H.R. 591 (112th): Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2011

Introduced:
Feb 09, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Carolyn McCarthy
Representative for New York's 4th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 09, 2011
Length
12 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 141 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

S. 35 (Related)
Gun Show Background Check Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 09, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 09, 2011
 
Full Title

To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.

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Cosponsors
31 cosponsors (31D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/9/2011--Introduced.
Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2011 - 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.

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