IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 25, 2013
Mr. Schumer introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.
This Act may be cited as the
Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act
Congress makes the following findings:
Congress supports and respects the right to bear arms found in the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Congress supports the existing prohibition on a national firearms registry.
There are deficits in the background check system in effect before the date of enactment of this Act and the Department of Justice should make it a top priority to work with States to swiftly input missing records, including mental health records.
If the citizens of the United States agree that in order to promote safe and responsible gun ownership criminals and the mentally ill should be prohibited from possessing firearms, it should be incumbent upon all citizens to ensure weapons are not being transferred to such people.