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H.R. 2715: Jaime’s Law

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About the bill

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

Context

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 could prevent future mass ...

Sponsor and status

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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

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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Apr 20, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Apr 20, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 20, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

34 Cosponsors (34 Democrats)

Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Apr 20, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 2715 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.

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