H.R.2324 - Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009

To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. as introduced.
  • Short: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2009 as introduced.

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  • thorvaldr 05/11/2009 8:22am

    FBA studies show that very few crime guns were purchased at gun shows. This bill is only meant to harass and intimidate law abiding gun purchasers and sellers. It has no chance of having any affect on crime rates.

  • katherinewatterson 05/12/2009 11:41pm

    Criminals steal most of the guns they use or they get them from other criminals that stole them from someone else. They don’t buy them at gun shows.

  • pcfixer 05/21/2009 5:34am

    Most importantly, H.R. 2324 ignores the real problem—multiple government studies prove gun shows are not a source of “crime guns.”

    The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report “Firearms Use by Offenders” found that less than 1% of U.S. “crime guns” come from gun shows. This 2001 study was based on interviews with 18,000 prison inmates and is the largest such study ever conducted by the government.
    The BJS study is consistent with previous federal studies. A 2000 BJS study, “Federal Firearms Offenders, 1992-98,” found only 1.7% of federal prison inmates obtained their gun from a gun show. Similarly, a National Institute of Justice 1997 study, “Homicide in Eight U.S. Cities,” reported less than 2% of criminal guns come from gun shows.

  • pcfixer 05/21/2009 6:15am

    This bill is an invasion of everyone civil liberty, period.
    H.R. 2324 allows harassment of show organizers and vendors. The bill allows inspection, at a gun show, of a show promoter`s or dealer`s entire business records—including records of transactions that occurred at other shows or at a dealer`s licensed place of business. These inspections are time consuming for licensees and highly intrusive; conducting business at a gun show while simultaneously undergoing a compliance inspection would be impossible

  • MACitizenPatriot 05/11/2010 5:08pm

    I think the legislation is reasonable and provides a rational means of keeping track of gun transactions at transient events like gun shows. No one is prohibited from buying or selling. It does not seem to be excessive and the negative reaction in these comments appears to unfounded. I strongly believe in the second amendment and gun owner rights and am not disturbed by reasonable controls and reporting.

  • pramsey 07/13/2010 7:48am

    Why is sale of firearms at a gun SHOW any different than sale of firearms at gun SHOPS? Although this bill does require fees to be paid to (someone) as determined by the Attorney General and requires all organizers, planners, promoters, or operaters involved be registered with the Attorney General….. what is this bill really doing? Please put this in PLAIN ENGLISH for me!!!


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