A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for California. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2015
Length: 18 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 24, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
33 Cosponsors (30 Democrats, 2 Independents, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Menendez, Colleagues Demand Comprehensive Action to Reduce Gun Violence”
— Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 24, 2015
“Wyden, Colleagues Call for Closing Terrorist Gun Loophole”
— Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015
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S. 551 (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. 551. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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