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H.R. 1761: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 14, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1761

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 14, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Meadows, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Steube, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Harris, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Cloud, Mr. Norman, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Massie, Mr. Budd, Mr. Guest, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Crawford, Mr. LaMalfa, and Mr. Duncan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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.