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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1977

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Violence Intervention Act of 2015

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

Description: Gun Violence Intervention Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit an individual who has been issued a gun violence prevention order from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving any firearms. In addition, no person may sell ammunition to any individual subject to a prevention order. The bill is designed to allow family members and associates to petition a court to issue a gun violence prevention order to any individual who may pose a danger to themselves or others. States are allowed to temporarily seize firearms from individuals who have been issued a prevention order. Individuals who have their firearms seized are given an opportunity to petition the court for an order allowing them to regain possession of their firearms. The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is authorized to issue grant funds to assist states in implementing this bill.

Session: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: August 5, 2015


Companion Bill: HB410


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5 sponsors: Barbara Boxer (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Edward Markey (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 5% (5 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Aug 5, 2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Aug 17 2015 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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