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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2544

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Trade restrictions

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.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2544/all-info

Companion Bill: SB1131

Sponsors

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18 sponsors: Bonnie Coleman (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Andre Carson (D); Veronica Escobar (D); Danny Davis (D); Frank Pallone (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Donald Payne (D); Henry Johnson (D); Betty McCollum (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Bobby Rush (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Terri Sewell (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Dina Titus (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 4% (18 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Oct 19, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Apr 14, 2021 Introduced in House
House Apr 14, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 8 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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