Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2015
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: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to make 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 Attorney General 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 the Attorney General 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. Imposes recordkeeping requirements on gun show operators and criminal penalties for failure to register as a gun show operator and maintain required records.Grants the Attorney General authority to enter the business premises of any gun show operator, without a showing of reasonable cause or a warrant, to examine records and inventory to determine compliance with this Act. Increases criminal penalties for serious recordkeeping violations and violations of criminal background check requirements. Authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to hire additional investigators to carry out inspections of gun shows.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: June 26, 2015
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53 sponsors: Carolyn Maloney (D); Mark Pocan (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Lois Frankel (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Betty McCollum (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Brad Sherman (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); James McGovern (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Eliot Engel (D); David Cicilline (D); James Langevin (D); Sam Farr (D); John Conyers (D); Lois Capps (D); Katherine Clark (D); Mark Takano (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Charles Rangel (D); Nita Lowey (D); Michael Doyle (D); Doris Matsui (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Steve Cohen (D); Donna Edwards (D); John Sarbanes (D); Mike Quigley (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Joseph Crowley (D); Mark Takai (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Barbara Lee (D); John Larson (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); William Keating (D); David Price (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Jared Huffman (D); Juan Vargas (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 12% (53 of 435)
|House||Jun 26, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||May 15, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||May 15, 2015||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E722)|
|House||May 15, 2015||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||May 23 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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