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H.R. 3999 (115th): To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

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About the bill

Semi-automatic weapons are legal in America. Automatic weapons are illegal. But what about a device that converts a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic-like firearm?

Such a device, called a bump stock, was used in the Las Vegas massacre last week. The Automatic Gun Fire Prevention Act, labelled S. 1916 and H.R. 3999, was introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26) within days and would ban bump stock devices.

Context

Last week’s massacre at a country music concert in Las Vegas was the deadliest in ...

Sponsor and status

Carlos Curbelo

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 10, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Oct 10, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 10, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Curbelo-Moulton Legislation to Ban Bump Stocks
    — Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL26, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Mar 23, 2018

Rep. Dennis Ross Announces Support For Ban on Bump Stocks
    — Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 11, 2017

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

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History

Oct 10, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 3999 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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