To prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Length: 10 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on March 22, 2018, 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).
65 Cosponsors (65 Democrats)
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 Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Co-sponsor) on May 31, 2018
“Watson Coleman Requests Votes in Lieu of Moment of Silence for Trenton Mass Shooting”
— Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [D-NJ12] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 19, 2018
“Ruppersberger Supports Bill Requiring Ammunition Background Checks Amid Violent Streak in Baltimore”
— Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 25, 2018
Mar 22, 2018
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H.R. 5383 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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