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H.R. 7910 (117th): Protecting Our Kids Act

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To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for an increased age limit on the purchase of certain firearms, prevent gun trafficking, modernize the prohibition on untraceable firearms, encourage the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jerrold Nadler

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2022
Length: 40 pages
May 31, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 8, 2022 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).


177 Cosponsors (177 Democrats)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 7910 – Protecting Our Kids Act (Jun 7, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Thompson Votes to Pass Bipartisan Active Shooter Alert Act
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA4] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 22, 2022

Meng, Jacobs and Higgins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Keep Enhanced Body Armor Out of the Hands of Mass Shooters
    — Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY6] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 16, 2022

LaMalfa Opposes Legislation Undermining Second Amendment Rights
    — Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1] on Jun 9, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 7910 will add $91 million in new spending through 2032.


May 31, 2022

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Jun 2, 2022
Ordered Reported

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Jun 6, 2022
Text Published

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Jun 6, 2022
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Jun 8, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 7910 (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. 7910. 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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