Major 2013 Federal Gun Control Legislation

A compendium of major gun control legislation introduced in the 113th Congress;

Below are links to  gun control bills in the 113th Congress. If you find any inaccuracies or omissions, please let me know.

House

H.R. 21: – NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to provide for greater safety in the use of firearms.’

H.R. 34 – Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.’

H.R. 65 – Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to prevent children’s access to firearms.’

H.R. 93 – Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act - ‘A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to restrict the ability of a person whose Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in firearms has been revoked, whose application to renew such a license has been denied, or who has received a license revocation or renewal denial notice, to transfer business inventory firearms, and for other purposes.’

H.R. 117 – Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns.’

H.R. 137 -  Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.’

H.R. 138 – Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act - ‘A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.’

H.R 141 – Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.’

H.R. 142 – Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.’

H.R. 226 – Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act – ‘A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for surrendering to authorities certain assault weapons.’

H.R. 236- Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013 – ‘A bill to ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms dealers.’

H.R. 238- Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act.  Identical to H.R. 93 (above); do these people not talk to each other?

H.R. 329 – Strengthening Background Checks Act of 2013  – ‘A bill to amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to encourage States to provide records to the National Instant Background Check System.’

H.R. 404 – Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act – ‘A bill to enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms.’

H.R. 427 – Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act – ‘A bill to prevent the illegal sale of firearms, and for other purposes.’

H.R. 431 – Gun Transparency and Accountability (Gun TRAC) Act of 2013 – ‘A bill to restore certain authorities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the firearms laws, and for other purposes.’

H.R. 437 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 – ‘A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.’

H.R. 452 – Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013 -A bill to prevent gun trafficking.’

H.R. 538 – Protect Law Enforcement Act – ‘A bill to protect the Nation’s law enforcement officers by banning the Five-seveN Pistol and 5.7 x 28mm SS190, SS192, SS195LF, SS196, and SS197 cartridges, testing handguns and ammunition for capability to penetrate body armor, and prohibiting the manufacture, importation, sale, or purchase of such handguns or ammunition by civilians.’

H.R. 619 – Keep Kids Safe Act - ‘A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to place limitations on the possession, sale, and other disposition of a firearm by persons convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses against children.’

H.R. 661 – Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act – ‘A bill to repeal certain impediments to the administration of the firearms laws.’

H.R. 720 - ‘Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2013’ - ‘A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of  firearms or explosives licenses to a known or suspected dangerous terrorist.’

H.R. 722 – Detectives Nemorin and Andrews Anti-Gun Trafficking Act of 2013 -’ A bill to combat illegal gun trafficking and other purposes.’

H.R. 793 - Firearm Safety and Buyback Grant Act of 2013 – ‘A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on concealable firearms and to require the Attorney General to establish a firearms buyback grant program.’

H.R. 848 – Armed Prohibited Persons Act of 2013 -’A bill to direct the Attorney General to make grants to States to develop systems to retrieve firearms from armed prohibited persons.’

H.R. 955 – Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013

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

H.R. 1369 – ‘To prohibit the sale of a firearm to, and the purchase of a firearm by, a person who is not covered by appropriate liability insurance coverage.’

H.R. 1470:To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to enhance the safety of America’s schools.’

H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013- ‘A Bill to protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.’

H.R. 1605: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 – ‘To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.’

Senate

S. 22 – Gun Show Background Check Act of 2013 – ‘A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.’

S. 33 – Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2013 -  ‘A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.’

S. 34 – Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2013‘A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.’

S. 35 – Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.’

S. 54 – Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013 - ‘A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.’

S. 147 – Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act of 2013 – ‘A bill to establish minimum standards for States that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.’

S. 150 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 – ‘A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.’

S. 174 – Ammunition Background Check Act of 2013 - A bill to appropriately restrict sales of ammunition.’

S. 179 – Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013  – ‘A bill to prevent gun trafficking.’

S. 374 – Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013  (now the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013)- ‘A bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.’

S. 443 – Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013 – ‘A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.’ This is S 54 under a different bill # and has been “reported” (sent to the floor) to the full Senate.

S. 480 ‘NICS Reporting Improvement Act of 2013’ – ‘A bill to improve the effectiveness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by clarifying reporting requirements related to adjudications of mental incompetency, and for other purposes.’

S. 649: Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 – ‘A bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, and for other purposes.’

S. 691: High-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban of 2013 – ‘A bill to regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.’

 

 

 

4 Comments

    • Thanks for the comment.

      All of the House legislation is still live, as the Speaker had decided not to take any action until the Sanate had acted.

      Over on the Senate side, S 649 is still alive; Reid has withdrawn it from the floor but can put it back on the calendar at any time. The legislation that did not get “marked up” by the Judiciary Committee is technically still alive but it is highly unlikely that the Judiciary Committee, having passed on them once, will consider them again in this session.

      Any or all of the bills can be tracked over at govtrack.us and you can set up alerts for status updates. I highly recommend it.

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