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Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

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A bill to prohibit the possession or transfer of certain firearm accessories, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/04/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/14/2018Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
12/06/2017Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
10/04/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6351-6352)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (41)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 10/04/2017
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]* 10/04/2017
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] 10/05/2017
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 10/05/2017
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 10/05/2017
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 10/05/2017
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] 10/05/2017
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 10/05/2017
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 10/05/2017
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 10/05/2017
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 10/05/2017
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 10/19/2017
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] 11/08/2017
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 03/07/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary10/04/2017 Referred to
12/06/2017 Hearings by
03/14/2018 Hearings by

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Subjects (3)

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Introduced in Senate (10/04/2017)

Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.

The bill does not prohibit, with respect to such firearm accessories, the importation or manufacture for, sale or transfer to, or possession by a federal, state, or local government.

A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both.