HR 2598 : Gun Violence Restraining Order Act of 2017

Position: Support Status: House Committee on Judiciary

HR 2598 is similar to Oregon's Extreme Risk Protection Order. This bill would allow family members or law enforcement to temporarily remove firearms from a person who may pose significant risk to self or others.

Update


Introduced by Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 05/23/2017 143 Cosponsors (D 134, R 9) Including Oregon Congressional delegates: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/05/2017 Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 02/27/2018 Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 03/07/2018

This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the sale, transfer to, receipt of, or possession of a firearm by a person who is subject to a gun violence prevention order. A gun violence prevention order is a court order that prohibits an individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm.

The bill authorizes the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to make grants to states that have in effect legislation that: (1) authorizes a family member, or a law enforcement officer, to apply for a gun violence prevention order against an individual who may pose a significant risk to themselves or others; (2) authorizes a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize firearms from that individual, subject to a warrant; and (3) requires law enforcement agencies to comply with certain requirements.

This bill is similar to S 1212.

This bill is similar to the following bills:

  • HR 6747, introduced on September 7, 2018 by Congressman Katko [R-NY-24] and has 8 cosponsors.
  • S 1212,  introduced by Senator Feinstein in May and has 20 cosponsors but not Senators Wyden or Merkley.
  • S 2521 was introduced by Senator Blumenthal in March and has 4 cosponsors.
  • S 2607 was introduced by Senator Rubio in March and has 5 cosponsors.