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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1212

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: State and local government operations: Violent crime

Description: Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit firearm sale or transfer to or receipt or possession by a person who is subject to a gun violence prevention order. A gun violence prevention order is a court order that prohibits an individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. The bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to make grants to states that have in effect legislation that: (1) authorizes a family member, or a law enforcement officer, to apply for a gun violence prevention order against an individual who may pose a significant risk to themselves or others; (2) authorizes a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize firearms from that individual, subject to a warrant; and (3) requires law enforcement agencies to comply with certain requirements.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 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'.

21 sponsors: Dianne Feinstein (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Edward Markey (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Bill Nelson (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Robert Menendez (D); Angus King (I); Christopher Murphy (D); Robert Casey (D); Kamala Harris (D); Maria Cantwell (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Richard Durbin (D); Brian Schatz (D); Cory Booker (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Elizabeth Warren (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 21% (21 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 14, 2018 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Senate May 24, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3147-3148)
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 6 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time


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