To provide for the reporting to State and local law enforcement authorities of cases in which the national instant criminal background check system indicates that a firearm has been sought to be acquired by a prohibited person, so that authorities may pursue criminal charges under State law, and to ensure that the Department of Justice reports to Congress on prosecutions secured against prohibited persons who attempt to acquire a firearm.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on November 28, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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27 Cosponsors (14 Republicans, 13 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Upton, Dingell Pledge to Push for Further Bipartisan Gun Safety Measures, Applaud Passage of School Safety and Mental Health Measures”
— Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6, 1993-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 23, 2018
“Fitzpatrick Takes Leadership Role in Addressing Gun Violence, Community Safety”
— Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2018
“Congresswoman Liz Cheney's February 9th Newsletter”
— Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY, 2017-2022] on Feb 9, 2018
Jan 5, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4320 (114th).
Nov 28, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 11, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1671 (116th).
Mar 10, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1769 (117th).
H.R. 4471 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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