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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB2323

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Visa Waiver Program Firearms Clarification Act of 2015

Subject: Firearms and explosives: Immigration status and procedures: Travel and tourism: Visas and passports: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Visa Waiver Program Firearms Clarification Act of 2015 The bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the eligibility of certain foreign nationals to purchase and possess firearms in the United States. Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to or possession by a foreign national (i.e., alien) who is: (1) unlawfully present in the United States, or (2) lawfully present under a nonimmigrant visa (e.g., tourist visa). The prohibitions do not apply in certain circumstances.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8164)

Last Action Date: November 19, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2323/all-info

Companion Bill: HB4135

Sponsors

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12 sponsors: Richard Durbin (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Cory Booker (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Edward Markey (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Angus King (I); Jeff Merkley (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Barbara Boxer (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 12% (12 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Nov 19, 2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8164)
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Nov 25 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

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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