Summary: S.2270 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/22/2000)

Right to Bear Arms Protection and Privacy Act of 2000 - Prohibits bringing in Federal or State court a civil or equitable action against a lawful manufacturer or seller of a qualified product (i.e., a firearm, ammunition, or a component part of a firearm or ammunition, that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce) or a trade association for damages or other relief as a result of the criminal or unlawful misuse of such product by the person or a third party, excluding an action against a manufacturer, seller, or transferor who knowingly manufactures, sells, or transfers such product with knowledge that it will be used to commit a crime under Federal or State law. Directs that any such action that is pending on the date of this Act be dismissed.

(Sec. 5) Amends the Federal judicial code to prohibit any officer, employee, or agent of the United States, including a State or local officer or employee acting on behalf of the United States (U.S. agent), from charging or collecting any fee in connection with a background check required in connection with the transfer of a firearm.

Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit any U.S. department, agency, instrumentality or agent from: (1) performing any criminal background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System on any person if the System does not require and result in the immediate destruction of all information about such a person who is determined not to be prohibited from receiving a firearm; or (2) continuing to operate the System (including a background check before the transfer of a firearm) unless the NICS Index complies with Federal statutory requirements and the agency responsible for the System and the System's compliance with Federal law does not invoke specified exceptions, except if specifically identifiable information is compiled for a particular law enforcement investigation or specific criminal enforcement matter.

Permits the retention or transfer of information relating to: (1) any unique identification number provided by the System; and (2) the date on which that number is provided.

Provides civil remedies for violations of this Act.