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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB34

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Legislation Overview

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: Criminal justice information and records: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit (or revoke such license or permit) if the Attorney General: (1) determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be engaged in terrorism or has provided material support or resources for terrorism; and (2) has a reasonable belief that the transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism. Allows any individual whose firearms or explosives license application has been denied to bring legal action to challenge the denial. Extends the prohibition against the sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to include individuals whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities. Imposes criminal penalties on individuals engaged in terrorist activities who smuggle or knowingly bring firearms into the United States. Authorizes the Attorney General to withhold information in firearms and explosives license denial revocation lawsuits and from employers if the Attorney General determines that the disclosure of such information would likely compromise national security.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2013

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:SN00034:@@@L&summ2=m&

Sponsors

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14 sponsors: Lautenberg, Frank R.; Blumenthal, Richard; Boxer, Barbara; Cowan, William M.; Durbin, Richard; Feinstein, Dianne; Gillibrand, Kirsten E.; King, Angus S. Jr.; Levin, Carl; Menendez, Robert; Reed, Jack; Schumer, Charles E.; Warren, Elizabeth; Whitehouse, Sheldon;

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 14% (14 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 29 2013 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

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