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H.R. 142 (113th): Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013

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About the bill

The Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013 would effectively ban the online or mail-order purchase of ammunition by requiring that transactions take place “face to face.”

The bill specifically includes four components:

  • It requires anyone selling ammunition to be a licensed dealer.
  • It requires ammunition buyers who are not licensed dealers to present photo identification at the time of purchase, effectively banning the online or mail-order purchase of ammunition by regular civilians.
  • It requires licensed ammunition dealers to maintain records of the sale of ammunition.
  • It requires licensed ammunition dealers to report to law enforcement the sale of more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition to an unlicensed person within five consecutive business days.

Retail interstate shipments of ammunition became legal under the 1986 Firearm Owners’ Protection Act. …

Sponsor and status

Carolyn McCarthy

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

41 Cosponsors (41 Democrats)

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History

Jan 3, 2013
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 142 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 142. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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