IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 11, 2021
Mrs. Hyde-Smith (for herself, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Braun, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Rounds, Ms. Lummis, Mr. Hagerty, and Mr. Thune) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To prohibit Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act.
Prohibition on Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases
In this section:
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.
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—
firearms lawfully owned or possessed by individuals; or
individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.
A Federal agency may not fund or otherwise support the establishment or maintenance of a State firearm ownership database.
Subsection (b) shall not apply to a database of a State or political subdivision of a State that lists—
firearms that have been reported as lost or stolen; or
individuals who have reported their firearms as lost or stolen.