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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1612

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017

Subject: Business records: Congressional oversight: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017 This bill makes 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 Department of Justice (DOJ) 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 DOJ 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. The bill makes it unlawful for a person not licensed under this bill to transfer possession of a firearm at a gun show to another person not licensed unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer has, among other conditions, recorded the transfer with DOJ. Additionally, the licensed dealer must notify the prospective transferor and transferee of the firearm that the national instant criminal background check system has provided the dealer with a unique identification number indicating that the receipt of the firearm would not violate certain federal or state firearm laws. The bill grants DOJ authority to enter, without a showing of reasonable cause or a warrant, any place where a gun show is held or where a gun show operator is required to maintain records to examine records and inventory to determine compliance with this bill.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 31, 2017



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

64 sponsors: Carolyn Maloney (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Brendan Boyle (D); David Cicilline (D); Steve Cohen (D); John Conyers (D); Joseph Crowley (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Michael Doyle (D); Eliot Engel (D); Raul Grijalva (D); William Keating (D); James Langevin (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Betty McCollum (D); James McGovern (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Mark Pocan (D); Mike Quigley (D); Juan Vargas (D); Robin Kelly (D); Jose Serrano (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Nita Lowey (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Bobby Rush (D); Jared Huffman (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Dwight Evans (D); John Larson (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Carol Shea-Porter (D); Ro Khanna (D); Lois Frankel (D); James Himes (D); John Sarbanes (D); Seth Moulton (D); Doris Matsui (D); Al Lawson (D); Bill Foster (D); Robert Scott (D); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Ruben Kihuen (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Raja Krishnamoorthi (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Bradley Schneider (D); Michael Capuano (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Barbara Lee (D); Darren Soto (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Adam Smith (D); Joseph Morelle (D); Mary Gay Scanlon (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 15% (64 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 31, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Mar 17, 2017 Introduced in House
House Mar 17, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 23 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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