HR 1781

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1781

To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 5, 2011

Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York (for herself, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. SCOTT of Virginia, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. NORTON, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. HONDA, Ms. BROWN of Florida, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. NADLER, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Mr. TIERNEY, Mr. CICILLINE, Ms. CHU, Mr. ROTHMAN of New Jersey, Mr. DEUTCH, Mr. QUIGLEY, Mr. STARK, Mr. MORAN, Mr. OLVER, Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia, Ms. MATSUI, Mrs. MALONEY, Mr. FATTAH, Mr. HOLT, Mr. FARR, and Mr. ENGEL) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--ENSURING THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO SHOULD BE PROHIBITED FROM BUYING A GUN ARE LISTED IN THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM

TITLE II--REQUIRING A BACKGROUND CHECK FOR EVERY FIREARM SALE

TITLE III--GAO STUDY

TITLE I--ENSURING THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO SHOULD BE PROHIBITED FROM BUYING A GUN ARE LISTED IN THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM

SEC. 101. PENALTIES FOR STATES THAT DO NOT MAKE DATA ELECTRONICALLY AVAILABLE TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM.

SEC. 102. REQUIREMENT THAT FEDERAL AGENCIES CERTIFY THAT THEY HAVE SUBMITTED TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM ALL RECORDS IDENTIFYING PERSONS PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING FIREARMS UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

SEC. 103. ADJUDICATED AS A MENTAL DEFECTIVE; MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT PLAN.

`SEC. 124. MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT PLAN FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

SEC. 104. CLARIFICATION THAT FEDERAL COURT INFORMATION IS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM.

TITLE II--REQUIRING A BACKGROUND CHECK FOR EVERY FIREARM SALE

SEC. 201. PURPOSE.

SEC. 202. FIREARMS TRANSFERS.

`Sec. 932. Background checks for firearm transfers by unlicensed persons

SEC. 203. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE III--GAO STUDY

SEC. 301. GAO STUDY OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NICS IMPROVEMENTS AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2007.

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