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H.R. 1923 (117th): Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

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Should such a ban only be limited to those with permanent restraining orders against them, as current federal law says?


A 32-year-old mother of 18-month-old twins, Lori Jackson was killed by her estranged husband in May 2014. Though subject to a temporary restraining order, he retained access to a .38-caliber handgun. Later, he was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Federal law generally prevents those with so-called “permanent” or “final” restraining order from possessing firearms, but there is no federal ban on those with temporary restraining orders from doing so. Advocates of such a change note that granting a temporary restraining order can actually “set off” an alleged abuser, who may wish to seek vengeance while they still legally own a firearm.

In May 2016, Connecticut enacted …

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James “Jim” Himes

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 16, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Mar 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 16, 2021, 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).


2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)



Mar 16, 2021

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H.R. 1923 (117th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1923. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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