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

Crime and law enforcement. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. (by CRS) 
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)

A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. (by CRS)
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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
Patrick Leahy
  • 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
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Major Actions
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

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.
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Total contributions given to Senators from Pro-Guns, which…

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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.
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 Pro-Guns interest groups, January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2013.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$7,700
Kelly AyotteRNH$0$25,600
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$34,749
Mark BegichDAK$0$0
Michael BennetDCO$0$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
Roy BluntRMO$0$31,035
John BoozmanRAR$0$14,235
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$20,950
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Ben CardinDMD$0$0
Tom CarperDDE$0$0
Bob CaseyDPA$0$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$29,100
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$1,000
Tom CoburnROK$0$4,303
William Thad CochranRMS$0$2,500
Susan CollinsRME$0$0
Chris CoonsDDE$0$0
Bob CorkerRTN$0$6,890
John CornynRTX$0$37,100
Mike CrapoRID$0$14,100
Ted CruzRTX$0$83,579
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$9,950
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$5,950
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Deb FischerRNE$0$28,850
Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$31,750
Alan FrankenDMN$0$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$23,050
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$10,850
Kay HaganDNC$0$1,000
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0
Orrin HatchRUT$0$9,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$2,250
Heidi HeitkampDND$0$6,000
Dean HellerRNV$0$64,506
Mazie HironoDHI$0$0
John HoevenRND$0$19,150
Jim InhofeROK$0$28,650
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$7,700
Mike JohannsRNE$0$10,400
Ron JohnsonRWI$0$39,900
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$2,500
Timothy KaineDVA$0$0
Angus KingIME$0$0
Mark KirkRIL$0$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$0$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$12,300
Carl LevinDMI$0$0
Joe ManchinDWV$0$16,700
John McCainRAZ$0$29,950
Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$22,350
Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$0
Jerry MoranRKS$0$17,200
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$11,058
Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
Rand PaulRKY$0$15,221
Rob PortmanROH$0$45,400
Mark PryorDAR$0$5,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Harry ReidDNV$0$10,450
Jim RischRID$0$10,700
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$19,700
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
Marco RubioRFL$0$43,989
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0
Tim ScottRSC$0$14,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$5,250
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$11,450
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$2,000
Jon TesterDMT$0$2,500
John ThuneRSD$0$48,600
Patrick ToomeyRPA$0$38,935
Mark UdallDCO$0$0
Tom UdallDNM$0$0
David VitterRLA$0$26,303
Mark WarnerDVA$0$2,500
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger WickerRMS$0$21,450
Ron WydenDOR$0$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
Teachers unions$1,281,530
Minority/Ethnic Groups$934,559
Police & firefighters unions & associations$649,450
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$412,978

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
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