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
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on February 9, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
31 Cosponsors (31 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Statement on Presidential Task Force to Address Gun Violence”
— Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3, 2007-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 19, 2012
“Congressman Sherman Fights Back on Gun Violence”
— Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA32] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 23, 2011
Feb 9, 2011
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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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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