More gun bills have been introduced into the 113th Congress. Some of them are good, like Rand Paul's, but most are bad.

by Rachna on January 24, 2013
Issue Spotlight: Firearms and Gun Control

Jan. 4, 2013: With firearms and gun control legislation on the top of the minds of POPVOX users (see the top bills of the 112th Congress), it seemed appropriate for our first Issue Spotlight of the year to cover this issue. Not surprisingly, nearly a dozen bills have already been introduced in the 113th Congress, not to mention the more than 50 bills introduced in the 112th Congress.

We can expect debate in Congress on what, if any, legislative action is appropriate in response to the Newtown, CT, shooting - and Congress needs to hear from their constituents on this issue at this critical time.

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Firearms and Gun Control Legislation

UPDATED 1/24/13

These are the bills introduced in the 113th Congress. (Note: Since some of these bills have just been introduced, bill text isn't available yet. It generally takes a few days for the GPO to make the bill text available -- and will be on POPVOX soon.)

S 82 The Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act: A bill to provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes. --Just introduced!--

S 54 The Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. --Just introduced!--

HR 410 The Restore the Constitution Act: To provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes. --Just introduced!--

HR 404 The Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act: To enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms. --Just introduced!--

HRes 40 House Resolution expressing that active duty military personnel who are stationed or residing in the District of Columbia should be permitted to exercise fully their rights under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. --Just introduced!--

HR 332 The Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act: To provide victims of gun violence access to the same civil remedies as are available to those injured through other means. --Just introduced!--

S 54 A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. --Just introduced!--

S 35 The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act: 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. --Just introduced!--

S 34 The Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act: 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. --Just introduced!--

S 33 The High Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act:
A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices --Just introduced!--

S 22 A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows. --Just introduced!--


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