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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation SB1185

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Border security and unlawful immigration: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Domestic violence and child abuse: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Firearms and explosives: Fraud offenses and financial crimes: Immigration status and procedures: Law enforcement administration and funding: Mental health: Organized crime: Smuggling and trafficking: Terrorism: U.S. Sentencing Commission: Violent crime: Visas and passports

Description: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish 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, a federal crime of terrorism, or a 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 existing prohibitions on: (1) transferring a firearm knowing that it will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense; and (2) 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 and increases the maximum prison term for violating the prohibitions. The bill also makes it a crime to smuggle a firearm or ammunition out of the United States, or to conspire or attempt to do so, with the intent to unlawfully export or to promote a crime of violence, a federal crime of terrorism, or a drug trafficking offense. Finally, the bill prohibits the Department of Justice, or its law enforcement coordinate agencies, from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to a known or suspected agent of drug cartel, unless U.S. law enforcement personnel continuously monitor or control the firearm.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3043-3044)

Last Action Date: May 18, 2017

Link: NA

Sponsors

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3 sponsors: Patrick Leahy (D); Susan Collins (R); Richard Durbin (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 3% (3 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate May 18, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3043-3044)
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced May 31 2017 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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