Along with the issuance of executive actions to expand background check, pending legislation on both gun rights and gun control received updates as well this week. In Congress, two bills were introduced and two others received additional sponsors.
DC Personal Protection Reciprocity Act – Rep. David Schweikert, a Republican representing Arizona’s 6th district, introduced the DC Personal Protection Reciprocity Act so nonresidents with a valid state-issued concealed carry permit could carry a firearm in the District of Columbia.
Upon introduction, H.R. 4348 gained 34 co-sponsors, all Republicans, and has been referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform committee.
Second Amendment Defense Act of 2016 – The mostly symbolic Second Amendment Defense Act was introduced by Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania’s 4th district.
According to the excerpt, H.R. 4319 is designed to “eliminate the authority of the executive branch to further restrict the conduct of individuals in relation to firearms or ammunition.”
Details in the two-page bill say no federal officer or employee may take action that would limit an individual’s Second Amendment right.
Upon introduction, the bill received 28 sponsors, all Republican, and was assigned to the House Judiciary committee.
Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2015 – The Gun Show Loophole Closing Act also gained additional co-sponsors for a total of 46, which consists entirely of Democrats. H.R. 2380 was introduced in May 2015 by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, who represents New York’s 12th congressional district.
If passed, the 12-page bill would require criminal background checks on all…