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H.R. 4240 (115th): Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017

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To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 3, 2017
Length: 23 pages
Introduced
Nov 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 3, 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).

Cosponsors

210 Cosponsors (196 Democrats, 14 Republicans)

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What legislators are saying

Thompson Announces Record Bipartisan Support for NICS Funding
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Sponsor) on Mar 16, 2018

House Passes School Safety Bill
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 14, 2018

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-DC] (Co-sponsor) on May 31, 2018

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History

Nov 3, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 4240 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4240. 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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