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S. 3135 (115th): Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 26, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3135

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 26, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To prohibit Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act.

2.

Prohibition on Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases

(a)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

State

The term State means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.

(2)

State firearm ownership database

The term State firearm ownership database means a comprehensive or partial database of a State or political subdivision of a State that lists—

(A)

firearms lawfully owned or possessed by individuals; or

(B)

individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.

(b)

Prohibition

A Federal agency may not fund or otherwise support the establishment or maintenance of a State firearm ownership database.

(c)

Exception

Subsection (b) shall not apply to a database of a State or political subdivision of a State that lists—

(1)

firearms that have been reported as lost or stolen; or

(2)

individuals who have reported their firearms as lost or stolen.