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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation SB1916

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Firearms and explosives: Trade restrictions

Description: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. The bill does not prohibit, with respect to such firearm accessories, the importation or manufacture for, sale or transfer to, or possession by a federal, state, or local government. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

Link: NA

Companion Bill: HB3947


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42 sponsors: Dianne Feinstein (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Edward Markey (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Richard Durbin (D); Robert Casey (D); Jack Reed (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Thomas Carper (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Christopher Coons (D); Al Franken (D); Cory Booker (D); Kamala Harris (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Patrick Leahy (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Charles Schumer (D); Maria Cantwell (D); Claire McCaskill (D); Bill Nelson (D); Patty Murray (D); Tom Udall (D); Tim Kaine (D); Brian Schatz (D); Ron Wyden (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Robert Menendez (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Mark Warner (D); Michael Bennet (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Gary Peters (D); Tina Smith (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 42% (42 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 14, 2018 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Senate Dec 6, 2017 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Senate Oct 4, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6351-6352)
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Oct 11 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time


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