To require a background check for every firearm sale.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 8 pages
What legislators are saying
“Chairman Thompson Marks One Year Since House Passage of H.R. 8”
— Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Sponsor) on Feb 27, 2020
“Engel Statement on 1-Year Since H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 Passed in the House”
— Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 27, 2020
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 8 is 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.
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