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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?


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 …

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Jared Huffman

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

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

Introduced on Jan 28, 2021

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40 Cosponsors (40 Democrats)

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


Jan 28, 2021

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