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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB4356

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2016

Subject: Business records: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2016 This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Department of Justice (DOJ) to inspect or examine the inventory and records of a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer of firearms to ensure compliance with recordkeeping requirements not more than three times a year (currently, not more than once a year) without reasonable cause and a warrant. It authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 50 additional personnel to carry out the additional inspections. It increases to five years the term of imprisonment for knowingly making a false statement or representation in required firearms records. It authorizes up to 10 years' imprisonment for: (1) providing false statements or identification related to the sale or other disposition of a firearm or ammunition, or (2) selling or otherwise disposing of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person is prohibited from possessing a firearm. The bill authorizes DOJ to suspend a firearms license or subject a licensee to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for willfully violating firearms requirements or failing to have secure storage or safety devices available at any place firearms are sold to non-licensees (current law authorizes only license revocation). It permits a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, dealer, or collector who is indicted for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to continue to operate under the license until the date of any conviction pursuant to the indictment (currently, until any conviction pursuant to the indictment becomes final).

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: February 3, 2016



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1 sponsors: James Langevin (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 3, 2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jan 8, 2016 Introduced in House
House Jan 8, 2016 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 9 2016 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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