To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 9, 2011
Length: 12 pages
Feb 9, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on February 9, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
Feb 9, 2011
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jan 3, 2013
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 141 (113th).
H.R. 591 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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