Federal Gun Laws

Newtown Action Alliance is advocating for 26 federal measures that will end all forms of gun violence in America.

A coalition letter signed by 80 organizations representing seven million supporters was delivered to every Member of Congress on December 5-6, 2018 near the 6th anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Click on the following link to read the letter: 6th ANNIVERSARY SANDY HOOK LETTER TO CONGRESS


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1) read the text of the bill

2) find out who cosponsored the bill

3) track the legislation


H.R.157 Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act: Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2] (Introduced 01/03/2019)

H.R.167 To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 01/03/2019) 

H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 01/08/2019) 

H.R.49 Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2019: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 01/03/2019) 

H.R.33 Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 01/03/2019) 

H.R.282 SAFER Now Act: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 01/08/2019) 

H.R.435 National Gun Violence Research Act: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 01/10/2019)

H.R.569 Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act of 2019 (To protect victims of stalking from gun violence): Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 01/15/2019) 

S.184 Gun Violence Prevention Research Act: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 01/17/2019) 

H.R.674 Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2019: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/17/2019) 

H.R.659 Buyback Our Safety Act: Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] (Introduced 01/17/2019)

H.R.820 Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2019: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/28/2019) 

H.R.942 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an enhanced research credit for the development of smart gun technologies: Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] (Introduced 01/31/2019

H.R.1114 To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 02/08/2019) 

H.R. 1134 To amend the Arms Export Control Act to prohibit the removal of certain items under category I, II, or III of the United States Munitions List: Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] (Introduced 02/08/2019)


S.42 Background Check Expansion Act: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 01/08/2019) 

S.66 Assault Weapons Ban of 2019: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 01/09/2019) 

S.120 Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 01/15/2019)

S.193 Ethan's Law (Safe storage of firearms): Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 01/18/2019) 

S.447 A bill to regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 02/12/2019)

S.459 A bill to protect the American people from undetectable ghost guns, and for other purposes: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 02/12/2019)


2005 Federal Firearms Regulation Reference

2013 Quick Reference to Federal Firearms

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence


State Gun Laws


State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (32nd Edition)

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***State gun laws change rapidly during legislative sessions therefore the information on these sites may not be up to date.