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H.R. 7904: Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2022

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The bill would expand nationwide a program that’s currently in effect for the four border states: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas.


In May, an 18-year-old gunman killed 21 people at an Uvalde, Texas elementary school. The shooter bought his weapons legally, purchasing two AR-style rifles on May 17 and 20, three days apart.

Some progressives say that even buying one AR-style rifle should be enough to trigger suspicion, since they are the preferred weapon of mass shooters and intended as weapons of war. But they say that buying two such weapons, particularly within the span of a few days, is on a different level.

An existing law already requires reporting of two or more “pistols or revolvers” sold to the same person within a period of …

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Norma Torres

Sponsor. Representative for California's 35th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 27, 2022
Length: 2 pages
May 27, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 27, 2022

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40 Cosponsors (40 Democrats)

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 27, 2022

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H.R. 7904 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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