View Full Version : FED S 843 Lautenberg - gun show background checks

04-22-2009, 11:41 AM
Well, obviously our Fine Elected Officials have decided the budget is under control, so it must be time for more mischief.

April 21, 2009 S 843 Lautenberg

A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.

Bill Info (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:s.843:). (Got the stable link - Help at thomas gave the answer.)

In Senate Judiciary.

Lautenberg plus the Usual Suspects COSPONSORS(11), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 4/21/2009
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 4/21/2009
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 4/21/2009
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 4/21/2009
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 4/21/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 4/21/2009
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 4/21/2009
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 4/21/2009
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 4/21/2009

Text not available 4/22, I'll update later.

h/t to RichardInFlorida at HighRoad.

ETA: BTW, this is what H.R.45 would look like if anyone were taking it seriously - Heavy Hitter co-sponsors. Still no change on that bill.

04-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Hey look.. all teh usual suspects+Gillibrand. I wonder just how far this will go...

Dr Rockso
04-22-2009, 12:26 PM
I'm waiting to see what twisted logic they're going to use to make this a Federal issue....interstate commerce + ???????

04-22-2009, 9:26 PM
Gillibrand huh? Didn't take her long to flop

04-22-2009, 9:34 PM
And this is the legislation I have been most concerned with.


04-22-2009, 9:46 PM
And this is the legislation I have been most concerned with.


What are the implications as you see them?

04-22-2009, 9:57 PM
What are the implications as you see them?

It really will have no or only very negligible impact on Californians. It will make the rest of the states have to go to FFLs to transfer firearms private party to private party.

It's not guaranteed passage and I was surprised at how strongly pro-gun the NRA has things moving in Washington, but we'll see.