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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB965

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Legislation Overview

Title: To prohibit the possession or transfer of junk guns, also known as Saturday Night Specials.

Subject: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit the possession or transfer of a junk gun which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. Exempts the continuous and otherwise lawful possession of such a gun that began before the effective date of this Act. Defines "junk gun" to mean: (1) a handgun that is not a sporting handgun (i.e., a type of handgun generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes); and (2) any combination of parts from which such a handgun can be assembled.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 8, 2013

Link: NA

Sponsors

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2 sponsors: Gutierrez, Luis V.; Rangel, Charles B.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (2 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Apr 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
House Mar 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 7 2013 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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