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H.R. 1217 (114th): Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015

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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: Mar 3, 2015
Length: 50 pages
Mar 3, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

rep Thompson statement on house republicans sending members home without a vote to address gun violence
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 14, 2016

Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Announces Rep. David Cicilline as New Task Force Vice Chair
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 14, 2016

McGovern, House Democrats Call on GOP to Finally Act on Bipartisan Gun Legislation
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 14, 2016

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Mar 3, 2015

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H.R. 1217 (114th) 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. 1217. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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