Title: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act
Subject: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the criminal liability standard for certain firearm sales or transfers. Current law makes it a crime for any person to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm). This legislation eliminates the "knowingly" standard to impose criminal liability on any person who sells or transfers a firearm to a prohibited person, regardless of whether such seller or transferor knows that the buyer is a prohibited person.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: July 9, 2015
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20 sponsors: Don Beyer (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Henry Johnson (D); Sam Farr (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Alcee Hastings (D); James McGovern (D); Charles Rangel (D); Yvette Clarke (D); William Keating (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Jackie Speier (D); Eliot Engel (D); Juan Vargas (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (20 of 435)
|House||Jul 9, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jun 24, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||Jun 24, 2015||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jun 30 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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