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S. 2802 (114th): Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act

About the bill

S. 2802, the Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act, is a Second Amendment-related bill to require any individual to be declared mentally incompetent before they can be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is consulted when anybody tries to buy a gun. The bill raises the current threshold for preventing somebody from owning or purchasing a firearm. Paul’s bill would remove anybody no longer considered to be mentally incompetent (even if they used to be), remove all veterans no longer given that classification ...

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2016
Length: 13 pages

Apr 14, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 14, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Apr 14, 2016

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 2802 (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.

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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