H.R.717 - To prohibit FFL from selling certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21

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    tmoore912 Just a Man

    They are throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. 55 co-sponsors so far. Could pass the House, but can it get through the Senate?

    H.R.717 - To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with exceptions for active duty military personnel and full-time law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
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    Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 01/23/2019)
    Committees: House - Judiciary
    Latest Action: House - 01/23/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

    "Not too long ago, President Donald Trump stated support for raising the gun purchase age of certain rifles. However, he later reconsidered his support. It is unknown whether this bill will receive enough support for a vote in the House of Representatives, but with Nancy Pelosi as Speaker, it does have a chance. Brown even believes that he could possibly have enough support in the Senate. In fact, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Jeff Flake have introduced similar legislation. Still, it would need the president’s signature to become law. Currently, three Republican representatives — Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Brian Mast of Florida and Peter King of New York — have signed on in support of Brown’s bill."