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H.R. 7910: 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 8, 2022
Length: 42 pages
May 31, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 8, 2022

This bill passed in the House on June 8, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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177 Cosponsors (177 Democrats)

63% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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-CA5] (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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May 31, 2022

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Jun 2, 2022
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Jun 6, 2022
Text Published

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Jun 6, 2022
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Jun 8, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 7910 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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