UPDATE: This bill passed the House on March 11th. THE FINAL TALLY, YEAS: 227, NAYS: 203, NOT VOTING: 1.

8 Republicans voted YEA 

Vern Buchanan (FL-16)
Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27)
Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26)
Andrew R. Garbarino (NY-02)
Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01)
Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
Chris Smith (NJ-04)
Fred Upton (MI-06)


1 Democrat voted NAY

Jared Golden (ME-02)


H.R. 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021


To require a background check for every firearm sale. It would criminalize the private transfer of firearms. The NRA says, “It would make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners for simply loaning a firearm to a friend or some family members. This bill would not stop criminals from obtaining guns because criminals do not comply with the law. And the legislation would be unenforceable without federal gun registration.” They have also set up a take-action page for this bill.

I don’t see how this bill doesn’t require a National Gun Registry. That would be the only way to track guns not registered.