H.R. 4009: Flamethrowers? Really? Act

Introduced:

Nov 16, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Nov 16, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on November 16, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Eliot Engel

Representative for New York's 16th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015
Length: 4 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to treat flamethrowers the same as machineguns.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Most bills in Congress have long and technical names, ones that few people can memorize. The most famous bill of this decade, “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010,” became popularly known as simply “Obamacare.” That’s not a risk with H.R. 4009, the Flamethrowers? Really? Act.

Flamethrowers can shoot fire up to 50 feet, and are ...

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History

Nov 16, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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