H.R. 141 (113th): Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013


Jan 3, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Carolyn McCarthy

Representative for New York's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
Length: 12 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.


H.R. 141 would regulate private firearm sales at gun shows, requiring operators to be registered and gun buyers to undergo a background check.

According to the bill, gun show operators must:

  • Be 21 years or older.
  • Not be prohibited from possessing a firearm under the Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • Register with the Attorney General.
  • Notify the Attorney General ...

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Jan 3, 2013

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