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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

13-HR0141 on Jan 3, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Latest Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act
Source: H.R.141
Congressional Findings:
  1. approximately 5,200 traditional gun shows are held annually across the United States, attracting thousands of attendees per show and hundreds of Federal firearms licensees and unlicensed firearms sellers; and
  2. gun shows at which firearms are exhibited or offered for sale or exchange provide a convenient and centralized commercial location where criminals and other prohibited persons obtain firearms without background checks and without records that enable firearm tracing.

Congressional Summary:
The Gun Show Loophole Closing Act makes it unlawful for any person to operate a gun show unless such person:
  1. has attained 21 years of age;
  2. is not prohibited from transporting, shipping, or receiving firearms and has not violated any federal firearms requirements;
  3. has registered as a gun show operator and has provided a photograph and fingerprints;
  4. has not concealed material information nor made false statements in connection with a gun show operator registration; and
  5. notifies the Attorney General of the date, time, and duration of a gun show not later than 30 days before the commencement of such show and verifies the identity of each vendor at the gun show.
  • Imposes recordkeeping requirements on gun show operators and criminal penalties for failure to register as a gun show operator and maintain required records.
  • Grants the authority to enter the business premises of any gun show operator, without a showing of reasonable cause or a warrant, to examine records and inventory to determine compliance with this Act.
  • Increases criminal penalties for serious recordkeeping violations and violations of criminal background check requirements.
  • Authorizes the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to hire additional investigators to carry out inspections of gun shows.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales (Score: -1)

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Democrats participating in 13-HR0141

Timothy Bishop s1oNew York DemocratJan 25, 2013
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Jan 25, 2013
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratJan 25, 2013
Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 5, 2013
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 14, 2013
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratJan 14, 2013
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratJan 14, 2013
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratJan 22, 2013
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 15, 2013
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 14, 2013
Lois Frankel s1oFlorida DemocratJan 14, 2013
Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 5, 2013
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey DemocratJan 22, 2013
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratJan 25, 2013
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 25, 2013
Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratFeb 5, 2013
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalJan 14, 2013
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerJan 15, 2013
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 14, 2013
Carolyn McCarthy s2pNew York Dem./Ind./Working-FamiliesJan 3, 2013
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 15, 2013
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 15, 2013
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratJan 22, 2013
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratJan 22, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratJan 14, 2013
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratJan 25, 2013
Ed Pastor s1oArizona DemocratFeb 5, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratJan 22, 2013
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratJan 25, 2013
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina DemocratFeb 5, 2013
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratJan 14, 2013
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratJan 22, 2013
Allyson Schwartz s1oPennsylvania Democratic Governor ChallengerJan 22, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland DemocratJan 14, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-HR0141



Independents participating in 13-HR0141



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 34
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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