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S.843 Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 21, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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  • 20% of users support S.843

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

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    • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

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    • Children's Defense Fund

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    • Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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    • National Association for Gun Rights

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    • National Rifle Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On May 21, 2009, by pcfixer - 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.

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      As noted by pcfixer, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 21, 2009, "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. "
    • On April 24, 2009, by Militia1897 - Hopefully more people will get wind of this piece of garbage. Same goes for H.R. 45.

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      As noted by Militia1897, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 24, 2009, "Hopefully more people will get wind of this piece of garbage. Same goes for H.R. 45."
    • On April 23, 2009, by shooter - Here we go, folks. Will anyone be surprised that this is the first step to outlawing private sales, no matter where that sale may take place, even neighbor to neighbor or among family members? Just remember, gun control is population control.

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      As noted by shooter, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 23, 2009, "Here we go, folks. Will anyone be surprised that this is the first step to outlawing private sales, no matter where that sale may take place, even neighbor to neighbor or among family members? Just remember, gun control is population control. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.916: A bill to facilitate appropriate oil and gas development on ... - May 08, 2011 by opencongress.org - Energy and Natural Resources holds hearing on S. 516, the Lease Extension and Secure Energy Act; S.843, Outer Continental Shelf Permit Processing Coordination Act; S.916, to facilitate oil and gas development on federal ... Source: Carter Wood ... OpenCong

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      As noted by opencongress.org on May 08, 2011, "Energy and Natural Resources holds hearing on S. 516, the Lease Extension and Secure Energy Act; S.843, Outer Continental Shelf Permit Processing Coordination Act; S.916, to facilitate oil and gas development on federal ... Source: Carter Wood ... OpenCong" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s916/show)
    • S.843: A bill to establish outer Continental Shelf lease and ... - April 13, 2011 by opencongress.org - Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced akin legislation, the Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009 (S. 843), in the US Senate. As of October 2009, the House version of the bill had 35 co-sponsors … Video Rating: 4 / 5 ... Source: Rarzi ... OpenCongress is a

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      As noted by opencongress.org on April 13, 2011, "Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced akin legislation, the Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009 (S. 843), in the US Senate. As of October 2009, the House version of the bill had 35 co-sponsors … Video Rating: 4 / 5 ... Source: Rarzi ... OpenCongress is a" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s843/show)
    • Kurt Nimmo on Alex Jones Tv :Obama Administration Shuts Down ... - January 02, 2011 by kindgadget.com - Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced similar legislation, the Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009 (S. 843), in the US Senate. As of October 2009, the House version of the bill had 35 co-sponsors … Share and Enjoy: ...

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      As noted by kindgadget.com on January 02, 2011, "Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced similar legislation, the Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009 (S. 843), in the US Senate. As of October 2009, the House version of the bill had 35 co-sponsors … Share and Enjoy: ..." (http://kindgadget.com/kurt-nimmo-on-alex-jones-tv-obama-administration-shuts-down-oldest-gun-show-in-central-texas.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launch New National Campaign to Close the Gun Show Loophole - April 19, 2010 by Freshnews.com - ...the week. The advertisements are an appeal to the United States Senate to act on closing the Gun Show Loophole. Currently, S.843 and H.R.2324, bills that close the gun show loophole, are pending in the U.S. Congress. In particular, key Senators who coul

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      As noted by Freshnews.com on April 19, 2010, "...the week. The advertisements are an appeal to the United States Senate to act on closing the Gun Show Loophole. Currently, S.843 and H.R.2324, bills that close the gun show loophole, are pending in the U.S. Congress. In particular, key Senators who coul" (http://www.freshnews.com/news/314506/mayors-against-illegal-guns-launch-new-national-campaign-close-gun-show-loophole)
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