Summary: S.42 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.42. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (01/08/2019)

Background Check Expansion Act

This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals).

Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check.

The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.