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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1692

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Countering Illegal Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Business records: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Customs enforcement: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Fraud offenses and financial crimes: Latin America: Licensing and registrations: Mexico: Retail and wholesale trades: Smuggling and trafficking

Description: Countering Illegal Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense. A person who commits or conspires to commit a gun trafficking offense is subject to criminal penalties—a prison term of up to 20 years (or up to 25 years, if the person also acted as an organizer), a fine, or both. The bill directs the President to design and implement a strategy to improve collaboration between the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the investigation of illegal firearms trafficking to Mexico. The Office of National Drug Control Policy must establish indicators to measure the progress of efforts to stem firearms trafficking to Mexico. The ATF must publish detailed information about each firearm seized by Mexican authorities and submitted to the ATF for tracing.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: April 6, 2017



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

8 sponsors: Norma Torres (D); Eliot Engel (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Ruben Gallego (D); James McGovern (D); Steve Cohen (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Alan Lowenthal (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (8 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Apr 6, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Mar 22, 2017 Introduced in House
House Mar 22, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 28 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

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There have not been any votes on this bill

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