Title: Prevent Gun Trafficking Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Retail and wholesale trades: Smuggling and trafficking
Description: Establishes new federal criminal offenses for gun trafficking and related conduct. First, the bill establishes a stand-alone federal criminal offense for gun trafficking. A violation is punishable by a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both. The bill also authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense, the property involved in the offense, and the proceeds (or property traceable to the proceeds) derived from the offense. Second, the bill makes it unlawful to sell or dispose of a firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reason to believe that the person intends to sell or dispose of the firearm in violation of a federal law, or to sell or dispose of the firearm to a person in another state in violation of that state's law. A violation is subject to existing penalties under current law—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both. Current law already authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of firearms and ammunition involved in the offense. also authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of the property involved in the offense and the proceeds (or property traceable to the proceeds) derived from the offense.
Session: 117th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Last Action Date: October 19, 2021
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26 sponsors: Robin Kelly (D); Lucy McBath (D); Steven Horsford (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Seth Moulton (D); Ayanna Pressley (D); Dwight Evans (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Mike Quigley (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Nikema Williams (D); Sean Casten (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Luis Correa (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Andy Kim (D); Ilhan Omar (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Rebecca Sherrill (D); Gwen Moore (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); John Garamendi (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 6% (26 of 435)
|House||Oct 19, 2021||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
|House||Mar 29, 2021||Introduced in House|
|House||Mar 29, 2021||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||May 28 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
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