About the bill
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 ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Texas. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017
Length: 17 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on November 15, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
77 Cosponsors (43 Democrats, 32 Republicans, 2 Independents)
Enacted Via Other Measures — Nov 29, 2017
What legislators are saying
“Hatch Touts Legislative Priorities Included in Omnibus”
— Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 22, 2018
Nov 15, 2017
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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.
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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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