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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2971

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act

Subject: Immigration

Description: Modifies the exceptions to a provision that generally prohibits a nonimmigrant visa holder from obtaining a firearm or ammunition. Current law provides certain exceptions to this prohibition against a nonimmigrant receiving a firearm or ammunition, such as for a nonimmigrant who has a U.S. hunting license. narrows the exceptions by, among other changes, requiring a nonimmigrant with a hunting license to get a waiver from the Department of Justice (DOJ) before receiving a firearm. The person transferring the firearm to a nonimmigrant visa holder must verify the validity of the waiver with DOJ.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021



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'.

9 sponsors: Charlie Crist (D); John Rutherford (R); Val Demings (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Jamie Raskin (D); David Scott (D); Darren Soto (D); John Garamendi (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (9 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Nov 9, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House May 4, 2021 Introduced in House
House May 4, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 18 2021 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

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There have not been any votes on this bill

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