To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2019
Length: 127 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on February 15, 2019, 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).
216 Cosponsors (215 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Cicilline Introduces Assault Weapons Ban with Record Support”
— Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Sponsor) on Feb 15, 2019
“Engel, House Dems Reintroduce Assault Weapons Ban”
— Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 18, 2019
“Congressman Costa Issues Statement On Fresno Shooting, Vows to Support Victims”
— Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA21] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 18, 2019
Dec 16, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4269 (114th).
Feb 26, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5087 (115th).
Feb 15, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 29, 2022
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1808 (117th).
Feb 1, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 698.
H.R. 1296 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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