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
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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)
|Senate||Jul 13, 2021||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jul 21 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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