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Short Titles as Introduced

Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2011

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

To increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of a firearm or the issuance of firearms or explosives licenses to a known or suspected dangerous terrorist.

Actions Overview (1)

04/13/2011Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

07/11/2011Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/13/2011Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/13/2011Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (41)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-19]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-32]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]* 04/13/2011
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 04/14/2011
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 04/14/2011
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 04/15/2011
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 05/02/2011
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 05/02/2011
Rep. Richardson, Laura [D-CA-37] 05/02/2011
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 05/02/2011
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 05/02/2011
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 05/13/2011
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 05/13/2011
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 05/13/2011
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 05/24/2011
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 05/24/2011
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 06/01/2011
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/02/2011
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 06/13/2011
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 06/21/2011
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 07/06/2011
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 07/06/2011
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-12] 07/06/2011
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 07/06/2011
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 07/14/2011
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 07/15/2011
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 07/18/2011
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 08/05/2011
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 09/07/2011
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 09/15/2011
Rep. Turner, Robert L. [R-NY-9] 06/28/2012
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 07/25/2012
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 12/17/2012

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/13/2011 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security07/11/2011 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/13/2011)

Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2011 - Amends the federal criminal code to grant the Attorney General the authority to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of a federal firearms and explosives license to any individual if the Attorney General: (1) determines that such individual has been engaged in or has provided material support or resources for terrorist activities, and (2) has a reasonable belief that such individual may use a firearm or explosive in connection with terrorism. Allows any individual whose firearm or explosives license application has been been denied to bring legal action challenging the denial.

Prohibits the sale or distribution of firearms or explosives to any individual whom the Attorney General has determined to be engaged in terrorist activities.

Permits the Attorney General to withhold information in firearms and explosives license denial revocation suits if the Attorney General determines that the disclosure of such information would likely compromise national security.

Authorizes the Attorney General to revoke firearms and explosives licenses and permits held by individuals determined to be engaged in terrorism.