HR 3984 : Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act (Repeals PLCCA, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act)

Position: Support Status: Died in a previous Congress

To repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.


Introduced on October 5, 2017 by Adam Schiff [D-CA28] Congresswoman Bonamicii and Congressman Blumenauer are co-sponsors of this bill. 45 cosponsors (D 45)

The contents of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shall not be immune from legal process, shall be subject to subpoena or other discovery, shall be admissible as evidence, and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in any manner, and testimony or other evidence may be permitted based on the data, on the same basis as other information, in a civil action in any State (including the District of Columbia) or Federal court or in an administrative proceeding.

Similar to HR 163