Blumenauer Supports Legislation to Curb Gun Violence
HR 1565 – Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 – closes gun sales loopholes by requiring comprehensive and enforceable background checks, included at gun shows, over the internet or through classifieds
HR 137 – Fix Gun Checks Act – close loopholes to ensure that more names of drug abusers, the seriously mentally ill, and other who are federally prohibited from having guns are included in NICS, the FBI-run system for background checks on gun buyers
Guns and Accessories
HR 138 – Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act – places restrictions on large capacity ammunition magazines.
HR 437 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 – Ban the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of certain assault weapons
HR 2566 - To modify the definition of armor piercing ammunition to better capture its capabilities.
HR 2567 - Child Handgun Safety Act - To require all handguns have child-safety mechanisms built in
Mental Health Improvements
HR 274 – the Mental Health First Act of 2013 - would permit HHS to award grants to train law enforcement and community leaders to recognize the signs of mental health crisis
HR 320 – the Student Support Act - would direct the Secretary of Education to establish a grant program to assist school districts in the hiring of additional mental health professionals
HR 1318 – Youth PROMISE Act – Provide resources to communities to engage in comprehensive, evidence-based prevention and intervention to decrease violence, gang crime, illegal drug activity and other crime.
Responsible Retailers, Owners and Enforcement
HR 93 – Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act – would prohibit a gun dealer whose license is revoked or denied renewal from converting the gun inventory into a private collection to be sold without the requirement of performing a background check on the purchaser.
HR 236 – Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013 – increased the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to enforce gun laws
HR 321 – The Firearm Safety and Public Health Research Act of 2013 – would lift current prohibitions on research into firearm safety for the CDC and NIH
HR 1369 – The Firearm Risk Protection Act – would require liability coverage for gun ownership
HR 427 –Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement Act –This bill requires firearms manufacturers to print an infrared serial number on the weapon’s receiver. It requires Federal Firearms Licensees to conduct a physical inventory of their stock. It also gets rid of additional provisions regarding appropriations that limit the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from investigating gun crimes
HR431 - Gun Transparency and Accountability (Gun TRAC) Act of 2013 —This bill would overturn restrictions that pertain to crime gun trace data, force the FBI to destroy records of approved background checks after 24 hours, or bar the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from requiring gun dealers to submit reports of the inventories. This bill also increases the penalties for gun dealers who refuse to comply with the ATF order to submit a report of their inventory to a fine, or prison sentence, or both.
HR 2465 – To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health.