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H.R. 1537 (115th): Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017

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To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.

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Thomas Garrett

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2017
Length: 41 pages
Mar 15, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Norton to Introduce Resolution Designating June as National Gun Violence Awareness Month, Calls on Congress to Pass National Gun Violence Prevention Legislation to Protect D.C. Residents and Others
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] on May 31, 2018

McEachin Disagrees with Fellow VA Congressman on Proposed D.C. Gun Law; This is Why D.C. Voters Deserve Home Rule
    — Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4] on Apr 1, 2017

Norton to Host Press Conference with Mayor Bowser and National Organizations to Defend D.C. Home Rule from FY 19 Appropriations Riders, Wednesday
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] on Apr 30, 2018

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Mar 15, 2017

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H.R. 1537 (115th) 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 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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