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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB447

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Civil actions and liability: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. Additionally, the bill allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: February 12, 2019

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/447/all-info

Sponsors

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31 sponsors: Robert Menendez (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Jack Reed (D); Kamala Harris (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Edward Markey (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Tina Smith (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Amy Klobuchar (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Thomas Carper (D); Richard Durbin (D); Angus King (I); Christopher Coons (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Patty Murray (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Cory Booker (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Tim Kaine (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Tom Udall (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Charles Schumer (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 31% (31 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Feb 12, 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 27 2019 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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