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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 HB7274

this is an anti-gun bill   evalutation

This is another effort to push Universal Background Checks to stop private sales of firearms. Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]

Legislation Overview

Title: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations

Description: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the criminal liability standard for certain firearm sales or transfers. Current law makes it a crime for any person to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm). This legislation eliminates the "knowingly" standard to impose criminal liability on any person who sells or transfers a firearm to a prohibited person, regardless of whether such seller or transferor knows that the buyer is a prohibited person. A defendant seller or transferor may assert as an affirmative defense against prosecution evidence to prove that the buyer or recipient passed a background check or possessed a valid concealed carry permit in the state of transfer. The affirmative defense does not apply if defendant knew or had reasonable cause to believe the buyer or recipient was a prohibited person.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: December 12, 2018



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1 sponsors: Don Beyer (D)

Chamber Date Action
House Dec 12 2018 Introduced in House
House Dec 12 2018 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 15 2018 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: Judiciary


There have not been any votes on this bill

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