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H.R. 2280 (117th): Prevent Gun Trafficking Act

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To amend title 18, United States Code, to combat straw purchases of firearms and deter firearms trafficking.

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Sponsor and status

Robin Kelly

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Mar 29, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 29, 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).


25 Cosponsors (25 Democrats)


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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

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Mar 29, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2280 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2280. 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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