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

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About the bill

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 at least 30 days in advance of the date, time, duration and location of a gun show, and the identity of all vendors.
  • Verify the identity of each gun show vendor by photo ID.
  • Require each gun show vendor to sign a ledger containing his identifying information and a notice of the requirements under this bill.

Note: the first, second and fourth requirements are absent from the corresponding bill in the …

Sponsor and status

Carolyn McCarthy

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013
Length: 12 pages
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 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).


47 Cosponsors (47 Democrats)



Jan 3, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 141 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 141. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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