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2019 Federal Gun Bills

We’re on the offensive!

With so many pro-gun-safety supporters winning elections last year, Congress has an ambitious agenda for 2019. Check it out below.

 

 

Thank you to our affiliate, Ceasefire Oregon, for assembling this important information!

LAST UPDATED: 4th February 2019

 

House Bills

H.R.8 — Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 01/08/2019)
Cosponsors: (229)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary (All Actions)

H.R.33 — Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act

Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 01/03/2019)
Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.49 — Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 01/03/2019)
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.167 — To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer.

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019)
Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/03/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.282 — To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.

● Ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition.
● Authorize the use of federal grants to buy back semiautomatic weapons, taking them off
the street once and for all.
● Close the “gun show loophole,” so sales at gun shows are subject to background checks
and treated like other firearm transactions.
● Make firearm trafficking a violation of federal criminal law.
● Keep guns out of the hands of stalkers and domestic abusers.
Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 01/08/2019)
Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/08/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All
Actions)

H.R.435 — National Gun Violence Research Act

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 01/10/2019)
Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/10/2019 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the… (All Actions)

H.R.511 — Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act

Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 01/11/2019)
Cosponsors: (64)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.569 — Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act of 2019

Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 01/15/2019)
Cosponsors: (107)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/15/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.674 — 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.

Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/17/2019)
Cosponsors: (83)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)

H.R.717 — To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with exceptions for active duty military personnel and full-time law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 01/23/2019)
Cosponsors: (55)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.719 — 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.

Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 01/23/2019)
Cosponsors: (37)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.820 — To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.

Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/28/2019)
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.822 — To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.

Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/28/2019)
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/28/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.869 — To modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.

Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 01/30/2019)
Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All
Actions)

H.R.930 — To provide for the establishment of a national standard for incorporating a passive identification ability into all firearms sold in the United States, and to require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 01/30/2019)
Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

H.R.939 — To amend title 18, United States Code, to require federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises.

Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 01/31/2019)
Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

 

 

Senate Bills

S.42 — Background Check Expansion Act

Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 01/08/2019)
Cosponsors: (41)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/08/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

S.66 — Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 01/09/2019)
Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

S.120 — Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 01/15/2019)
Cosponsors: (31)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/15/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

S.184 — A bill 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.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 01/17/2019)
Cosponsors: (40)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)

S.193 — A Ethan’s Law – Requires secure storage of firearms

Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 01/18/2019)
Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)