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H.R. 2510: Keep Americans Safe Act

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Supporters say the largest magazine should be Vogue’s annual September issue.

Context

In a firearm, the “magazine” is the part of the weapon that holds the actual ammunition. A number of mass shootings have used “high-capacity” magazines, those above 10 rounds.

The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, which killed 60 people at a 2017 Nevada country music concert, used weapons with up to 100-round magazines. Last month, in November, a high school shooter used a 15-round magazine in Oxford Township, Michigan and killed four people.

Nine states plus the District of Columbia ban high-capacity magazines, all of them blue states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. (In May, 24 red states asked the Supreme Court to hear a constitutional …

Sponsor and status

Theodore “Ted” Deutch

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2021
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
Apr 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Apr 14, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 14, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

51 Cosponsors (51 Democrats)

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Key House committee approves DeGettes legislation to ban high-capacity gun magazines
    — Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 3, 2022

House Passes Bonamici-Backed Bills to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools, Communities
    — Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 9, 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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History

Apr 14, 2021
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

H.R. 2510 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2510. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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