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H.R. 1565 (113th): Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013

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To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

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Sponsor and status

Peter “Pete” King

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2013
Length: 50 pages
Apr 15, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


188 Cosponsors (186 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

chairman Thompson statement on nics funding in omnibus appropriations bill
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 9, 2014

Rep. Cartwright Co-Sponsors Bi-Partisan Legislation to Strengthen Background Check System and Preserve 2nd Amendment
    — Rep. Matthew “Matt” Cartwright [D-PA8] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 25, 2013

Blumenauer Supports Legislation to Curb Gun Violence
    — Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR3] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 10, 2014

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Apr 15, 2013

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H.R. 1565 (113th) 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. 1565. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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