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S.691: High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban of 2013

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 Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 23 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban of 2013 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.

Defines a "large capacity ammunition feeding device" to: (1) mean a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has an overall capacity of, or that can be readily changed to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; and (2) exclude an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with, .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

Provides exemptions for: (1) devices lawfully possessed before this Act's enactment; (2) federal, state, and local agencies and law enforcement officers; (3) licensees under the Atomic Energy Act for on-site security, off-site training, and transportation of nuclear materials; and (4) authorized testing or experimentation by a licensed firea...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 10, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 36.
April 9, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.