H.R. 17 (111th): Citizens’ Self-Defense Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Roscoe Bartlett
Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 73 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2007

H.R. 2252 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
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.

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Cosponsors
22 cosponsors (22R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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1/6/2009--Introduced.
Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 2009 - Declares that a person not prohibited under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act from receiving a firearm shall have the right to obtain firearms for security and to use firearms in defense of:
(1) self or family against a reasonably perceived threat of imminent and unlawful infliction of serious bodily injury;
(2) self or family in the course of the commission by another person of a violent felony against the person or a member of the person's family; and
(3) the person's home in the course of the commission of a felony by another person.
Authorizes persons whose rights under this Act have been violated to bring an action in U.S. district court against the United States, any state, or any person for damages, injunctive relief, and such other relief as the court deems appropriate.

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