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
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.
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. September - October 2008 For $1,542,885 Against $358,734
  2. November - December 2008 For $328,518 Against $453,318
  3. January - February 2009 For $115,963 Against $58,918
  4. March - April 2009 For $221,539 Against $136,785
  5. May - June 2009 For $205,610 Against $699,593
  6. July - August 2009 For $51,371 Against $165,314
  7. September - October 2009 For $159,952 Against $300,164
  8. November - December 2009 For $188,473 Against $435,421
  9. January - February 2010 For $133,602 Against $271,430
  10. March - April 2010 For $297,185 Against $558,762
  11. May - June 2010 For $316,710 Against $775,536
  12. July - August 2010 For $245,325 Against $446,629
  13. September - October 2010 For $675,395 Against $1,068,037
  14. November - December 2010 For $83,705 Against $41,951
  15. January - February 2011 For $128,925 Against $158,300
  16. March - April 2011 For $232,975 Against $246,263
  17. May - June 2011 For $263,675 Against $294,401
  18. July - August 2011 For $117,872 Against $113,516
  19. September - October 2011 For $405,680 Against $287,377
  20. November - December 2011 For $405,001 Against $231,105
  21. January - February 2012 For $266,778 Against $187,887
  22. March - April 2012 For $483,651 Against $304,482
  23. May - June 2012 For $727,399 Against $319,100
  24. July - August 2012 For $586,555 Against $274,558
  25. September - October 2012 For $1,660,793 Against $698,553
  26. November - December 2012 For $162,788 Against $52,048
  27. January - February 2013 For $105,965 Against $30,050
  28. March - April 2013 For $311,003 Against $171,180
  29. May - June 2013 For $169,063 Against $161,815
  30. July - August 2013 For $119,466 Against $129,906
  31. September - October 2013 For $256,061 Against $186,262
  32. November - December 2013 For $322,065 Against $167,399
  33. January - February 2014 For $213,089 Against $126,841
  34. March - April 2014 For $464,081 Against $216,819
  35. May - June 2014 For $560,823 Against $134,240
  36. July - August 2014 For $266,538 Against $114,017
  37. September - October 2014 For $706,214 Against $143,200

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, October 1, 2008 – September 30, 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$29,300
    Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$208,661
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$646,681$0
    John BarrassoRWY$0$59,499
    Max BaucusDMT$14,250$500
    Mark BegichDAK$440,533$2,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$253,553$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$34,250$0
    Roy BluntRMO$8,950$243,421
    John BoozmanRAR$11,350$93,330
    Barbara BoxerDCA$632,456$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$469,242$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$87,450
    Maria CantwellDWA$53,915$0
    Ben CardinDMD$71,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$30,450$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$121,913$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$16,650$446,498
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,150$98,100
    Tom CoburnROK$250$115,496
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,750$32,600
    Susan M. CollinsRME$11,500$30,250
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$155,429$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$10,600$47,940
    John CornynRTX$2,150$234,780
    Mike CrapoRID$12,450$13,300
    Ted CruzRTX$6,500$1,370,516
    Joe DonnellyDIN$152,664$9,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$126,193$0
    Mike EnziRWY$3,000$17,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,650$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$700$133,487
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,550$1,213,755
    Al FrankenDMN$704,525$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$375,341$-400
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,500$76,538
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$72,150
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,083,973$1,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,153$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
    Martin HeinrichDNM$428,984$2,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$87,876$6,000
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$195,793
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$208,073$0
    John HoevenRND$7,400$42,050
    Jim InhofeROK$4,950$92,589
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$40,450
    Mike JohannsRNE$-100$1,750
    Ron JohnsonRWI$4,150$255,303
    Tim JohnsonDSD$46,000$0
    Tim KaineDVA$362,611$100
    John F. KerryDMA$10,451$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,115$0
    Mark KirkRIL$16,970$213,174
    Amy KlobucharDMN$85,891$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$194,810$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$18,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$123,100$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,400$116,046
    Carl LevinDMI$2,550$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$104,315$17,700
    John McCainRAZ$23,300$261,073
    Claire McCaskillDMO$214,247$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,750$336,205
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$91,700$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$360,989$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$40,000$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$5,500$34,250
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$35,800$21,208
    Chris MurphyDCT$435,168$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$219,410$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$120,644$0
    Rand PaulRKY$5,750$407,650
    Rob PortmanROH$950$272,251
    Mark L. PryorDAR$115,911$7,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$63,434$0
    Harry ReidDNV$262,640$15,050
    Jim RischRID$800$111,289
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$116,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$5,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$19,880$969,601
    Bernie SandersIVT$314,680$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$94,914$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$150,378$0
    Tim ScottRSC$8,900$313,487
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$14,950
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$345,715$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$19,150
    Debbie StabenowDMI$119,682$2,000
    Jon TesterDMT$197,517$2,500
    John ThuneRSD$6,900$346,934
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,483$1,327,309
    Mark UdallDCO$683,397$0
    Tom UdallDNM$255,848$0
    David VitterRLA$2,700$214,553
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$422,355$6,500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,420,877$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$250$61,225
    Ron WydenDOR$31,000$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$13,350$29,300
    Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$208,661
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$646,681$0
    John BarrassoRWY$0$59,499
    Max BaucusDMT$14,250$500
    Mark BegichDAK$440,533$2,000
    Michael F. BennetDCO$253,553$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$34,250$0
    Roy BluntRMO$8,950$243,421
    John BoozmanRAR$11,350$93,330
    Barbara BoxerDCA$632,456$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$469,242$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$87,450
    Maria CantwellDWA$53,915$0
    Ben CardinDMD$71,750$0
    Tom CarperDDE$30,450$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$121,913$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$16,650$446,498
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,150$98,100
    Tom CoburnROK$250$115,496
    William Thad CochranRMS$9,750$32,600
    Susan M. CollinsRME$11,500$30,250
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$155,429$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$10,600$47,940
    John CornynRTX$2,150$234,780
    Mike CrapoRID$12,450$13,300
    Ted CruzRTX$6,500$1,370,516
    Joe DonnellyDIN$152,664$9,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$126,193$0
    Mike EnziRWY$3,000$17,000
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,650$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$700$133,487
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,550$1,213,755
    Al FrankenDMN$704,525$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$375,341$-400
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,500$76,538
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$72,150
    Kay R. HaganDNC$1,083,973$1,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$35,153$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
    Martin HeinrichDNM$428,984$2,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$87,876$6,000
    Dean HellerRNV$3,500$195,793
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$208,073$0
    John HoevenRND$7,400$42,050
    Jim InhofeROK$4,950$92,589
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$40,450
    Mike JohannsRNE$-100$1,750
    Ron JohnsonRWI$4,150$255,303
    Tim JohnsonDSD$46,000$0
    Tim KaineDVA$362,611$100
    John F. KerryDMA$10,451$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,115$0
    Mark KirkRIL$16,970$213,174
    Amy KlobucharDMN$85,891$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$194,810$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$18,000$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$123,100$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,400$116,046
    Carl LevinDMI$2,550$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$104,315$17,700
    John McCainRAZ$23,300$261,073
    Claire McCaskillDMO$214,247$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$7,750$336,205
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$91,700$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$360,989$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$40,000$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$5,500$34,250
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$35,800$21,208
    Chris MurphyDCT$435,168$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$219,410$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$120,644$0
    Rand PaulRKY$5,750$407,650
    Rob PortmanROH$950$272,251
    Mark L. PryorDAR$115,911$7,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$63,434$0
    Harry ReidDNV$262,640$15,050
    Jim RischRID$800$111,289
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$116,250
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$5,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$19,880$969,601
    Bernie SandersIVT$314,680$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$94,914$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$150,378$0
    Tim ScottRSC$8,900$313,487
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$14,950
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$345,715$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$19,150
    Debbie StabenowDMI$119,682$2,000
    Jon TesterDMT$197,517$2,500
    John ThuneRSD$6,900$346,934
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,483$1,327,309
    Mark UdallDCO$683,397$0
    Tom UdallDNM$255,848$0
    David VitterRLA$2,700$214,553
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$422,355$6,500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,420,877$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$250$61,225
    Ron WydenDOR$31,000$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$10,457,006
    Teachers unions$1,159,380
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$861,957
    Police & firefighters unions & associations$600,050
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$417,000
    Anti-Guns$7,300

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,230,133
    Pro-Guns$1,289,778
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