Title: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Firearms and explosives: Trade restrictions
Description: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. The bill does not prohibit, with respect to such firearm accessories, the importation or manufacture for, sale or transfer to, or possession by a federal, state, or local government. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Last Action Date: March 14, 2018
Companion Bill: HB3947
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42 sponsors: Dianne Feinstein (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Edward Markey (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Richard Durbin (D); Robert Casey (D); Jack Reed (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Thomas Carper (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Christopher Coons (D); Al Franken (D); Cory Booker (D); Kamala Harris (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Patrick Leahy (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Charles Schumer (D); Maria Cantwell (D); Claire McCaskill (D); Bill Nelson (D); Patty Murray (D); Tom Udall (D); Tim Kaine (D); Brian Schatz (D); Ron Wyden (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Robert Menendez (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Mark Warner (D); Michael Bennet (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Gary Peters (D); Tina Smith (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 42% (42 of 100)
|Senate||Mar 14, 2018||Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.|
|Senate||Dec 6, 2017||Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.|
|Senate||Oct 4, 2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6351-6352)|
|Introduced||Oct 11 2017||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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