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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1131

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Trade restrictions

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021


Companion Bill: HB2544


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7 sponsors: Robert Menendez (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Cory Booker (D); Edward Markey (D); Alex Padilla (D); Tim Kaine (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 7% (7 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 15, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced May 14 2021 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

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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