Summary: S.974 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.974. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/25/2021)

Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act

This bill amends several appropriations laws to remove limitations on the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct activities related to the administration of federal firearms laws.

Specifically, the bill removes provisions that

  • limit the use of firearms tracing data,
  • limit the disclosure of data under the Freedom of Information Act,
  • prohibit imposing a requirement that gun dealers conduct a physical inventory,
  • prohibit consolidating or centralizing records maintained by federal firearm licensees (e.g., gun dealers), and
  • require national instant criminal background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours.