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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB3254

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3254/all-info


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4 sponsors: Elizabeth Warren (D); Edward Markey (D); Robert Menendez (D); Cory Booker (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 4% (4 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Feb 5, 2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 13 2020 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: Finance

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There have not been any votes on this bill

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