Summary: S.1212 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/24/2017)

Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit firearm sale or transfer to or receipt or possession by a person who is subject to a gun violence prevention order. A gun violence prevention order is a court order that prohibits an individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm.

The bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to make grants to states that have in effect legislation that: (1) authorizes a family member, or a law enforcement officer, to apply for a gun violence prevention order against an individual who may pose a significant risk to themselves or others; (2) authorizes a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize firearms from that individual, subject to a warrant; and (3) requires law enforcement agencies to comply with certain requirements.