H.R.8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 03/01/2021)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/11/2021 Received in the Senate. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 2 roll call votes|
This bill has the status Passed House
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Summary: H.R.8 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (03/11/2021)
Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021
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 or exchanges, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.