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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB720

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Title: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2013

Subject: Administrative remedies: Civil actions and liability: Firearms and explosives: Judicial review and appeals: Licensing and registrations: Terrorism: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to grant the Attorney General the authority to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of a federal firearms and explosives license to any individual if the Attorney General: (1) determines that such individual has been engaged in or has provided material support or resources for terrorist activities, and (2) has a reasonable belief that such individual may use a firearm or explosive in connection with terrorism. Allows any individual whose firearm or explosives license application has been denied to bring legal action challenging the denial. Prohibits the sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to any individual whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities. Permits the Attorney General to withhold information in firearms and explosives license denial revocation suits if the Attorney General determines that the disclosure of such information would likely compromise national security. Authorizes the Attorney General to revoke firearms and explosives licenses and permits held by individuals determined to be engaged in terrorism.

Session: 113th Congress

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

Last Action Date: April 8, 2013



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26 sponsors: King, Peter T.; Capuano, Michael E.; Cartwright, Matt; Cicilline, David N.; Deutch, Theodore E.; Engel, Eliot L.; Farr, Sam; Grimm, Michael G.; Hastings, Alcee L.; Himes, James A.; Holt, Rush D.; Israel, Steve; Levin, Sander M.; Lowey, Nita M.; Markey, Edward J.; McGovern, James P.; Moran, James P.; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Pierluisi, Pedro R.; Quigley, Mike; Rangel, Charles B.; Slaughter, Louise McIntosh; Tonko, Paul D.; Van Hollen, Chris; Vargas, Juan; Waxman, Henry A.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 6% (26 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Apr 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
House Feb 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 27 2013 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: Judiciary

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