H.R. 2159 (111th): Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1317 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 22, 2009

Sponsor
Peter “Pete” King
Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Apr 29, 2009
Length
16 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2074 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 30, 2007

H.R. 1506 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 13, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 29, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 29, 2009
 
Full Title

To increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of firearms or explosives licenses to a known or suspected dangerous terrorist.

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Cosponsors
39 cosponsors (35D, 4R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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4/29/2009--Introduced.
Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to grant the Attorney General the authority to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of a federal firearms and explosives license to any individual if the Attorney General:
(1) determines that such individual has been engaged in or has provided material support or resources for terrorist activities; and
(2) has a reasonable belief that such individual may use a firearm or explosive in connection with terrorism.
Allows any individual whose firearm or explosives license application has been been denied to bring legal action challenging the denial.
Prohibits the sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to any individual whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities.
Permits the Attorney General to withhold information in firearms and explosives license denial revocation suits if the Attorney General determines that the disclosure of such information would likely compromise national security.
Authorizes the Attorney General to revoke firearms and explosives licenses and permits held by individuals determined to be engaged in terrorism.

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