What is H.R. 2280?
Recently Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Vice Chair of the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Taskforce, announced the introduction of H.R. 2280, the Prevent Gun Trafficking Act, to combat illegal gun purchases and transfers.
The Prevent Gun Trafficking Act would:
• Specify the prohibition of straw purchasing of firearms, making straw purchasing a federal crime.
• Require the Attorney General to ensure that gun purchasing transactions clearly state the penalties for violating federal anti-trafficking law.
This bill is incredibly important. Straw purchasing of firearms should be a federal crime instead of being prosecutable under 18 U.S.C. §922(a)(1)(A), and would go a long way towards ending gun violence in the United States. MFOL San Diego is proud to support H.R. 2280, so please join us in calling on Congress to pass it!
Full text of the bill is available here.