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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB33

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Immigration status and procedures: Smuggling and trafficking: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement: Citizenship and naturalization: Currency: Organized crime: U.S. Sentencing Commission

Description: Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act This bill establishes stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms. The bill expands the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition) to include persons who intend (1) to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person, (2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense, or (3) to unlawfully export. It increases the maximum prison term for the sale or transfer of a firearm to or the receipt or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The bill revises the existing prohibition on transferring a firearm knowing that it will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of unlawful conduct and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. The bill also revises the existing prohibition on smuggling a firearm into the United States with the intent to unlawfully import or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of unlawful conduct and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. Finally, the bill makes it a crime to smuggle a firearm or ammunition out of the United States, or conspire or attempt to do so, with the intent to unlawfully export or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 3, 2019

Link: NA

Sponsors

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15 sponsors: Bobby Rush (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Steve Cohen (D); Danny Davis (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Henry Johnson (D); Ro Khanna (D); Grace Napolitano (D); James McGovern (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); John Garamendi (D); Mike Quigley (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (15 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jan 3, 2019 Introduced in House
House Jan 3, 2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
House Jan 3, 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 8 2019 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

There have not been any votes on this bill

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