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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1338

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Subject: Law: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: April 22, 2021


Companion Bill: HB2814


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'.

25 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Richard Durbin (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Jack Reed (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Dianne Feinstein (D); Robert Menendez (D); Edward Markey (D); Thomas Carper (D); Cory Booker (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Alex Padilla (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Tim Kaine (D); Robert Casey (D); Ron Wyden (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Christopher Coons (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 25% (25 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 22, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced May 26 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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