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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB2871

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act

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

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.

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: July 9, 2015

Link: NA


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20 sponsors: Don Beyer (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Henry Johnson (D); Sam Farr (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Alcee Hastings (D); James McGovern (D); Charles Rangel (D); Yvette Clarke (D); William Keating (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Jackie Speier (D); Eliot Engel (D); Juan Vargas (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (20 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jul 9, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jun 24, 2015 Introduced in House
House Jun 24, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 30 2015 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

There have not been any votes on this bill

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