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H.R.1728: Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 62 (61 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act - Repeals provisions of specified consolidated appropriations acts that:

  • prohibit the use of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) appropriations for salaries or administrative expenses in connection with consolidating or centralizing, within the Department of Justice (DOJ), records of the acquisition and disposition of firearms maintained by federal firearms licensees;
  • prohibit expending funds appropriated to ATF to promulgate or implement any rule requiring a physical inventory of any firearms business;
  • prohibit using appropriated funds for any criminal background check system that does not require the destruction of identifying information submitted for a transferee within 24 hours after the system advises a licensee that the transferee's receipt of a firearm is not prohibited;
  • prohibit the use of ATF appropriations to disclose the contents of the Firearms Trace System database or any inf...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.