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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB5080

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Secure Background Checks Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Extends federal restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, and transportation of firearms and ammunition to two new categories of persons: persons who fail to meet the minimum age requirements imposed by federal law and by the law of their resident state; and persons who are out-of-state residents and do not qualify for an exception, such as the temporary loan or rental of a firearm for lawful sporting purposes. Additionally, the bill imposes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both—on an individual who ships, transports, or receives a firearm or ammunition while under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: August 23, 2021



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5 sponsors: Joseph Neguse (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Madeleine Dean (D); Veronica Escobar (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (5 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Aug 23, 2021 Introduced in House
House Aug 23, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Aug 25 2021 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: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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