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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB127

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Licensing and registrations: Life, casualty, property insurance: Mental health

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.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/127/all-info

Sponsors

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1 sponsors: Sheila Jackson-Lee (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 1, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Jan 4, 2021 Introduced in House
House Jan 4, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 28 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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