Help us help us keep you informed about any challenge to your second amendment rights by making a small donation or becoming a supporting member. Even a small $5.00 donation helps us keep you up to date on your rights and informed on all firearm related information. We can't do it without your support!

toggle menu

Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB3853

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Dealer Accountability Act

Subject: Business records: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Gun Dealer Accountability Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to grant discretion to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to approve an application by, and issue a federal firearms license to, a gun dealer. Additionally, it authorizes the ATF to conduct more than one compliance inspection during a 12-month period if, in the preceding two years, a court has found that a licensed gun dealer transferred a firearm unlawfully, or the Department of Justice (DOJ) has found that 10 or more firearms used in crimes have been traced back to the dealer. Finally, the bill amends the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, to permit the ATF to require a licensed gun dealer to conduct a physical inventory if, in the preceding two years, a court has found that a licensed gun dealer transferred a firearm unlawfully or DOJ has found that 10 or more firearms used in crimes have been traced back to the dealer.

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: November 23, 2015

Link: NA

Sponsors

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'.

2 sponsors: Gwen Moore (D); Chris Van Hollen (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (2 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Nov 23, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Oct 28, 2015 Introduced in House
House Oct 28, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Oct 29 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

Discuss this bill and other firearm related topics in our brand new discussion forum

Comments On This Bill

We want you to speak your mind but please keep your comments 'family friendly'.