US HB30 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-0)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-03-01 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Establishes stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms.The bill expands the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition) to include persons who intend (1) to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person, (2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense, or (3) to unlawfully export. It increases the maximum prison term for the (1) sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person, or (2) receipt or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The bill revises the existing prohibition on transferring a firearm knowing that it will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. Specifically, it broadens the scope of unlawful conduct covered by the prohibition and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. Similarly, the bill revises the existing prohibition on smuggling a firearm into the United States with the intent to unlawfully import or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of unlawful conduct and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. Finally, the bill makes it a crime to smuggle a firearm or ammunition out of the United States, or conspire or attempt to do so, with the intent to unlawfully export or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense.

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Title

Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-03-01HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2021-01-04HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB878 (Related) 2021-03-22 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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