Standing Committee on Gun Violence

This Standing Committee focuses on reducing gun violence through education, activation, and legislation.


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Midyear Meeting 2020

House of Delegates Resolution 107A

Urges federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments to enact statutes, rules and regulations that would make it unlawful for any person to transfer, sell, trade, give, transport, or deliver any unfinished firearm frame or receiver to any person (other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector) unless (i) the unfinished frame or receiver is serialized in accordance with federal requirements for the serialization of firearms, (ii) the recipient passes a background check consistent with the federal requirements for a licensed dealer’s transfer of a firearm, and (iii) the seller or transferor of the unfinished frame or receiver creates and retains records consistent with the federal record-keeping requirements for licensed firearm dealers related to the disposition of firearms, and prohibit the possession, without a federal firearms license, of a finished or unfinished firearm frame or receiver that has not been serialized.

Taking Aim At Gun Violence

The Myth and Meaning of the Second Amendment

The first in a series of programs sponsored by the Committee in the fight to reduce gun violence in our community. This in-depth discussion of current Second Amendment law and other developments was held on March 6 at the National Constitution Center

Legislative Resources

Articles on gun regulation from a public health and legal perspective.

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About Us

The Standing Committee on Gun Violence aims to address the problem of gun violence through public education, bar activation, and legislative effort aimed at reducing gun violence and by taking on a coordinating role for lawyers active in the ABA, for its Sections and Divisions, state and local bars, and private bar groups.

Message - from the Chair

ABA Policies on Gun Violence

For over 50 years the ABA has weighed in on gun violence policy. Recognizing that there is no simple solution, and consistent with a public health approach to addressing this national crisis, these policies cover a range of topics from research, education, prevention, enforcement, and regulation.

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