118th CONGRESS

1st Session

 

 

 

H. RES. 540

Enacting gun control reform to eliminate mass shootings by seizing all non-GPS enabled firearms and requiring manufacturing of solely GPS-enabled firearms. 

 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES

 

January 9, 2023

 

Sponsored & Introduced By: Rep. Ian A. Medina (D-FL) 

 

RESOLUTION

Enacting gun control reform to eliminate mass shootings by seizing all non-GPS enabled firearms and requiring manufacturing of solely GPS-enabled firearms. 

WHEREAS, an early morning shooting at a party held at an Airbnb rental property in the East Allegheny neighborhood killed two juveniles and wounded eight others. Five people sustained injuries such as broken bones and cuts when they jumped out windows to escape the gunfire; and

 

WHEREAS, nine people were injured by gunfire at the Columbiana Centre mall, while five more were injured in evacuation accidents; and

 

WHEREAS, ten people were shot when a gunman opened fire on a New York City Subway train as it approached the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Immediately before the attack, the assailant donned a gas mask and threw smoke bombs. The incident caused 19 others to be injured as they fled. The attacker fled the scene and was arrested after police received a tip-off after a 30-hour manhunt. He was identified as 62 year old Frank James; and

 

WHEREAS, a shooting in downtown Sacramento killed six people and injured twelve others. The gunmen remain at large; and

 

WHEREAS, during a racial justice protest, a man confronted a group of protestors and engaged in an argument with them, before pulling out a gun and opening fire, killing one and wounding four others. One of the people in the group returned fire and wounded the perpetrator; and

 

WHEREAS, A shooter opened fire on students at Oxford High School killing three and wounding seven students and a teacher, before being arrested. One of the injured died afterwards; and

 

WHEREAS, A shooter opened fire in a Kroger, killing one and injuring 14, before taking his own life; and

 

WHEREAS, three shooters stepped out of a SUV, and opened fire at concert goers; and

 

WHEREAS, nine people were killed at a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) control center in San Jose, California. The gunman committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, six people were killed when a man opened fire at a birthday party in a trailer park. The shooter took his own life shortly afterwards; and

 

WHEREAS, nine people were killed and seven others were wounded after a mass shooting at a FedEx facility. The shooter took his own life; and

 

WHEREAS, six people, including two children, were killed in a shooting perpetrated by a former NFL player Phillip Adams, who then killed himself. There were no survivors; and

 

WHEREAS, four people, including a child, were killed at an Orange office complex; and

 

WHEREAS, a mass shooting occurred at a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, which left 10 people dead, including an on-duty police officer; and

 

WHEREAS, a series of mass shootings occurred at massage parlors in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. Eight people were killed in the incidents and one person was wounded; and

 

WHEREAS, a nurse was killed and four other people were shot and seriously wounded inside of a health care clinic. The suspect, 67-year-old Gregory Paul Ulrich, was taken into police custody; and

 

WHEREAS, five children and one adult were shot and killed, and one other adult suffered life-threatening injuries, after a home shooting in Oklahoma. Suspect, 25-year-old Jarron Pridgeon, is currently under custody; and

 

WHEREAS, two FBI agents were shot and killed and three others wounded attempting to serve a warrant. The suspect barricaded himself in his home and opened fire before shooting and killing himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man shot six people at a bowling alley, killing three of them; and

 

WHEREAS, eight people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a person opened fire at the Mayfair Mall; and

 

WHEREAS, two people were killed and fourteen others injured after a shooting at a party in Rochester; and

 

WHEREAS, a shooting at a block party left one dead and 22 injured, including an off-duty police officer; and

 

WHEREAS, five people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the local Molson Coors Beverage Company campus, where he had been employed. Afterwards, the gunman committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, four members of a family were killed and one was injured after a teenager fired at his family as they returned home; and

 

WHEREAS, an officer approached a vehicle suspected of being used in a murder previously, he was shot and killed. In the resulting suspect chase and police confrontation the two suspects were killed, along with three other civilians, a civilian and two cops were wounded as well; and

 

WHEREAS, three people were killed and 8 others were injured at a US Navy base. The suspect was killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, two suspects robbed a jewelry store which resulted in a police shootout that killed 2 people, including a UPS truck driver who was on his 1st day on the job. Both suspects were killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, ten people were shot, four fatally, at a football watch party; and

 

WHEREAS, two people were killed and three others were injured at Saugus High School. The gunman then eventually committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, an overnight block party attended by over 100 people ended with five people killed, and four more wounded by gunfire; and

 

WHEREAS, six people were killed after a shootout near an apartment complex; and

 

WHEREAS, seven people were killed and 25 others were injured on the Interstate 20. The suspect was killed after a shoot-out with police; and

 

WHEREAS, nine people were killed and 27 were injured outside of a bar. The perpetrator was killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman killed 23 people and injured 23 others at a Walmart. The attack was a hate crime targeting Hispanic immigration. The gunman was arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman killed three people, including one 6-year-old boy, attending Gilroy's annual Garlic Festival; 12 more people were injured. The shooter killed himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman killed 12 people and injured four others at a municipal building. The gunman was killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a school shooting was reported at STEM School Highlands Ranch, around 1:50 p.m, two shooters targeted separate locations and killed one student and injured eight more before being arrested; and


WHEREAS, six people were shot, two fatally, on the last day of classes at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The student gunman was taken into custody after he ran out of ammunition; and

 

WHEREAS, one person was killed and at least three were wounded by a shooter at the Chabad of Poway synagogue; and

 

WHEREAS, a 45-year-old man opened fire at a Henry Pratt Company plant and killed five people and injured six others. He was a former worker at the plant and he was killed in a shootout with police; and

 

WHEREAS, a 21-year-old man killed five people, including his parents, in two parishes in Louisiana; and

 

WHEREAS, five people were killed in a hostage incident and shooting at a bank. The suspect was taken into custody by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman opened fire in the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, killing a doctor at the hospital who was his former fiancée, a police officer, and one other person before being killed either by himself or by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man re-entered a bar after being ejected and began to fire, wounding three people and becoming injured himself. Armed security guards apprehended the suspect. Responding officers saw one of the security guards with a gun, and shot and killed him; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered a bar hosting a student line-dancing event and killed 12 people, including a police officer. 16 other people were injured, one of them by gunfire. The gunman then killed himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered a yoga studio and killed two women and injured five others; four by gunshots and one by pistol-whipping, before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man opened fire in the Tree of Life synagogue in an antisemitic attack, killing 11 people and injuring six others (including four police officers). The suspect, 46-year-old Robert G. Bowers, was taken into custody by police; and

 

WHEREAS, officers were shot at during a two-hour standoff while attempting to execute a search warrant. The perpetrator held children hostage, killing one and wounding seven before being arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, an employee of the Rite Aid Distribution facility killed three victims before wounding herself. The shooter died later in the hospital; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman entered a loading dock at the Fifth Third Center skyscraper and opened fire before entering the lobby of a building. Four people, including the shooter, were killed and two were injured; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman killed two people and wounded eleven more (nine with gunshot wounds) at a Madden NFL 19 competition before killing himself. The shooter was identified as David Katz, an individual who had reportedly been eliminated from the competition before the shooting; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman entered the offices of The Capital Gazette and killed five employees and wounded two others; and

 

WHEREAS, several gunmen wounded 17 people at the Art All Night festival. Five others were wounded when they were trampled by people around them. One of the suspected gunmen was shot and killed by police. Police suspect the shooting was gang-related; and

 

WHEREAS, over the course of several days, a man killed a forensic psychiatrist, two paralegals, a counselor, and a couple from whom he took a handgun. The suspect killed himself when police began closing in on him; and

 

WHEREAS, a student at Santa Fe High School shot and killed 10 people and wounded 14 others. Explosive devices were also found, but they were not detonated. The suspect was taken into custody by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman entered a Waffle House, where he killed four people and injured two others. He was later taken into custody; and

 

WHEREAS, a woman approached an outdoor patio at YouTube Headquarters and wounded three people before committing suicide, a fourth person was injured in the evacuation; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered the Veterans Home of California and held three staff members hostage. He killed the three staff members (and the unborn child of one of the staff members, who was pregnant) before killing himself in a murder–suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School entered the school, killed 17 people, and wounded 17 others. He was taken into custody by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man shot and killed four people and wounded one other at a gas station before he committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a fifteen-year-old student killed two other students and injured sixteen others before discarding his weapon and attempting to hide among other students. He was apprehended by police; and

 

WHEREAS, after being called to a home for a report of a disturbance, five police officers were shot in an "ambush-style" attack. One officer was killed and the other four were wounded. Two other people were also wounded in a neighboring apartment. Officers later re-entered the apartment with a SWAT team and killed the suspect; another officer was injured in this exchange; and

 

WHEREAS, a man walked into Aztec High School disguised as a student and killed two before killing himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed his wife and hid her body under the floorboards of their home before killing two neighbors, firing at random at people, and then ramming his truck through the gates of an elementary school and firing at those inside. He then drove away and targeted other random victims before being rammed by police and shooting himself. He killed five people and injured twelve others (some with bullet wounds, others were injured by flying glass) before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman approached the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and killed two people outside before entering and shooting at the congregation, killing 26 people (including an unborn child) and injuring 22. He was confronted by a local man with a gun, and they exchanged gunfire before entering a vehicle. The man flagged down another person and they began a high-speed chase of the gunman, which ended when the gunman went off the road and was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound; and

 

WHEREAS, a man on the 32nd floor of a hotel opened fire on a country music festival happening outside, killing 60 people and injuring 867 others, with 411 of them suffering from gunshot wounds. The man then shot himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed a woman outside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ before entering the chapel and wounding seven others. During a struggle with an usher, the man shot himself in the chest. The usher ran to his car to get his own pistol and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest him; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered his ex-wife's home while she was hosting a football-watching party and killed her and seven others, and wounded one other. He was killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a sixteen-year-old killed two people and wounded four others at a public library before surrendering to police; and

 

WHEREAS, twenty-eight people were injured (twenty-five directly by gunfire) when shooting broke out in a nightclub where rapper Finese 2Tymes was performing; and

 

WHEREAS, a former hospital employee killed a doctor and wounded six others before he committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman entered his workplace and singled out coworkers, killing three and wounding five, before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman shot and wounded four people, including Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, while they were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game. Two others were also injured in other ways. The gunman was killed after being engaged by Capitol police officers assigned to protect Scalise and by police officers responding to the scene; and

 

WHEREAS, an employee of a Weis Markets supermarket who was working a night shift barricaded the exits and killed three coworkers before killing himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man rammed a vehicle containing his ex-girlfriend, three children and one other adult, opened fire, killing two and wounding two, then committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a former employee entered the factory through a rear exit and killed five employees and then himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed eight people, including several family members and a sheriff's deputy, at three separate houses. He was injured by police and then arrested. The shooter later said he had intended to commit suicide by cop; and

 

WHEREAS, after taking two people hostage, a man shot and killed a police officer and two nurses at a nursing home before he killed himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed a security guard at a hotel, then killed three other people five days later. The attacks, committed against white people by a black suspect, are believed to have been racially motivated and the suspect believed there was a race war taking place between white and black people. He was taken into custody by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered an elementary school, telling school administrators he needed to drop something off for his wife. He entered the classroom where she was teaching and killed her, also killing a student and wounding another who were standing nearby. He then killed himself; and

 

WHEREAS, two men were killed and sixteen people were wounded after a fight escalated into a shooting at a crowded nightclub. One person was arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, a man demanded his wife sign divorce papers and after a confrontation, returned to her place of work and shot and killed four people before being killed by the police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed five people and injured six in a shooting at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport before running out of ammunition and lying on the ground to surrender to police. Thirty to forty other people were also hurt, with injuries not directly caused by gunfire; and

 

WHEREAS, a fourteen-year-old shot and killed his father before driving to the local elementary school and injuring three students and a teacher. One student later died of his injuries. The shooter was later arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed five people at the Cascade Mall. He was arrested a day later. The shooter later killed himself while in jail; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed six people (including an unborn child) while they were sleeping in a home. He was arrested by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a student at the University of Washington killed three people and injured one other in a shooting at a party. One of the people he killed was his ex-girlfriend. The shooter was arrested and sentenced to life in prison; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman killed three law enforcement officers and injured three others. The gunman was killed by a member of the SWAT team that responded to the shooting. The shooting is believed to have been related to the unrest in Baton Rouge following the shooting of Alton Sterling, and the gunman was involved with black separatist and sovereign citizen organizations;

 

WHEREAS, a handcuffed inmate killed two bailiffs and injured a deputy and another woman after taking a deputy's gun in a courthouse. The inmate was killed by two other bailiffs;

 

WHEREAS, a shooter killed five police officers and wounded nine other officers and two civilians at a protest over the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The shooter was killed by a bomb delivered by a remote control vehicle. He is believed to have been motivated by retribution for black men killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub. The gunman was killed in a shootout with the police; and

 

WHEREAS, a federal officer shot and killed three people and injured three others in an attack that began with him killing his estranged wife; and

 

WHEREAS, eight people, all members of the same family, were killed. Bodies were found in four separate locations; and

 

WHEREAS, six people (including an unborn child) were killed and three were injured by two gunmen in an attack during a backyard party. One person with a handgun drove the partygoers toward a backyard porch, where the second shot at them with an assault-style rifle; and

 

WHEREAS, four people were killed at a home and another was shot and killed the following day. The perpetrator was arrested the next day; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed three people and injured fourteen others in an attack at his workplace. He had been served with a temporary order of protection shortly before he began shooting. He was killed by police who responded to the scene; and

 

WHEREAS, an Uber driver is suspected to have killed six people and wounded two others in a series of shootings targeting random people; and


WHEREAS, a married couple opened fire on the husband's colleagues at a work training event. They killed fourteen people and injured twenty-two before being killed in a shootout with police. Pipe bombs set at their residence failed to detonate. The two perpetrators are believed to have been radicalized, though not believed to have been directly connected to a specific foreign terrorist organization; and


WHEREAS, a man killed two civilians and a police officer and wounded nine others inside a Planned Parenthood clinic before surrendering to police. The shootings are suspected to have been motivated by the suspect's anti-abortion views; and


WHEREAS, during a Black Lives Matter protest related to the shooting of Jamar Clark, a man opened fire and injured five protestors. The perpetrator was later arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, Noah Harpham killed three. Harpham was open carrying with his rifle for some time, before randomly opening fire on random people on the street; and

 

WHEREAS, a freshman at Northern Arizona University shot four students, killing one; and

 

WHEREAS, a student at Umpqua Community College killed nine people and injured eight others on the college campus. After being wounded by police officers, he killed himself; and

 

WHEREAS, an enraged former employee for WDBJ (Bryce Williams) carried out a preplanned shooting targeting 3 reporters, conducting a live T.V. interview near Smith Mountain Lake. Alison Parker was fatally shot, and the cameraman Adam Ward was also killed. Vicki Gardner was also shot, but survived. He fled the scene in his car then took off on foot while a massive manhunt was underway. Before police could approach Williams, he committed suicide by shooting himself. He stated that the motive was the Charleston church shooting and possible discrimination at his workplace; and

 

WHEREAS, a man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and held her hostage along with her husband and six children, one of whom was his son. Over the course of nine hours, he killed everyone in the home. After a shootout with police, he surrendered and was taken into custody; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman killed two people and injured nine in a shooting at a movie theater. After trying to blend into the crowd leaving the theater, the gunman heard sirens, returned to the theater, and killed himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man committed a drive-by shooting at a military recruitment center in a strip mall, wounding one Marine. With police in pursuit, he drove to a U.S. Navy Reserve center and rammed his vehicle through a gate. He fatally wounded a Navy sailor, killed four Marines, and wounded a police officer before being killed by a naval commander.[104] The FBI later determined the gunman had been motivated by propaganda published by terrorist organizations; and

 

WHEREAS, a white supremacist killed nine black people during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, wounding one other. He was taken into custody by police, and later said that he committed the shootings in an attempt to start a "race war"; and

 

WHEREAS, gunfire broke out at a restaurant where members of several motorcycle clubs had gathered to discuss political rights for motorcyclists. Members of the clubs and police were both involved in the gunfire. Nine people were killed and eighteen were injured in the shootout, all members of the motorcycle clubs. The shooting may have resulted from a territorial dispute between two of the motorcycle clubs;

 

WHEREAS, a man killed seven people and wounded one after going door-to-door and shooting people in four separate homes. Four of the people he killed were family members. The man then killed himself. The shooting was possibly motivated by the man finding his mother dead from natural causes; and

 

WHEREAS, six people were found dead and one wounded in three locations across Montgomery County. The shooter was found dead the next day after committing suicide by overdose. One of the victims was the shooter's ex-wife, the others were her relatives;

 

WHEREAS, a perpetrator shot and injured three students and an adult outside of the school; and

 

WHEREAS, a fifteen-year-old killed four people and injured one other in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School before killing himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man is suspected of killing six of his family members and wounding a seventh. He was arrested after a brief chase and a standoff that lasted several hours; and

 

WHEREAS, several hours after stabbing and killing his three roommates, a man drove to a sorority house near the University of California, Santa Barbara and knocked on the door. After receiving no answer, he began shooting at people nearby, killing two members of another sorority and injuring a third. He then returned to his car and continued to shoot at and ram people with his vehicle before killing himself with a gunshot.[114] The attack is believed to have been motivated by the killer's hatred of women and frustration with his dating and family life; and

 

WHEREAS, after being denied leave from the Fort Hood military base where he was stationed, a man killed three people and injured fourteen before killing himself; and

 

WHEREAS, 12-year-old Mason Campbell snuck a sawed-off shotgun into a school gymnasium with a trombone case and opened fire into the gym middle school wounding 2 students. A teacher, John Masterson, stepped in and convinced the shooter to put the gun down; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered the Los Angeles International Airport, killed a TSA agent, and wounded three other people. He was injured when shot several times by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a gunman entered the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in the Washington Navy Yard with a civilian contractor pass. He killed twelve people and injured eight before being killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered a meeting of township supervisors and killed three people, injuring three others. The gunman was also injured when his gun went off and hit his own leg as two men wrestled him to the ground and took away his weapon. The shooting was suspected to be motivated by a longstanding feud in which the gunman's property rights had been taken away. He was sentenced to life in prison; and

 

WHEREAS, a man lit his apartment on fire and killed six other people in his apartment building before being killed by a SWAT team; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed two people in a residence before lighting it on fire. He continued to shoot at people while moving towards Santa Monica College, then attempted to carjack a passing vehicle. After firing rounds at a passing bus, he ran into the college library and continued shooting. He killed five people and injured five others before being killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man set fire to his apartment before proceeding to a local barbershop where he opened fire killing 2 people and injuring two others he later procced to a car wash where he killed two other people. The shooter later died following an overnight standoff that lead to a shootout in an abounded bar during which he killed a police dog; and

 

WHEREAS, a man traveled across three counties during nine days, killing four people and injuring others. Four more people were injured by police. The man then died during a standoff with officers; and

 

WHEREAS, a fifteen-year-old murdered his parents and three siblings in their home. He was arrested by police;

 

WHEREAS, a man set fire to his home and the family car before opening fire on responding firefighters, two were killed and three wounded before he committed suicide, a fourth body was found in the house; and

 

WHEREAS, a 20-year old killed his mother before shooting and killing twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He then committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a 22-year-old opened fire at the town center wearing a hockey mask, and killed two people and injured a third before fumbling with his weapon and being unable to reload. He committed suicide in a stairwell of the location; and

 

WHEREAS, the perpetrator drove to his ex-wife's work place and waited until she was there to confront her and shot and killed her and two other women, and injured four others before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a former employee entered a local sign-making business, and killed five and wounded four; two of the four later died of their wounds, the perpetrator committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man shot and killed a former co-worker before engaging in a shoot-out with the New York police in which nine bystanders were wounded and the perpetrator was killed; and

 

WHEREAS, the perpetrator fatally shot an officer attempting to serve him a notice to appear in court, he then injured a neighbor and engaged in a shootout with responding officers until he was killed by the officers; and

 

WHEREAS, the perpetrator, a member of the Hammerskins and various white power and neo-Nazi bands, fatally shot six people at a Sikh temple before being killed by responding police officers; and

 

WHEREAS, James Eagan Holmes, stormed a late-night premiere of The Dark Knight Rises and shot and killed twelve people and wounded seventy others. He was sentenced to life in prison; and

 

WHEREAS, a patron who had been previously thrown out of the cafe, entered and killed four people and wounded one, shortly after he killed a woman during a carjacking and then committed suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a former student opened fire in a classroom and fatally shot seven people, leaving three wounded; and

 

WHEREAS, a seventeen-year-old entered Chardon High School and fired at students sitting in the cafeteria killing three and wounded three others before being arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, an employee opened fire during the workday, and killed two and wounded two others before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered his ex-wife's workplace and shot and killed eight people and injured one. He then fled the scene and was later arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, a man opened fire inside and outside an IHOP, and then targeted nearby local businesses. He killed four people and injured seven before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed seven people; including a 16-year-old and an 11-year-old, and injured one between three homes before being killed by responding police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed seven people and wounded two in a spree shooting in two homes, then took hostages in a third before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed six people and injured fifteen during an assassination attempt of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords before he was tackled and arrested. Giffords was wounded in the attack but survived; and

 

WHEREAS, an employee of Hartford Distributors, a beer distribution company, was fired. In retaliation he shot and killed eight coworkers and injured two others before committing suicide; and 

 

WHEREAS, a building contractor shoots three business associates that he had a legal dispute with; and

 

WHEREAS, a biology professor opened fire on other faculty members, killing three and injuring three others, before she was arrested; and


WHEREAS, a man shot and killed four family members and four other individuals before being apprehended by police; and

 

WHEREAS, an employee opened fire in the parking lot of an ABB Group power plant before entering the factory. He killed three people and injured five before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, A gunman shot at people throughout Saipan, before committing suicide at the edge of a cliff; and

 

WHEREAS, A U.S. army psychiatrist opened fire and killed thirteen individuals and injured 33 others; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered a woman's aerobics class and opened fire, killing three people and injuring nine before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man opened fire on police officers responding to a domestic violence 9-1-1 call, killing three and injuring two before he was arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, a man shot and killed thirteen people at a civic center in Binghamton, New York before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man attacked the workplace of his estranged wife, killing eight people and wounding two others before being arrested; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed ten people and wounded six others in a shooting spree before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man entered his former in-laws' home armed with four handguns and a homemade flamethrower. He killed nine people and injured three before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man killed six people and wounded two others in several locations before being arrested by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a former graduate student entered a lecture hall and opened fire, killing five people and wounding twenty-one before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man opened fire during a public city council meeting, killing six people and injuring one other before being shot and killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, four customers and the clothing store manager were killed and a part-time employee was injured in a robbery gone awry; and

 

WHEREAS, a man stormed a dormitory at the Youth With A Mission organization in Arvada, Colorado before driving to Colorado Springs and attacking the New Life Church. He killed four people and wounded five others before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a 19-year old killed eight people and wounded four in a Von Maur department store at the Westroads Mall before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, an off-duty sheriff's deputy entered a homecoming party at a duplex with a semiautomatic rifle and killed six people and wounded one. He killed himself later that day; and

 

WHEREAS, a 23-year-old student killed thirty-two students and teachers, and wounded seventeen others. Other people were injured attempting to escape. When police stormed the building he was in, the shooter killed himself; and

 

WHEREAS, a man opened fire in a parking garage and shopping mall and killed five people and injured four others before being killed by police; and


WHEREAS, a man took hostages in an Amish schoolhouse, and killed five schoolgirls and injured five others before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, the perpetrator forced his way into the building, repeatedly shouting that he was angry at Israel and wanted to make a statement, he killed one and injured six; and

 

WHEREAS, two perpetrator killed a family of seven in a house at 560 North Hamilton Avenue; and


WHEREAS, a guest returned to a house party armed with a shotgun and a semiautomatic handgun. He shot indiscriminately, killing six people and injuring two, before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a woman killed her neighbor before driving to the mail processing plant, where she shot and killed six people before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man attempted suicide by cop by opening fire in a shopping mall with an illegal MAK 90 semi-automatic rifle and a pistol. He injured six people and took four hostages before surrendering to a SWAT team; and

 

WHEREAS, a 16-year-old student killed nine people and wounded five others before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man shot and killed seven members of his church and wounded four others, before committing suicide in a Sheraton hotel; and

 

WHEREAS, a deranged fan killed four, including musician Dimebag Darrell, and wounded three others before being killed by police; and

 

WHEREAS, a man shot eight people while on a hunting trip in northern Wisconsin; six were killed and two were wounded; and

 

WHEREAS, a man convicted of the molestation and murders of his children and nieces shot and killed nine members of his family during a standoff over a child custody dispute; and

 

WHEREAS, a man opened fire at his workplace, killing six and wounding eight before committing suicide; and

 

WHEREAS, a man opened fire on a group of people outside of a bar, and then engaged in a high speed chase and shootout with law enforcement, he killed one and injured 10 including himself; and

 

WHEREAS, two perpetrators opened fire in the school gymnasium and killed one student and wounded three others; and

 

WHEREAS, over ten months the two perpetrators killed seventeen people and injured ten others in robberies and sniper attacks in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area and along Interstate I-95; and

 

WHEREAS, the gunman opened fire at a line of passengers at a ticket counter, he killed two and injured five before being killed by a security officer; and

 

WHEREAS, a former student opened fire after a meeting with a professor in the offices of the dean of students and a professor, killing them and a student and injured three other students before he was subdued by a Marine veteran; and

 

WHEREAS, a 15-year-old student entered a boys bathroom and shot another student then left and began to fire widely, another student was killed and thirteen were injured; and

 

WHEREAS, the perpetrator opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol in two separate areas and killed three people and injured two others, before he returned home and confessed to the incidents via telephone to his brother, a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy; and

 

WHEREAS, Michael McDermott, an application support employee, shot and killed seven co-workers; and

 

WHEREAS, two robbers locked seven employees in the restaurant freezer and shot and killed five and wounded two during a robbery; and

 

WHEREAS, a man went on a killing spree and murdered a Jewish woman before setting her house on fire and firing upon a synagogue vandalizing it with swastikas, killed an Indian man and injured a manager at a grocery store, shot up another synagogue, killed two at a Chinese restaurant, and an African-American exercising with his White American friend.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES—

 

Section 000. Legislative Authority

 

This legislation is made pursuant to the Necessary and Proper Clause of the Constitution of the United States, which reads: “The Congress  shall have Power . . . ] To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.” U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 18 (2022). Moreover, legislative authority exists in the Commerce Clause of the Constitution of the United States since the sale of firearms is interstate. U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cl. 3 (2022). 

 

Section 001. GPS Requirement For Firearms

This legislation hereby enacts a federal law requiring GPS tracking and monitoring on all firearms manufactured and produced in the United States. The GPS tracking and monitoring device shall be infused with the safety and chamber of the firearm, so if someone removes the GPS tracking and monitoring device it disables the firearm from shooting. 

 

Section 100. Federal Firearm Registry

This legislation creates the Federal Firearm Registry (“the Registry”) to collect and store ownership of all purchases of firearms in the United States. The Registry shall track all purchases of firearms. All persons shall be entitled to purchase one handgun, one shotgun and one pistol without the need of government approval. If they wish to purchase more than one handgun, more than one shotgun and/or more than one pistol, they shall be subject to government approval in a criminal background check, mental health clearance and fingerprinting. If someone wishes to purchase one AK-Firearm and/or one machine gun, they shall be subject to government approval in a criminal background check, mental health clearance and fingerprinting. No one is allowed to purchase one AK-Firearm and/or one machine gun without government approval. Once a firearm becomes old, unusable or the owner wishes to purchase a new firearm, they will be required to relinquish the old firearm(s) and then be allowed to purchase the new firearm(s) pursuant to this legislation. All shall be recorded on the Registry, which shall be used nationwide in all gun shops. 

 

Section 101. Online Sales of Firearms Prohibited

Online sales of any firearms is prohibited by this legislation. Any online sales of firearms is a felony punishable with 25 years to life in prison. 

 

Section 102. Re-Sale of Firearms Prohibited

Re-sale of firearms is prohibited by this legislation. If someone re-sells their firearms, they will be disallowed to buy more firearms pursuant to this legislation. Any re-sales of firearms is a felony punishable with 25 years to life in prison. 

 

Section 103. Ban On Firearms Import Without GPS 

All international imports on firearms without GPS tracking and monitoring are banned by this federal legislation. All international imports on firearms must meet the stringent requirements of having a trackable GPS system managed by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (“ATF”) of the United States. 

 

Section 104. Seizure of Firearms Without GPS

The federal government of the United States hereby seizes all firearms without GPS tracking. All gun owners that are in ownership and possession of firearms without GPS must return the firearms to any local Walmart store and/or any local gun shop. At Walmart and/or the local gun shop, the gun owner will relinquish all firearms without GPS tracking and monitoring and acquire new firearms with GPS in accordance with the provisions of this legislation the same day. After relinquishing the old firearms without GPS tracking, the person will acquire one handgun, one shotgun and one pistol without the need of government approval. If they wish to purchase more than one handgun, more than one shotgun and/or more than one pistol, they will be subject to government approval. If they wish to purchase one or more AK-Firearms and/or one or more machine gun, they will be subject to government approval. Government approval is approval by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (“ATF”) after a criminal background check, mental health clearance and fingerprinting. The agent handling each case has the discretion and may refuse to issue permission if the person wishing to purchase the firearm(s) has adverse and extensive mental health history and/or felony convictions. Solely having adverse mental health history and/or felony convictions does not automatically preclude someone from purchasing firearms pursuant to this legislation. 

 

Section 105. Maximum Number of Firearms Without Government Approval

Every person is entitled to one handgun, one shotgun and one pistol without the need of government approval. When a person returns their firearms without GPS monitoring and tracking at Walmart and/or a local gun shop, they are entitled to acquire one handgun, one shotgun and one pistol without the need of government approval immediately the same day. If they wish to purchase more, they need government approval or waiver pursuant to this legislation. 

 

Section 106. Maximum Number of Ammunition Without Government Approval

Every person is entitled to two boxes of ammunition per year without government approval. If someone wishes to purchase more than two boxes of ammunition in any given year, they require government approval. Government approval is approval by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (“ATF”) after a criminal background check, mental health clearance and fingerprinting. 

 

Section 107. Purchasing More Than One Handgun, One Shotgun and/or One Pistol

Every person who solicits to purchase more than one handgun, more than one shotgun and/or more than one pistol shall be subjected to government approval by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (“ATF”). Government approval entails a criminal background check, mental health clearance and fingerprinting. ATF will have discretion to approve or deny any application for purchase of more than one handgun, more than one shotgun and/or more than one pistol. People with felony convictions and seriously adverse mental health history may be precluded from purchasing more than one handgun, more than one shotgun and/or more than one pistol.

 

Section 108. No Government Approval For Purchase of One Handgun, One Shotgun and/or One Pistol

Every person who solicits to buy just one handgun, just one shotgun and/or just one pistol will not be subjected to the requirement of government approval. This means that no matter how adverse someone’s mental health is and no matter how many felony convictions they have, they will be allowed to purchase one handgun, one shotgun and/or one pistol pursuant to the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. U.S. Const. amend. II (2022). A total of three (3) firearms (one handgun, one shotgun and/or one pistol) are allowed without government approval as dictated by this legislation. 

 

Section 109. Government Approval For AK-Firearms & Machine Guns

Every person who solicits to purchase just one AK-Firearm and/or just one machine gun will require government approval by Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (“ATF”). Government approval entails a criminal background check, mental health clearance and fingerprinting. ATF will have discretion to approve or deny any application for purchase of one or more AK-Firearm and one or more machine guns. People with felony convictions and seriously adverse mental health history may be precluded from purchasing AK-Firearms and machine guns. No one is allowed to purchase an AK-Firearm and/or machine gun (not even one) without government approval. 

 

Section 110. Waiver - Exception For Recreational Shooters, Gun Collectors And/Or Hunters

Every recreational shooter, gun collector and/or hunter that requires the purchase of more than one handgun, more than one shotgun, more than one pistol and/or more than two boxes of ammunition per year shall apply for a waiver with Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (“ATF”). The person shall submit acceptable evidence of proof of trustworthiness and that they merit the waiver because they are recreational shooters, gun collectors and/or hunters. The evidence for approval of waiver shall be satisfactory to the agent of ATF that is handling the file. If the petition for waiver is denied by ATF, the person can re-apply after six (6) months showing proof of trustworthiness. Proof of trustworthiness includes, but does not limit to gun safety education, evidence of career or trade in hunting and/or gun collecting, and any other educational program in gun safety and training in handling firearms. 

 

Section 111. Soft Target, Audience, Mass Gatherings Surveillance

This legislation enacts soft target, audience and mass gatherings surveillance using the new GPS technology in firearms. ATF will monitor all concerts, churches, schools and/or any other mass gatherings for firearms that are close to in proximity to the location of the mass gathering to prevent mass shootings. GPS-enabled firearms that are out of place from the owner’s residence or firearms approaching mass gatherings will trigger a red flag. When a red flag is issued, the ATF agent monitoring will make a telephone call to the gun owner. If the gun owner does not answer the phone, the ATF agent will contact state and local law enforcement partners to investigate and intercept. If the gun owner answers the phone and provides satisfactory evidence of lawfulness (e.g., I went to my friend’s house because we are going to the shooting range, I am visiting my family and have it concealed for safety, etc.), then local and state partners will not be informed. It is solely up to ATF’s discretion what evidence is satisfactory and any GPS-enabled firearm that is out of place and near mass gatherings are subject to interference and seizure by federal, state and local law enforcement. The GPS-enabled firearms will allow law enforcement to be one step ahead of mass shooters to stop and prevent these horrific occurrences from happening. 

 

Section 112. Lost or Stolen Guns

If any GPS-enabled firearm is lost or stolen, ATF shall be contacted immediately. ATF will track the GPS-enabled firearm and retrieve it. Claiming your GPS-enabled firearm is lost or stolen does not grant you the right to purchase more firearms pursuant to this legislation. If the GPS-enabled firearm is unretrievable or rendered useless, the event will be registered in the Registry and the person will be allowed to purchase another firearm(s) pursuant to this legislation. 

 

Section 113. No Inferred Rights, Privileges, Immunities And/Or Benefits

 

Nothing in this chapter shall be inferred to confer any rights, privileges, immunities and/or benefits, neither actually nor constructively to any person or entity except as expressed herein. 

 

Section 114. Reservation of all Rights, Privileges, Immunities And/Or Benefits

 

The Congress of the United States of America reserves all rights, privileges, immunities and/or benefits available at law regarding this legislation. 

 

Section 115. Subsequent Jurisprudence Barred By Political Question Doctrine 

 

Any case and/or controversy arising out of this legislation against any party is barred by political question doctrine. U.S. Const. art. III, § 2, c. 1. 

 

Section 116. Legislative Immunity

 

Any case and/or controversy arising out of this legislation against any member of Congress is barred by the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution of the United States of America. U.S. Const. art. I, § 6, c. 1. 

 

Section 117. Federal Preemption

 

This legislation hereby preempts the states and any cases/controversies arising in state government is preempted by the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution of the United States of America. U.S. Const. art. VI, c. 2. 

 

Section 118. Repeal of Old, Previous Legislation

 

Any state and/or federal legislation contrary to this legislation are hereby repealed, disused, voided and rendered invalid. Thus, this legislation shall replace the old, previous legislation that is in full force and effect. 

 

Section 119. Antagonistic Jurisprudence

 

Any antagonistic jurisprudence contrary to this legislation is hereby rendered moot, repealed, disused, voided and rendered invalid. Thus, this legislation shall replace the antagonistic jurisprudence that is in full force and effect.

 

Section 120. Subsequent Legislation

 

Any subsequent legislation, except a duly made amendment to this legislation by concurrence of a majority of each chamber of Congress, is of no valid force and effect. 

 

Sponsored By Rep. Ian A. Medina (D-FL): 01/09/2023

 

Passes U.S. House:

 

Passes U.S. Senate:

 

Signed Into Law By President Joseph R. Biden: