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S. 1261: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 21, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1261

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 21, 2021

(for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, Ms. Ernst, Mr. Hawley, and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To require the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the relevant State and local law enforcement agencies whenever information contained in the system indicates that an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States attempted to receive a firearm.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act.

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Required notification by NICS to ICE and State and local law enforcement agencies of attempted receipt of firearm by alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States

Section 103(e) of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (34 U.S.C. 40901(e)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Notification to ICE and State and local law enforcement agencies of attempted receipt of firearm by person illegally or unlawfully in the United States

Whenever information contained in the system established under this section indicates that a prospective firearm transferee is illegally or unlawfully in the United States, the system shall automatically notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and relevant State and local law enforcement agencies that an alien may have attempted to receive a firearm in violation of section 922(g)(5)(A) of title 18, United States Code, and include all relevant information contained in the system.

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