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Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2018

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A bill to ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms dealers.


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07/12/2018Introduced in Senate

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07/12/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Senate Judiciary07/12/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/12/2018)

Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2018

This bill amends the federal criminal code and sets forth new provisions to modify requirements for a licensed firearms importer, dealer, or manufacturer (i.e., a federal firearms licensee [FFL]).

Among other things, the bill:

  • increases the allowable number of compliance inspections of an FFL during a 12-month period;
  • authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections;
  • increases from one year to five years the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records;
  • allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL;
  • allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and
  • modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.