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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?


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 conviction into the federal database which is supposed to prevent those convicted of domestic violence from obtaining weapons.

The reason for the conviction’s non-entry is currently the subject of an internal Air Force review, although human error appears the most …

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John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 17 pages
Nov 15, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1625: H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 23, 2018. (compare text)

77 Cosponsors (43 Democrats, 32 Republicans, 2 Independents)



Nov 15, 2017

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Dec 6, 2017
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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S. 2135 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2135. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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