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H.R. 2715 (117th): Jaime’s Law

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Guns don’t kill people, bullets kill people — but would this proposal replicate an experiment from decades ago that, opponents say, failed?


14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg competed in dance competitions and wanted to become a pediatric physical therapist. She was killed in 2018 by a mass shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The shooter passed his background check for the actual weapon.

Since then, Jaime’s father Fred Guttenberg has pushed for legislation that would institute federal background checks for purchasers of bullets or ammunition, as already exists for purchasers of firearms. Six states — all blue states — have passed such laws on a state level: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

However, even if advocates say such a law …

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Apr 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 20, 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).


63 Cosponsors (63 Democrats)



Apr 20, 2021

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

H.R. 2715 (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. 2715. 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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