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H.R. 1412 (102nd): Felon Handgun Purchase Prevention Act of 1991

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a national hotline which a Federal firearms licensee may contact to learn if receipt of a handgun by a prospective transferee is prohibited, and to require such a licensee to contact the hotline before the transfer of a handgun to a nonlicensee.

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Sponsor and status

Mar 13, 1991
102nd Congress (1991–1992)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 13, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


Harley Staggers Jr.

Representative for West Virginia's 2nd congressional district



102 Cosponsors (57 Republicans, 45 Democrats)



Mar 13, 1991

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H.R. 1412 (102nd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1412. This is the one from the 102nd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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