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S. 2135: Fix NICS Act of 2017

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After the Texas church massacre this month, a bipartisan gun control bill was introduced by a Texas senator — who’s a Republican. Even the NRA has endorsed it. Could this one gun control bill pass?


The mass shooter who killed killed 26 people at a Texas church on November 5 should have been legally prevented from obtaining the rifle he used, due to a 2012 domestic assault conviction for cracking his toddler stepson’s skull.

But the Air Force, where the perpetrator had previously served, failed to enter the ...

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 17 pages

Nov 15, 2017


Introduced on Nov 15, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 15, 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)

See Instead:

H.R. 4477 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Nov 29, 2017


Nov 15, 2017

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Dec 6, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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S. 2135 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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