S 72 : Counterterror Alert Act

Position: Support Status: Died in a previous Congress

A bill to require that certain information relating to terrorism investigations be included in the NICS database, and for other purposes.


Introduced by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) No cosponsors

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The Attorney General shall establish a process to ensure that if any person has been or is under a terrorism investigation conducted by the Department of Justice or any other department or agency of the Federal Government, information about such terrorism investigation of the person shall be included in the NICS database.

If that person contacts NICS in an attempt to purchase a gun, NICS shall notify the appropriate division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the request and pending firearm transfer.