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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB5087

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions

Description: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is: (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. Additionally, the bill does not prohibit, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The legislation amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to require law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW. It also amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

Link: NA

Sponsors

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177 sponsors: David Cicilline (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Alma Adams (D); Pete Aguilar (D); Nanette Barragan (D); Karen Bass (D); Ami Bera (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Don Beyer (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Lisa Rochester (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Robert Brady (D); Anthony Brown (D); Julia Brownley (D); G. Butterfield (D); Salud Carbajal (D); Michael Capuano (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Andre Carson (D); Kathy Castor (D); Judy Chu (D); Steve Cohen (D); Luis Correa (D); Katherine Clark (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Lacy Clay (D); James Clyburn (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Joe Courtney (D); Charlie Crist (D); Joseph Crowley (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Danny Davis (D); Susan Davis (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Diana DeGette (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); John Delaney (D); Val Demings (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Lloyd Doggett (D); Michael Doyle (D); Keith Ellison (D); Eliot Engel (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Lois Frankel (D); Bill Foster (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Ruben Gallego (D); John Garamendi (D); Jimmy Gomez (D); Al Green (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Colleen Hanabusa (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Denny Heck (D); Brian Higgins (D); James Himes (D); Steny Hoyer (D); Jared Huffman (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Henry Johnson (D); Marcy Kaptur (D); William Keating (D); Robin Kelly (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); Ro Khanna (D); Ruben Kihuen (D); Daniel Kildee (D); Derek Kilmer (D); Raja Krishnamoorthi (D); Ann Kuster (D); James Langevin (D); John Larson (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Al Lawson (D); Barbara Lee (D); Sander Levin (D); John Lewis (D); Ted Lieu (D); David Loebsack (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Nita Lowey (D); Ben Lujan (D); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Betty McCollum (D); Donald McEachin (D); James McGovern (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Sean Maloney (D); Doris Matsui (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Grace Meng (D); Seth Moulton (D); Gwen Moore (D); Stephanie Murphy (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Richard Neal (D); Richard Nolan (D); Donald Norcross (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); Frank Pallone (D); Jimmy Panetta (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Donald Payne (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Scott Peters (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Jared Polis (D); Mark Pocan (D); David Price (D); Mike Quigley (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Bobby Rush (D); Tim Ryan (D); Linda Sanchez (D); John Sarbanes (D); Jose Serrano (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Adam Schiff (D); Bradley Schneider (D); David Scott (D); Robert Scott (D); Carol Shea-Porter (D); Brad Sherman (D); Albio Sires (D); Adam Smith (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Darren Soto (D); Jackie Speier (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Mark Takano (D); Dina Titus (D); Paul Tonko (D); Norma Torres (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Juan Vargas (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Peter Visclosky (D); Timothy Walz (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Maxine Waters (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Peter Welch (D); John Yarmuth (D); Nancy Pelosi (D); Josh Gottheimer (D); Jim Cooper (D); Debbie Dingell (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Dwight Evans (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Gregorio Sablan (I); Daniel Lipinski (D); Rick Larsen (D); Joaquin Castro (D); Raul Ruiz (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 41% (177 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 20, 2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Feb 26, 2018 Introduced in House
House Feb 26, 2018 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 28 2018 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

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