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H.R. 1808: Assault Weapons Ban of 2022

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To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2022
Length: 126 pages
Mar 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 29, 2022

This bill passed in the House on July 29, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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212 Cosponsors (212 Democrats)

12% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 1808 – Assault Weapons Ban (Jul 29, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Cicilline Implores House to Save Lives, Pass Assault Weapons Ban
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Sponsor) on Jul 29, 2022

VIDEO RELEASE: Schneider Floor Speech in Favor of Assault Weapons Ban
    — Rep. Bradley “Brad” Schneider [D-IL10] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 29, 2022

This Week With Gosar
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] on Jul 31, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1808 will add $2 million in new spending through 2032.
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Mar 11, 2021

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Jul 20, 2022
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Jul 25, 2022
Text Published

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Jul 26, 2022
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Jul 29, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1808 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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