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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB225

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Legal fees and court costs: Motor vehicles: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation

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.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/225/all-info

Sponsors

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4 sponsors: Morgan Griffith (R); Christopher Jacobs (R); Stephanie Bice (R); Ben Cline (R);

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

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 4, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Jan 6, 2021 Introduced in House
House Jan 6, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 9 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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