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 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
1/22/2013Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
1/22/2013Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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 2008 For $372,390 Against $188,270
  2. March - April 2008 For $926,546 Against $352,743
  3. May - June 2008 For $1,444,734 Against $332,903
  4. July - August 2008 For $773,356 Against $288,872
  5. September - October 2008 For $2,931,681 Against $606,082
  6. November - December 2008 For $327,568 Against $453,318
  7. January - February 2009 For $115,963 Against $58,918
  8. March - April 2009 For $221,539 Against $136,785
  9. May - June 2009 For $205,610 Against $699,593
  10. July - August 2009 For $51,121 Against $165,314
  11. September - October 2009 For $159,952 Against $300,164
  12. November - December 2009 For $188,473 Against $435,421
  13. January - February 2010 For $133,602 Against $271,430
  14. March - April 2010 For $297,185 Against $558,762
  15. May - June 2010 For $316,710 Against $775,036
  16. July - August 2010 For $245,024 Against $446,629
  17. September - October 2010 For $675,395 Against $1,068,037
  18. November - December 2010 For $83,705 Against $41,951
  19. January - February 2011 For $128,925 Against $158,300
  20. March - April 2011 For $232,975 Against $246,263
  21. May - June 2011 For $263,675 Against $294,401
  22. July - August 2011 For $117,872 Against $113,516
  23. September - October 2011 For $405,680 Against $287,377
  24. November - December 2011 For $405,001 Against $231,105
  25. January - February 2012 For $266,778 Against $187,887
  26. March - April 2012 For $482,651 Against $304,482
  27. May - June 2012 For $727,399 Against $319,100
  28. July - August 2012 For $586,555 Against $274,558
  29. September - October 2012 For $1,660,793 Against $698,553
  30. November - December 2012 For $155,538 Against $52,048
  31. January - February 2013 For $72,614 Against $16,000
  32. March - April 2013 For $201,850 Against $97,031
  33. May - June 2013 For $104,050 Against $117,374
  34. July - August 2013 For $50,793 Against $61,654
  35. September - October 2013 For $56,270 Against $49,350
  36. November - December 2013 For $20,472 Against $21,000

Votes

    7 Organizations Support and 4 Oppose; See Which Ones

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

    7 organizations support 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 oppose 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, 2008 – December 31, 2013.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$16,600$50,733
    Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$168,711
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$681,331$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$74,499
    Mark BegichDAK$416,617$0
    Michael BennetDCO$252,731$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$34,000$0
    Roy BluntRMO$10,950$236,671
    John BoozmanRAR$11,350$94,330
    Barbara BoxerDCA$684,781$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$464,242$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$87,450
    Maria CantwellDWA$78,465$0
    Ben CardinDMD$68,250$0
    Tom CarperDDE$30,250$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$123,413$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$22,550$492,698
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,150$96,000
    Tom CoburnROK$250$115,746
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$12,900
    Susan CollinsRME$3,500$80,033
    Chris CoonsDDE$78,677$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$50,970
    John CornynRTX$8,175$275,348
    Mike CrapoRID$12,450$14,300
    Ted CruzRTX$6,500$1,249,282
    Joe DonnellyDIN$163,714$9,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$86,836$0
    Mike EnziRWY$2,000$13,200
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,650$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$700$133,487
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,550$1,288,213
    Alan FrankenDMN$869,220$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$453,054$-400
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$7,800$41,850
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,500$70,650
    Kay HaganDNC$1,800,251$1,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$76,153$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
    Martin HeinrichDNM$794,898$2,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$88,876$6,000
    Dean HellerRNV$5,500$208,943
    Mazie HironoDHI$222,673$0
    John HoevenRND$9,900$41,050
    Jim InhofeROK$4,450$137,025
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,250$39,450
    Mike JohannsRNE$4,900$57,776
    Ron JohnsonRWI$4,150$255,303
    Tim JohnsonDSD$152,272$2,500
    Timothy KaineDVA$342,411$100
    Angus KingIME$38,115$0
    Mark KirkRIL$33,470$272,674
    Amy KlobucharDMN$88,141$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$143,528$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$125,200$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,400$74,596
    Carl LevinDMI$90,678$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$104,315$16,700
    John McCainRAZ$23,300$250,373
    Claire McCaskillDMO$213,247$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$20,800$390,933
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$99,450$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$469,052$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$39,800$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$8,500$44,600
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$42,000$18,708
    Chris MurphyDCT$478,718$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$213,073$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$123,644$0
    Rand PaulRKY$5,750$316,856
    Rob PortmanROH$950$254,831
    Mark PryorDAR$57,450$5,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$66,450$0
    Harry ReidDNV$267,140$15,050
    Jim RischRID$1,300$240,759
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$149,949
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$38,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$19,880$853,165
    Bernie SandersIVT$293,880$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$24,566$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$129,578$0
    Tim ScottRSC$6,150$233,037
    Jeff SessionsRAL$200$49,550
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$438,526$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$6,200$17,150
    Debbie StabenowDMI$119,932$2,000
    Jon TesterDMT$200,867$2,500
    John ThuneRSD$7,900$370,808
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$13,983$1,254,617
    Mark UdallDCO$464,709$0
    Tom UdallDNM$551,372$0
    David VitterRLA$2,700$280,478
    Mark WarnerDVA$724,009$2,500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,347,375$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
    Roger WickerRMS$5,800$146,225
    Ron WydenDOR$30,000$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$16,600$50,733
    Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$168,711
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$681,331$0
    John BarrassoRWY$1,000$74,499
    Mark BegichDAK$416,617$0
    Michael BennetDCO$252,731$1,500
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$34,000$0
    Roy BluntRMO$10,950$236,671
    John BoozmanRAR$11,350$94,330
    Barbara BoxerDCA$684,781$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$464,242$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$87,450
    Maria CantwellDWA$78,465$0
    Ben CardinDMD$68,250$0
    Tom CarperDDE$30,250$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$123,413$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$22,550$492,698
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,150$96,000
    Tom CoburnROK$250$115,746
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$12,900
    Susan CollinsRME$3,500$80,033
    Chris CoonsDDE$78,677$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$11,100$50,970
    John CornynRTX$8,175$275,348
    Mike CrapoRID$12,450$14,300
    Ted CruzRTX$6,500$1,249,282
    Joe DonnellyDIN$163,714$9,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$86,836$0
    Mike EnziRWY$2,000$13,200
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,650$1,000
    Deb FischerRNE$700$133,487
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,550$1,288,213
    Alan FrankenDMN$869,220$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$453,054$-400
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$7,800$41,850
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,500$70,650
    Kay HaganDNC$1,800,251$1,000
    Tom HarkinDIA$76,153$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
    Martin HeinrichDNM$794,898$2,250
    Heidi HeitkampDND$88,876$6,000
    Dean HellerRNV$5,500$208,943
    Mazie HironoDHI$222,673$0
    John HoevenRND$9,900$41,050
    Jim InhofeROK$4,450$137,025
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,250$39,450
    Mike JohannsRNE$4,900$57,776
    Ron JohnsonRWI$4,150$255,303
    Tim JohnsonDSD$152,272$2,500
    Timothy KaineDVA$342,411$100
    Angus KingIME$38,115$0
    Mark KirkRIL$33,470$272,674
    Amy KlobucharDMN$88,141$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$143,528$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$125,200$0
    Mike LeeRUT$2,400$74,596
    Carl LevinDMI$90,678$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$104,315$16,700
    John McCainRAZ$23,300$250,373
    Claire McCaskillDMO$213,247$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$20,800$390,933
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$99,450$1,000
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$469,052$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$39,800$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$8,500$44,600
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$42,000$18,708
    Chris MurphyDCT$478,718$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$213,073$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$123,644$0
    Rand PaulRKY$5,750$316,856
    Rob PortmanROH$950$254,831
    Mark PryorDAR$57,450$5,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$66,450$0
    Harry ReidDNV$267,140$15,050
    Jim RischRID$1,300$240,759
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$149,949
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$38,000$0
    Marco RubioRFL$19,880$853,165
    Bernie SandersIVT$293,880$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$24,566$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$129,578$0
    Tim ScottRSC$6,150$233,037
    Jeff SessionsRAL$200$49,550
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$438,526$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$6,200$17,150
    Debbie StabenowDMI$119,932$2,000
    Jon TesterDMT$200,867$2,500
    John ThuneRSD$7,900$370,808
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$13,983$1,254,617
    Mark UdallDCO$464,709$0
    Tom UdallDNM$551,372$0
    David VitterRLA$2,700$280,478
    Mark WarnerDVA$724,009$2,500
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,347,375$2,550
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
    Roger WickerRMS$5,800$146,225
    Ron WydenDOR$30,000$0

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$12,123,378
    Teachers unions$1,281,530
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$934,559
    Police & firefighters unions & associations$649,450
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$412,978
    Anti-Guns$8,550

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$9,662,424
    Pro-Guns$1,047,803
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