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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB2320

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Modifies the requirements and penalties applicable to an individual who engages in the business of dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms (i.e., a federal firearms licensee, or FFL). Among other things, the bill does the following: increases the allowable number of annual compliance inspections; authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections; increases the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records; allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL; allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021


Companion Bill: HB4271


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'.

15 sponsors: Edward Markey (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Tina Smith (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Jack Reed (D); Robert Menendez (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Cory Booker (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Ron Wyden (D); Alex Padilla (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Benjamin Cardin (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 15% (15 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jul 13, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 21 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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