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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB691

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Legislation Overview

Title: High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban of 2013

Subject: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Trade restrictions: Violent crime

Description: High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban of 2013 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Defines a "large capacity ammunition feeding device" to: (1) mean a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily changed to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; and (2) exclude an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition. Provides exemptions for: (1) devices lawfully possessed before this Act's enactment; (2) federal, state, and local agencies and law enforcement officers; (3) licensees under the Atomic Energy Act for on-site security, off-site training, and transportation of nuclear materials; and (4) authorized testing or experimentation by a licensed firearms manufacturer or importer. Requires a device manufactured after this Act's enactment to be identified by a serial number and the date it was manufactured conspicuously engraved or cast on the device. Sets penalties for violations. Subjects devices used or involved in knowing violation of such Act to seizure and forfeiture. Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the use of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants for buy-back programs for surrendered large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 36.

Last Action Date: April 10, 2013

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:SN00691:@@@L&summ2=m&


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24 sponsors: Lautenberg, Frank R.; Blumenthal, Richard; Boxer, Barbara; Cardin, Benjamin L.; Carper, Thomas R.; Cowan, William M.; Durbin, Richard; Feinstein, Dianne; Franken, Al; Gillibrand, Kirsten E.; Harkin, Tom; Hirono, Mazie K.; Kaine, Tim; Klobuchar, Amy; Levin, Carl; Menendez, Robert; Merkley, Jeff; Murphy, Christopher S.; Murray, Patty; Reed, Jack; Rockefeller, John D., IV; Schumer, Charles E.; Warren, Elizabeth; Whitehouse, Sheldon;

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 24% (24 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 10, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 36.
Senate Apr 9, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 11 2013 federal link bill text
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