S. 257 (102nd): Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act


Jan 23, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 23, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Howard Metzenbaum

Senator from Ohio


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require a waiting period before the purchase of a handgun.

Summary (CRS)

1/23/1991--Introduced.Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act - Makes it unlawful for any licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to sell, deliver, or transfer a handgun to an unlicensed individual unless:(1) after the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 23, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 257”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


16 cosponsors (14D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1236 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 1989

S. 414 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 3, 1993

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