H.R. 73 (110th): Citizens’ Self-Defense Act of 2007


Jan 4, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Roscoe Bartlett

Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2007
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About the bill

Full Title

To protect the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide for the enforcement of such right.

Summary (CRS)

1/4/2007--Introduced.Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2007 - Declares that a person not prohibited under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act from receiving a firearm shall have the right to obtain firearms ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 4, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 73”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


35 cosponsors (33R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 47 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 2005

H.R. 17 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2009

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