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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB179

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Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Smuggling and trafficking: U.S. Sentencing Commission

Description: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit: (1) transferring two or more firearms to, or receiving two or more firearms from, a person in interstate or foreign commerce knowing or with the reasonable belief that such transfer, possession, or receipt of a firearm would violate a federal, state, or local law punishable by a prison term of more than one year; (2) making false statements regarding an actual buyer to a licensed firearm importer, dealer, or manufacturer relating to the purchase, receipt, or acquisition of two or more firearms that have moved in or affected interstate or foreign commerce; (3) directing, promoting, or facilitating such conduct; or (4) conspiring to commit such conduct. Authorizes an enhanced penalty for someone who organizes or supervises such conduct. Makes exceptions for a firearm that is lawfully acquired: (1) to be given to another person not prohibited from possessing it under federal or state law as a gift; or (2) by a court-appointed trustee, receiver, or conservator on behalf of an estate or creditor, to carry out a bequest, or in an acquisition by intestate succession. Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review and, if appropriate, amend the federal sentencing guidelines and policy statements applicable to persons convicted of offenses under this Act.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: February 12, 2013

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:SN00179:@@@L&summ2=m&

Sponsors

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2 sponsors: Gillibrand, Kirsten E.; Kirk, Mark Steven;

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Feb 12, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
Senate Jan 30, 2013 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S402)
Senate Jan 30, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 7 2013 federal link bill text
Amendments
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