HR 57 : Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act

Position: Support Status: Died in a previous Congress

This bill requires the FBI to submit a report to Congress about the outcome of completed gun sales made possible by the Charleston Loophole.


Introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D - TX 18) 6 cosponsors (D 6)

This bill requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to submit a biannual report to Congress on the number of proposed firearm transfers where: (1) a licensed gun dealer submitted a background check through the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System (NICS), (2) NICS failed to respond to the licensed gun dealer within three business days, and (3) the licensed gun dealer completed the transfer.

The FBI must also report on the procedures followed once the transferee is discovered to be ineligible.