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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB4269

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2015

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions: Licensing and registrations: Crime and law enforcement: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is: (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. Additionally, the bill does not prohibit, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The legislation amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to require law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW. It also amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 15, 2016



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'.

150 sponsors: David Cicilline (D); Alma Adams (D); Pete Aguilar (D); Karen Bass (D); Xavier Becerra (D); Don Beyer (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Robert Brady (D); Corrine Brown (D); Julia Brownley (D); Lois Capps (D); Michael Capuano (D); Tony Cardenas (D); John Carney (D); Andre Carson (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); Judy Chu (D); Katherine Clark (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Steve Cohen (D); Gerald Connolly (D); John Conyers (D); Joe Courtney (D); Joseph Crowley (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Danny Davis (D); Susan Davis (D); Diana DeGette (D); John Delaney (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Lloyd Doggett (D); Michael Doyle (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Donna Edwards (D); Keith Ellison (D); Eliot Engel (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Sam Farr (D); Bill Foster (D); Lois Frankel (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Ruben Gallego (D); Alan Grayson (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Janice Hahn (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Brian Higgins (D); James Himes (D); Michael Honda (D); Steny Hoyer (D); Jared Huffman (D); Steve Israel (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Henry Johnson (D); William Keating (D); Robin Kelly (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); James Langevin (D); John Larson (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Barbara Lee (D); Sander Levin (D); Ted Lieu (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Nita Lowey (D); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Jim McDermott (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Doris Matsui (D); Betty McCollum (D); James McGovern (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Grace Meng (D); Gwen Moore (D); Seth Moulton (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Richard Neal (D); Donald Norcross (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Frank Pallone (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Stacey Plaskett (D); Mark Pocan (D); David Price (D); Mike Quigley (D); Charles Rangel (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Bobby Rush (D); John Sarbanes (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Adam Schiff (D); Robert Scott (D); Jose Serrano (D); Brad Sherman (D); Albio Sires (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Jackie Speier (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Mark Takano (D); Paul Tonko (D); Norma Torres (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Marc Veasey (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Juan Vargas (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Frederica Wilson (D); John Yarmuth (D); Sean Maloney (D); Dina Titus (D); G. Butterfield (D); Kathy Castor (D); Donald Payne (D); Daniel Kildee (D); Chaka Fattah (D); Adam Smith (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Al Green (D); David Loebsack (D); Rick Larsen (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); James Clyburn (D); Marcy Kaptur (D); Mark Takai (D); John Lewis (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Lacy Clay (D); Ruben Hinojosa (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Peter Visclosky (D); David Scott (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Suzan DelBene (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 34% (150 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jan 15, 2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Dec 16, 2015 Introduced in House
House Dec 16, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 23 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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