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: Mar 29, 2021
Length: 5 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on March 29, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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25 Cosponsors (25 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Kelly, Senators Durbin & Duckworth Introduce Wear Orange Resolution for Gun Violence Awareness”
— Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2] (Sponsor) on Jun 1, 2022
“Reps. Casten, Kelly, Horsford, Levin Urge House Leadership to Advance Gun Violence Prevention Legislation”
— Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL6] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 4, 2022
“Malliotakis Takes Balanced Approach To End Gun Violence, Protect 2nd Amendment”
— Rep. Nicole Malliotakis [R-NY11] on Jun 9, 2022
Jul 30, 2019
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4116 (116th).
Mar 29, 2021
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H.R. 2280 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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