S.572: Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Richard M. Burr, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 14 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 4, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act - Prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms without the order or finding of a judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 4, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 164.
Sept. 4, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Sanders under authority of the order of the Senate of 08/01/2013 without amendment. With written report No. 113-86.
July 24, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
June 12, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111.
March 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.