Title: Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act
Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Immigration status and procedures: Smuggling and trafficking: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement: Citizenship and naturalization: Currency: Organized crime: U.S. Sentencing Commission
Description: Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act This bill establishes stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms. The bill expands the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition) to include persons who intend (1) to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person, (2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense, or (3) to unlawfully export. It increases the maximum prison term for the sale or transfer of a firearm to or the receipt or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The bill revises the existing prohibition on transferring a firearm knowing that it will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of unlawful conduct and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. The bill also revises the existing prohibition on smuggling a firearm into the United States with the intent to unlawfully import or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of unlawful conduct and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. Finally, the bill makes it a crime to smuggle a firearm or ammunition out of the United States, or conspire or attempt to do so, with the intent to unlawfully export or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense.
Session: 116th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: January 3, 2019
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14 sponsors: Bobby Rush (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Steve Cohen (D); Danny Davis (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Henry Johnson (D); Ro Khanna (D); Grace Napolitano (D); James McGovern (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); John Garamendi (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (14 of 435)
|House||Jan 3, 2019||Introduced in House|
|House||Jan 3, 2019||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jan 8 2019||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
There have not been any votes on this bill
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