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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2280

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2280/all-info

Sponsors

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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)

History
Chamber Date Action
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.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced May 28 2021 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, and Homeland Security

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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