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H.R. 1243 (109th): Secure Access to Firearms Enhancement (SAFE) Act of 2005

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To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide for reciprocity in regard to the manner in which nonresidents of a State may carry certain concealed firearms in that State.

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Sponsor and status

John Hostettler

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 10, 2005
Length: 3 pages
Mar 10, 2005
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 10, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


78 Cosponsors (74 Republicans, 4 Democrats)



Mar 10, 2005

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H.R. 1243 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1243. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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