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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/15/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
02/15/2019Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/15/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (216)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 02/15/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. [D-IL-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 02/15/2019
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 02/15/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 03/18/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 08/06/2019
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 08/06/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 08/06/2019
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 08/06/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 08/06/2019
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 08/13/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 08/13/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 08/16/2019
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 08/16/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 08/16/2019
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 08/20/2019
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 08/20/2019
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 08/23/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 08/27/2019
Rep. Hill, Katie [D-CA-25] 08/30/2019
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] 08/30/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 08/30/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 09/06/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 09/06/2019
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] 09/06/2019
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 10/08/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 10/16/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 10/21/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 11/15/2019
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 12/19/2019

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House Judiciary02/15/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/15/2019)

Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

This bill makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD).

The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.

The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD:

  • importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments;
  • importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and
  • possession by a retired law enforcement officer.

The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties.

The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.

Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.

The bill requires law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW.

It also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.