S. 54 - Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013

Crime and law enforcement. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013

S. 54 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.
Other Titles
  • Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
  • Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
  • Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Currency
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Organized crime
  • Smuggling and trafficking
  • U.S. Sentencing Commission
  • Violent crime
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/22/2013
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/22/2013
1/22/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
1/22/2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
1/22/2013Introduced in Senate
2/12/2013Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
Put on a legislative calendar3/07/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
3/11/2013Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar3/11/2013Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 23.
4/05/2013By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report under authority of the order of the Senate of 03/23/2013. Report No. 113-9. Additional and Minority views filed.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2009 For $72,453 Against $37,868
  2. March - April 2009 For $167,424 Against $119,076
  3. May - June 2009 For $125,760 Against $633,478
  4. July - August 2009 For $43,702 Against $147,744
  5. September - October 2009 For $132,210 Against $216,985
  6. November - December 2009 For $154,040 Against $330,966
  7. January - February 2010 For $91,637 Against $280,565
  8. March - April 2010 For $208,030 Against $507,236
  9. May - June 2010 For $253,410 Against $695,125
  10. July - August 2010 For $196,515 Against $463,283
  11. September - October 2010 For $576,155 Against $1,120,441
  12. November - December 2010 For $62,211 Against $61,460
  13. January - February 2011 For $128,175 Against $157,800
  14. March - April 2011 For $217,275 Against $249,513
  15. May - June 2011 For $251,275 Against $292,151
  16. July - August 2011 For $116,872 Against $134,916
  17. September - October 2011 For $396,480 Against $328,392
  18. November - December 2011 For $391,451 Against $240,205
  19. January - February 2012 For $257,228 Against $207,587
  20. March - April 2012 For $460,383 Against $320,582
  21. May - June 2012 For $729,548 Against $419,070
  22. July - August 2012 For $591,387 Against $382,749
  23. September - October 2012 For $1,660,565 Against $840,330
  24. November - December 2012 For $161,305 Against $135,376
  25. January - February 2013 For $67,364 Against $27,750
  26. March - April 2013 For $222,895 Against $174,604
  27. May - June 2013 For $145,764 Against $189,844
  28. July - August 2013 For $79,099 Against $133,806
  29. September - October 2013 For $167,976 Against $196,462
  30. November - December 2013 For $203,005 Against $239,761
  31. January - February 2014 For $75,574 Against $136,066
  32. March - April 2014 For $211,822 Against $220,845
  33. May - June 2014 For $313,556 Against $178,564
  34. July - August 2014 For $201,833 Against $129,701
  35. September - October 2014 For $656,981 Against $338,664
  36. November - December 2014 For $100,109 Against $96,427

Votes

    7 Organizations Supported and 4 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013

    7 organizations supported this bill

    American Bar Association
    American Bar Association (2013, February 0). ABA Washington Letter. Retrieved April 3, 2013, from American Bar Association.
    Center for American Progress
    Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Robyn Thomas (2013, February 12). Constitutionality of Proposed Firearms Legislation. Retrieved March 6, 2013, from American Progress.
    Fraternal Order of Police
    Chuck Canterbury and James O. Pasco, Jr. (2013, February 26). Fraternal Order Of Police Is Latest Law Enforcement Org. To Endorse The Leahy Bill To Counter Gun Trafficking And Straw Purchasing. Retrieved March 6, 2013, from Senator Patrick Leahy.
    Mayors Against Illegal Guns
    Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Bloomberg, Michael R., Mayor of New York City and Coalition Co-Chair, Menino, Thomas M., Mayor of Boston and Coalition Co-Chair & (2013, January 30). Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Grassley:. Retrieved April 3, 2013, from http://sampan.org.
    Mosque Foundation
    Tleib, Lena & Mosque Foundation (2013, April 0). Working Together Against Gun Violence. Retrieved April 3, 2013, from Mosque Foundation.
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    NAACP (2013, March 7). Bill to Curb Deadly Gun Trafficking Heads to Senate Floor. Retrieved March 25, 2013, from NAACP.
    National Education Association
    National Education Association (2013). Legislative Action Center. Retrieved June 27, 2013, from National Education Association.

    4 organizations opposed this bill

    Firearms Policy Coalition
    FPC (2013, February 5). Increased Penalties for Drug Trafficking and Violent Crimes; Forfeiture of Property if Found Guilty of Straw Purchases. Retrieved March 6, 2013, from Firearms Policy.
    Gun Owners of America
    Gun Owners (2013, March 4). S. 54 Would Effectively Ban Even More Guns than Feinstein’s Bill! . Retrieved March 6, 2013, from GOA.
    Liberty.com
    John Parker (2013, February 26). Action Alert - Anti-Gun Bill Vote In US Senate. Retrieved March 6, 2013, from Liberty.com.
    National Association for Gun Rights
    National Association for Gun Rights (n.d.). National Association for Gun Rights - Bill Watch. Retrieved May 16, 2013, from National Association for Gun Rights.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 113th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$13,350$28,800
    Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$159,344
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$642,022$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$48,999
    Max BaucusDMT$12,250$500
    Mark BegichDAK$265,739$2,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$190,739$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$38,850$0
    Roy BluntRMO$9,650$146,479
    John BoozmanRAR$8,500$55,530
    Barbara BoxerDCA$369,383$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$456,842$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$81,800
    Maria CantwellDWA$21,315$0
    Ben CardinDMD$70,250$0
    Tom CarperDDE$30,450$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$119,363$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,250$2,500
    Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$55,350
    Tom CoburnROK$0$88,846
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,750$32,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$11,500$21,650
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$190,769$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$15,600$41,760
    John CornynRTX$4,750$193,980
    Mike CrapoRID$3,250$12,350
    Ted CruzRTX$10,100$1,695,391
    Joe DonnellyDIN$149,219$9,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$83,293$0
    Mike EnziRWY$3,000$11,300
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$23,372$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$1,500$214,571
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,450$1,371,239
    Al FrankenDMN$319,456$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$322,628$3,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$12,000$82,188
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$57,500
    Kay R. HaganDNC$192,597$1,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$15,903$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,000$38,950
    Martin HeinrichDNM$262,813$2,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$89,828$6,000
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$201,393
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$214,332$0
    John HoevenRND$10,150$32,100
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$85,975
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$34,950
    Mike JohannsRNE$-100$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$3,150$178,357
    Tim JohnsonDSD$7,300$0
    Tim KaineDVA$353,361$100
    John F. KerryDMA$2,250$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,115$0
    Mark KirkRIL$10,670$177,549
    Amy KlobucharDMN$80,291$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$213,427$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$94,575$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,400$120,417
    Carl LevinDMI$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$106,015$17,700
    John McCainRAZ$23,500$206,193
    Claire McCaskillDMO$203,686$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$11,000$331,106
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$94,200$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$140,678$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$37,850$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$9,250$29,700
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$23,300$13,808
    Chris MurphyDCT$415,868$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$165,431$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$119,894$0
    Rand PaulRKY$8,450$550,529
    Rob PortmanROH$950$178,296
    Mark L. PryorDAR$156,355$7,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,250$0
    Harry ReidDNV$173,997$19,850
    Jim RischRID$250$78,502
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$135,817
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
    Marco RubioRFL$22,080$1,153,918
    Bernie SandersIVT$295,980$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$79,481$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$99,828$4,400
    Tim ScottRSC$9,900$292,662
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$6,200
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$177,841$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$14,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$118,904$2,000
    Jon TesterDMT$179,117$2,500
    John ThuneRSD$2,500$261,703
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$26,733$1,562,061
    Mark UdallDCO$359,166$0
    Tom UdallDNM$129,939$2,000
    David VitterRLA$3,150$183,379
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$92,764$6,950
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,413,703$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$64,807$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$7,450$23,150
    Ron WydenDOR$27,600$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$13,350$28,800
    Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$159,344
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$642,022$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$48,999
    Max BaucusDMT$12,250$500
    Mark BegichDAK$265,739$2,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$190,739$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$38,850$0
    Roy BluntRMO$9,650$146,479
    John BoozmanRAR$8,500$55,530
    Barbara BoxerDCA$369,383$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$456,842$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$81,800
    Maria CantwellDWA$21,315$0
    Ben CardinDMD$70,250$0
    Tom CarperDDE$30,450$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$119,363$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,250$2,500
    Daniel CoatsRIN$2,900$55,350
    Tom CoburnROK$0$88,846
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,750$32,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$11,500$21,650
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$190,769$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$15,600$41,760
    John CornynRTX$4,750$193,980
    Mike CrapoRID$3,250$12,350
    Ted CruzRTX$10,100$1,695,391
    Joe DonnellyDIN$149,219$9,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$83,293$0
    Mike EnziRWY$3,000$11,300
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$23,372$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$1,500$214,571
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,450$1,371,239
    Al FrankenDMN$319,456$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$322,628$3,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$12,000$82,188
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$57,500
    Kay R. HaganDNC$192,597$1,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$15,903$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,000$38,950
    Martin HeinrichDNM$262,813$2,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$89,828$6,000
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$201,393
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$214,332$0
    John HoevenRND$10,150$32,100
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$85,975
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$34,950
    Mike JohannsRNE$-100$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$3,150$178,357
    Tim JohnsonDSD$7,300$0
    Tim KaineDVA$353,361$100
    John F. KerryDMA$2,250$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,115$0
    Mark KirkRIL$10,670$177,549
    Amy KlobucharDMN$80,291$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$213,427$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$94,575$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,400$120,417
    Carl LevinDMI$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$106,015$17,700
    John McCainRAZ$23,500$206,193
    Claire McCaskillDMO$203,686$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$11,000$331,106
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$94,200$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$140,678$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$37,850$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$9,250$29,700
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$23,300$13,808
    Chris MurphyDCT$415,868$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$165,431$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$119,894$0
    Rand PaulRKY$8,450$550,529
    Rob PortmanROH$950$178,296
    Mark L. PryorDAR$156,355$7,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,250$0
    Harry ReidDNV$173,997$19,850
    Jim RischRID$250$78,502
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$135,817
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
    Marco RubioRFL$22,080$1,153,918
    Bernie SandersIVT$295,980$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$79,481$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$99,828$4,400
    Tim ScottRSC$9,900$292,662
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$6,200
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$177,841$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$14,500
    Debbie StabenowDMI$118,904$2,000
    Jon TesterDMT$179,117$2,500
    John ThuneRSD$2,500$261,703
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$26,733$1,562,061
    Mark UdallDCO$359,166$0
    Tom UdallDNM$129,939$2,000
    David VitterRLA$3,150$183,379
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$92,764$6,950
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,413,703$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$64,807$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$7,450$23,150
    Ron WydenDOR$27,600$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$6,929,954
    Teachers unions$1,133,640
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$767,126
    Police & firefighters unions & associations$585,050
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$471,949
    Anti-Guns$3,750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,036,539
    Pro-Guns$1,348,853
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