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184 total bills, 124 anti-gun bills,
49 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation

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HB1004

Title: Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2021

Description: Establishes requirements for gun purchasers and gun owners to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy. A qualified liability insurance policy, with respect to a firearm purchaser, is a policy that covers losses resulting from use of the firearm while it is owned by the purchaser. A person who fails to comply with the requirements is subject to a criminal fine of up to $10,000.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB1005

Title: NICS Review Act of 2021

Description: Revises the amount of time that the national instant criminal background check system retains certain information about an approved firearm transaction. Currently, identifying information about an approved firearm purchaser must be destroyed within 24 hours. requires identifying information about an approved firearm purchaser to be retained for at least 90 days before it can be destroyed.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB1006

Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2021

Description: Establishes new requirements regarding firearm transfers at gun shows. Specifically, the bill requires the following: a person who operates a gun show must meet certain requirements (e.g., minimum age and registration); and a firearm transfer between private parties at a gun show must be facilitated by a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer in compliance with certain background check and recordkeeping requirements.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB1007

Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2021

Description: Makes trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense. A person who commits or conspires to commit a gun trafficking offense is subject to criminal penalties—a prison term of up to 20 years (or up to 25 years, if the person also acted as an organizer), a fine, or both.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB1008

Title: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a framework to regulate handguns as consumer products. The bill establishes two general requirements: (1) new domestically manufactured handguns must be personalized handguns, and (2) handguns distributed in commerce must be personalized handguns or retrofitted personalized handguns. A personalized handgun allows only an authorized user to fire the handgun. The bill directs the National Institute of Justice to make grants to develop technology for personalized handguns. It also requires gun manufacturers to retrofit, at an owner's request, a domestically manufactured handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. The bill authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to issue safety standards for personalized handguns. The CPSC and states may enforce violations, which are treated as violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act. The bill retains civil liability protections for gun manufacturers for harms resulting from the misuse of a handgun, but only if the handgun is a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB1013

Title: Protect Our Military Families’ 2nd Amendment Rights Act

Description: Broadens the scope of allowable firearms transactions involving active duty service members and their spouses. Specifically, the bill allows a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm or ammunition to the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty outside the United States. Current law already allows a licensed dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm or ammunition to a member of the Armed Forces on active duty outside the United States. The bill also specifies that, for purposes of federal firearms laws, a member of the Armed Forces on active duty, or his or her spouse, is a resident of the state in which (1) the member or spouse maintains legal residence, (2) the permanent duty station of the member is located, and (3) the member maintains a home from which he or she commutes to the permanent duty station.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB1027

Title: Safe Bases Act

Description: Provides statutory authority for the Department of Defense (DOD) to allow a service member to carry a concealed firearm while on any military installation. DOD must establish a single authority within the department to issue permits for this purpose. To be eligible for a permit, the service member must be on active duty and must not be prohibited under federal law from purchasing, owning, or possessing a firearm.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Last Action Date: February 11, 2021

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HB1105

Title: Mandatory Minimum Sentence Reform Act

Description: Creates an exception to certain mandatory minimum sentencing requirements. Current law prohibits and imposes a mandatory minimum sentence for using, carrying, or possessing a firearm during a crime of violence. excludes from the mandatory minimum sentencing requirement a federal employee outside the United States who is required to carry a firearm while on duty and who, while on duty, uses, carries, or possesses the firearm during a crime of violence.

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

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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HB1132

Title: Gun Owner Privacy Act

Description: Restricts the use of federal funds in connection with the implementation and operation of a firearms-related background check system. Specifically, it prohibits the use of federal funds for a firearms-related background check system that does not immediately destroy all information about a person who is eligible to own firearms, or the implementation or collection of a tax or fee in connection with a firearms-related background check.

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

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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HB1207

Title: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2021

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, purchase, shipment, and transport of ammunition. Among other things, the bill requires an ammunition dealer to be licensed; requires ammunition sales to be conducted in person; and requires a licensed ammunition importer, manufacturer, or dealer to report on bulk sales of ammunition.

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

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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HB121

Title: Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice to hire 200 additional agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB1217

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: Prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from transmitting certain information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) utilized by licensed importers or dealers of firearms. Specifically, the bill prohibits the VA from transmitting personally identifying information of a veteran or a beneficiary to the NICS solely on the basis that such veteran or beneficiary has an appointed fiduciary to manage their benefits, unless there is an order or finding of a judicial authority that such veteran or beneficiary is a danger to themselves or others.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Last Action Date: April 12, 2021

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HB125

Title: Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be transferred.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB127

Title: Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act

Description: Establishes a process for the licensing and registration of firearms. It also prohibits the possession of certain ammunition and large capacity ammunition feeding devices. First, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives must establish (1) a licensing system for the possession of firearms or ammunition, and (2) a registration system for firearms. In addition, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must establish and maintain a publicly available database of all registered firearms. Next, the bill creates licensing requirements for the possession of a firearm and ammunition. DOJ shall issue such a license if the individual is 21 years of age or older, undergoes a criminal background check and psychological evaluation, completes a certified training course, and has an insurance policy. It also outlines the circumstances under which DOJ must deny a license (e.g., the individual was hospitalized with a mental illness). It also establishes additional requirements for an antique firearm display license and a military-style weapons license. The bill generally prohibits and penalizes the possession of a firearm or ammunition unless the individual complies with licensing and registration requirements. Further, it prohibits the transfer of a firearm or ammunition to an unlicensed person. Finally, it generally prohibits and penalizes (1) the possession of ammunition that is 0.50 caliber or greater, and (2) the possession of a large capacity ammunition feed device.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB130

Title: Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate the storage of firearms and ammunition on residential premises. Specifically, the bill requires firearms and ammunition on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if an individual who resides at the residence is ineligible to possess a firearm. The firearms and ammunition must be safely stored in one of two ways: (1) secured, unloaded, and separated in a safe and locked with a trigger lock; or (2) off the premises at a storage facility or gun range. Safes, trigger locks, and storage facilities must be certified by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Finally, an individual who violates the safe storage requirements is subject to penalties—criminal penalties if the violation results in the discharge of a firearm, or civil penalties if the violation does not result in the discharge of a firearm. Additionally, DOJ must seize and safely store the individual's firearms and ammunition.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB135

Title: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2021

Description: Requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to report to Congress on the number of firearm transfers where (1) a licensed gun dealer submits a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), (2) NICS fails to respond within three business days, and (3) the licensed gun dealer completes the transfer. The FBI must also report on the procedures followed once the transferee is discovered to be ineligible.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB137

Title: Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes FY2022 appropriations for the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration to (1) increase access to mental health care treatment and services, and (2) promote reporting of mental health information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB1441

Title: No Guns for Abusers Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants for states, local governments, and tribal governments to implement procedures to remove firearms from individuals who are charged with or convicted of domestic violence or subject to a domestic violence protective order. The National Institute of Justice must report on best practices for implementing such procedures, and DOJ must submit federal legislative recommendations in accordance with the best practices.

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

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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HB1446

Title: Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: (Sec. 2) revises background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a licensed gun dealer) to an unlicensed person. Specifically, it increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a minimum of 10 business days, that a federal firearms licensee must wait to receive a completed background check prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person. (This type of transaction is often referred to as a default proceed transaction.) If a submitted background check remains incomplete after 10 business days, then the prospective purchaser may submit a petition for a final firearms eligibility determination. If an additional 10 days elapse without a final determination, then the federal firearms licensee may transfer the firearm to the prospective purchaser. (Sec. 3) The Government Accountability Office must report on the extent to which the changes have prevented firearms transfers to prohibited persons. (Sec. 4) The Federal Bureau of Investigation must report on the number of petitions it receives for final federal firearms determinations. (Sec. 5) The Department of Justice, in consultation with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, must report on further amendments to the background check process that would likely reduce the risk of death or great bodily harm to victims of domestic violence, domestic abuse, dating partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Last Action: Received in the Senate.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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HB1454

Title: Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

Description: Broadens the definition of firearm for purposes of federal firearms laws. Specifically, it includes as a firearm any combination of parts designed or intended to be used to convert a device into a firearm and from which a firearm may be readily assembled.

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

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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HB1477

Title: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act

Description: To modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1494

Title: Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act

Description: To protect victims of stalking from gun violence.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1518

Title: 21st Century NICS Act

Description: Modifies procedures for conducting firearms-related background checks through the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, it permits the NICS to query an additional database—the National Data Exchange—as part of a firearm-related background check.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1534

Title: Protecting the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits (1) the President or the Department of Health and Human Services from declaring emergencies or disasters for the purpose of imposing gun control; and (2) a federal officer or employee, or person operating under color of federal law, from banning the manufacture, sale, or transfer of firearms or ammunition while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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HB1560

Title: Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: Establishes the Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence. Among other things, the advisory council must assess the needs of victims of gun violence and disseminate information about helpful resources.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1567

Title: Police Officers Protecting Children Act

Description: Specifies that certain active and retired law enforcement officers who are authorized to carry concealed firearms are not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing (or discharging) a firearm in a school zone.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1576

Title: National Gun Violence Research Act

Description: Promotes gun violence research, including by removing limitations on the use of firearms tracing data by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; permitting funds made available to the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for gun violence research; establishing the National Gun Violence Research Program to promote gun violence research; and authorizing various competitive grants to support research into the nature, causes, consequences, and prevention of gun violence.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1604

Title: STOP Straw Purchases Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to combat straw purchases of firearms.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1620

Title: Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021

Description: Modifies and reauthorizes through FY2026 programs and activities under the Violence Against Women Act that seek to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The bill also authorizes new programs, makes changes to federal firearms laws, and establishes new protections to promote housing stability and economic security for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: October 5, 2021

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HB1642

Title: Prosecuting Gun Crimes Saves Lives Act

Description: Establishes requirements and authorities for the Department of Justice to take certain actions to address the illegal purchase and possession of firearms, including by authorizing grants and establishing task forces to increase investigations and prosecutions of relevant offenses.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB167

Title: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.

Description: Makes it unlawful for a person who is not a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm at a gun show. The prohibition does not apply to a transfer to a licensed manufacturer, importer, dealer, or collector. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term, or both.

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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HB1680

Title: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1715

Title: SAGA Act Second Amendment Guarantee Act

Description: Prohibits a state or local government from establishing a regulation, prohibition, or registration or licensing requirement with respect to a rifle or shotgun that is more restrictive (or that imposes a greater penalty or tax) than federal law.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1752

Title: COOL OFF Act Choosing Our Own Lives Over Fast Firearms Act

Description: Establishes a three-day waiting period for certain handgun transfers. Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful for a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to sell or transfer a handgun to an unlicensed individual unless three business days have elapsed since the licensee initiated a background check. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to one year in prison, or both. Additionally, the bill makes it unlawful for an unlicensed individual to receive a handgun from another unlicensed individual unless at least three business days have elapsed since the recipient most recently offered to take possession of the handgun. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. The three-day waiting period does not apply to certain handgun transfers, such as for a loan between spouses for a lawful purpose.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1758

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1769

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021

Description: Requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1771

Title: Defending Veterans’ Second Amendment Rights Act

Description: Prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs from transmitting personally identifiable information of veterans or their beneficiaries to the national instant criminal background check system utilized by licensed importers or dealers of firearms solely on the basis that a veteran has a service-connected disability.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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HB1782

Title: Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfers Act of 2021

Description: Modifies procedural requirements related to the transfer of machine guns, destructive devices, and certain other firearms. Specifically, the bill requires the chief law enforcement officer of the jurisdiction in which the transferee primarily resides to be notified of the pending transfer and given 90 days to object.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: March 10, 2021

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HB1787

Title: Ensuring Second Amendment Freedoms are Executed Timely Act

Description: Allows a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three calendar days (currently, three business days).

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1808

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2021

Description: To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1827

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Prohibits federal funding of, or support for, state databases that list (1) firearms lawfully owned or possessed by individuals, or (2) individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1858

Title: U.S. Military Right To Carry Act

Description: Requires a state that receives funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to have implemented (1) a law or policy authorizing members of the Armed Forces who are outside of their state of residence under orders to renew a permit to carry a concealed firearm through the mail, and (2) a law or policy that treats members of the Armed Forces on active duty in the state as residents of the state for purposes of issuing a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the state. The Department of Justice must reduce by 5% the amount that a state would otherwise receive under the grant program if the state fails to comply with either requirement.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1906

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2021

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code to prohibit persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes against dating partners and persons subject to protection orders from possessing firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1923

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB194

Title: To require the Inspector General, Department of Justice, to submit a report to the Congress on the number of firearm transaction denials issued by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that are referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for investigation, the number of prosecutions resulting from such investigations, and the number of firearms recovered by the Bureau in cases in which such a denial was issued after the firearm was transferred.

Description: Requires the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Justice to report to Congress on the number of (1) firearm transfer denials issued by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that are referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for investigation; (2) prosecutions resulting from such investigations; and (3) firearms recovered by the ATF in cases in which a denial was issued by the system after a firearm was transferred.

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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HB1952

Title: Stopping the Iron Pipeline Act of 2021

Description: Establishes requirements for incorporating passive identification capability into firearms sold in the United States. The term passive identification capability means technology that (1) enables identification by a mobile or fixed reading device, and (2) does not transmit an electronic monitoring or tracking signal. Additionally, the bill requires a gun owner to report a lost or stolen firearm to local law enforcement authorities within 48 hours of discovery. A gun owner who fails to report a lost or stolen firearm is subject to penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to one year, or both.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1961

Title: ATF Accountability Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory process for licensed gun dealers, importers, and manufacturers to appeal rulings and determinations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB225

Title: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.

Description: Revises criminal provisions related to the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition. An individual may transport a firearm between two places (e.g., states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm. During transport, the firearm must be unloaded and secured or securely stored. Additionally, an individual may transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device, between two places where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device. During transport, the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device must not be loaded into a firearm and must be securely stored. The term transport includes staying in temporary lodging overnight; stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, or medical treatment; and any other activities that are incidental to the transportation. It does not include transportation related to certain crimes. The bill prohibits the arrest or detention of an individual for a state or local firearm or ammunition violation unless there is probable cause to believe the individual failed to comply with the provisions of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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HB2280

Title: Prevent Gun Trafficking Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to combat straw purchases of firearms and deter firearms trafficking.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2282

Title: Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act

Description: Amends several appropriations laws to remove limitations on the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct activities related to the administration of federal firearms laws. Specifically, the bill removes provisions that limit the use of firearms tracing data, limit the disclosure of data under the Freedom of Information Act, prohibit imposing a requirement that gun dealers conduct a physical inventory, prohibit consolidating or centralizing records maintained by federal firearm licensees (e.g., gun dealers), and require national instant criminal background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2377

Title: Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes and establishes procedures for federal courts to issue extreme risk protection orders. An extreme risk protection order is a federal court order that prohibits a person from purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition. A family or household member, or a law enforcement officer, may petition for an extreme risk protection order with respect to an individual who poses a risk to themselves or others. The bill also expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from purchasing, shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds, as a new category, persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

Last Action: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 18.

Last Action Date: October 27, 2021

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HB2426

Title: State Access to Firearms Evading Revocation Act

Description: The bill expands the categories of persons to whom the sale or disposition of a firearm or ammunition is prohibited. Specifically, the bill adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons (1) who have had a state permit or license to purchase, own, or possess a firearm revoked and not reinstated; or (2) who have been ordered by a state court to surrender all firearms and such firearms have not been lawfully returned.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2427

Title: NFA Modernization Act of 2021

Description: Increases from $200 to $300 the excise tax on the transfer of certain firearms. It also establishes a Firearms Trust Fund and transfers to such fund the revenues from the increased excise tax. The bill requires equal 50% expenditures from the fund for gun violence prevention initiatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Explosives and the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2466

Title: Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2021

Description: Includes armor-piercing, concealable weapons in the definition of firearm under the National Firearms Act.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2469

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Description: Modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Finally, the bill does the following: preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA, eliminates mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer or muffler, and permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2510

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD, including the following: 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 of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. Additionally, the bill allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2544

Title: Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2707

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Authorizes a grant program for states, local governments, and Indian tribes to implement and evaluate handgun purchaser licensing requirements.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2715

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2814

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2830

Title: GRAM Act Gun Rights And Marijuana Act

Description: Removes federal firearms-related restrictions on certain individuals who use or are addicted to marijuana. Currently, federal firearms law prohibits the sale or disposition of a firearm or ammunition to persons who are unlawful users of or addicted to a controlled substance. exempts from the prohibition an adult whose use of or addiction to marijuana is lawful in the state or on the tribal lands where the person resides.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2890

Title: SAFER Voter Act Second Amendment For Every Registrable Voter Act

Description: Reduces the minimum age—from 21 years to 18 years—at which an individual may obtain a handgun from a federally licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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HB2960

Title: Law Enforcement Officers Safety COVID Extension Act of 2021

Description: Allows a retired law enforcement officer to carry concealed firearms in calendar years 2021 and 2022 if the retired officer met the federal qualification requirements (e.g., training standards) to carry concealed firearms during calendar year 2019.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB2971

Title: Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act

Description: Modifies the exceptions to a provision that generally prohibits a nonimmigrant visa holder from obtaining a firearm or ammunition. Current law provides certain exceptions to this prohibition against a nonimmigrant receiving a firearm or ammunition, such as for a nonimmigrant who has a U.S. hunting license. narrows the exceptions by, among other changes, requiring a nonimmigrant with a hunting license to get a waiver from the Department of Justice (DOJ) before receiving a firearm. The person transferring the firearm to a nonimmigrant visa holder must verify the validity of the waiver with DOJ.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB30

Title: Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act

Description: To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB3015

Title: Raise the Age Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with exceptions for active duty military personnel and full-time law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB3088

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to ensure that all firearms are traceable, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB3096

Title: Federal Law Enforcement Officer Service Weapon Purchase Act

Description: Directs the General Services Administration to establish a program under which a federal law enforcement officer may purchase a retired handgun from the agency that issued the handgun to the officer. The bill expresses the sense of Congress that amounts received from the sale of handguns should be used for evidence-based gun violence prevention or gun safety education and training programs.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB3101

Title: RIFLE Act Repealing Illegal Freedom and Liberty Excises Act

Description: Repeals the excise tax on the transfer of firearms. The bill shall not be construed as placing any regulated firearms under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: May 11, 2021

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HB3159

Title: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to make grants to states, local governments, or gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs. The BJA may distribute smart prepaid cards for use by a state, local government, or gun dealer to compensate individuals who dispose of firearms. Additionally, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for using or accepting a smart prepaid card in the acquisition or transfer of a firearm or ammunition. A violator is subject to a fine, up to two years in prison, or both.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 12, 2021

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HB3250

Title: POLICE Act of 2021 Protecting Officers of the Law In Civilian Establishments Act of 2021

Description: Modifies federal restrictions on the possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in federal facilities. Specifically, the bill permits uniformed law enforcement officers to carry agency-issued firearms and dangerous weapons in certain federal facilities that are open to the general public.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB3252

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act

Description: Modifies provisions related to theft of firearms. Under current law, it is unlawful to steal a firearm from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, or from their business premises. broadens the scope of unlawful conduct to also prohibit stealing a firearm from a gun range that rents firearms or a shooting club. An attempt to commit an offense is subject to the same penalties as a substantive offense. The bill modifies these penalties by increasing the maximum prison term.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB3290

Title: Disarming Felons Act

Description: Extends federal restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, and transportation of firearms and ammunition to a new category of persons: persons who while 15, 16, or 17 years of age commit an act of juvenile delinquency that would have been a felony if committed by an adult.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB3299

Title: Protecting Our Communities Act

Description: To help reduce gun violence through background checks and the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB3480

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021

Description: To support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others pursuant to court orders for this purpose.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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HB3509

Title: Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021

Description: Requires safety standards for firearm locks and safes. Under such standards, firearm locks must be reasonably designed to (1) prevent the firearm from discharging while the lock is activated, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the firearm. Further, firearm safes must be reasonably designed to (1) secure firearms, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the safe through physical manipulation or damage.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

Last Action Date: May 26, 2021

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HB3536

Title: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2021

Description: Requires the National Tracing Center within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to establish and maintain an electronic, searchable database of records related to certain firearms transactions.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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HB355

Title: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act

Description: Requires the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and relevant state and local law enforcement agencies when the system indicates that a prospective firearm transferee is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

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

Last Action Date: March 5, 2021

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HB3740

Title: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a statutory framework for the licensing and registration of all handguns owned, possessed, or controlled in the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 4, 2021

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HB38

Title: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate the carry or possession of concealed firearms across state lines. Specifically, an individual who is eligible to carry a concealed firearm in one state may carry or possess a concealed handgun (other than a machine gun or destructive device) in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms. It sets forth requirements for the lawful concealed carry across state lines. The bill preempts most state and local laws related to concealed carry and establishes a private right of action for a person adversely affected by interference with a concealed-carry right established by this bill.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB3820

Title: Firearm Due Process Protection Act

Description: To enforce the requirement that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System make a final disposition of requests to correct its records within 60 days, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 11, 2021

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HB3823

Title: PISTOL Act Protecting Individual Sovereignty Through Our Laws Act

Description: Modifies the definition of rifle for purposes of the National Firearms Act to exclude from such definition a pistol equipped with a rear brace or rear attachment designed to assist the shooter in controlling the pistol. The bill also directs the Department of Justice to amend applicable regulations governing pistols to provide that the presence or absence of rear mounted braces or attachments that can assist a user in controlling the pistol shall not cause a firearm to be considered a pistol.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: June 11, 2021

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HB3929

Title: Disarm Hate Act

Description: The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Specifically, it prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and receipt, possession, shipment, or transport by a person (1) who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or (2) who has received an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 16, 2021

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HB3960

Title: Brian A. Terry Memorial Eliminate the ATF Act

Description: To eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, remove firearm restrictions on lawful gun owners, and provide funds to surviving families of border patrol agents killed as a result of Operation Fast and Furious.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: June 17, 2021

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HB3989

Title: Defective Firearms Protection Act

Description: Permits the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

Last Action Date: June 18, 2021

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HB3998

Title: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act

Description: Establishes additional requirements for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Specifically, the bill requires the ATF to make a video recording of its process for evaluating and testing an item to determine if it is a firearm or ammunition.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: June 17, 2021

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HB405

Title: LEAD Act of 2021 Lead Endangers Animals Daily Act of 2021

Description: Directs the Department of the Interior to issue final regulations prohibiting the discharge of any firearm using ammunition other than nonlead ammunition on all lands and waters under the jurisdiction and control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Interior shall establish and annually update a list of nonlead ammunition. The prohibition shall not apply to (1) a government official or agent who is carrying out a statutory duty unrelated to the management of wildlife; (2) a state, local, tribal, or federal law enforcement officer, or the agent of such an officer, who is carrying out a statutory duty; or (3) an active member of the U.S. military who is carrying out official duties. A person that knowingly violates the prohibition may be assessed a civil penalty by Interior of (1) no more than $500 for the first violation, and (2) no less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 for a second or subsequent violation.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife.

Last Action Date: February 18, 2021

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HB4060

Title: Second Amendment is Essential Act of 2021

Description: To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to designate the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing firearms, or importing or manufacturing ammunition pursuant to section 923 of title 18, United States Code, as a critical infrastructure sector, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3162-3163)

Last Action Date: June 28, 2021

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HB4136

Title: Responsible Ownership of Firearms Act of 2021

Description: Directs the Bureau of Justice Assistance to award competitive grants to nonprofit organizations to purchase and distribute firearm locking devices to firearm owners and distribute educational materials on firearm safety.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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HB4139

Title: Lori Jackson-Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to establish a grant program relating to the removal of firearms from adjudicated domestic violence offenders, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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HB4225

Title: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021

Description: Makes it unlawful to intentionally publish digital instructions for programming a three-dimensional printer to make a firearm.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 29, 2021

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HB4238

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes grants for states to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements. A state's requirements must incorporate certain elements, including the following: an individual must have a firearms license at the time of acquiring, and during the entire period of possessing, a firearm or ammunition; and an individual who sells, rents, or leases a minimum number of firearms, or sells ammunition, must obtain a firearms dealer license.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 29, 2021

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HB4246

Title: Background Check Point of Contact Act of 2021

Description: To establish a grant program through the Department of Justice to incentivize States to establish point-of-contact systems for firearm sales subject to a background check, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 30, 2021

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HB4271

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021

Description: Modifies the requirements and penalties applicable to an individual who engages in the business of dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms (i.e., a federal firearms licensee, or FFL). Among other things, the bill does the following: increases the allowable number of annual compliance inspections; authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections; increases the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records; allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL; allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 30, 2021

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HB4312

Title: NFA SBS Act No Frivolous Application for Short-Barreled Shotguns Act

Description: Removes certain short-barreled shotguns from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the sale or transportation of such shotguns in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled shotgun as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such shotguns where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled shotguns. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of shotguns described by this bill within one year after the enactment of this bill.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: July 1, 2021

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HB4423

Title: Gun Theft Prevention Act

Description: To enhance safety and security at federally licensed gun shops, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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HB4722

Title: Vote Without Fear Act

Description: To prohibit the unauthorized possession of a firearm at a Federal election site.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 27, 2021

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HB4804

Title: Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act

Description: To amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to provide notification to relevant law enforcement agencies in the event that a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System determines that a person may not receive a firearm, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 29, 2021

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HB4836

Title: Firearm Owners Responsibility and Safety Act

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 29, 2021

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HB4888

Title: Local Public Health And Safety Protection Act

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice to make grants to states that allow local governments to impose firearms laws that are more restrictive than state firearms laws. A state that receives a grant must award subgrants to localities to help implement the more restrictive firearms laws.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 30, 2021

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HB4953

Title: National Firearms Amendments Act of 2021

Description: Includes within the definition of firearm under the National Firearms Act a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: August 6, 2021

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HB4992

Title: 21 to Buy Act

Description: Generally prohibits a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector from selling or transferring a shotgun or rifle to an individual who is under 21 years of age.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: August 10, 2021

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HB5035

Title: Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act

Description: To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish or expand programs to implement evidence-aligned practices in health care settings for the purpose of reducing the suicide rates of covered individuals, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: August 13, 2021

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HB5080

Title: Secure Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a person who fails to meet age and residential requirements from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving firearms and ammunition, to increase the penalties for transfer of a firearm to any person who is under indictment, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: August 23, 2021

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HB5133

Title: Transparency in Reporting for an Accurate Count of Combat Equipment (TRACCE) Act

Description: Requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to report the theft or loss of any ammunition, destructive device, or explosive material from its stocks to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives within the Department of Justice. Currently, DOD only reports on such thefts or losses to the Department of the Treasury. The bill also requires DOD to annually report on all instances of missing, lost, or stolen weapons, large amounts of ammunition, destructive devices, or explosive material from its stocks.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Last Action Date: August 31, 2021

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HB5245

Title: Gun Trafficker Detection Act

Description: To require lost or stolen firearms to be reported to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 14, 2021

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HB5273

Title: Gun Safety Board and Research Act

Description: To establish a Gun Safety Board, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Last Action Date: September 17, 2021

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HB5427

Title: Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act of 2021

Description: To regulate bump stocks in the same manner as machineguns.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2021

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HB5428

Title: School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

Description: To require the Secretary of Education, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety that includes data on school shootings, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2021

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HB5436

Title: Gun Suicide Prevention Act

Description: To prohibit the sale of a firearm unless the firearm or packaging carries a label that provides the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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HB545

Title: No Congressional Gun Loophole Act

Description: Prohibits the Capitol Police Board from allowing Members of Congress or their staff to carry firearms on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol or in its buildings. Members and their staff may store firearms in their cars in Capitol complex garages if their possession complies with the firearms laws of the District of Columbia and the firearms are locked with gun locks while on the complex. Current board regulations allow Members of Congress to keep firearms in their offices; the regulations also allow Members and their staff to transport unloaded and securely wrapped firearms within the Capitol grounds. Firearms are prohibited inside the chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as in adjacent lobbies and cloakrooms, the galleries, the Marble Room of the Senate, and the Rayburn Room of the House, unless approved by the Sergeants at Arms for security purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

Last Action Date: February 4, 2021

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HB5465

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to require federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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HB5678

Title: Firearms Retailer Code of Conduct Act of 2021

Description: To require federally licensed firearms manufacturers, importers, and dealers and their employees to undergo annual training to be eligible to sell a firearm, to require a notice to be posted at retail firearms locations that describes the signs of unlawful firearms purchases, to require such licensees to maintain physical security elements to prevent theft and a minimum level of business liability insurance, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: October 22, 2021

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HB5764

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act

Description: To require the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to issue an advisory about how homegrown violent extremists and other perpetrators of domestic terrorism procure firearms and firearm accessories, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Last Action Date: October 28, 2021

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HB5878

Title: End Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the sale or other disposition of any firearm or ammunition to any person who has been convicted of a violent misdemeanor, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: November 4, 2021

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HB645

Title: School Security Enhancement Act

Description: Allows local educational agencies to use specified portions of Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants for planning and designing school buildings and facilities, installing infrastructure, and implementing other measures to strengthen security on school premises. Further, the bill prohibits the use of these grant funds for the provision of a firearm or training in the use of a firearm.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Last Action Date: February 1, 2021

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HB647

Title: Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearm Sales Act

Description: Restricts the sale or transfer of shotguns and rifles across state lines. Specifically, it prohibits a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector from selling or transferring a rifle or shotgun to an out-of-state resident. Current law allows such sales or transfers if both parties meet in person to conduct the transaction and if the transaction complies with the laws of both states.

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2021

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HB748

Title: Ethan's Law

Description: Establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels. At the federal level, the bill establishes statutory requirements for firearms on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if a resident is ineligible to possess a firearm. An individual who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties. A firearm stored in violation of the requirements is subject to seizure and forfeiture. At the state and tribal levels, the bill requires the Department of Justice to award grants to implement functionally identical requirements for the safe storage of firearms.

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2021

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HB8

Title: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers or exchanges, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Last Action: Received in the Senate.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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HB825

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

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HB880

Title: Firearm Safety Act of 2021

Description: Allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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HB881

Title: To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health.

Description: Requires the Surgeon General to report annually to Congress on the public health effects of gun violence and the status of actions taken to address those effects.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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HB882

Title: Keeping Guns from High-Risk Individuals Act

Description: Expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. Specifically, it adds the following new categories of prohibited persons: persons convicted of a crime of violence in the most recent 10-year period; persons under age 25 who have been adjudicated as having committed an offense that would have been a crime of violence if committed by an adult; persons convicted, during a consecutive 3-year period in the most recent 10-year period, of two separate offenses involving drug or alcohol possession or distribution; and persons convicted of stalking.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB933

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HB95

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: Removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definitions of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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HB988

Title: Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2021

Description: Requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to allow an individual to possess a firearm at a USACE water resources development project as long as the individual's possession of the firearm is in compliance with federal and state law.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

Last Action Date: February 12, 2021

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HB993

Title: Second Amendment Preservation Act

Description: Prohibits the use of FY2021 appropriations to enforce any measure, law, regulation, or guidance issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after November 1, 2020; or to enforce, implement, or advance any measure, law, regulation, or guidance relating to the lawful use, purchase, sale, possession, or transportation of firearms by any U.S. citizen.

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

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HR188

Title: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 842) to amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale; providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 1446) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee; and for other purposes.

Description: This resolution sets forth the rule for consideration of H.B. 842 (Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021), H.B. 8 (Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021), and H.B. 1446 (Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021). Certain proceedings regarding journal approval and adjournment shall take place on any legislative day from March 13, 2021, through April 22, 2021. It shall be in order at any time through the calendar day of April 22, 2021, for the Speaker of the House to suspend the rules. The resolution waives the two-thirds vote requirement to allow consideration of resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules through the legislative day of April 22, 2021, on the same day they are presented to the House. The resolution also waives certain procedural requirements for a specified time period regarding journal approval, adjournment, suspension of the rules, and consideration of certain resolutions. Finally, the resolution revises H. Res. 8 (adopting and modifying the rules of the House for the 117th Congress) to increase the membership of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis from 15 to 16 with 7 instead of 6 of such members being recommended by the minority leader.

Last Action: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Last Action Date: March 8, 2021

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HR226

Title: Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all.

Description: This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the federal government should begin a large-scale effort to reduce incarceration rates and reshape the American legal system by consulting with communities and individuals directly impacted by the justice system; decriminalizing certain behaviors, increasing diversion opportunities, revising sentencing laws, and reducing practices that contribute to recidivism; ending practices that advantage the wealthy and prohibiting private companies from profiting from the criminal justice system; and ending militarized policing practices, investing in other safety services, and implementing policies that address the needs of communities most affected by high rates of incarceration.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HR388

Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that President Biden's gun policies are unconstitutional and should never be approved.

Description: This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that (1) U.S. policy should be to strengthen the Second Amendment rights of Americans, and (2) Congress should never stop fighting to protect the Second Amendment.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HR715

Title: Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Nonviolence Week" to raise awareness of youth violence in the United States.

Description: Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Nonviolence Week" to raise awareness of youth violence in the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Last Action Date: October 8, 2021

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HR798

Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the relationship between firearm violence and intimate partner violence and to honor the memory of Gladys Ricart and other victims of intimate partner homicide killed by firearms, and for other purposes.

Description: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the relationship between firearm violence and intimate partner violence and to honor the memory of Gladys Ricart and other victims of intimate partner homicide killed by firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Ways and Means, Education and Labor, Natural Resources, and Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: November 17, 2021

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HR820

Title: Expressing support for the designation of May 18 as "National Day of Healing".

Description: Expressing support for the designation of May 18 as "National Day of Healing".

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: November 23, 2021

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SB1101

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Description: Modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Finally, the bill does the following: preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA, eliminates mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer or muffler, and permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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SB1108

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD, including the following: 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 of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. Additionally, the bill allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 14, 2021

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SB1131

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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SB1155

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: A bill to reform Federal firearms laws, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1985)

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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SB1237

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

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SB1261

Title: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act

Description: Requires the national instant criminal background check system to automatically notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and relevant state and local law enforcement agencies when the system indicates that a prospective firearm transferee is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

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SB1338

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 22, 2021

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SB1373

Title: SAME Act Second Amendment Mandates Equality Act

Description: Reduces the minimum age—from 21 years to 18 years—at which an individual may obtain a handgun from a federally licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 27, 2021

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SB1522

Title: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2021

Description: Allows a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms. A qualified individual must (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid state-issued concealed carry permit, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 29, 2021

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SB1558

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021

Description: A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to ensure that all firearms are traceable, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 11, 2021

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SB1610

Title: LEOSA Reform Act

Description: Broadens the authority for certain law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms across state lines. Specifically, the bill allows qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms and ammunition (including magazines) in school zones; in national parks; on state, local, or private property that is open to the public; and in certain federal facilities that are open to the public. Further, the bill permits states to reduce the frequency with which retired law enforcement officers must meet certain qualification standards.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 13, 2021

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SB1775

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2021

Description: A bill to address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 62.

Last Action Date: May 24, 2021

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SB1801

Title: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2021

Description: Requires the National Tracing Center within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to establish and maintain an electronic, searchable database of records related to certain firearms transactions.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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SB1819

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021

Description: A bill to support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others pursuant to court orders for this purpose.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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SB1825

Title: Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021

Description: Requires safety standards for firearm locks and safes. Under such standards, firearm locks must be reasonably designed to (1) prevent the firearm from discharging while the lock is activated, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the firearm. Further, firearm safes must be reasonably designed to (1) secure firearms, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the safe through physical manipulation or damage.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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SB183

Title: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a framework to limit the transfer of a firearm or explosive to a person who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. Specifically, the bill requires each federal department or agency to provide to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) information about a person who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. Additionally, it requires the FBI and its Joint Terrorism Task Forces to immediately be notified of a request to transfer a firearm or explosive to a person who is, or was within the previous 10 years, under a federal terrorism investigation (i.e., a suspected terrorist). Further, the Department of Justice must establish a process to delay and prevent the transfer of a firearm or explosive to a suspected terrorist.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 2, 2021

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SB190

Title: Ethan's Law

Description: Establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels. At the federal level, the bill establishes statutory requirements for firearms on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if a resident is ineligible to possess a firearm. An individual who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties. A firearm stored in violation of the requirements is subject to seizure and forfeiture. At the state and tribal levels, the bill requires the Department of Justice to award grants to implement functionally identical requirements for the safe storage of firearms.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 3, 2021

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SB1916

Title: Protecting the Right To Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits (1) the President or the Department of Health and Human Services from declaring emergencies or disasters for the purpose of imposing gun control; and (2) a federal officer or employee, or person operating under color of federal law, from banning the manufacture, sale, or transfer of firearms or ammunition while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 27, 2021

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SB1920

Title: ATF Accountability Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory process for licensed gun dealers, importers, or manufacturers to appeal a ruling or determination by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 27, 2021

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SB2050

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: Removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definitions of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: June 15, 2021

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SB2090

Title: Disarm Hate Act

Description: The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Specifically, it prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and receipt, possession, shipment, or transport by a person (1) who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or (2) who has received an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 16, 2021

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SB2169

Title: Lori Jackson-Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to establish a grant program relating to the removal of firearms from adjudicated domestic violence offenders, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 22, 2021

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SB2250

Title: A bill to extend concealed carry rights to Federal judges and prosecutors.

Description: A bill to extend concealed carry rights to Federal judges and prosecutors.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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SB2319

Title: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021

Description: Makes it unlawful to intentionally publish digital instructions for programming a three-dimensional printer to make a firearm.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2320

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021

Description: Modifies the requirements and penalties applicable to an individual who engages in the business of dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms (i.e., a federal firearms licensee, or FFL). Among other things, the bill does the following: increases the allowable number of annual compliance inspections; authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections; increases the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records; allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL; allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2325

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes grants for states to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements. A state's requirements must incorporate certain elements, including the following: an individual must have a firearms license at the time of acquiring, and during the entire period of possessing, a firearm or ammunition; and an individual who sells, rents, or leases a minimum number of firearms, or sells ammunition, must obtain a firearms dealer license.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2449

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2021

Description: Modifies criminal penalties for an offense involving the theft of a firearm from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, or from their business premises. Specifically, the bill does the following: increases from 10 to 20 years the maximum prison term, and creates a 3- or 5-year mandatory minimum prison term for an offense that occurs during the commission of a burglary or robbery. An attempt to commit an offense is subject to the same penalties as a substantive offense.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 22, 2021

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SB2725

Title: Accountability for Online Firearms Marketplaces Act of 2021

Description: A bill to amend the Communications Decency Act to remove immunity for online firearms marketplaces, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Last Action Date: September 13, 2021

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SB281

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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SB2908

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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SB292

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. The bill also expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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SB2948

Title: Recreational Lands Self Defense Act

Description: A bill to protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Last Action Date: October 6, 2021

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SB3042

Title: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022

Description: Provides FY2022 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the science agencies, and several related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for the International Trade Administration, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Economic Development Administration, the Minority Business Development Agency, Economic and Statistical Analysis, the Bureau of the Census, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Departmental Management. The bill provides appropriations to DOJ for General Administration; the Executive Office for Immigration Review; the Office of Inspector General; the U.S. Parole Commission; Legal Activities; the U.S. Marshals Service; the National Security Division; Interagency Law Enforcement; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Federal Prison System. The bill also provides appropriations to DOJ for state and local law enforcement activities, including the Office on Violence Against Women, the Office of Justice Programs, and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The bill provides appropriations for science agencies, including the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Space Council, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation. The bill provides appropriations to related agencies, including the Commission on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Legal Services Corporation, the Marine Mammal Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the State Justice Institute, and the Commission on the State of U.S. Olympics and Paralympics. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S7156-7158)

Last Action Date: October 21, 2021

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SB3117

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act

Description: A bill to require the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to issue an advisory about how homegrown violent extremists and other perpetrators of domestic terrorism procure firearms and firearm accessories, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Last Action Date: October 28, 2021

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SB3266

Title: Outdoor Recreation Act

Description: A bill to improve recreation opportunities on, and facilitate greater access to, Federal public land, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: December 2, 2021

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SB45

Title: School Security Enhancement Act

Description: Allows local educational agencies to use specified portions of Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants for planning and designing school buildings and facilities, installing infrastructure, and implementing other measures to strengthen security on school premises. Further, the bill prohibits the use of these grant funds for the provision of a firearm or training in the use of a firearm.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: January 26, 2021

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SB525

Title: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

Description: A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB527

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2021

Description: A bill to protect victims of stalking from gun violence.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB529

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB556

Title: Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: Establishes the Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence. Among other things, the advisory council must assess the needs of victims of gun violence and disseminate information about helpful resources.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 3, 2021

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SB591

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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SB675

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021

Description: Requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 10, 2021

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SB702

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Prohibits federal funding of, or support for, state databases that list (1) firearms lawfully owned or possessed by individuals, or (2) individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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SB720

Title: U.S. Military Right to Carry Act

Description: Requires a state that receives funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to have implemented (1) a law or policy authorizing members of the Armed Forces who are outside of their state of residence under orders to renew a permit to carry a concealed firearm through the mail, and (2) a law or policy that treats members of the Armed Forces on active duty in the state as residents of the state for purposes of issuing a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the state. The Department of Justice must reduce by 5% the amount that a state would otherwise receive under the grant program if the state fails to comply with either requirement.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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SB736

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2021

Description: A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB763

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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SB770

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Authorizes a grant program for states, local governments, and Indian tribes to implement and evaluate handgun purchaser licensing requirements.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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SB788

Title: Firearms Safety Act

Description: Allows an individual taxpayer a new refundable tax credit for the sum of amounts paid for any gun safe and for a concealed carry firearms course or firearm safety course. The bill prohibits any requirement to provide information on firearms owned by the taxpayer.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: March 17, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB803

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: March 17, 2021

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SB974

Title: Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act

Description: Amends several appropriations laws to remove limitations on the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct activities related to the administration of federal firearms laws. Specifically, the bill removes provisions that limit the use of firearms tracing data, limit the disclosure of data under the Freedom of Information Act, prohibit imposing a requirement that gun dealers conduct a physical inventory, prohibit consolidating or centralizing records maintained by federal firearm licensees (e.g., gun dealers), and require national instant criminal background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 25, 2021

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SR242

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 4, 2021, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2021 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: This resolution supports the designation of National Gun Violence Awareness Month and the designation of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 26, 2021

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