Title: Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Assault and harassment offenses: Business records: Citizenship and naturalization: Congressional oversight: Consumer Product Safety Commission: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Due process and equal protection: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Judicial procedure and administration: Judicial review and appeals: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Licensing and registrations: Mental health: Personnel records: Product safety and quality: Retail and wholesale trades: State and local government operations: Trade restrictions: Violent crime: Civil actions and liability: Community life and organization: Crime victims: Crimes against property: Domestic violence and child abuse: Elementary and secondary education: Health facilities and institutions: Health programs administration and funding: Health promotion and preventive care: Higher education: Medical research: Religion: Research administration and funding: Sales and excise taxes: Smuggling and trafficking
Description: Makes various changes to the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition. Among other things, the bill does the following: generally requires individuals to obtain a license to purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition; raises the minimum age—from 18 years to 21 years—to purchase firearms and ammunition; establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties; requires law enforcement agencies to be notified following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial; creates a statutory process for a family or household member to petition a court for an extreme risk protection order to remove firearms from an individual who poses a risk of committing violence; restricts the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices; restricts the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers); makes trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense; requires federally licensed gun dealers to submit and annually certify compliance with a security plan to detect and deter firearm theft; removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers; allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components; establishes a community violence intervention grant program; and promotes research on firearms safety and gun violence prevention.
Session: 116th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Last Action Date: February 5, 2020
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Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 4% (4 of 100)
|Senate||Feb 5, 2020||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
|Introduced||Feb 13 2020||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Finance
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