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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB282

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: SAFER Now Act Safer America for Everyone Right Now Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Assault and harassment offenses: Business records: Congressional oversight: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Fraud offenses and financial crimes: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Smuggling and trafficking: Trade restrictions: U.S. Sentencing Commission

Description: Establishes new restrictions and requirements regarding the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it does the following: prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check; generally prohibits the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD); requires a gun dealer to conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties; requires law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW; allows Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to be used to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program; requires a person who operates a gun show to meet certain requirements (e.g., minimum age and registration); makes trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense; prohibits firearm sale or disposition to or receipt or possession by a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking; and prohibits the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 8, 2019



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

6 sponsors: Joyce Beatty (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Betty McCollum (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (6 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jan 8, 2019 Introduced in House
House Jan 8, 2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
House Jan 8, 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 18 2019 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

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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