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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB4271

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021 Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Modifies the requirements and penalties applicable to an individual who engages in the business of dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms (i.e., a federal firearms licensee, or FFL). Among other things, the bill does the following: increases the allowable number of annual compliance inspections; authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections; increases the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records; allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL; allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 30, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/4271/all-info

Companion Bill: SB2320

Sponsors

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12 sponsors: James Langevin (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Ed Case (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Robin Kelly (D); James McGovern (D); Jake Auchincloss (D); Ro Khanna (D); Val Demings (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Grace Napolitano (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (12 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jun 30, 2021 Introduced in House
House Jun 30, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 26 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: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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