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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1945

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Civil actions and liability: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions

Description: Keep Americans Safe Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit, with respect to an LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. The bill also amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6366-6367)

Last Action Date: October 5, 2017



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'.

30 sponsors: Robert Menendez (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Jack Reed (D); Tim Kaine (D); Richard Durbin (D); Al Franken (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Edward Markey (D); Thomas Carper (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Cory Booker (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Patty Murray (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Kamala Harris (D); Christopher Coons (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Angus King (I); Bill Nelson (D); Tina Smith (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Tom Udall (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Tammy Duckworth (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 30% (30 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Oct 5, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6366-6367)
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Oct 13 2017 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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