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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB117

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Legislation Overview

Title: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013

Subject: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Licensing and registrations: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Attorney General to establish a federal system for the licensing and registration of all handguns in the United States, including a method for easily retrieving information sufficient to identify each resident of a state who owns, possesses, or controls a handgun and each such handgun. Prohibits the ownership, possession, or control of a handgun in a state by a person who: (1) is not licensed under such system; and (2) has not registered the handgun with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency. Provides for a fine and/or imprisonment not less than 15 years for violations. Prohibits the court from suspending a sentence of imprisonment or imposing a probationary sentence for anyone who knowingly violates such prohibition. Exempts states the Attorney General certifies have in effect such a licensing and registration system that imposes criminal penalties on anyone who owns, possesses, or controls a handgun and who: (1) has not completed training in firearms safety; (2) is not licensed by the state to possess a handgun; or (3) has not registered the handgun with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency.

Session: 113th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 25, 2013

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HN00117:@@@L&summ2=m&

Sponsors

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3 sponsors: Holt, Rush D.; Bishop, Timothy H.; Doyle, Michael F.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (3 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
House Jan 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 10 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: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

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