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COMMON SENSE GUN REFORM

Our nation continues to be terrorized by the seemingly never-ending cycle of gun violence. Mass shootings affect our daily lives, instilling fear into our communities as we grocery shop, attend concerts, and simply go to school. Gun trafficking and violence at the hands of criminals with illegal weapons plague our streets and neighborhoods. That is why Joe has made passing and enacting common-sense gun reform laws that protect innocent Americans one of his top priorities.

 

Since being elected to Congress, Joe has authored and co-sponsored legislation that takes critical steps to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, enact universal background checks on all gun sales, and keep illegal guns off our streets.

 

In Congress, Joe has co-sponsored the following legislation: 

HR 8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act

Mandates background checks on the sale or transfer of every gun.

HR 1446 Enhanced Background Checks Act

Closes the “Charleston Loophole” and affords the FBI adequate time to conduct thorough background checks.

HR 1808 Assault Weapons Ban

Bans the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons. 

HR 2510 Keep Americans Safe Act

Bans the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines and limits magazines to no more than ten rounds.

HR 4423 Gun Theft Prevention Act

Requires firearm dealers to fulfill minimum security standards and requires the ATF to regularly inspect dealers.

HR 7910 Protecting Our Kids Act

Raises the age to 21 to buy a semi-automatic rifle, bans high-capacity magazines, bans bump stocks, imposes safe firearm storage requirements and encourages use of best practices for safe storage, codifies an ATF rulemaking to better regulate ghost guns, and strengthens penalties for gun trafficking.

HR 2377 Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act

Allows family and friends to request law enforcement to confiscate firearms from certain individuals deemed unsafe.

HR 3088 Untraceable Firearms Act

Amends the existing definition of “firearm” under federal law to include gun kits and partial receivers, ensuring that ghost guns don’t escape federal firearm regulations.

HR 2814 Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence

Removes existing immunity from liability for gun manufacturers, distributors, and dealers.

HR 1004 Firearm Risk Protection Act

Requires liability insurance for all firearm owners and purchasers.

HR 1752 Cool Off Act

Would mandate a three-day waiting period before an individual may receive a purchased handgun.

HR 3929 Disarm Hate Act

Would prevent the sale of firearms to individuals convicted of a hate crime.

HR 3929 Gun Violence Prevention Research Act

Authorizes funding for research on firearms safety and gun violence prevention.