A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the purchase of certain firearms by individuals under 21 years of age, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for California. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 19, 2022
Length: 22 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
This bill was introduced on May 19, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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).
15 Cosponsors (15 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Police Chiefs Support Feinstein Bill to Raise Age to Purchase Assault Weapons”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Sponsor) on Aug 1, 2022
“Blumenthal Demands Senate Act on Gun Violence Following Texas Elementary School Shooting”
— Sen. Richard Blumenthal [D-CT] (Co-sponsor) on May 24, 2022
May 9, 2019
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1395 (116th).
May 19, 2022
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 23, 2023
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 14.
S. 4278 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4278. 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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