Source: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act
Makes it unlawful for any person to operate a gun show unless such person:
has attained 21 years of age;
is not prohibited from transporting, shipping, or receiving firearms and has not violated any federal firearms requirements;
has registered with the Attorney General as a gun show operator and has provided a photograph and fingerprints;
has not concealed material information nor made false statements in connection with a gun show operator registration; and
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. 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: Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales
Headline 2: Sponsored bill to close the Gun Show Loophole