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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1008

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Advanced technology and technological innovations: Consumer Product Safety Commission: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality: Research administration and funding

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.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: April 23, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1008/all-info

Sponsors

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4 sponsors: Carolyn Maloney (D); Andre Carson (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Alma Adams (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (4 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Apr 23, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Feb 12, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
House Feb 11, 2021 Introduced in House
House Feb 11, 2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
House Feb 11, 2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 15 2021 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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