PA Bill Number: HB79
Title: In the State System of Higher Education, further providing for definitions and for powers and duties of councils of trustees.
Description: In the State System of Higher Education, further providing for definitions and for powers and duties of councils of trustees. ...
Last Action: Removed from table
Last Action Date: May 24, 2023
This is another effort to push Universal Background Checks to stop private sales of firearms. Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]
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)
|House||Dec 12 2018||Introduced in House|
|House||Dec 12 2018||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Dec 15 2018||federal bill text||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
There have not been any votes on this bill
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