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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB529

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Licensing and registrations

Description: Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

46 sponsors: Christopher Murphy (D); Charles Schumer (D); Richard Durbin (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Edward Markey (D); Robert Menendez (D); Christopher Coons (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Tina Smith (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Ron Wyden (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Robert Casey (D); Mark Warner (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Maria Cantwell (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Cory Booker (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Thomas Carper (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Brian Schatz (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Michael Bennet (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Patrick Leahy (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Mark Kelly (D); Tim Kaine (D); Alex Padilla (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Martin Heinrich (D); Patty Murray (D); Gary Peters (D); Ben Lujan (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Raphael Warnock (D); Jack Reed (D); Jon Ossoff (D); John Hickenlooper (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 46% (46 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 2, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 5 2021 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: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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