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H.R. 545: No Congressional Gun Loophole Act

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Should representatives and senators be allowed to bring firearms into one of the world’s most famous workplaces?

Context

In May 1967, armed members of the Black Panthers entered the California Capitol Building. In response, that October, the federal government banned most firearms from the Capitol grounds, with exemptions granted for members of Congress and law enforcement. Few if any people object to the law enforcement exemption, but just recently the Congress member exemption has become newsworthy.

Previously, it was unclear how many — if any — members of Congress were actually carrying concealed weapons inside the Capitol Building, even among gun supporting members. But after newly elected Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO3) starred in a viral video proclaiming that she would concealed carry in the hall of Congress, attracting more than 5 ...

Sponsor and status

Jared Huffman

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

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Jan 28, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 28, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

40 Cosponsors (40 Democrats)

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

H.R. 545 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. 545. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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