Legislation

Current Legislation


S 2135 National

Fix NICS: Enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

This bipartisan gun violence prevention bill is intended to improve the efficacy of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Currently, NICS is missing records that would prevent dangerous individuals from accessing firearms. Polls show the vast majority of Americans support legislation to improve NICS.

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


HR 4240 National

Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017

To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary


HR 4168 National

Close the Bump-Stock Loophole Act

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat in the same manner as a machine gun any bump fire stock, or any other devices designed to accelerate substantially the rate of fire of a semiautomatic weapon.

Position: Support

Status: House Ways and Means


S 1185 National

Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017

A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


HR 810 National

Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017

To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.


Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


S 2009 National

Background Checks for Every Gun Sale

A bill to require background checks for every firearm sale.

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


HR 4052 National

Keep Americans Safe Act

To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.

Position: Support

Status: House Judiciary, Subcommittee onCrime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 1692 National

Countering Illegal Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to make trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense.

Position: Support

Status: House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


S 1916 National

Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

A bill to ban bump stocks and other devices.

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


S 1945 National

Keep Americans Safe Act

A bill to regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


HR 3984 National

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

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

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary


HR 3987 National

Protecting Americans from Gun Violence Act of 2017

To reduce gun violence, fund gun violence research and victim assistance, and enhance the tracking of lost and stolen firearms, and for other purposes.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary and House Energy and Commerce


HR 4025 National

Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2017

To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand to all firearms the requirement that Federal firearms licensees report sales of 2 or more handguns to the same unlicensed person within 5 consecutive business days.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 2670 National

Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act

To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.

Position: Support

Status: House Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


S 1923 National

Background Check Completion Act of 2017

A bill to prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check.

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


HR 3947 National

Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

The bill will make illegal the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, possession products (accessories) that are designed to increase the rate of a semiautomatic firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm while not actually converting the semiautomatic firearm into a machine gun.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary


HR 4018 National

Three Day Waiting Period for Firearm Purchases

To provide for a 3-day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 3999 National

Ban Bump Stocks

H.R. 3999: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of ...
... parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 4064 National

To impose restrictions on the sale of binary explosives, and for other purposes.

Section 841 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(u)Binary explosive means a substance that, when combined with another substance—
(1)results in explosive material; and
(2)has as its primary or common purpose to function by explosion through target practice using a firearm.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary


HR 3668 National

SHARE Act

This bill needs your immediate action.

Call your Oregon legislators NOW and tell them to vote NO on HR 3668, the "SHARE" Act.

Oregon Federal Legislators:

Senator Ron Wyden: (503) 326-7525
Senator Jeff Merkley: (503) 326-3386
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici: (503) 469-6010
Rep. Greg Walden: (541) 389-4408
Rep. Earl Blumenauer: (503) 231-2300
Rep. Peter DeFazio: (541) 465-6732
Rep. Kurt Schrader: (503) 557-1324

SHARE (Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act) is a tribute to the amount of money the National Rifle Association gave to the Trump election campaign.

Position: Oppose

Status: House Natural Resources, Federal Land Subcommittee


HR 3458 National

Microstamping certain semiautomatic pistols (The MICRO Act)

H.R. 3458: To require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition, and the prohibit the removal, obliteration, or alteration of the microstamped code or microstamping capability of a firearm.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary


HR 3139 National

King’s Bill to Deregulate Silencers (HPA)

To deregulate firearm suppressors, better known as silencers.

Position: Oppose

Status: House Judiciary: Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security Subcommittee and Investigations House Ways and Means


HR 3361 National

SECURE Firearm Storage Act

According to the ATF, more than 18,000 firearms were reported lost or stolen from FFLs in 2016 alone. This represents a more than 20% increase over the nearly 15,000 firearms reported lost or stolen in 2015.

HR 3361 proposes strong, effective laws to address the issue of firearm theft from federally licensed firearms dealers (called FFLs). This bill would require federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their firearms inventory, business records, and business premises.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


S 593 National

Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges by: (1) authorizing a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorizing a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for those costs; (3) limiting the federal share of those costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) requiring amounts provided for those costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years.

Position: Neutral

Status: Senate - Environment and Public Works


HR 2841 National

Disarm Hate Act

To prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm.

Position: Support

Status: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. Action By: Committee on the Judiciary


HR 1478 National

Gun Violence Research Act

To repeal the provision that in practice prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from sponsoring research on gun violence in fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Health Subcommittee


S 446 National

Federally Mandated Concealed Carry

Concealed handgun license (CHL) holders who are non-residents of a state are granted the privilege of carrying a hidden, loaded gun in a state even if the person does not meet the other state's standards.

This bill endangers all of us just to save some paperwork and small fees for a few people.

House companion bill is HR 38.

Position: Oppose

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


SB 719 Oregon

Extreme Risk Protection Order (Was SB 868)

Signed by Governor Kate Brown at a special ceremony on September 18, 2017. The bill creates a process for obtaining extreme risk protection order that temporarily prohibits a person from possessing firearms when court finds that person presents imminent risk, or risk in foreseeable future, of suicide or causing injury to other persons.

Position: Support

Status: Waiting for Governor Kate Brown's signature


HR 550 National

Checkpoint Safety Act of 2017

Require the deployment of law enforcement personnel at airport screening locations at very large airports, and for other purposes.

Position: Neutral

Status: House Homeland Security, Transportation Security


HR 34 National

Guns in K-12 Schools

This bill amends the federal criminal code to repeal provisions that prohibit the possession or discharge of a firearm in a school zone.

Position: Oppose

Status: House Committee On Judiciary


HR 358 National

Interstate Transportation of Firearms or Ammunition

Relaxes laws regarding transportation of firearms. Changes burden of proof to prosecution.

Position: Oppose

Status: House Committee On Judiciary


S 72 National

Counterterror Alert Act

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

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


HR 57 National

Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act

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

Position: Support

Status: House Judiciary; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 62 National

Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act

To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.

Position: Support

Status: House Judiciary; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 509 National

Abolish the ATF

To abolish the ATF and transfer its functions to the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration.

Position: Oppose

Status: House Committee On Judiciary; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 38 National

Federally Mandated Concealed Carry

Concealed handgun license (CHL) holders who are non-residents of a state are granted the privilege of carrying a hidden, loaded gun in a state even if the person does not meet the other state's standards.

This bill is similar to allowing people who have never even been in a car to have drivers licenses and forcing other states to honor those licenses. Oregon state law does not require an applicant for a concealed handgun license (CHL) to even touch a gun to obtain a CHL. (Some Oregon counties do require CHL applicants to shoot a firearm before granting a CHL but Oregon state law does not.)

HR 38 does not require high standards for carrying concealed guns. We are all at higher risk of gunshot injury when untrained people carry guns.

Position: Oppose

Status: In the House Judiciary; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations


HR 367 National

Deadly Silence Act/Hearing Protection Act

Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon is the fourth Democratic cosponsor. Call him now to tell him you oppose this bill. 541-465-6732.

Currently, gunfire suppressors (often called silencers) are regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) which also regulates the sale and possession of automatic rifles. (Yes, people still own fully automatic rifles even though they are heavily regulated.)

The Deadly Silence Act will allow gunfire suppressors to be deregulated and be sold to the public without regard to the dangers posed by silencers.

The Boston Globe reported on July 16, 2017, that "the National Hearing Conservation Association recently declared that silencers provide inadequate protection against hearing loss — recommending ear plugs or other protection even when silencers are in use." (http://bit.ly/2v7KXvt)

History on HR 367 from the American Suppressor Association: "In 2011, the American Suppressor Association formed with one primary goal in mind: remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act. For years, we have quietly worked behind the scenes in Washington, D.C. to set the stage for [the] Hearing Protection Act..." http://americansuppressorassociation.com/hearing-protection-act/

From The Boston Globe:
"Lifting the restrictions on sales, says Robert Spitzer, a political science professor at the State University of New York at Cortland and author of five books on gun policy, is really about boosting the fortunes of the gun industry.

'A lot of money is made in the gun industry from accessories,' he says. 'This is especially true of the popular AR-15-like weapons — assault-type weapons — which are sometimes referred to as ‘Barbie dolls for men.’

"The sound of gunfire, Spitzer says, is actually an important safety feature. Joggers running in the woods or pedestrians walking city streets should be able to hear gunshots clearly so they can avoid danger."

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) claims they only want to protect the hearing of gun enthusiasts. (Ceasefire Oregon suggests ear muffs which are inexpensive and effective.) The ASA professes to be concerned about the "tender ears of young shooters." Too bad they are not concerned about the tender bodies of young gunshot victims.

Position: Oppose

Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Previous Legislation












SB 923 Oregon

Permitting concealed carry for certain people without training or licensing

This bill is no longer active.

A person protected by a stalking protective order, a restraining order or any other court order prohibiting another person from contacting the person, may carry a concealed gun if that person has a pending application for a concealed handgun license or has a scheduled appointment to submit an application for a concealed handgun license.

Position: Oppose

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


SB 903 Oregon

Fingerprint Alternative, Electronic Background Checks, Authorizes Use of BATFE Form

This bill is no longer active.

Requires gun dealer to substitute alternative fingerprint for criminal background check if firearm purchaser is unable to provide thumbprint.

Authorizes Department of State Police to accept requests and provide results for firearm transfer criminal background checks electronically.

Authorizes department to accept transaction record form issued by federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that includes thumbprint in lieu of firearms transaction thumbprint form

Position: Neutral

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


SB 902 Oregon

Altering firearm transfer register requirements

This bill is no longer active.

Authorizes local law enforcement authority to issue written waiver, within authority's jurisdiction, of requirement that person engaged in business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring firearm provide duplicate sheet of register of transfer of used firearm to local law enforcement authority.

Requires person to retain copy of waiver. Authorizes local law enforcement authority to accept copy of firearms transaction record form in lieu of duplicate sheet of register.

Position: Oppose

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


SB 862 Oregon

Law enforcement must notify respondent when firearms are returned to petitioner

This bill is no longer active.

Requires law enforcement agency that takes custody of firearms under firearms surrender protocol to establish procedures to notify certain individuals of law enforcement agency's anticipated return of firearm.

Chief Sponsors: Senator Gelser, Monnes Anderson
Regular Sponsors: Senator Manning Jr, Olsen, Roblan, Winters

Position: Support

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


SB 854 Oregon

Expanding exemptions for background checks

This bill is no longer active.

A person is exempt from firearm background checks if the person is a participant in the Address Confidentiality Program, or is protected by a stalking protection order, or a restraining order, or has an Oregon driver license bearing a "Continuous Traveler" residence address.

Chief Sponsors: Senator Olsen, Baertschiger Jr
Regular Sponsors: Senator Knopp, Linthicum, Thatcher

Position: Oppose

Status: Referral to President's desk





SB 804 Oregon

Allows temporary transfer of firearm without a background check for certain activities related to hunting, trapping, target shooting

This bill is no longer active.

Modifies definition of "transfer" for purposes of private firearm transfer criminal background check requirement.

Excludes from definition temporary provision of firearm for purposes of hunting, trapping or target shooting while transferee is preparing to engage in, or in process of completing, activities related to hunting, trapping or target shooting.

Position: Oppose

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary


S.J.Res.14 National

Social Security Administration may NOT report mentally impaired beneficiaries to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

S.J.Res.14 - A bill to repeal a rule enacted by the Obama Administration that requires the Social Security Administration to report mentally impaired beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their own financial affairs to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NIC) and prohibits them from purchasing firearms.

Position: Oppose

Status: Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C.



FRMA Oregon

SB 764: This bill is now SB 1065

FRMA (was SB 764): New amendments include required CHL applicants to fire at least 25 bullets before receiving a CHL. Ceasefire Oregon urges legislators to include marksmanship and conflict de-escalation training.

Directs Department of State Police to study reasons for certain denials of concealed handgun license applications and report results to interim committees of Legislative Assembly related to judiciary on or before February 1, 2019.

Sunsets January 2, 2020.

Position: Support

Status: This bill is now SB 1065


SB 655 Oregon

Forced mandated concealed carry

Directs Department of State Police to create and maintain list of states in which requirements to obtain concealed handgun license or permit are substantially similar to requirements in Oregon.

Provides person licensed to carry concealed handgun in another state with protections provided to person with Oregon concealed handgun license if other state has requirements for obtaining license that are substantially similar to Oregon's requirements. Authorizes Superintendent of State Police to enter into agreement with concealed handgun license issuing authority of other state if agreement is necessary for license reciprocity.

Position: Oppose

Status: Senate Committee On Judiciary



SB 669 Oregon

No firearm background checks for CHL holders; removes OSP from background check process

SB 669 weakens Oregon's strong firearm background check law. People who have a concealed handgun license (CHL) would not be required to undergo a background check before purchasing a gun. Oregon CHLs are renewed every 4 years which means a prohibited purchaser could buy guns with no questions asked for 4 years. Oregon has more has 200,000 CHL holders.

Removing the Oregon State Police as the point of contact (POC) for firearm background checks endangers Oregonians by removing a layer of checks and data from the background check process.

From the bill:
Exempts certain transferors of firearms from requesting criminal background check if purchaser or recipient has concealed handgun license.
Requires county sheriff to request that Department of State Police perform criminal background check with National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Requires sheriff to obtain certain information from noncitizen applicants before issuing concealed handgun license.

Position: Oppose

Status: Senate Committee on Judiciary






HB 2840 Oregon

Tax credits for firearm background check fees and associated travel

Creates credit against personal income tax for cost of criminal history record check required by state law for transfer of firearm.
Creates subtraction from taxable income for mileage for travel associated with criminal history record check. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, and before January 1, 2027. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

HB 2840 could set an interesting precedent for tax credits. Will Oregonians receive credits for Vehicle Emissions Tests at DEQ? For travel to and from the DEQ?

Position: Oppose

Status: House Committee On Revenue


HJR 13 Oregon

Proposing amendment to Oregon Constitution relating to firearms.

Hearing scheduled for April 17, 1 PM, Hearing Room 50.

Ceasefire Oregon opposes this bill because it does not provide necessary constitutional protections to people.

The amendment proposed by this resolution shall be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the next regular general election held throughout this state.

The -1 amendment to this bill changes the wording to: "A law authorizing a police officer to, after stopping a person in a manner authorized by this Constitution and the laws of this state, ask the person if the person is in possession of a firearm is not a law violating the right of the people against unreasonable search or seizure as described in subsection (1) of this section."

Position: Oppose

Status: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Rules.













SB 66 Oregon

Passed! Psychiatric Security Review Board: Persons prohibited from possessing or purchasing guns

Requires court to notify person found guilty except for insanity of sex crime of obligation to report as sex offender.

Requires court to notify person found to be person with mental illness when state or federal law prohibits person from purchasing or possessing firearm unless person obtains relief from prohibition.

Requires court to notify person determined to lack fitness to proceed that federal law prohibits person from purchasing or possessing firearm unless person obtains relief from prohibition.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee On Judiciary


HB 2617 Oregon

Expands CHL from 4 to 5 years, expands disqualifications

Ceasefire Oregon opposes expanding the length of time that concealed handgun license (CHL) is valid (from 4 to 5 years). Increasing the amount of time for another verification of eligibility by 1 year (25%) does not protect Oregonians.

Modifies requirements for and disqualifications from obtaining concealed handgun license.
-Expands disqualifications for a concealed handgun license to convictions in another state.
-Increases portion of fee for issuance or renewal of license from $50 to $85.
-Increases length of time that concealed handgun license is valid (from 4 to 5 years).

Position: Neutral

Status: House Committee On Judiciary



HB 2172 Oregon

Mandates private businesses display signs permitting guns on premises

Requires person that engages in business in this state, on premises onto which person permits members of public to enter, to post in prominent location outside entry to premises sign that states person's policy with respect to permitting individuals who have license to carry concealed handgun to carry firearm onto premises.

Ceasefire Oregon believes many businesses are happy to tell the public that guns are not welcome on their premises. We are surprised, however, that Republicans are willing to mandate private businesses place signs on their doors.

Position: Neutral

Status: House Committee On Judiciary


HB 2127 Oregon

Forced Mandated Concealed Carry (Reciprocity)

Directs Department of Justice to create and maintain list of states that recognize Oregon concealed handgun licenses and require handgun competency to obtain concealed handgun license that is similar to competency required in Oregon. Authorizes Attorney General to enter into agreement with concealed handgun license issuing authority of other state if agreement is necessary for license reciprocity. Provides person who is not resident of Oregon, who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearm and who is licensed to carry concealed handgun in another state with protections provided to person with Oregon concealed handgun license, if other state is on department’s list of states.

Position: Oppose

Status: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.


HB 2126 Oregon

Repeal SB 941 and Deny Trace Data to Law Enforcement

Repeals requirement that person engaged in business of selling, leasing or otherwise transferring firearms record in register purchase or acceptance in trade of used firearm and provide copy of record to law enforcement agency.

The primary intent of this bill is to repeal SB 941, the Oregon Firearm Safety Act which requires background checks for almost all firearm sales. An unintended consequence could be to prevent law enforcement from receiving trace data concerning guns used in crimes.

Position: Oppose

Status: House Committee on Judiciary




HB 2526 Oregon

Gun sellers MAY provide educational materials (change from “shall” to “may”)

A new amendment (-1) was added on April 14 which greatly weakens the bill. (See below.)

Another amendment (-2) was added on April 17. (See below.)

Directs Department of Justice to establish firearm safety and suicide prevention education program, to create or approve education materials and to provide educational materials to gun dealers.

Position: Support

Status: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means



HB 2237 Oregon

Firearm Safety Package

-This bill is the House version of SB 797 which is currently awaiting a new bill number in the Senate Rules Committee.
-Closes Charleston Loophole: Prohibits transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party if Department of State Police is unable to determine whether recipient is qualified to receive firearm.
-Changes relationship status requirement from “intimate partner” to “family or household member:” Modifies definition of relationship status pertaining to types of court orders and misdemeanor convictions that cause person to be prohibited from possessing firearms.
-Prohibits purchase/possession of guns by those convicted of stalking: Provides that conviction for stalking causes person to be prohibited from possessing firearm unless person obtains relief from prohibition.

Position: Support

Status: House Committee On Judiciary



H.R. 1076 National

Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015

Amends the federal criminal code to grant the Attorney General the authority to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of a federal firearms and explosives license to any individual if the Attorney General: (1) determines that such individual has been engaged in or has provided material support or resources for terrorist activities, and (2) has a reasonable belief that such individual may use a firearm or explosive in connection with terrorism. Allows any individual whose firearm or explosives license application has been denied to bring legal action challenging the denial.

Prohibits the sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to any individual whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities.

Position: Support

Status: In House


H.R. 3411 National

Fix Gun Checks Act of 2015 (HR 3411/S 2934)

• Expands Brady background checks to all gun sales to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people like felons, fugitives and domestic abusers.
• Improves reporting of prohibited purchasers to the National Instant Check System (NICS).
• Requires federal agencies to certify that they have provided appropriate records to NICS.
• Incorporates and expands regulation about people determined to be adjudicated mentally ill.
• Requires gun owners to report their lost or stolen firearm(s) within 48 hours.

Information provided by the Brady Campaign.

Position: Support

Status: H.R. 3411 is In the House, S. 2934 is in the Senate



Amdt. 4751 National

The Grassley Background Check Amendment

Amdt. 4751 to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill (S.2837) filed by Sen. Charles Grassley. Senator Grassley’s amendment would repeal longstanding law and make it legal for people with dangerous mental illnesses to buy guns. Specifically, this proposal would allow people who have been involuntarily committed due to severe mental illness to buy a gun immediately after leaving a psychiatric hospital and enable veterans who suffer from severe mental illness, and who are at risk of suicide, to legally buy guns. Furthermore, it would invalidate hundreds of thousands of mental health records already in the background check system.

Position: Oppose

Status: Failed to pass a vote at 2:30 PM PDT, June 20, 2016. Nay: 53; Yea: 47



S. 4269 National

Assault Weapons Ban

Introduced by Congressman David N. Cicilline in 2015, the Assault Weapons Ban will prohibit the sale, transfer, production and importation of new military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Specifically, it prohibits:
-Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a military-style feature that can accept a detachable magazine;
-Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds;
-Semi-automatic shotguns with a military-style feature;
-Any ammunition feeding device that can hold more than 10 rounds;
-And 157 specifically-named and listed firearms.

In addition the bill extends the period for law enforcement to complete a background check from 3 days to 14 days.

Position: Support

Status: In the Senate


Amdt. 4720 National

Close the Terror Gap

The Feinstein Amendment 4720 prevents known or suspected terrorists from buying guns and ensures that DOJ/FBI would have been notified of the Orlando shooter's attempted purchase.

Specifically, the Feinstein Amendment 4720 gives the Attorney General the ability to deny a gun transfer to a known or suspected terrorist:
-based on the totality of the circumstances;
-where the transferee represents a threat to public safety, and
-there is a reasonable suspicion that the transferee is or has been engaged in terrorist activity.

In addition, Amendment 4720 provides a due process appeal consistent with remedial procedures for gun denials and allows the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop procedures to protect classified information.

The Amendment also requires the Attorney General to establish procedures to ensure the Attorney General (or designee) is notified when a person investigated within the past five years for terrorism attempts a gun purchase. This would ensure that DOJ/FBI would have been notified of the Orlando shooter's attempted purchase.

Position: Support

Status: Failed to pass a vote at 2:30 PM PDT, June 20, 2016. Nay: 53; Yea: 47