Federal Gun Control Bills Being Debated

Gun Control Bills

Judiciary Committee March 12, 2013

1.) Assault Weapons Ban of 2013: Lead sponsor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Senate aides privately call this bill “a liberal’s dream come true,” and the proposal’s ban of almost 60 specific military-style weapons and related parts is considered a bridge too far for moderate Democrats — many of whom face reelection next year — and all Senate Republicans.

2.) Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013: Lead sponsors: Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). This bipartisan group announced Monday that they had a deal in place to make gun trafficking — or the practice of illegally purchasing firearms for someone else — a federal crime for the first time.

This one passed the Committee Thursday March 7.

3.) Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act of 2013: Sponsor: Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). Breaking from weeks of bipartisan negotiations on the issue of expanding background checks, the New York Democrat broke away from the talks late Wednesday and reintroduced a bill mandating background checks on all gun sales, private or commercial. Such a broad mandate is opposed by the senators who were negotiating a bipartisan compromise with Schumer — Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Joe Manchin III (D-W. Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) — but the group still expects to find more GOP support for their bipartisan alternative.

4.) School Safety Enhancements Act of 2013: Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).  Versions of this bill have been introduced by the California Democrat before and her plan comes closest to addressing the National Rifle Association call to place armed guards at every U.S. school.

Read More:

Everything you need to know about the Senate’s gun bills

Posted by Ed O’Keefe The Washington Post March 7, 2013

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/03/07/which-gun-bills-are-senators-debating/

Judiciary Committee Contact Information

(alphabetical order except for Chair)

Patrick J. Leahy, Chair

D-VT

437 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4242FAX 202-224-3479
Contact: www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

 

Richard Blumenthal

D-CT

702 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2823FAX (202) 224-9673
Contact: www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/

 

Christopher A. Coons

D-Del

127A RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5042FAX not on website
Contact: www.coons.senate.gov/contact/

 

John Cornyn

R-TX

517 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2934FAX 202-228-2856
Contact: www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

 

Ted Cruz

R-TX

B40B DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5922FAX 202-228-0755
Contact: www.cruz.senate.gov/contact.cfm

 

Richard J. Durbin

D-IL

711 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2152FAX (202) 228-0400

http://durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/footer-contact?p=contact

 

Dianne  Feinstein

D-CA

331 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3841FAX 202) 228-3954
Contact: www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me

 

Jeff Flake

R-FL

B85 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4521FAX (202) 228-0515
Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/contact.cfm

 

Al Franken

D-MN

309 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5641FAX (202) 224-0044
Contact: www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact

 

Lindsey Graham

R-SC

290 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5972(202) 228-5143
Contact: www.lgraham.senate.gov/public

 

Charles Grassley

R-IA

135 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3744202-224-6020
Contact: www.grassley.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm

 

Orrin G. Hatch

R-UT

104 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5251FAX (202) 224-6331
Contact: www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=Email-Orrin

 

Maizie Hirono

D-HA

B40E DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6361FAX 202-225-4987
Contact: www.hirono.senate.gov/contact.cfm

 

Amy Klobuchar

D-MN

302 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3244FAX 202-228-2186
Contact: www.klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm

 

Michael Lee

R-UT

316 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5444FAX 202-228-1168
Contact: www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

 

Jeff Sessions

R-AL

326 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4124FAX 202-224-3149
Contact: www.sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Const…

 

Charles E. Shumer

D-NY

322 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6542FAX 202-228-3027
Contact: www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/contact_chuck.cfm

 

Sheldon Whitehouse

D-RI

717 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2921FAX (202) 228-6362
Contact: www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/

One thought on “Federal Gun Control Bills Being Debated”

  1. We can do this! I did my small part — sending messages to every member of the Judiciary Committee except for a couple of them whose message queues were apparently overloaded. As a former resident of Newtown, Conn. (until 2007), I strongly support stronger, reasonable gun control measures.

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