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H.R.117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||crime and law enforcement|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Rush Holt, D-N.J.|
|Total Cosponsors||2 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||Jan. 3, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Jan. 25, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Attorney General to establish a federal system for the licensing and registration of all handguns in the United States, including a method for easily retrieving information sufficient to identify each resident of a state who owns, possesses, or controls a handgun and each such handgun.
Prohibits the ownership, possession, or control of a handgun in a state by a person who: (1) is not licensed under such system; and (2) has not registered the handgun with a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency. Provides for a fine and/or imprisonment not less than 15 years for violations. Prohibits the court from suspending a sentence of imprisonment or imposing a probationary sentence for anyone who knowingly violates such prohibition.
Exempts states the Attorney General certifies have in effect such a licensing and registration system that imposes criminal penalties on anyone ...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Jan. 25, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.|
|Jan. 3, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|