Democrats Unveil Gun Bill – No Assault Weapons or Magazine Ban – Like we have said here, neither would pass congress. Here is a bill, “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013”, that is common in Congress, do nothing legislation that gives them a talking point to say they tackled gun violence
Taking the first official step to set up a full Senate debate in April on gun legislation, Democrats on Friday formally unveiled a package of gun bills, featuring a plan to require background checks “for every firearm sale,” but the bill does not include two key gun control provisions on assault weapons and ammunition magazines that had been supported by the White House and President Obama.
The bill was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as he began the parliamentary work to bring the issue to the Senate floor after an Easter break; it also includes provisions on gun trafficking and a safe schools section; Democrats named it the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013.”
The legislation does not include an assault weapons ban or any limits on ammunition magazines – two of the items that had been featured prominently in calls for action by the White House on gun control; it’s still possible both could get a vote in the full Senate.
Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 Table of Contents
TITLE I—FIX GUN CHECKS ACT
Sec. 101. Short title.
Subtitle A — Ensuring That All Individuals Who Should Be Prohibited From Buying a Gun Are Listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
Sec. 111. Reauthorization of NICS Act Record Improvement Program grants.
Sec. 112. Penalties for States that do not make data electronically available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Sec. 113. Clarification that Federal court information is to be made available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Subtitle B — Requiring a Background Check for Every Firearm Sale
Sec. 121. Purpose.
Sec. 122. Firearms transfers.
Sec. 123. Lost and stolen reporting.
Sec. 124. Effective date.
TITLE II—STOP ILLEGAL TRAFFICKING IN FIREARMS ACT
Sec. 201. Short title.
Sec. 202. Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard anti-straw purchasing and firearms trafficking amendments.
Sec. 203. Amendments to section 922(d).
Sec. 204. Amendments to section 924(a).
Sec. 205. Amendments to section 924(h).
Sec. 206. Amendments to section 924(k).
Sec. 207. Limitation on operations by the Department of Justice.
TITLE III—SCHOOL AND CAMPUS SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS ACT
Sec. 301. Short title.
Sec. 302. Grant program for school security.
Sec. 303. Applications.
Sec. 304. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 305. Accountability.
Sec. 306. CAMPUS Safety Act of 2013.
Full Text of Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013