes

Description: Closing the Bump-Stock Loophole Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to regulate a reciprocating stock, or any other device which is designed to accelerate substantially the rate of fire of a semiautomatic weapon (i.e., bump stocks) in the same manner as a machine gun. Any person possessing such a device when this bill is enacted must register the device with the ATF within one year of the enactment of this bill, and the registration must be included in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. The bill defines a "semiautomatic weapon" as any repeating weapon that: (1) utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and (2) requires a separate function of the trigger to fire each cartridge.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: October 31, 2017



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

8 sponsors: Brian Fitzpatrick (R); Dina Titus (D); David Trott (R); Daniel Kildee (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Ruben Kihuen (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Ro Khanna (D)

Chamber Date Action
House Oct 31 2017 Introduced in House
House Oct 31 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Nov 3 2017 federal bill text bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Ways And Means


There have not been any votes on this bill

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