- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJune 13th, 2016
- senate Committees
People who have already demonstrated a willingness to perpetrate hate crimes shouldn’t have access to guns. This bill would change current law to prevent people convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from buying or possessing guns.
A ban on gun purchases for people convicted of hate crimes might be a good idea, but there needs to be due process. The threshold for a ban shouldn’t be lowered such that people “reasonably suspected to be guilty” have their rights taken away.