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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB591

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/591/all-info


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'.

27 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Richard Durbin (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Edward Markey (D); Ron Wyden (D); Robert Casey (D); Jack Reed (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Christopher Coons (D); Robert Menendez (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Tim Kaine (D); Patrick Leahy (D); Cory Booker (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Tina Smith (D); Martin Heinrich (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Alex Padilla (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 27% (27 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 4, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 8 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

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There have not been any votes on this bill

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