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.
Last week’s massacre at a country music concert in Las Vegas was the deadliest in U.S. history, killing at least 59 people.
The perpetrator used bump stocks, an add-on to a gun which “bumps” the trigger to drastically increase the number of rounds fired. With bump stocks, a gun can shoot as many as 800 …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on October 10, 2017, 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).
37 Cosponsors (19 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
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 Holmes Norton [D-DC] on May 31, 2018
Oct 10, 2017
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H.R. 3999 (115th) 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 H.R. 3999. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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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, H.R. 3999, 115th Cong. (2017).
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