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~ George Washington (1787)

Monday, February 4, 2013

New Gun Control Legislation Introduced on Capital Hill

From POPVOX,  Firearms and Gun Control Legislation, UPDATED 2/2/13:

The following new bills have been introduced in the House and Senate, in addition to those introduced last week:
  • HR 449: To provide an amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register certain firearms in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
  • S 179: The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act: A bill to prevent gun trafficking.
  • S 174: The Ammunition Background Check Act: A bill to appropriately restrict sales of ammunition.
  • HR 431: To restore certain authorities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the firearms laws.
  • HR 427: The Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act: To prevent the illegal sale of firearms.
 You can click on the bill numbers at POPVOX to get particulars (where available, some are new enough that the Government Printing Office hasn't had time to make the bill text available).

We can expect debate in Congress on what, if any, legislative action is appropriate in response to the Newtown, CT, shooting - and Congress needs to hear from their constituents on this issue at this critical time. (POPVOX will deliver your letters to your Members of Congress -- guaranteed.)