Text: H.R.4316 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/05/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4316


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


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2016

Ms. Jackson Lee (for herself and Ms. Kelly of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

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

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Findings.

The Congress finds as follows:

(1) On average, more than 100,000 people in the United States are shot in murders, assaults, and other crimes and more than 32,000 people die from gun violence annually, including 2,677 children under 18 years of age.

(2) Many of these crimes were committed by people who never should have been able to purchase a gun.

(3) Each year hundreds of law enforcement officers lose their lives to gun violence, having been shot to death while protecting their communities.

(4) Millions of guns are sold every year in “no questions asked” transactions and experts estimate that 40 percent of guns now sold in the United States are sold without a background check of the purchaser.

SEC. 3. Additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators.

The Attorney General may hire 200 individuals to serve as agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in addition to any individuals so serving as of the date of the enactment of this Act.