Would require "a background check for every firearm sale", with exceptions being made for gifts between family members, a transfer from an estate, and temporary transfers in relation to hunting. At present, federal background checks are only required for sales through licensed gun dealers, and not Internet and gun shows sales. This act would make require states to make data of gun and ammunition purchases available to the National Instant Background Check Verification System. Explicitly bars the creation of a national gun registry. This bill was tabled in April 2013, after it was unable to gain bipartisan support.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not votedIntroducedMarch 21st, 2013
What is Senate Bill S. 649?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 649
-This bill contains a number of amendments, notably Feinstein's amendment to ban assault weapons and the Manchen-Toomey amendment. A list can be found here.