Monday, January 28, 2013

The Next Round Of Congressional Legislation

Certain congressmen and senators have been busy introducing new legislation that may impact gun rights. A number of bills dealing with school safety have also been introduced and I'm including them in this list until such time as the text of the bill becomes available. Never forget that deceptively named bills can cause immense problems for gun owners.

House of Representatives

HR.359 - Rep. Robert "Bobby" Scott (D-VA)
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD] - 1/23/2013
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA] - 1/23/2013
To establish and operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee

HR.404 - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Rep Davis, Danny K. [D-IL] - 1/23/2013
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT] - 1/23/2013
Rep Lee, Barbara [D-CA] - 1/23/2013
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY] - 1/23/2013
Rep Moran, James P. [D-VA] - 1/23/2013
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC] - 1/23/2013
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR] - 1/23/2013
Rep Sherman, Brad [D-CA] - 1/23/2013
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY] - 1/23/2013
Rep Takano, Mark [D-CA] - 1/23/2013
To enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee

HR.410 - Rep. Steve Stockman (R-CA)
Restore the Constitution Act of 2013 (To provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes.
) Referred to the House Judiciary Committee

HR.427 - Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Rep Chu, Judy [D-CA] - 1/25/2013
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL] - 1/25/2013
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ] - 1/25/2013
Rep Lee, Barbara [D-CA] - 1/25/2013
Rep Moran, James P. [D-VA] - 1/25/2013
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC] - 1/25/2013
To prevent the illegal sale of firearms, and for other purposes.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee

HR.431 - Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY] - 1/25/2013
Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR] - 1/25/2013
Rep Cicilline, David N. [D-RI] - 1/25/2013
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY] - 1/25/2013
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI] - 1/25/2013
Rep Ellison, Keith [D-MN] - 1/25/2013
Rep Farr, Sam [D-CA] - 1/25/2013
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ] - 1/25/2013
Rep Holt, Rush [D-NJ] - 1/25/2013
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA] - 1/25/2013
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY] - 1/25/2013
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC] - 1/25/2013
Rep Pingree, Chellie [D-ME] - 1/25/2013
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL] - 1/25/2013
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA] - 1/25/2013
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY] - 1/25/2013
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] - 1/25/2013
To restore certain authorities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the firearms laws, and for other purposes.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee


S.129 - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
A bill to save money and reduce tragedies through prevention grants.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee

S.134 - Sen John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV)
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] - 1/24/2013
Sen Coburn, Tom [R-OK] - 1/24/2013
Sen Heller, Dean [D-NV] - 1/24/2013
Sen Johanns, Mike [R-NE] - 1/24/2013
A bill to arrange for the National Academy of Sciences to study the impact of violent video games and violent video programming on children.
Referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.145 - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
A bill to amend title 32, United States Code, to authorize National Guard support for State and local efforts to keep schools safe from violence, and for other purposes.Referred to Senate Committee on Armed Services

S.146 - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
A bill to enhance the safety of America's schools.Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

S.147 - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
A bill to establish minimum standards for States that allow the carrying of concealed firearms.Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

S.148 - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
A bill to safeguard America's schools by using community policing strategies to prevent school violence and improve student and school safety.Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee

S.150 - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
See this post for more information on this bill.

1 comment:

  1. Except for Rep. Steve Stockman's proposal everyone of these is at best completely useless and at worst blatantly unconstitutional. And the Federal Government itself has already violated at least three of these measures, (with no one in jail). I guess illegal activities aren't illegal enough.