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11-H0058 on Oct 12, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
Source: HR58/S1691
Congressional Summary:Amends the federal criminal code to:
  • allow licensed firearms dealers to sell or deliver any firearm (currently, rifles or shotguns) to any state if the licensee meets with the purchaser and the transaction complies with the laws of the state in which the transfer is conducted and the purchaser's state of residence; and
  • eliminate the requirement that a licensee must conduct business at a gun show only in the state that is specified on the licensee's license.
  • Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the sale of a firearm or ammunition between licensed firearms dealers at any location in any state.

    Proponent's Comments (NRA-ILA, Oct. 14, 2011): This bill would remove several antiquated and unnecessary restrictions imposed on interstate firearms business since 1968:

    • Virtually all interstate transfers directly between private citizens are banned; so are nearly all interstate handgun sales by licensed dealers.
    • Firearms dealers may only do business at their licensed premises or (since 1986) at gun shows in their own state.
    • Dealers may not even transfer firearms to one another face to face, away from their business premises.

      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: Sponsored loosening restrictions on interstate gun purchases (Score: 1)
    • Headline 2: Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases (Score: 2)

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 11-H0058

    Jason Altmire s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
    Joe Baca s2oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
    John Barrow s2oGeorgia Democrat 
    Mark Begich s1pAK Democratic Jr Senator 
    Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat 
    Dan Boren s2oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
    Leonard Boswell s2oIowa Democrat 
    Ben Chandler s2oKentucky Democrat 
    Jerry Costello s2oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
    Peter Defazio s2oOregon Democrat 
    Gene Green s2oTexas Democrat 
    Ralph Moody Hall s2oTexas Democrat 
    Martin Heinrich s2oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
    Tim Holden s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
    Ron Kind s2oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
    Larry Kissell s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
    Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
    Bill Owens s2oNew York Democrat 
    Collin Peterson s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
    Nick Rahall s2oWest Virginia Democrat 
    Mike Ross s2oArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 
    Tim Ryan s2oOhio Democrat 
    Heath Shuler s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012) 

    Republicans participating in 11-H0058

    Sandy Adams s2oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
    Robert Aderholt s2oAlabama Republican 
    Todd Akin s2oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
    Rodney Alexander s2oLouisiana Republican 
    Mark Amodei s2oNevada Republican 
    Steve Austria s2oOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    Spencer Bachus s2oAlabama Republican 
    Lou Barletta s2oPennsylvania Republican 
    Dan Benishek s2oMichigan Republican 
    Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida Republican 
    Rob Bishop s2oUtah Republican 
    Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee Republican 
    Charles Boustany s2oLouisiana Republican 
    Kevin Brady s2oTexas Republican 
    Mo Brooks s2oAlabama Republican 
    Paul Broun s2oGA Republican Challenger 
    Vern Buchanan s2oFlorida Republican 
    Ann Marie Buerkle s2oNew York Republican 
    Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia Republican 
    Quico Canseco s2oTexas Republican 
    John Carter s2oTexas Republican 
    Bill Cassidy s2oLA Republican Challenger 
    Steve Chabot s2oOhio Republican 
    Jason Chaffetz s2oUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
    Mike Coffman s2oColorado Republican 
    Tom Cole s2oOklahoma Republican 
    Mike Conaway s2oTexas Republican 
    Mark Critz s2oPennsylvania Republican 
    John Culberson s2oTexas Republican 
    Geoff Davis s2oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    Jeff Denham s2oCalifornia Republican 
    Charles Dent s2oPennsylvania Republican 
    Scott DesJarlais s2oTennessee Republican 
    Mario Diaz-Balart s2oFlorida Republican 
    Jeff Duncan s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
    Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee Republican 
    Renee Ellmers s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
    Blake Farenthold s2oTexas Republican 
    Stephen Fincher s2oTennessee Republican 
    Bill Flores s2oTexas Republican 
    Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican 
    Virginia Foxx s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
    Trent Franks s2oArizona Republican 
    Scott Garrett s2oNew Jersey Republican 
    Chris Gibson s2oNew York Republican 
    Phil Gingrey s2oGA Republican Challenger 
    Tom Graves s2oGeorgia Republican 
    Morgan Griffith s2oVirginia Republican 
    Brett Guthrie s2oKentucky Republican 
    Richard Hanna s2oNew York Republican 
    Gregg Harper s2oMississippi Republican 
    Andy Harris s2oMaryland Republican 
    Vicky Hartzler s2oMissouri Republican 
    Orrin Hatch s2oUT Republican Sr Senator 
    Dean Heller s2oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
    Jeb Hensarling s2oTexas Republican 
    Wally Herger s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    Jaime Herrera s2oWashington Republican 
    Bill Huizenga s2oMichigan Republican 
    Randy Hultgren s2oIllinois Republican 
    Duncan Hunter s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
    Robert Hurt s2oVirginia Republican 
    Bill Johnson s2oOhio Republican 
    Sam Johnson s2oTexas Republican 
    Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
    Jim Jordan s2oOhio Republican 
    Mike Kelly s2oPennsylvania Republican 
    Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
    Jack Kingston s2oGA Republican Challenger 
    Adam Kinzinger s2oIllinois Republican 
    John Kline s2oMinnesota Republican 
    Doug Lamborn s2oColorado Republican 
    Jeff Landry s2oLouisiana Republican 
    James Lankford s2oOklahoma Republican 
    Bob Latta s2oOhio Republican 
    Billy Long s2oMissouri Republican 
    Frank Dean Lucas s2oOklahoma Republican 
    Blaine Luetkemeyer s2oMissouri Republican 
    Cynthia Lummis s2oWyoming Republican 
    Connie Mack IV s2oFL Republican Challenger 
    Kenny Marchant s2oTexas Republican 
    Michael McCaul s2oTexas Republican 
    Tom McClintock s2oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
    Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
    Patrick McHenry s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
    Buck McKeon s2oCalifornia Republican 
    David McKinley s2oWest Virginia Republican 
    John Mica s2oFlorida Republican 
    Candice Miller s2oMichigan Republican 
    Gary Miller s2oCalifornia Republican 
    Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
    Lisa Murkowski s2oAK Republican Sr Senator 
    Tim Murphy s2oPennsylvania Republican 
    Randy Neugebauer s2oTexas Republican 
    Rich Nugent s2oFlorida Republican 
    Alan Nunnelee s2oMississippi Republican 
    Pete Olson s2oTexas Republican 
    Mike Pence s2oIN Republican Governor 
    Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
    Bill Posey s2oFlorida Republican 
    Ben Quayle s2oArizona Republican (lost 2012 primary) 
    Dennis Rehberg s2oMontana Republican (Senate run 2012) 
    Scott Rigell s2oVirginia Republican 
    David Rivera s2oFlorida Republican 
    Hal Rogers s2oKentucky Republican 
    Michael Rogers s2oAlabama Republican 
    Mike Rogers s2oMichigan Republican 
    Tom Rooney s2oFlorida Republican 
    Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2oFlorida Republican 
    Dennis Ross s2oFlorida Republican 
    Steve Scalise s1pLA Republican challenger 
    Jean Schmidt s2oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
    David Schweikert s2oArizona Republican 
    Austin Scott s2oGeorgia Republican 
    Tim Scott s2oSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
    Pete Sessions s2oTexas Republican 
    John Shimkus s2oIllinois Republican 
    Bill Shuster s2oPennsylvania Republican 
    Steve Southerland s2oFlorida Republican 
    Cliff Stearns s2oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
    Steve Stivers s2oOhio Republican 
    Marlin Stutzman s2oIndiana Republican 
    John Sullivan s2oOklahoma Republican 
    Lee Terry s2oNebraska Republican 
    Glenn Thompson s2oPennsylvania Republican 
    Mac Thornberry s2oTexas Republican 
    Pat Tiberi s2oOhio Republican 
    Scott Tipton s2oColorado Republican 
    Fred Upton s2oMichigan Republican 
    Tim Walberg s2oMichigan Republican 
    Greg Walden s2oOregon Republican 
    Joe Walsh s2oIllinois Republican 
    Dan Webster s2oFlorida Republican 
    Allen West s2oFlorida Republican 
    Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia Republican 
    Ed Whitfield s2oKentucky Republican 
    Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
    Robert Wittman s2oVirginia Republican 
    Don Young s2oAlaska Republican 

    Independents participating in 11-H0058

    Darrell Issa s2oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 

    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 23
    Republicans: 140
    Independents: 1

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