Federal & State Legislative Action


Federal & State Legislative Action

MICHIGAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills Seeking to Reduce Gun Violence

Extreme Risk Protection Order

HB 4283 Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D): To authorize courts to order firearms to be seized for up to one year from an individual based on a “reasonable cause to believe” that the person poses a “significant risk of personal injury to himself or herself or others.” Family members, a former or current spouse, dating partners, and law enforcement officers may petition the court to issue an extreme risk protection order. Standards, procedures, and the process for an appeal, are prescribed in this bill. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

HB 4284 Rep. Jon Hoadley (D): To prohibit an individual subject to gun seizure order proposed by House Bill 4283 from buying another firearm. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

SB 0157 Sen. Erika Geiss (D): To prohibit an individual subject to a gun seizure order proposed by House Bill 4283 from buying another firearm. Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee.

Allow Firearm Dealers to Access State Criminal Records Database

HB 4294 Rep. Ryan Berman (R): To authorize licensed firearms dealers to get information from the state Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) on whether a firearm has been reported lost or stolen. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Ban Gun Possession for Domestic Violence Misdemeanor

HB 4497 Rep. Daire Rendon (R): To prohibit a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes from possessing a firearm.  It would also apply a gun ban to a person who is subject to a personal protection order. Referred to House Judiciary Committee.

Ban Gun Possession with a Personal Protection Order

HB 4498 Rep. Daire Rendon (R): To prohibit an individual who is subject to a personal protection order from possessing, using, transporting selling, purchasing, receiving, or distributing a firearm or ammunition. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

HB 4499 Rep. John Chirkun (D): To establish sentencing guidelines for violations of ban proposed by HB 4498. Referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

Ban Concealed Pistol Carry while on Marijuana

HB 4501 Rep. Jim Lilly (R): To ban concealed carry if an individual has a certain level of the substance in their blood. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Ban Shooting and More while on Marijuana

HB  4502 & 4503 Rep. Jim Lilly (R): To amend recreational marijuana laws to ban carrying, using, or possessing a firearm if an individual has a certain level of the substance in their blood. Because the law was placed on the ballot by a citizen initiative, amending it would require a three-fourths vote in the House and Senate. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Criminalizing Leaving a Gun Where a Minor Can Get It

HB 4511 & 4512 Reps. Mari Manoogian (D), Rebekah Warren (D): To make it a crime to store or leave a firearm where it may be accessed by a minor, subject to five years in prison if a minor uses the gun to injure or kill himself or others, and lesser penalties for using a gun in a threatening or careless manner. To provide sentencing guidelines for leaving a firearm where a child can access it. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

Exempt Trigger Locks from Sales Tax

HB 4523 & 4514 Reps. Rebekah Warren (D), Mari Manoogian (D): To exempt trigger locks, gun safes, lockboxes, and other home firearm safety devices from sales tax. Referred to House Tax Policy Committee.

Require Gun Rental Background Checks

HB 4690 Rep. Kara Hope (D): To require shooting ranges that rent guns to perform the same background check on customers that are done by firearms dealers on all new gun purchases.  This would not be required for a renter who has a concealed pistol permit.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Require Long Gun & Individual Sale Buyer Background Checks

SB 678 Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D): To require purchasers of long guns to undergo an instant federal background check, which is currently required if the seller is a federal firearms dealer, but does not apply to transactions between private individuals.  The bill would extend this requirement to all private gun sales between individuals.  Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

SB 679 Sen. Jeremy Moss (D): To update references in the state penal code to conform with the firearms purchase background check mandate proposed by SB 678.  Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

SB 680 Sen. Stephanie Chang (D): To revise references in the state sentencing guidelines to conform with the firearms purchase background check mandate proposes by SB 678. Referred to the House Committee on Government Operations.

HB 5275 Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D): To require purchasers of long guns to undergo an instant federal background check, which is currently required if the seller is a federal firearms dealer, but does not apply to transactions between private individuals.  The bill would extend this requirement to all private gun sales between individuals. Referred to the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

HB 5276 Rep. Brenda Carter (D): To update references in the state penal code to conform with the firearms purchase background check mandate proposed by HB 5275. Referred to the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

HB 5277 Rep. Jon Hoadley (D): To update references in the state sentencing guidelines to conform with the firearms purchase background check mandate proposed by HB 5275.  Referred to the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

Ban 3-D Printing Weapons

HB 5190 Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D): To ban the manufacture, sale or possession of 3-D printed guns.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Ban Open Carry of Firearms

HB 5094 Rep.Cynthia Johnson (D): To prohibit openly carrying a firearm in public.  This would not apply to police on duty, or to carrying a gun while hunting, at a shooting range, or on one’s property.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Expand Concealed Pistol ‘Gun Free Zones’

HB 5783 Rep. Tyrone Carter (D); HB 5784 Rep. Julie Brixie (D)  To establish that buildings owned or leased by the State are subject to the same restrictions on carrying a concealed pistol as the “gun free zones” specified in the law authorizing shall issue CPL’s.  Referred to the House Committee on Government Operations.

Partial List of Bills that May Increase Risks of Gun Violence

Concealed Pistol Licensing

HB 4021 Reps. Michele Hoitenga, Beau LaFave (R): To allow an individual who already holds a valid Standard concealed pistol license, or someone whose license expired not more than 1 year before, to apply for a Lifetime concealed pistol license. Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

HB 4022 Reps. Michele Hoitenga, Beau LaFave (R): To reduce the current concealed pistol licensing fee from $100.00 to $40.00, and to reduce license renewal fees from $115.00 to $40.00. Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Repeal Pistol Permit Law, Destroy Records

HB 5317 Rep. Matt Maddock (R); HB 5318 Rep. Shane Hernandez (R); HB 5319  Rep. Steven Johnson (R)  To repeal the law that prohibits law abiding citizens from acquiring a pistol without a pistol license, and require all records collected under that law to be destroyed within 6 months. This series of bills also revises the  State penal code and sentencing guidelines. Pistol permit requirements for purchases from federal firearms dealers were repealed in 2012, but still apply to purchases from an individual. Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary.

Revise Concealed Pistol License Violation Sanctions

HB 4434 Rep. Matt Hall, (R): To repeal criminal sanctions for carrying a concealed pistol after an individual’s CPL has expired (currently up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine), replacing this with a civil fine of $330 for failing to renew a license that is less than one year past its expiration. Referred to House Judiciary Committee; Passed House on 5/24/19.

S 287 Sen, Aric Nesbitt (R): To revise the sanctions for concealed pistol license expirations, with reduced expired license sanctions for recently expired licenses. Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee.

Allow Concealed Carry in Pistol-Free Zones

HB 4026 Reps. Beau LaFave, Steven Johnson, Gregory Markkanen (R): To repeal the requirement to get a government permit to carry a concealed pistol for those individuals who are not otherwise prohibited, and to allow an individual to still get a concealed pistol license that would allow them to carry concealed pistols in pistol-free zones, including schools, day care facilities, and places of worship. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

HB 4028 Reps. Gregory Markkanen, Beau LaFave(R) & HB 4029 Reps. Steven Johnson, Beau LaFave, Michele Hoitenga (R): To update references in the state natural resources and environmental protection act to accommodate the proposal in House Bills 4026 & 4029 which would repeal the requirement to get a government permit to carry a concealed pistol for those individuals who are not otherwise prohibited from possessing a pistol, and to allow an individual to still get a concealed pistol license that would allow them to carry concealed pistols in pistol-free zones, including schools, day care facilities, and places of worship. Tie bar with HB 4026. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Repeal Ban on Having Accessible Pistol in Car

HB 4770-4771 Reps. Steven Johnson (R), John Reilly (R)  To repeal the law prohibiting a person from carrying an accessible pistol in a vehicle, whether concealed “on or about his or her person” or in the vehicle itself.  Referred to the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.

HB 4772 Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R)  To update references in the state natural resources and environmental protection act, so as to accommodate the proposal in HB 4770.  Referred to the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.

HB 4773, 4774 Reps. Matt Maddock (R), Pamela Hornberger (R)   To update references in criminal sentencing guidelines so as to accommodate the proposal in HB 4770.  Referred to the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.

Waive Concealed Pistol & Gun in Car Restrictions During Declared Emergency

HB 5774 Rep. Beau LaFave (R)  To waive the State’s restrictions on carrying a concealed pistol without a permit on their person or in a vehicle during the period in which an emergency or disaster has been declared by the governor, or when CPL applications are not being processed. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Revise ‘Gun Free Zone’ CPL Exception

HB 4295 Rep Gary Eisen (R): To revise the “gun free zone” provision of the concealed pistol permit law so as to exempt certified concealed pistol instructors from the restriction. The restriction prohibits concealed pistol license holders from bringing guns into schools, day care facilities, stadiums, arenas, bars, restaurants, places of worship, college dorms/classrooms, hospitals, casinos, and courts. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

Permit ORV Firearm Carry On Private Property

HB 4331 Rep. Beau LaFave (R): To allow a landowner or a guest to carry or transport a firearm in a vehicle or an Off the Road Vehicle on private land.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; Passed House 5/24/19.

Revise Concealed Pistol License Expirations

HB 4194 Rep. Scott VanSingel (R):  To revise the expiration date of a CPL so that they would expire on the first birthday of a permit holder that occurs in the 10th year after the date the license is issued or renewed. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Exempt Ammunition Purchases From Sales Tax

HB 4863,4864 Rep. Beau LaFave (R)  To exempt ammunition for firearms from the state sales tax.  Referred to the House Committee on Tax Policy.

Let Pawnbrokers Pawn Pistols

SB 424 Sen. Peter Lucido (R)  To repeal a law that makes it a misdemeanor for a pawnbroker to accept a pistol in pawn, and offer to sell it.  Referred to the Senate Committee on Government Operations.

SB 425 Sen. Peter Lucido (R)  To require a pawnbroker who acquires a pistol in pawn to obtain a pistol sales record from the customer, file it with the State Police, and retain it for the duration of the loan.  Referred to the Senate Committee on Government Operations.

Revise ‘Gun Free Zone’ Concealed Pistol Penalty

HB 4200 Rep. Gary Eisen (R): To change the penalties for violation of the “gun free zone” provision of CPL permit law. Current fines range from $500 and a six month license suspension and a year in prison to $5,000 and up to four years in prison.  This bill would replace all this with a $100 fine and no license suspension for first and all subsequent violations. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

HB 4201 Rep. Gary Eisen (R): To revise criminal sentencing guidelines to reflect the proposal in House Bill 4200 to eliminate jail or prison penalties for violation of “gun free zone” provision of CPL law. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

Prohibit Bans on Gun Sales During State of Emergency

HB 5706 & 5707 Rep. Steven Johnson (R)  SB 859 & 860 Sen. Tom Barrett (R)  To amend two laws that authorize a governor to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency, including prohibiting the governor from banning the sale or purchase of lawfully possessed firearms, ammunition or other weapons during a declared emergency or disaster.  Referred to the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee; Senate Government Operations.

Allow County Road Commission Agents to be Armed

SB 818 Sen. Dale Zorn (R)  To permit a “duly authorized agent of the county road commission” to carry a firearm. Referred Committee on local Government.

Ban Government Gun ‘Buybacks’

HB 5479 Rep. Annette Glenn (R)  To prohibit local governments from using any public resources for firearm purchase (“buyback”) programs.  Governments could only buy guns from licensed dealers for law enforcement purposes.  Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary. Passed the House 3/4/20; referred to Committee on Government Operations.

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FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills Seeking to Reduce Gun Violence

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

H.R. 8 Rep. Mike Thompson (D): To utilize and amend the current background check process in the United States to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. Passed House 2/27/19

Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019

H.R. 1112 Rep. James E. Clyburn (D): To extend the NICS determination from 3 to 10 days; if no determination is made after 10 days the buyer can file a petition to proceed with the transfer. The Federal Firearm licensee would need to wait an additional 10 days after the petition is filed in order to proceed with the transfer. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. Passed House 2/29/19.

Making America Safe & Secure Act of 2019

H.R. 3569 Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D)  To provide grants to encourage the implementation and maintenance of firearms licensing agreements, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Local Public Health & Safety Protection Act

H.R. 3435 Rep.Wm. Lacy Clay (D)  To encourage states to allow local governments to implement laws to reduce gun violence, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

End Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2019

H.R. 3554 Rep. David Cicilline (D)  To incentivize State reporting systems that allow mental health professionals to submit information on certain individuals deemed dangerous for purposes of prohibiting firearm possession by such individuals, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on Judiciary; Energy and Commerce.

Safer Communities Act of 2019

H.R. 4199 Rep. Mike Thompson (D)  To protect individuals by strengthening the nation’s mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm   prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to NICS.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary; Energy and Commerce.

J’aime’s Law

H.R. 1705 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D): To enhance the background check process by preventing the purchase of ammunition from individuals prohibited from doing so. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Background Check Expansion Act

S. 42 Sen. Christopher Murphy (D): To make it unlawful for any person who is not a licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer to transfer a firearm to any person who is not so licensed. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Background Checks During Covid 19 Emergency

H.R. 6453 Rep. Mike Quigley (D) To direct the FBI to report the number of background checks conducted by NICS during the month of March 2019 and during the COVID 19 public health emergency, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act

H.R. 5507 Rep Charlie Crist (D) To require aliens lawfully admitted to the U.S. under nonimmigrant VISAS obtain the approval of the Attorney General before receiving a firearm.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act

H.R. 5132 Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) To require the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to issue an advisory about how homegrown violent extremists and other perpetrators of domestic terrorism procure firearms and firearm accessories, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act Of 2020

H.R. 6006 Rep. Bill Pascrell (D) To amend section 923 of Title 18 U.S. Code, to require an electronic, searchable database of the importation, production, shipment, receipt, sale or other disposition of firearms.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

3348 Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) To require the National Tracing Center within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to establish and maintain an electronic, searchable database of records related to certain firearms transactions. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act

H.R. 5917 Rep. Barbara Lee (D) To repeal certain impediments to the administration of the firearms laws.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tiahrt Restricting Repeal Act

3299 Sen. Robert Menendez (D) To repeal certain impediments to the administration of firearms laws (repeal of Tiahrt Act). Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act

H.R. 5507 Rep. Charlie Crist (D) To amend Title 18 U.S. Code, to require an alien lawfully admitted to the U.S. under nonimmigrant visa to obtain the approval of the Attorney General before receiving a firearm.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019

S. 875 Sen. Pat Toomey (R): To provide for the reporting to State and local law enforcement authorities of cases in which NICS indicates that a firearm has been sought to be acquired by a  prohibited person, so that authorities may pursue criminal charges under State law, and to ensure the DOJ reports these prosecutions to Congress. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1671 Rep. Mike Quigley (D): To provide for the reporting to State and local law enforcement authorities of cases in which NICS indicates that a firearm has been sought to be acquired by a  prohibited person, so that authorities may pursue criminal charges under State law, and to ensure the DOJ reports these prosecutions to Congress. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act

H.R. 3552 Rep. David Cicilline (D)  To amends NICS Improvement Act of 2007 to provide notification to relevant law enforcement agencies in the event that a background check conducted by NICS determined that a person may not receive a firearm, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

21st Century NICS Act

H.R. 2319 Rep Tom Rice (R): To improve the NICS system in order to search the National Data Exchange database when conducting criminal background checks. Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

NICS Data Integrity Act of 2020

H.R. 5949 Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D)  To permit the search and retention of certain records with respect to conducting criminal background checks, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Hadiya Pendleton & Nyasia Pryear- Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act of 2019

H.R. 1670 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D): To make it unlawful to ship, transport, transfer, or otherwise dispose to a person 2 or more firearms in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, if the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe that this act would be a violation of, or would result in a violation of any Federal, State or local law punishable to imprisonment exceeding 1 year.  This law would also apply to the recipient of these weapons. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 730 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) To make it unlawful to ship, transport, transfer, or otherwise dispose to a person 2 or more firearms in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, if the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe that this act would be a violation of, or would result in a violation of any Federal, State or local law punishable to imprisonment exceeding 1 year.  This law would also apply to the recipient of these weapons. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Enhanced Penalties for Certain Firearm Thefts

H.R. 2179 Rep. Conor Lamb (D): To amend chapter 44 of title 18 U.S. Code, to enhance penalties for certain thefts of firearms from certain federal firearms licensees, and to criminalize the theft of a firearm from a gun range or shooting club that rents firearms. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Theft Prevention Act

H.R. 2674 Rep. Joseph Morelle (D): To enhance safety and security at federally licensed gun shops, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Secure Firearm Storage Act

S. 320 Sen. Richard Durbin (D) To establish security regulations for firearms sold by licensed importers, manufacturers, or licensed firearm dealers that require firearms to be locked in a locked steel, fireproof cabinet or vault. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

H.R. 4872 Rep. David Cicilline (D)  To restrict the ability of a person whose federal firearm license has been revoked, and whose license to renew has been denied, to transfer firearm inventory  business to anyone other than a licensed firearm dealer. Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary.

Prevent Family Fire Act of 2019

H.R. 4926 Rep. Mike Levin (D)  To allow for a credit against tax for sales of retail firearm storage devices, including key or combination locks, or biometric locking devices to make firearms inaccessible to unauthorized individuals.  Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.

Advancing Gun Safety Technology Act of 2019

H.R. 4730 Rep. Jackie Speier (D)  To authorize the Attorney General to carry out a pilot program to make grants to entities to develop gun safety technology, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Safe Gun Storage of 2019

H.R. 4691 Rep. Eliot Engel (D)  To amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish consumer product safety standards for firearm locks and firearm safes, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S. 3065 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D)  Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Gun Show Criminal Background Checks

H.R. 820 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D): To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act

H.R. 157 Rep. Dwight Evans (D): To repeal provisions of the Protection of Lawful Commerce of Arms Act that prohibit civil actions or administrative proceedings against firearm or ammunition manufacturers, sellers, importers, dealers, or trade organizations for harms resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Defective Firearms Protection Act

H.R. 6110 Rep. Debbie Dingell (D)  To amend the consumer product safety laws to repeal exclusion of pistols, revolvers, and other firearms from the definition of consumer product under such laws.  Referred to the House Committees on Energy; Commerce.

Trafficking Reduction & Criminal Enforcement (Trace) Act

H.R. 4255 Rep. Mike Quigley (D)  To require each firearm manufactured in the U.S. to be marked with a serial number that is located inside the receiver of the firearm, or that is visible with an infrared light.  This bill also requires preserving NICS records for 180 days, requires firearm dealers to check their inventory, and eliminates limitations on the use of gun trace information. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2019

H.R. 49 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D): To require the FBI director to report to Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfer Act of 2019

H.R. 3404 Rep, Jennifer Wexton (D)  To amend the National Firearms Act to require law enforcement officers be notified of, and provided a 90-day period to deny firearm transfers.  Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Federal Law Enforcement & Public Protection Act

H.R. 3420 Rep Mark DeSaulnier (D)  To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to improve safety and security for service weapons used by Federal law enforcement officers, including the safe storage of weapons, and a requirement to report to a civilian or military law enforcement agency any loss or theft of a weapon.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, Armed Services.

Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019

S. 7 Sen. Marco Rubio (R): To allow a law enforcement officer or household member of an individual who is deemed to be a risk to themselves or others, to submit a petition to a state or tribal court to have the individual’s weapons temporarily removed from the home. The individual would also be prohibited from purchasing, possessing or receiving a firearm or ammunition. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 506   Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) To support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others pursuant to court orders for this purpose.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1236 Rep. Salud O. Carbajal (D)   To support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others pursuant to court orders for this purpose.  Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

H.R. 3076 Rep. Lucy McBath (D)  To authorize the issuance of extreme risk protection orders to remove firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others, as ordered by the courts.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

‘Make America Safe and Secure Act (Mass Act)

S. 2014 Sen. Edward Markey (D)  To support Extreme Risk Protection orders; and to allow for   grants to States that include the implementation or maintenance of firearms and firearms dealer’s licensing requirements, as well as licensing for ammunition dealers.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Secure Communities and Safe Schools Act

H.R. 2383 Rep. Val Butler Demings (D)  To prohibit Homeland Security from awarding grant funds to purchase firearms or firearm accessories, such as ammunition, including for use by teachers.  Referred to House Committee on Homeland Security.

Break the Cycle of Violence Act

H.R. 4825   Rep. Tom Cole (R) H.R. 4386  Rep. Steven Horsford (D), S. 2671 Sen. Cory Booker (D)  To build safer, thriving communities, and save lives by investing in effective violence reduction initiatives, including through community based violence intervention program grants.  Referred to House Committee on Judiciary, and Committee on Energy and Commerce; Referred to Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2019

H.R. 1745 Rep. Mike Thompson (D): To amend title 18 of the U.S. Code to provide that persons subject to firearms restraining orders and persons convicted of violent misdemeanors are prohibited from possessing a firearm, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2019

H.R. 822 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D): To prohibit the sale of a firearm to, and the purchase by a person who is not covered by appropriate liability insurance coverage. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gladys Ricart Gun Offender Registry Act

H.R. 2303 Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D): To establish a registry for violent gun offenders, to provide for sufficient notification of their whereabouts, to honor the memory of Gladys Ricart and other gun crime victims, and for other purposes. Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act

H.R. 869 Rep. Madeleine Dean (D): To modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Untraceable Firearms Act of 2019

H.R. 3553 Rep. David Cicilline (D)  To amend Chapter 44 of Title 18, U.S. Code, to ensure that all firearms are traceable, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Traceable Firearms

S. 3743 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D)  To amend Chapter 44 of Title 18 U.S. Code, to ensure that all firearms are traceable, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Stopping the Iron Pipeline Act of 2019

H.R. 930 Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D): To provide for the establishment of a national standard for incorporating a passive identification ability into all firearms sold in the U.S., and to require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Safe Firearm Storage

H.R. 2867 Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D): To amend chapter 44 of Title 18 U.S. Code, to require the safe storage of firearms. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Grants to States with Laws to Retain Firearms

H.R. 2786 Rep Susan Brooks (R): To authorize the Attorney General to make grants to states that have in place laws that authorize law enforcement agencies to retain firearms from dangerous individuals, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Disarm Hate Act

H.R. 2708 Rep. David Cicilline (D), S. 1462 Sen. Robert Casey (D): To prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary; Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Secure Firearm Storage Act

H.R. 939 Rep. Bradley Scott Schneider (D): To amend title 18 of the U.S. Code to require federally licensed firearm importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Safer Now Act

H.R. 282 Rep. Joyce Beatty (D):

(1) Prohibit a firearm dealer from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check

(2) Place restrictions on assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices

(3) Require background checks for transfers of grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapons

(4) Require notification to law enforcement of prohibited purchase or attempted purchase of a grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon

(5) Notification to Law Enforcement of prohibited purchase or attempted purchase of a firearm

(6) Institute buy-back programs for semi-automatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices

(7) require gun show background checks and regulate firearm transfers at gun shows. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Prohibit the Transfer of a Firearm at a Gun Show by a Person Who is NOT a Licensed Dealer

H.R. 167 Rep. Al Green (D): To make it unlawful for a person to transfer a firearm at a gun show, unless the person is a licensed dealer. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearms Sales Act

H.R. 2634 Rep. Jason Crow (D): To prohibit a federal firearm licensee from transferring a long gun to a person who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in, or have a business in the state in which the licensee’s place of business is located. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Cool Off Act

H.R. 1454 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D): To provide for a 3 day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions. Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act

H.R. 511 Rep. Anthony Brown (D): To protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, or for other purposes; to expand the list of individuals subject to a restraining order or similar order to whom a firearm is prohibited from being sold or disposed. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 120 Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D): To protect victims of stalking from gun violence; to include dating partners and individuals subject to restraining orders.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act of 2019

H.R. 569 Rep. Debbie Dingell (D): To protect victims of stalking from gun violence; to include dating partners and any other person similarly situated to a spouse.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

No Guns For Abusers Act of 2019

H.R. 1287 Rep. Eric Swalwell (D): To authorize the Attorney General to make grants to States and local governments to implement rules, policies and procedures to authorize courts to relinquish orders with respect to individuals charged with or convicted of domestic violence, or subject to a domestic violence protective order, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Violence Against Women Re-Authorization Act of 2019Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019

H.R. 1585 Rep. Karen Bass (D): (Sec. 802) To prohibit stalkers and individuals subject to court order from possessing a firearm. Referred to the House on the Judiciary.  Passed House 4/4/19.

Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019

H.R. 1279 Rep. Donald M. Payne (D): To authorize the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance to make grants to States, units of local government, and gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

H.R. 1266 Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D): To amend title 18, U.S. Code to require firearm assembly kits to be considered to be firearms.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

National Firearms Amendments Act of 2019

H.R. 1263 Rep. Theodore Deutch (D): To amend the Internal revenue Code of 1986 to subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act that any semiautomatic rifle with the capacity to accept a detachable magazine be treated as a firearm under the National Firearms Act. Passage of this act would require the owner to register the semiautomatic rifle or shotgun within 120 days. Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act

H.R. 33 Rep. Bobby Rush (D): To expand the categories of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition to include person:

(1) with intent to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person,

(2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense,

(3) to unlawfully export.  This bill establishes stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

S. 66 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D): To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

National Gun Violence Research Act

H.R. 435 Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D): To provide for a coordinated national research program to examine the nature, causes, consequences and prevention of violence and unintended injury and death relating to gun ownership, use, and trafficking, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce.

Gun Violence Prevention Research Act

H.R. 674 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D): To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S. 184 Sen. Edward Markey (D): To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act

H.R. 2364 Rep. Gregory Meeks, (D): To amend the Security and Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to disclose in an annual report any substantial financial relationship with any manufacturer or dealer of firearms or ammunition. Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2019

S. 1352 Sen. Robert Casey, (D), H.R. 2585 Rep. Dwight Evans (D): To establish a federal Advisory Council to support victims of gun violence.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Raise the Age Act

H.R. 717 Rep. Anthony Brown (D): To amend title 18, U.C. Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with the exception of active duty military personnel and full time law enforcement officers, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Age 21 Act

S. 1395 Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D): To amend title 18 U.S. Code to prohibit the purchase of certain firearms by individuals under 21 years of age, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Micro Act

H.R. 719 Rep. Anthony Brown (D): To require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition and to prohibit the removal, obliteration, or alteration of the microstamped code or microstamping capability of a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Ethan’s Law

S. 193 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D): To amend Chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, to require the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes. It would make it unlawful for a person to store or keep any firearm on the premises of a residence under the control of a person if the person knows, or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without permission of the parent or guardian, or the resident of the residence in ineligible to possess a firearm. Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2019

H.R. 1297 Rep. Val Butler Demings (D): To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to include an armor-piercing, concealable weapon within the definition of “firearm” under the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Police Accountability Act of 2020

H.R. 5777 Rep. Henry C. Johnson, Jr. (D)  To amend title U.S. Code, to provide a penalty for assault or homicide committed by certain State or local law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Violence Prevention & Community Safety Act of 2020

S. 3254 Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D)  To change the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition, including, but not limited to: requiring a license to purchase, acquire or possess a firearm or ammunition; raising the minimum age to 21; requiring background checks for firearm transfers; providing for extreme risk protection orders; reporting of NICS denials; restricting ghost guns; restricting semiautomatic assault weapons.  Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Partial List of Bills that May Increase Risks of Gun Violence

Hearing Protection Act

H.R. 155 Rep. Jeff Duncan (R): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove silencers from the definition of firearms, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

S. 817 Sen. Mike Crapo (R): To amend the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to remove silencers from the definition of firearms, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on Finance.

Silencers Help Us to Save Hearing Act (Shush Act)

S. 202 Sen. Mike Lee (R): To provide that silencers be treated the same as firearms accessories. Referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.

Silencers As Firearms Accessories

H.R. 775 Rep. Steve King (R): To provide that silencers be treated the same as firearms accessories.  Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

End the Normalized Delay of Suppressors Act of 2020

H.R. 6126 Rep. Gregory W. Steuben (R)  To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to allow the transfer of a silencer after the end of the 90 day period beginning with the application for such a transfer.  Referred to the House Committees on Way and Means; Judiciary.

Firearms Due Process Protection Act

H.R. 1817 Rep. Tom Emmer (R): To enforce the requirement that NICS make a final disposition of requests to correct its records within 60 days, and to place the burden of proof on the respondent to provide clear and convincing evidence that the individual is ineligible to receive or possess a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

H.R. 1761 Rep. Paul Gosar, (R): To prohibit Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases, and for other purposes. Does not apply to firearms that have been lost or stolen. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Amend Chapter 44 of Title 18 US Code, To More Comprehensively Address Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition

H.R. 175 Rep. Morgan Griffith (R):

(1) To allow and individual to transport a firearm between two place (e.g. states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm; firearm must be unloaded and secured.

(2) To allow an individual to transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device between two places where it is legal to do so; they must not be loaded into a firearm and must be securely stored.

(3) To prohibit the arrest or detention of an individual for state of local violations unless there is probable cause to believe there was noncompliance with the provisions of this bill. Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary.

Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

H.R. 5935 Rep. Mo Brooks (R); S. 3139 Sen. Steve Daines (R)  To allow any person who is not prohibited from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, to transport a firearm for lawful purposes any place where the person may lawfully possess a firearm to another place.  Referred to the  House Committee on the Judiciary; Senate Judiciary Committee.

Allow Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms

S. 69 Sen. John Cornyn (R): To allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms.  The individual must be eligible to possess, transport or receive a firearm under federal law, carry a valid photo ID, and carry a valid state issued concealed carry permit, or be eligible to conceal carry in the state they live in. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 38 Rep. Richard Hudson (R): To allow a qualified individual (one who is eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; carries a valid photo ID; carries a valid CPL by any state), to possess a concealed weapon in any other state that allows individuals to carry concealed weapons. This bill also states that the CPL holder is (1) not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry a concealed handgun on federally owned lands that are open to the public. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

S. 94 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R): To facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain states; provides for federal support to states for construction, operation, and maintenance of public target ranges on federal and non-federal land. Referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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