H.R. 848: Armed Prohibited Persons Act of 2013

Feb 27, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Mike Thompson
Representative for California's 5th congressional district
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Feb 27, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 27, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 27, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 27, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To direct the Attorney General to make grants to States to develop systems to retrieve firearms from armed prohibited persons.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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Armed Prohibited Persons Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to states to develop and operate systems to retrieve firearms from armed prohibited persons.
Defines an "armed prohibited person" as a person whose possession of a lawfully purchased firearm became unlawful because of an act or omission committed by such person.
Requires a state's grant application to include assurances that: (1) the state's system will provide a reasonable opportunity for such a person to lawfully dispose of a firearm before the state takes any action to retrieve it, (2) the state will contribute pertinent information to the national instant criminal background check system, and (3) the state has a plan for the continued operation and maintenance of the system.

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