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S. 4040 (116th): Gun Owner Privacy Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 23, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



2d Session

S. 4040


June 23, 2020

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to protect the rights of citizens under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gun Owner Privacy Act.


Protection of Second Amendment rights

Section 922(t) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


None of the funds appropriated pursuant to any provision of law may be used for—


any system to implement this subsection that does not require and result in the immediate destruction of all information, in any form whatsoever, submitted by or on behalf of any person who has been determined not to be prohibited from owning a firearm; or


the implementation or collection of any tax or fee by any officer, agent, or employee of the United States, or by any State or local officer or agent acting on behalf of the United States, in connection with the implementation of this subsection.


Any person aggrieved by a violation of this paragraph may bring an action in the district court of the United States for the district in which the person resides.


Any person who is successful with respect to an action brought under subparagraph (B) shall receive damages, punitive damages, and such other remedies as the court may determine to be appropriate, including a reasonable attorney's fee.