S.54: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt.
Total Cosponsors 10 (7 Democrats, 1 Independent, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action April 5, 2013
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Bill Summary

Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013 - (Sec. 3) Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit any person, other than a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, collector, or dealer (licensed dealer), from knowingly purchasing in interstate or foreign commerce (including through receipt on consignment or by way of pledge or pawn as security for payment) a firearm from a licensed dealer, or from any person who is not a licensed dealer, for another individual, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such individual meets specified criteria disqualifying such individual from possessing a firearm. Sets forth an enhanced penalty for such a violation committed knowing or with reasonable cause to believe that any firearm involved will be used to commit a crime of violence. Specifies exceptions for purchases for certain bona fide gifts or for a bona fide winner of an organized raffle, contest, or auction.

Prohibits: (1) transferring two or more firearms to, o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 5, 2013 By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report under authority of the order of the Senate of 03/23/2013. Report No. 113-9. Additional and Minority views filed.
March 11, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 23.
March 11, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
March 7, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
Feb. 12, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.