To amend title 18, United States Code, to combat straw purchases of firearms and deter firearms trafficking.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2019
Length: 5 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on July 30, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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13 Cosponsors (13 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Congresswoman Kelly Introduces Legislation to Make Straw Purchases a Federal Crime”
— Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2] (Sponsor) on Jul 31, 2019
Jul 30, 2019
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Mar 29, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2280.
H.R. 4116 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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