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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation SB66

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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: Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 This bill 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

Link: NA

Sponsors

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30 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);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 30% (30 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 9, 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S103-104)
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 17 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

There have not been any votes on this bill

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