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H.R. 52: Kimberly Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act

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To make unlawful the sale of any firearm by a licensed manufacturer, licensed importer, or licensed dealer without a written notice promoting safe storage and a safe storage device, to create and disseminate best practices regarding safe firearm storage, to create a grant program for the distribution of safe storage devices, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for a credit against tax for sales at retail of safe firearm storage devices, and for other purposes.

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Sheila Jackson Lee

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 9, 2023
Length: 10 pages
Jan 9, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Introduced on Jan 9, 2023

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81 Cosponsors (81 Democrats)

0% chance of being enacted (details)


Jan 9, 2023

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