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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB3888

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2015

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Business records: Child safety and welfare: Civil actions and liability: Crimes against property: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Government studies and investigations: Licensing and registrations: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm without a valid license. It prohibits transferring or receiving a handgun or a semiautomatic firearm that can accept a detachable ammunition feeding device unless the recipient presents a valid, verified firearms license and the dealer records a tracking authorization number. It prescribes firearms transfer reporting and record keeping requirements. DOJ must establish and maintain a federal record of sale system. Additionally, it prohibits: (1) transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with national instant criminal background check system requirements, with exceptions; (2) a licensed manufacturer or dealer from failing to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements of this Act; (3) failing to report the loss or theft of the firearm to DOJ within 72 hours; (4) failing to report to DOJ an address change within 60 days; or (5) keeping a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, knowingly or recklessly disregarding the risk that a child is capable of gaining access, if a child uses the firearm and causes death or serious bodily injury. It prescribes criminal penalties for violations of firearms provisions. DOJ must: (1) establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse, (2) conduct continuing studies and investigations of firearm-related deaths and injuries, (3) collect and maintain current production and sales figures of each licensed manufacturer, and (4) study the efficacy of smart gun technology (i.e., technology that prevents an unauthorized person from using a firearm) in the prevention of unintended deaths.

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: December 4, 2015



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'.

8 sponsors: Bobby Rush (D); William Keating (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Robin Kelly (D); Mark Takano (D); Charles Rangel (D); Juan Vargas (D); Michael Honda (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (8 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Dec 4, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Nov 3, 2015 Introduced in House
House Nov 3, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Nov 5 2015 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, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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