Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2019
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions
Description: Makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: 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, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.
Session: 116th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S103-104)
Last Action Date: January 9, 2019
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35 sponsors: Dianne Feinstein (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Charles Schumer (D); Richard Durbin (D); Patty Murray (D); Jack Reed (D); Thomas Carper (D); Robert Menendez (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Brian Schatz (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Edward Markey (D); Cory Booker (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Kamala Harris (D); Robert Casey (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Tina Smith (D); Ron Wyden (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Mark Warner (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Tim Kaine (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Christopher Coons (D); Debbie Stabenow (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 35% (35 of 100)
|Senate||Jan 9, 2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S103-104)|
|Introduced||Jan 17 2019||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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