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Bigcountry02 05-03-2010 04:56 AM

Gun Show Regulations in the works (S. 843 and H.R. 2324)

This is a heads-up only!

They may have introduced these bills last year; however, they might open the throttle on start on this bills; however, current data from the committee's indicates that they stalled on the tracks! With election approaching in November the anti-gun issue will got hot - if they cannot ban, go around them through gun shows! It is going to get a little nasty in the coming months - these nutbags are going to pass anything and everything for their agenda! I can scream to my Senate and my House members - it is no go - New Mexico is left wing hardcase!

S.843 Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
HR02324 Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)

Title: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 4/21/2009) Cosponsors (17)

Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] - 4/15/2010
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 12/4/2009
Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 6/10/2009
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 4/21/2009
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 5/5/2009
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 4/21/2009
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 4/21/2009
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 4/21/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 4/21/2009
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 5/5/2009
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 4/21/2009
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 4/21/2009
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 4/21/2009
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] - 5/21/2009

Related Bills: H.R.2324
Latest Major Action: 4/21/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

SUMMARY AS OF Senate Bill:
Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require registration of gun show promoters and to set forth the responsibilities of promoters, licensees, and other transferors.

Provides that if any part of a firearm transaction takes place at a gun show, each licensed importer, manufacturer, and dealer who transfers one or more firearms to a person who is not licensed shall, within 10 days after the transfer, submit a report of the transfer to the Attorney General. Sets forth penalties for violations.

Grants the Attorney General authority to enter the place of business of any gun show promoter and any place where a gun show is held, during business hours and without a showing of reasonable cause or a warrant, for purposes of examining records and the inventory of licensees conducting business to determine compliance with this Act.

Increases penalties for: (1) serious record-keeping violations by licensees; and (2) violations of criminal background check requirements.


Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009
Sponsor: Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] (introduced 5/7/2009) Cosponsors (102)
Related Bills: S.843
Latest Major Action: 6/12/2009 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to make 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 with the Attorney General 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 Attorney General 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.

dunerunner 05-03-2010 05:42 AM

One of the reasons I'm working to replace Wyden here in Oregon!! :mad:

spittinfire 05-03-2010 11:15 AM

Doesn't surprise me....

alsaqr 05-03-2010 01:31 PM

It is good to keep abreast of any threats to our gun rights. Yep, those bills are out there in the wings. However, neither of those bills is going to go anywhere this election year. Thankfully, both will die at the end of this congressional session. With any luck one or both houses of congress will be under new management next year.

Frankly, I'm a bit surprised that Juan McCain did not sign on as a co-sponsor of S. 843. Juan and Joe Lieberman teamed up years ago and introduced a draconian "gun show loophole" bill that, thankfully, went nowhere.

pandamonium 05-03-2010 01:36 PM

I knew as soon as I opened this thread that those a-holes from Jersey would be involved, Didn't know the sphincter was primarey sponsor! Typical!

c3shooter 05-03-2010 01:52 PM

The usual list of suspects that never saw a gun law they did not like.

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