Requires federal agencies and states to produce NICS implementation plans focused on uploading all information to the background check system showing that a person is prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms under current law—including measures to verify the accuracy of records.
Holds federal agencies accountable if they fail to upload relevant records to the background check system through public reporting and prohibiting bonus pay for political appointees.
Rewards states who comply with their NICS implementation plans through federal grant preferences and incentives, while increasing accountability through public reporting for those who do not comply with their plans.
Reauthorizes and improves important law enforcement programs to help state governments share relevant criminal record information with NICS.
Creates a Domestic Abuse and Violence Prevention Initiative to ensure that states have adequate resources and incentives to share all relevant information with NICS showing that a felon or domestic abuser is excluded from purchasing firearms under current law.
Provides important technical assistance to federal agencies and states who are working to comply with NICS record-sharing requirements.
Washington's legislature has banned the sale of bump stocks.
Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order for a "red flag" policy that allows relatives or the police to ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from those showing warning signs of violence.
An Oklahoma House committee advanced three bills that would curtail restrictions on gun rights. The measures would end state licensing and training requirements for handgun owners.
New York lawmakers have adopted measures creating extreme risk protection orders and are considering bills to ban bump stocks and bolster background checks.
California legislators have introduced a dozen new gun control measures this week, including proposals to raise the legal age for buying shotguns and rifles to 21.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has asked lawmakers to create new gun violence protection orders to prevent those who might be a danger from obtaining or possessing firearms. He said he would propose banning bump stocks and the sale of armor-piercing ammunition.
The Minnesota House will consider measures to expand background checks to private sales and to create a red flag warning system.