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S. 1212: Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017

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Could Florida’s mass shooting, which killed 17 people, have been prevented if Florida had a law allowing authorities to confiscate weapons from people considered imminent threats? Several other states have such a law on the books, and even Florida’s Republican Senator and staunch 2nd Amendment advocate Marco Rubio now supports such laws.

A bill in Congress would incentivize more states to join their ranks.


The perpetrator of February’s Florida high school mass shooting was repeatedly reported to law enforcement authorities prior to the massacre. Florida does ...

Sponsor and status

Dianne Feinstein

Sponsor. Senior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 24, 2017
Length: 20 pages

May 24, 2017


Introduced on May 24, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 24, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 24, 2017

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S. 1212 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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