S. 2878 (111th): Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2009


Dec 11, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 11, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2009
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent gun trafficking in the United States.

Summary (CRS)

Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or 20-year prison term on any person who:(1) knowingly provides or receives from another ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 11, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 2878”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1973 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 8, 2011

H.R. 4298 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 11, 2009

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