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H.R.1883: Secure Firearms Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor John Carter, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 5 (2 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Secure Firearms Act of 2013 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individual taxpayers a deduction, up to $1,200 in any taxable year, for the cost of secure gun storage or safety devices for the securing of firearms. Defines "secure gun storage or safety device" as: (1) a device that, when installed on a firearm, is designed to prevent the firearm from being operated; or (2) a safe, gun safe, gun case, lock box, or other device used to store a firearm that can only be unlocked by a key, a combination, or other similar means. Terminates such deduction after 2014.

Requires that an amount equal to all amounts allowed as a deduction by this Act be rescinded each year from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Assets Forfeiture Fund.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
May 8, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means