H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

CBO Score

$45 million

Date of Report

Tue April 23rd, 2019

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To require a background check for every firearm sale.

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Thompson — D — CA

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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