Summary: H.R.3984 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3984. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/05/2017)

Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

This bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to repeal provisions that prohibit civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm.

Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.