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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2939

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act

Subject: Appropriations: Business records: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Freedom of information: Historical and cultural resources: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act This bill amends several appropriations laws to remove limitations on the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to conduct activities related to the administration of federal firearms laws. The amended appropriations laws include: the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012; the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010; the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008; the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005; and the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003. The bill removes provisions from these laws that: prohibit the consolidation or centralization within the Department of Justice of firearms acquisition and disposition records maintained by federal firearms licensees; prohibit the imposition of a requirement that firearms dealers conduct a physical inventory; require instant background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours; limit the use of firearms tracing data; limit the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests in connection with arson or explosive incidents or firearm traces; limit denials of applications to import "curios or relics" firearms, parts, or ammunition; and prohibit denials of federal firearms licenses due to lack of business activity.

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: July 9, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2939/all-info


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28 sponsors: Charles Rangel (D); Gwen Moore (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Katherine Clark (D); Marc Veasey (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Raul Grijalva (D); William Keating (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Robin Kelly (D); Mike Quigley (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); John Conyers (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Marcy Kaptur (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); James Langevin (D); Michael Honda (D); James Himes (D); Sander Levin (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Betty McCollum (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Barbara Lee (D); Zoe Lofgren (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 6% (28 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jul 9, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jun 25, 2015 Introduced in House
House Jun 25, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 2 2015 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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