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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB190

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Ethan's Law

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Child safety and welfare: Civil actions and liability: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding

Description: Establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels. At the federal level, the bill establishes statutory requirements for firearms on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if a resident is ineligible to possess a firearm. An individual who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties. A firearm stored in violation of the requirements is subject to seizure and forfeiture. At the state and tribal levels, the bill requires the Department of Justice to award grants to implement functionally identical requirements for the safe storage of firearms.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: February 3, 2021


Companion Bill: HB748


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'.

20 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Edward Markey (D); Robert Casey (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Ron Wyden (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Patty Murray (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Cory Booker (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Alex Padilla (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Tim Kaine (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Robert Menendez (D); Ben Lujan (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 20% (20 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Feb 3, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 24 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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