S. 1317 (111th): Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jun 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jun 22, 2009
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
S. 1237 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2007

S. 34 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 22, 2009
Referred to Committee Jun 22, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.

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Cosponsors
11 cosponsors (10D, 1I) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

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6/22/2009--Introduced.
Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of a firearms or explosives license or permit (or revoke such license or permit) if the Attorney General:
(1) determines that the transferee is known (or appropriately suspected) to be engaged in terrorism or has provided material support or resources for terrorism; and
(2) has a reasonable belief that the transferee may use a firearm in connection with terrorism.
Allows any individual whose firearms or explosives license application has been denied to bring legal action to challenge the denial.
Extends the prohibition against the sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to include individuals whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities. Imposes criminal penalties on individuals engaged in terrorist activities who smuggle or knowingly bring firearms into the United States.
Authorizes the Attorney General to withhold information in firearms and explosives license denial revocation lawsuits and from employers if the Attorney General determines that the disclosure of such information would likely compromise national security.

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