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
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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

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

support this bill

Democratic/Liberal$10,229,948
Teachers unions$1,216,930
Minority/Ethnic Groups$931,490
Police & firefighters unions & associations$616,550
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$419,333
Anti-Guns$8,550
$13,422,801

oppose this bill

Republican/Conservative$9,565,640
Pro-Guns$1,219,328
$10,784,968

Interest groups that support this bill gave 24% more as interest groups that oppose this bill

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, July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposesort icon
Ted CruzRTX$6,500$1,355,968
Patrick ToomeyRPA$13,983$1,300,054
Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,550$1,231,755
Marco RubioRFL$19,880$929,396
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$16,650$467,698
Rand PaulRKY$6,400$434,550
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$12,450$376,788
John ThuneRSD$7,900$370,034
Tim ScottRSC$7,650$287,487
John CornynRTX$2,750$274,241
Rob PortmanROH$950$262,631
John McCainRAZ$23,300$255,373
Ron JohnsonRWI$4,150$255,303
David VitterRLA$2,700$237,528
Roy BluntRMO$10,950$230,871
Mark KirkRIL$17,470$222,324
Dean HellerRNV$5,500$204,393
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$201,761
Jim RischRID$800$183,799
Deb FischerRNE$700$133,487
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$128,246
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$123,849
Tom CoburnROK$250$115,746
Jim InhofeROK$6,200$112,625
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,150$98,100
John BoozmanRAR$11,350$94,330
Roger WickerRMS$250$88,175
Richard BurrRNC$0$87,450
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,500$82,138
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$72,150
John BarrassoRWY$0$60,249
Susan CollinsRME$6,500$54,533
Bob CorkerRTN$10,600$49,220
John HoevenRND$9,900$41,050
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$40,450
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$14,350$38,683
Jerry MoranRKS$10,000$34,750
Orrin HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
William Thad CochranRMS$14,750$31,850
Jeff SessionsRAL$200$24,825
Richard ShelbyRAL$4,800$19,150
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$41,000$18,708
Joe ManchinDWV$104,315$17,700
Mike EnziRWY$3,000$16,250
Harry ReidDNV$267,140$15,050
Mike JohannsRNE$4,900$14,400
Mike CrapoRID$12,450$13,300
Joe DonnellyDIN$152,914$10,950
Mark PryorDAR$74,755$7,000
Heidi HeitkampDND$88,876$6,000
Mark WarnerDVA$408,411$4,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,347,375$2,550
Jon TesterDMT$195,867$2,500
Martin HeinrichDNM$613,328$2,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$119,682$2,000
Mark BegichDAK$395,749$2,000
Michael BennetDCO$253,553$1,500
Bob MenéndezDNJ$95,700$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$30,150$1,000
Kay HaganDNC$1,357,963$1,000
Timothy KaineDVA$356,361$100
Alan FrankenDMN$769,356$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$85,891$0
Angus KingIME$38,115$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$635,006$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$40,000$0
Ben CardinDMD$71,750$0
Bernie SandersIVT$294,880$0
Bob CaseyDPA$123,663$0
Brian SchatzDHI$51,816$0
Carl LevinDMI$25,050$0
Chris CoonsDDE$101,017$0
Chris MurphyDCT$445,968$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$150,378$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$214,247$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$122,894$0
Dick DurbinDIL$78,753$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$298,959$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$374,244$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$50,750$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$18,000$0
Maria CantwellDWA$60,515$0
Mark UdallDCO$402,055$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$128,236$0
Mazie HironoDHI$221,873$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$128,100$0
Patty MurrayDWA$218,823$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$34,250$0
Ron WydenDOR$31,000$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$469,242$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$665,981$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$81,200$0
Tom CarperDDE$30,650$0
Tom HarkinDIA$50,203$0
Tom UdallDNM$222,936$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$410,021$-400

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$14,350$38,683
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$201,761
Tammy BaldwinDWI$665,981$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$60,249
Mark BegichDAK$395,749$2,000
Michael BennetDCO$253,553$1,500
Richard BlumenthalDCT$34,250$0
Roy BluntRMO$10,950$230,871
John BoozmanRAR$11,350$94,330
Barbara BoxerDCA$635,006$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$469,242$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$87,450
Maria CantwellDWA$60,515$0
Ben CardinDMD$71,750$0
Tom CarperDDE$30,650$0
Bob CaseyDPA$123,663$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$16,650$467,698
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,150$98,100
Tom CoburnROK$250$115,746
William Thad CochranRMS$14,750$31,850
Susan CollinsRME$6,500$54,533
Chris CoonsDDE$101,017$0
Bob CorkerRTN$10,600$49,220
John CornynRTX$2,750$274,241
Mike CrapoRID$12,450$13,300
Ted CruzRTX$6,500$1,355,968
Joe DonnellyDIN$152,914$10,950
Dick DurbinDIL$78,753$0
Mike EnziRWY$3,000$16,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$30,150$1,000
Deb FischerRNE$700$133,487
Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,550$1,231,755
Alan FrankenDMN$769,356$0
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$410,021$-400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,500$82,138
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$72,150
Kay HaganDNC$1,357,963$1,000
Tom HarkinDIA$50,203$0
Orrin HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
Martin HeinrichDNM$613,328$2,250
Heidi HeitkampDND$88,876$6,000
Dean HellerRNV$5,500$204,393
Mazie HironoDHI$221,873$0
John HoevenRND$9,900$41,050
Jim InhofeROK$6,200$112,625
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$40,450
Mike JohannsRNE$4,900$14,400
Ron JohnsonRWI$4,150$255,303
Tim JohnsonDSD$81,200$0
Timothy KaineDVA$356,361$100
Angus KingIME$38,115$0
Mark KirkRIL$17,470$222,324
Amy KlobucharDMN$85,891$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$128,236$0
Patrick LeahyDVT$128,100$0
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$128,246
Carl LevinDMI$25,050$0
Joe ManchinDWV$104,315$17,700
John McCainRAZ$23,300$255,373
Claire McCaskillDMO$214,247$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$12,450$376,788
Bob MenéndezDNJ$95,700$1,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$374,244$0
Barbara MikulskiDMD$40,000$0
Jerry MoranRKS$10,000$34,750
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$41,000$18,708
Chris MurphyDCT$445,968$0
Patty MurrayDWA$218,823$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$122,894$0
Rand PaulRKY$6,400$434,550
Rob PortmanROH$950$262,631
Mark PryorDAR$74,755$7,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$50,750$0
Harry ReidDNV$267,140$15,050
Jim RischRID$800$183,799
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$123,849
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$18,000$0
Marco RubioRFL$19,880$929,396
Bernie SandersIVT$294,880$0
Brian SchatzDHI$51,816$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$150,378$0
Tim ScottRSC$7,650$287,487
Jeff SessionsRAL$200$24,825
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$298,959$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$4,800$19,150
Debbie StabenowDMI$119,682$2,000
Jon TesterDMT$195,867$2,500
John ThuneRSD$7,900$370,034
Patrick ToomeyRPA$13,983$1,300,054
Mark UdallDCO$402,055$0
Tom UdallDNM$222,936$0
David VitterRLA$2,700$237,528
Mark WarnerDVA$408,411$4,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,347,375$2,550
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
Roger WickerRMS$250$88,175
Ron WydenDOR$31,000$0

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$10,229,948
Teachers unions$1,216,930
Minority/Ethnic Groups$931,490
Police & firefighters unions & associations$616,550
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$419,333
Anti-Guns$8,550

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,565,640
Pro-Guns$1,219,328
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