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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB72

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Counterterror Alert Act of 2017

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Retail and wholesale trades: Terrorism

Description: Counterterror Alert Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to include in the national instant criminal background check system (i.e., the NICS database) information about an individual who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. A federal department or agency must submit to DOJ information about such individual. Additionally, if a licensed gun dealer requests a background check on a prospective gun buyer who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation, then the NICS database must notify the appropriate division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the request and the pending firearm transfer.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017



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1 sponsors: Bill Nelson (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 1% (1 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 9, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 23 2017 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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