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 ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for California. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 4, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Oct 4, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on October 4, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Oct 4, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 6, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary
A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.
S. 1916 (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.
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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