Last Updated on April 15, 2020
Since the CDC confirmed the first U.S. case of Coronavirus on January 21, Democrats have introduced both a House and a Senate version of a new massive anti-gun program entitled “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020.” Democrat congressman Hank Johnson and senator Elizabeth Warren have introduced these bills, which have not gotten a whole lot of attention as the nation reels from the fallout of Coronavirus.
Here is the text of the bills, courtesy of Congress.Gov.
HR 5717: “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020” (Read Text of the Bill)
This bill was introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson, Democrat from Georgia, on January 30, 2020, and referred to the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on March 10, 2020. The bill seeks to impose a federal semiautomatic assault weapons ban, stating, “It shall be unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.”
Here are the sections of the massive bill:
Title I: Firearm Licensing
Title II: Background Check Reform
Title III: Firearm Possession
Title IV: Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Title V: Assault Weapons and Firearms Silencers and Mufflers Ban
Title IV: Firearm Trafficking
Title VII: Dealer Reform
Title VIII: Industry Reform
Title IX: Research and Community Violence Intervention Program
Title X: Miscellaneous
S.3254 “Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020”
Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced this bill on February 5, 2020 and it has been referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.
This Senate bill has the same ten section headings.