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H.R. 2940: Congressional Self-Defense Act

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When a deranged gunman opened fire on a baseball practice of Congress members last year, possibly the only thing potentially preventing a bloodbath of dozens of members was high-ranking member Steve Scalise’s security detail returning fire.

Since then, the number of mass shootings has only gone up with the Las Vegas concert, Texas church, and Florida high school — as public approval of Congress hovers near all time lows.

Combine all these factors together, and some Congress members want a special law allowing any member to carry a concealed weapon ...

Sponsor and status

Mo Brooks

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

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

Jun 20, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jun 20, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 20, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 20, 2017
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2940 is 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.

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