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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB3299

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Protecting Our Communities Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement

Description: This expands the types of parts, weapons, and devices that are subject to regulation under federal firearms laws. The bill also establishes a notification requirement following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial. Specifically, the bill includes as a firearm any combination of parts designed or intended to be used to convert a device into a firearm and from which a firearm may be readily assembled; adds armor-piercing, concealable weapons to the list of firearms subject to regulation under federal firearms laws; and provides statutory authority for the regulation issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to classify bump-stock devices as machine guns for the purposes of federal firearms laws. Additionally, the bill requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3299/all-info

Sponsors

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13 sponsors: Val Demings (D); Mike Thompson (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Mike Quigley (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Peter DeFazio (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Ro Khanna (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Mary Gay Scanlon (D); David Cicilline (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (13 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Nov 9, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House May 18, 2021 Introduced in House
House May 18, 2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House May 18, 2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 18 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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