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
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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…

supported this bill

Democratic/Liberal$10,323,874
Teachers unions$1,241,430
Minority/Ethnic Groups$932,990
Police & firefighters unions & associations$616,550
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$419,333
Anti-Guns$8,800
$13,542,977

opposed this bill

Republican/Conservative$9,565,640
Pro-Guns$1,219,828
$10,785,468

Interest groups that supported this bill gave 26% more as interest groups that opposed this bill

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

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Ron WydenDOR$31,000$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$250$88,175
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,347,375$2,550
Mark R. WarnerDVA$408,411$4,000
David VitterRLA$2,700$237,528
Tom UdallDNM$222,936$0
Mark UdallDCO$402,055$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$13,983$1,300,054
John ThuneRSD$7,900$370,034
Jon TesterDMT$195,867$2,500
Debbie StabenowDMI$119,682$2,000
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$19,150
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$298,959$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$200$24,825
Tim ScottRSC$7,650$287,487
Chuck SchumerDNY$150,378$0
Brian SchatzDHI$51,816$0
Bernie SandersIVT$294,880$0
Marco RubioRFL$19,880$929,396
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$18,000$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$123,849
Jim RischRID$800$183,799
Harry ReidDNV$267,140$15,050
John "Jack" ReedDRI$50,750$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$74,755$7,000
Rob PortmanROH$950$262,631
Rand PaulRKY$6,400$434,550
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$122,894$0
Patty MurrayDWA$218,823$0
Chris MurphyDCT$445,968$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$41,000$18,708
Jerry MoranRKS$10,000$34,750
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$40,000$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$374,244$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$95,700$1,000
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$12,450$376,788
Claire McCaskillDMO$214,247$0
John McCainRAZ$23,300$255,373
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$104,315$17,700
Carl LevinDMI$25,050$0
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$128,246
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$128,100$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$51,150$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$128,236$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$85,891$0
Mark KirkRIL$17,470$222,324
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,115$0
John F. KerryDMA$43,776$0
Tim KaineDVA$356,361$100
Tim JohnsonDSD$81,200$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$4,150$255,303
Mike JohannsRNE$4,900$14,400
Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$40,450
Jim InhofeROK$6,200$112,625
John HoevenRND$9,900$41,050
Mazie K. HironoDHI$221,873$0
Dean HellerRNV$5,500$204,393
Heidi HeitkampDND$88,876$6,000
Martin HeinrichDNM$613,328$2,250
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
Tom HarkinDIA$50,203$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,357,963$1,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$72,150
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,500$82,138
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$410,021$-400
Al FrankenDMN$769,356$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$5,550$1,231,755
Deb FischerRNE$700$133,487
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$30,150$1,000
Mike EnziRWY$3,000$16,250
Dick DurbinDIL$78,753$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$152,914$10,950
Ted CruzRTX$6,500$1,355,968
Mike CrapoRID$12,450$13,300
John CornynRTX$2,750$274,241
Bob CorkerRTN$10,600$49,220
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$101,017$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$6,500$54,533
William Thad CochranRMS$14,750$31,850
Tom CoburnROK$250$115,746
Daniel CoatsRIN$3,150$98,100
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$16,650$467,698
Bob CaseyDPA$123,663$0
Tom CarperDDE$30,650$0
Ben CardinDMD$71,750$0
Maria CantwellDWA$60,515$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$87,450
Sherrod BrownDOH$469,242$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$635,006$0
John BoozmanRAR$11,350$94,330
Roy BluntRMO$10,950$230,871
Richard BlumenthalDCT$34,250$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$253,553$1,500
Mark BegichDAK$395,749$2,000
Max BaucusDMT$25,250$500
John BarrassoRWY$0$60,249
Tammy BaldwinDWI$665,981$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$201,761
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$14,350$38,683

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$14,350$38,683
Kelly AyotteRNH$2,750$201,761
Tammy BaldwinDWI$665,981$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$60,249
Max BaucusDMT$25,250$500
Mark BegichDAK$395,749$2,000
Michael F. 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 M. CollinsRME$6,500$54,533
Christopher A. 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
Al FrankenDMN$769,356$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$410,021$-400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$10,500$82,138
Chuck GrassleyRIA$8,750$72,150
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,357,963$1,000
Tom HarkinDIA$50,203$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,000$33,100
Martin HeinrichDNM$613,328$2,250
Heidi HeitkampDND$88,876$6,000
Dean HellerRNV$5,500$204,393
Mazie K. 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
Tim KaineDVA$356,361$100
John F. KerryDMA$43,776$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$38,115$0
Mark KirkRIL$17,470$222,324
Amy KlobucharDMN$85,891$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$128,236$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$51,150$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$128,100$0
Mike LeeRUT$2,400$128,246
Carl LevinDMI$25,050$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$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 A. 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 L. 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 C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$19,150
Debbie StabenowDMI$119,682$2,000
Jon TesterDMT$195,867$2,500
John ThuneRSD$7,900$370,034
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$13,983$1,300,054
Mark UdallDCO$402,055$0
Tom UdallDNM$222,936$0
David VitterRLA$2,700$237,528
Mark R. WarnerDVA$408,411$4,000
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,347,375$2,550
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$63,557$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$250$88,175
Ron WydenDOR$31,000$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$10,323,874
Teachers unions$1,241,430
Minority/Ethnic Groups$932,990
Police & firefighters unions & associations$616,550
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$419,333
Anti-Guns$8,800

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$9,565,640
Pro-Guns$1,219,828
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