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S.730: Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act

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 Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 15, 2013
Latest Major Action April 16, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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Bill Summary

Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit purchasing or otherwise obtaining a firearm that has been shipped, transported, or received in interstate or foreign commerce for or on behalf of any other person who the purchaser knows: (1) is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm; (2) intends to use, carry, possess, sell, or otherwise dispose of the firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, a drug trafficking crime, or a federal crime of terrorism; (3) intends to engage in conduct that would constitute such a crime if the conduct occurred in the United States; or (4) is not a resident of any state and is not a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Prohibits willfully procuring another to engage in such conduct.

Prohibits: (1) shipping, transporting, transferring, or otherwise disposing of two or more firearms to another person in or otherwise affecting interstate or foreign commer...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 40.
April 15, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.