Summary

4/15/2013--Introduced.Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to reauthorize for FY2014-FY2017 the grant program for improvements to... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Apr 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Apr 15, 2013

Co-Sponsors

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Bill Text

A BILL

To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Findings. Sec. 3. Rule of construction. Sec. 4. Severability. TITLE I--ENSURING THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO SHOULD BE PROHIBITED FROM BUYING A GUN ARE LISTED IN THE NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM

Sec. 101. Reauthorization of the National Criminal History Records Improvement Program. Sec. 102. Improvement of metrics and incentives. Sec. 103. Grants to States for improvement of coordination and automation of NICS record reporting. Sec. 104. Relief from disabilities program. Sec. 105. Additional protections for our veterans. Sec. 106. Clarification that Federal court information is to be made available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Sec. 107. Clarification that submission of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System is not prohibited by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Sec. 108. Publication of NICS index statistics. Sec. 109. Effective date. TITLE II--PROVIDING A RESPONSIBLE AND CONSISTENT BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS

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Nation

203 Supporting
1523 Opposing
12% 88%

State: CA

22 Supporting
80 Opposing
22% 78%

District: 1st

1 Supporting
1 Opposing
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Organizations Supporting

Urge Your Members of Congress to Support House bill providing for Commonsense Background Check! As we continue to keep up the pressure on our Senators to reconsider critical gun safety legislation, our focus shifts to the House of Representatives where legislation was recently introduced to expand background checks! This bill, H.R. 1565, introduced by Congressmen Peter King (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) mirrors the bipartisan Manchin/Toomey Senate compromise measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in commercial settings, including at gun shows, on the internet and in classified ads. While the Senate bill fell 5 votes short of passage last month due to a procedural hurdle, Senators promise to have another vote SOON. It’s time to work with our House members if we hope to have gun safety legislation this year. Due to loopholes in current law, domestic violence abusers are easily able to obtain firearms through private sales and transfers, even though they should be prohibited from doing so under federal law. Over 6.6 million guns are transferred each year through private transfer not subject to background checks and just the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%. The King/Thompson bill would help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, reduce violence and save women’s lives. This legislation already has over 160 co-sponsors, including 3 Republican representatives- but we need more! http://4vawa.org

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H.R. 1565 would expand background checks to private sales of firearms at commercial venues like gun shows and make it more difficult for dangerous individuals (i.e., convicted felons, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill, etc.) to obtain guns.

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According to the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, “…H.R. 1565, introduced by Congressman Peter King (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) mirrors the bipartisan Manchin/Toomey Senate compromise measure that would require background checks for all gun sales in commercial settings, including at gun shows, on the internet and in classified ads. While the Senate bill fell 5 votes short of passage last month due to a procedural hurdle, Senators promise to have another vote soon...” “…Due to loopholes in current law, domestic violence abusers are easily able to obtain firearms through private sales and transfers, even though they should be prohibited from doing so under federal law. Over 6.6 million guns are transferred each year through private transfer not subject to background checks and just the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%. The King/Thompson bill would help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, reduce violence and save women’s lives…” The CLUW National Executive Board adopted the following resolution March 16, 2013: Resolution in support of improved gun control and safety: Whereas, the United States has the highest rate of gun violence of all industrialized countries; and Whereas, recent incidents of mass murder by assault weapons has once again raised the issue of the availability of military style weapons; and Whereas, the loss of funding to address mental health issues has added to the number of individuals on the streets whose access to weapons can wreak havoc in our communities; and Whereas, the elimination of public sector, first-responder jobs has resulted in a huge burden on cities and states in their ability to fight the increased number of personal assaults and other crimes perpetrated with firearms; and Whereas, the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) has a long history of standing in support of those issues that provide a healthy life for working women and their families and in our communities; now, Therefore, be it resolved, that CLUW urges Congress to pass a comprehensive gun control act that reinstates and strengthens the previously successful assault weapons ban, requires background checks for all gun sales and closes existing loopholes in the current process, and limits magazines on weapons to no more than ten rounds. Be it further resolved, that CLUW supports increased funding for COPS Grants, especially for those communities who have suffered public sector layoffs, and increased resources for law enforcement to provide the tools to prevent and prosecute violent crimes committed with deadly weapons.

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provide a responsible and consistent background check proces

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Organizations Opposing

If passed, H.R. 1565 would, among other things, require background checks for sales at gun shows and online, “close the gun show and other loopholes,” and create a commission to study the causes of mass violence in the United States. That commission would be responsible for looking at all aspects of the problem, including guns, school safety, mental health, and violent media or video games, and would consist of six experts appointed by the Senate Majority Leader and six experts appointed by the Speaker of the House who would be required to submit an interim report in three months and a completed report in six months. The bill would also make clear that submissions of mental health records into the NICS system are not prohibited by federal privacy laws (HIPAA).

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Until the nuts jobs in congress actually can prove they have an understanding of guns. I do not feel any of them are in a position to take on any bill which would start to infringe on anyone's gun rights.

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Next-Gen Patriots 1 year ago

Users Supporting

I support H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because... I'm a lawful shotgun owner/user who doesn't oppose tighter restrictions. Sign me up, literally.

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NickDC
MD-8
1 year ago

I support H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because...One year ago today, Zina Daniel was shot and killed in a Wisconsin hair salon by her estranged husband after he bought a gun online, bypassing his legal restriction due to a restraining order. It was a tragedy that could have been prevented, if only ALL gun purchases required Brady background checks. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I call upon Congress to pass pending legislation to expand Brady background checks on gun purchases, like H.R. 1565. Today, forty percent of gun sales do not require Brady background checks. This makes it far too easy for dangerous domestic abusers to get their hands on guns and harm innocent victims. Current gun laws narrowly defining spousal relationships and a lack of a federal ban on stalkers subject to a restraining order continue to put women at risk and should be strengthened to protect them. We simply must do more to limit the access domestic abusers have to firearms.

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gregatourhouse
FL-17
1 year ago

We all live in Newtown. Some of us just don't know it yet.

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Lastword
IA-1
1 year ago

I support H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because... I am a law abiding citizen and have never been in trouble. I myself have been shot and lost a right kidney, because I was not armed myself. You didnt see me whining trying to take every good citizens rights away....besides this is infingement. I think we have had enough of that amongst other things! Im not into politics but I know the constitution was put into place for a reason. For the reasons of recent activities at hand for one. The responsible citizens shouldn't be threatened with tyranny, treason, infringement and geonocide., You all are put there for that reason to protect. Not destroy a country. You took God out. But allow other religions to be in our faces. Hypocritical. The citizens have a right to sue for the above listed crimes. What is wrong with you people. Never did I think growing up reading about the Holocaust that I would be near living it because the ones that are to prevent it are tucking their tails. Its sad when a patriot has more spine to fight for our country that the ones that are getting paid to! We will sue, its our right not your right to change anything!

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Ihavebackbonetofightforrights!
OK-3
1 year ago

I support H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because I don't want criminals to have easy access to firearms.

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messgwg
PA-7
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because...Do you honestly and in your heart believe, criminals will obey or care about this bill. This is just another back door attempt against the second amendment. Enforce the laws that are on the books.As I stated before i will vote against any Rep. Or Sen that violates my constitutional rights.

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WaTT
OH-11
6 months ago

I oppose H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because... 2nd Amendment Protection Act LMAO. "(2) allow the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a federal firearms registry" there you have it in the bill itself, its another way to register and confiscate firearms, this bill is a joke.

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RickDrago
NY-12
8 months ago

I oppose H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because... Universal background checks? Commission on mass violence? Anti Freedom bills like this are part of the reason the ammo shelves are STILL bare, 1 year later. Americans will NOT give up their GOD GIVEN FREEDOM, despite the continued effort of the traitors who make up most of Congress. The list of 188 communists who co-sponsored the bill can be found here. http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/1565/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%221565%22%5D%7D I urge citizens to use the list wisely this November and REMOVE these parasites from office. Thanks in advance, Representative Amash for voting against any and all bills like this.

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CLINT_in_MI
MI-3
8 months ago

I oppose H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because there needs to be more of an emphasis on Mental Health and less on attacking the 2nd Amendment.

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Son_Of_Liberty
MI-7
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because...we already have this in place. If you look at all the times firearms have been used in a crime, the person has gotten them thru another means not having to use a background check (someone with a clean record buying them) or the person wasnt a criminal and had no reason to be named in a NICS check system.

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sethweese
IA-2
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 1565: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 because it will do nothing to limit criminals ability to access firearms but will infringe on lawful citizens' second amendment rights. I will provide support, both financial and voluntary to the opponents of any of my elected officials that support this kind of nonsense.

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DanVA
VA-4
1 year ago

Bill Summary

4/15/2013--Introduced.Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to reauthorize for FY2014-FY2017 the grant program for improvements to the criminal history record system. Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: (1) establish a four-year implementation plan to ensure maximum coordination and automation of reporting of records or making records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; (2) direct the Attorney General to make grants to states, Indian tribal governments, and state court systems to improve the automation and transmittal of mental health records and criminal history dispositions; (3) provide for reductions in grant funding to states that have not implemented a relief from disabilities program; (4) make federal court information available for inclusion in the System; and (5) allow the submission to the System of mental health records that would otherwise be protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to: (1) expand the enforcement authority or jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); (2) allow the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a federal firearms registry; or (3) extend background check requirements to transfers of firearms other than those made at gun shows or over the Internet, or to temporary transfers for purposes including lawful hunting or sporting, or to temporary possession of a firearm for purposes of examination or evaluation by a prospective transferee. National Commission on Mass Violence Act of 2013 - Establishes the National Commission on Mass Violence to study the availability and nature of firearms, including the means of acquiring firearms, issues relating to mental health, and the impacts of the availability and nature of firearms on incidents of mass violence or in preventing mass violence. Requires the Commission to conduct a comprehensive factual study of incidents of mass violence, including incidents not involving firearms, to determine the root causes of such mass violence.

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