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S. 3053 (114th): Hate Crimes Prevention Act

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S. 3050, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, was introduced the very next day after the Orlando shooting by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). The bill would prevent anybody with a misdemeanor hate-crime conviction from owning a firearm. Current law prevents those convicted of a felony but not those convicted of such misdemeanors. Although misdemeanors are lesser crimes than felonies, some worry that hate-motivated misdemeanors could in some cases serve as red-light signals for potential hate-motivated mass shootings to come, such as the anti-gay attack in Orlando.

“If you have proven you will commit criminal acts based on hate, you absolutely should not have access to a gun. It’s common sense,” Casey said. “It is time we as members of Congress do something. The bill has been referred to the Senate ...

Sponsor and status

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.

Sponsor. Senator for Pennsylvania. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2016
Length: 7 pages
Jun 13, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 13, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Jun 13, 2016

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S. 3053 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3053. 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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