S.35 - Gun Show Background Check Act of 2011

A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows. as introduced.
  • Short: Gun Show Background Check Act of 2011 as introduced.

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01/25/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Frank Lautenberg

D-NJ

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Official Summary

Gun Show Background Check Act of 2011 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require registration of gun show promoters and to set forth the responsibilities of promoters, licensees, and other transferors. Provides that if any part of a firearm transaction takes place at a gu

Official Summary

Gun Show Background Check Act of 2011 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require registration of gun show promoters and to set forth the responsibilities of promoters, licensees, and other transferors. Provides that if any part of a firearm transaction takes place at a gun show, each licensed importer, manufacturer, and dealer who transfers one or more firearms to a person who is not licensed shall, within 10 days after the transfer, submit a report of the transfer to the Attorney General. Sets forth penalties for violations. Grants the Attorney General authority to enter the place of business of any gun show promoter and any place where a gun show is held, during business hours and without a showing of reasonable cause or a warrant, for purposes of examining records and the inventory of licensees conducting business to determine compliance with this Act. Increases penalties for:
(1) serious record-keeping violations by licensees; and
(2) violations of criminal background check requirements.

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Organizations Supporting S.35

  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns
  • National Network to End Domestic Violence
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police

Organizations Opposing S.35

  • Gun Owners of America
  • National Rifle Association


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