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S. 2135 (115th): 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?

Context

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
Introduced
Nov 15, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

H.R. 4477 (same title)
Enacted Via Other Measures — Nov 29, 2017

Source

History

Nov 15, 2017
 
Introduced

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Dec 6, 2017
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

S. 2135 (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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