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Gun Violence Intervention Act of 2015

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide family members and close associates of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent gun violence.


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Date Actions Overview
08/05/2015Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
08/05/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 08/05/2015
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 09/09/2015
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 09/24/2015
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 09/29/2015

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary08/05/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (08/05/2015)

Gun Violence Intervention Act of 2015

This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit an individual who has been issued a gun violence prevention order from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving any firearms. In addition, no person may sell ammunition to any individual subject to a prevention order.

The bill is designed to allow family members and associates to petition a court to issue a gun violence prevention order to any individual who may pose a danger to themselves or others. States are allowed to temporarily seize firearms from individuals who have been issued a prevention order. Individuals who have their firearms seized are given an opportunity to petition the court for an order allowing them to regain possession of their firearms.

The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services is authorized to issue grant funds to assist states in implementing this bill.