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H.R.965: To prohibit the possession or transfer of junk guns, also known as Saturday Night Specials.

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 Luis V. Gutiérrez, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 5, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit the possession or transfer of a junk gun which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. Exempts the continuous and otherwise lawful possession of such a gun that began before the effective date of this Act.

Defines "junk gun" to mean: (1) a handgun that is not a sporting handgun (i.e., a type of handgun generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes); and (2) any combination of parts from which such a handgun can be assembled.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
March 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.