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H.RES.468: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that gun violence is a public health issue and Congress should enact by the end of the 113th Congress comprehensive Federal legislation that protects the Second Amendment and keeps communities safe and healthy, including expanding enforceable background checks for all commercial gun sales, improving the mental health system in the United States, and making gun trafficking and straw purchasing a Federal crime.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 15 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2014
Latest Major Action March 20, 2014
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Bill Summary

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) gun violence is a public health issue; and (2) Congress should enact, by the end of the 113th Congress, comprehensive legislation that protects the Second Amendment and keeps communities safe and healthy, including by expanding enforceable background checks for all commercial gun sales, improving the mental health system, and making gun trafficking and straw purchasing a federal crime.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 20, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Feb. 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Jan. 29, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Jan. 29, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary