The Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act is a proposed bill that authorizes FY2022 appropriations for the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Social Security Administration to (1) increase access to mental health care treatment and services, and (2) promote reporting of mental health information to theContinue reading “Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2021 – H.R.137”
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Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act – H.R.130
The Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act requires the safe storage of firearms and ammunition, and to require the investigation of reports of improper storage of firearms or ammunition. Visit the bill here.
Proposed Bill Unnamed Bill – H.R.167
H.R.167 is a proposed bill that makes it unlawful for a person who is not a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm at a gun show. The prohibition does not apply to a transfer to a licensed manufacturer, importer, dealer, or collector. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term, orContinue reading “Proposed Bill Unnamed Bill – H.R.167”
Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2021 – S.556
Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act is a proposed bill aimed at establishing the Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence. Among other things, the advisory council must assess the needs of victims of gun violence and disseminate information about helpful resources. Visit the webpage here.
Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021 – H.R.125
The Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act is a proposed bill aimed to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be transferred. Visit the bill here.
The Brady plan proposes 12 changes which are expanding background checks, expanding categories of prohibited individuals from purchasing guns, restricting access to assault weapons/high mag capacities and bump stocks, outlawing ghost guns, implementing ERPO laws, fund CDC and urban organizations, reduce unintentional shootings, end gun industry immunity, hold ATF responsible, and eliminating the Tiahrt amendmentContinue reading “Brady”
Stop Handgun Violence
“SHV was the lead advocate for the Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998 (Chapter 180), the most comprehensive gun violence prevention law in the country. This common-sense law mandates safe storage, manufacturing standards, strict gun dealer regulations, safety training requirements, and effective licensing procedures. SHV continues to support legislation that keeps guns out of theContinue reading “Stop Handgun Violence”
Moms Demand Action
“Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. We also work in our own communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture ofContinue reading “Moms Demand Action”
Led by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, “Giffords is a nonprofit organization that shifts culture, changes policies, and challenges injustice, inspiring Americans across the country to fight gun violence.” Visit their website here.
H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act
“This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such asContinue reading “H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act”