S. 1973 (112th): Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2012

Introduced:
Dec 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Dec 08, 2011
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
S. 2878 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 11, 2009

S. 179 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 30, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 08, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill to prevent gun trafficking in the United States.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
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Library of Congress Summary

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12/8/2011--Introduced.
Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2012 - 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 person two or more firearms if such person knows or has reasonable cause to believe that such transfer would violate a federal, state, or local law punishable by a prison term of more than one year (i.e., a felony);
(2) makes materially false statements to a licensed firearm importer, dealer, or manufacturer relating to the purchase, receipt, or acquisition of two or more firearms; or
(3) directs, promotes, or facilitates such illegal activity.
Increases penalties on licensed firearms importers, dealers, or manufacturers who knowingly violate firearms restrictions under the federal criminal code, including recordkeeping requirements.
Expands the authority of the Attorney General to revoke or suspend the license of a firearms dealer for failure to have secure gun storage or safety devices, for transporting armor piercing ammunition, or for violating other federal prohibitions on gun trafficking.
Requires the Attorney General to identify licensed firearms dealers who have a heightened risk of firearms being diverted to criminal use.
Requires the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on firearms that are lost or stolen during commercial shipping.
Authorizes the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to hire additional personnel to enable inspections of gun dealers on a three-year cycle and requires the Director to hire additional investigators and special agents to address trafficking in firearms.

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