Title: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations
Description: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the criminal liability standard for certain firearm sales or transfers. Current law makes it a crime for any person to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm). This legislation eliminates the "knowingly" standard to impose criminal liability on any person who sells or transfers a firearm to a prohibited person, regardless of whether such seller or transferor knows that the buyer is a prohibited person. A defendant seller or transferor may assert as an affirmative defense against prosecution evidence to prove that the buyer or recipient passed a background check or possessed a valid concealed carry permit in the state of transfer. The affirmative defense does not apply if defendant knew or had reasonable cause to believe the buyer or recipient was a prohibited person.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: December 12, 2018
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'.
1 sponsors: Don Beyer (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)
|House||Dec 12, 2018||Introduced in House|
|House||Dec 12, 2018||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Dec 15 2018||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
There have not been any votes on this bill
Comments On This Bill
We want you to speak your mind but please keep your comments 'family friendly'.