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H.R. 452 (113th): Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013

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To prevent gun trafficking.

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Sponsor and status

Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2013
Length: 4 pages
Feb 4, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Maloney applauds Supreme Court decision upholding federal law against straw gun purchases, says Congress should strengthen the penalties
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Sponsor) on Jun 16, 2014

Blumenauer Supports Legislation to Curb Gun Violence
    — Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 10, 2014

Himes Statement on Supreme Courts Ruling to Uphold Federal 'Straw' Purchase Gun Law
    — Rep. James “Jim” Himes [D-CT4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 16, 2014

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Feb 4, 2013

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

H.R. 452 (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. 452. 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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