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H.R.4405: Preventing Gun Violence Act

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Sponsor Steve Israel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 4, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

Preventing Gun Violence Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the trafficking in or possession of a firearm by a person who has been adjudicated of committing a violent juvenile act.

Defines a "violent juvenile act" as: (1) an act by a person under the age of 18 that, if committed by an adult, would be punishable by a prison term exceeding one year and that either has, as an element, the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person or involves, by its nature, a substantial risk that physical force against another person may be used; and (2) such an act that is committed by a person who has attained age 18 but not age 21 for which the person is tried as a juvenile or youthful offender under state law.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 4, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.