Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 111th Congress.

S. 843 - Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009

Crime and law enforcement. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009

S. 843 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.
Other Titles
  • Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009
Sponsor
Frank R. Lautenberg
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Business records
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Licensing and registrations
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced4/21/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/21/2009
4/21/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
4/21/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4519-4520)
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$341,510
$16,250
$686,351
$1,044,111
3.5 times as much
$623,472
$3,063,761
$3,687,233
6 Organizations Supported and 4 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Gun Show Background Check Act of 2009

6 organizations supported this bill

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Peterson, Joan (n.d.). Raising Minnesota’s Voices. Retrieved January 15, 2010, from Brady Campaign.
Campaign To Close The Gun Show Loophole
CCGSL (n.d.). Tell your Legislator and Senators to Co-Sponsor the bill to Close the Gun Show Loophole. Retrieved December 19, 2012, from CCGSL.
Children's Defense Fund
CDF (2009). Protect Children Not Guns 2009. Retrieved January 15, 2010, from Children's Defense.
Coalition Against Gun Violence
CAGV (2012, October 1). United States Representatives District 24. Retrieved December 19, 2012, from SB Coalition.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Michael Bloomberg and Thomas M. Menino (2009, July 1). 400 Mayors Call on Congress to Support H.R.2324/S.843 and Close the Gun Show Loophole. Retrieved January 15, 2010, from Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
(n.d.). Close the Gun Show Loophole. Retrieved January 15, 2010, from Action RAC.

4 organizations opposed this bill

Gun Owners of America
Darling, Brian (2010, May 10). Gun Grabbing Legislation. Retrieved December 19, 2012, from Gun Owners of America.
Heritage Foundation
Darling, Brian (2010, May 10). Gun Grabbing Legislation. Retrieved December 19, 2012, from Gun Owners of America.
National Association for Gun Rights
NGR (2009, November 6). Bill Watch. Retrieved January 15, 2010, from National Gun Rights.
National Rifle Association
NRA (2009, May 11). H.R. 2324: Worse than S. 843?. Retrieved June 10, 2009, from NRA-ILA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$37,750
John BarrassoRWY$0$33,050
Max BaucusDMT$14,600$9,300
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$6,350$0
Mark BegichDAK$20,650$1,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$28,350$0
Bob BennettRUT$2,000$14,950
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$20,000$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,996$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$31,500$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,500
Jim BunningRKY$300$3,250
Richard BurrRNC$250$83,300
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$900$0
Maria CantwellDWA$13,900$0
Ben CardinDMD$21,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$650$500
Bob CaseyDPA$58,500$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$414,248
Tom CoburnROK$-250$105,596
William Thad CochranRMS$4,000$12,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$3,250$63,050
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Bob CorkerRTN$19,350$87,565
John CornynRTX$11,625$209,490
Mike CrapoRID$0$15,050
Jim DeMintRSC$250$300,274
Chris DoddDCT$22,000$0
Byron DorganDND$19,800$5,900
Dick DurbinDIL$46,225$0
John EnsignRNV$0$17,435
Mike EnziRWY$0$14,950
Russ FeingoldDWI$17,400$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$40,800$2,400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$34,374
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$51,000
Judd GreggRNH$0$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,750$0
Tom HarkinDIA$25,750$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$23,300
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,600$80,126
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$96,025
Dan InouyeDHI$400$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,750$41,100
Mike JohannsRNE$0$31,296
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,269$4,500
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$6,775$0
John F. KerryDMA$3,880$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$48,515$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$2,200$347,342
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$10,500$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$0
Carl LevinDMI$7,050$0
Joe LiebermanICT$12,400$1,500
Blanche LincolnDAR$1,550$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,250$0
Mel MartinezRFL$-1,700$13,575
John McCainRAZ$3,000$190,743
Claire McCaskillDMO$26,550$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,750$254,908
Bob MenéndezDNJ$15,900$500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$21,750$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,600$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$7,250
Patty MurrayDWA$11,866$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$19,550
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$15,600$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$14,750$1,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,250$0
Harry ReidDNV$25,750$19,850
Jim RischRID$2,050$200,456
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$115,449
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$21,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$21,210$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$4,400
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$81,120
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$19,790$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$11,500
Olympia J. SnoweRME$13,000$30,289
Arlen SpecterDPA$750$27,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$27,950$0
Jon TesterDMT$19,700$0
John ThuneRSD$0$231,343
Mark UdallDCO$39,850$1,500
Tom UdallDNM$30,060$0
David VitterRLA$650$242,754
George VoinovichROH$450$12,050
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,300$1,000
Jim WebbDVA$16,550$500
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$23,400$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$15,950$74,575
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,000$37,750
John BarrassoRWY$0$33,050
Max BaucusDMT$14,600$9,300
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$6,350$0
Mark BegichDAK$20,650$1,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$28,350$0
Bob BennettRUT$2,000$14,950
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$20,000$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,996$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$31,500$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,500
Jim BunningRKY$300$3,250
Richard BurrRNC$250$83,300
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$900$0
Maria CantwellDWA$13,900$0
Ben CardinDMD$21,500$0
Tom CarperDDE$650$500
Bob CaseyDPA$58,500$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$414,248
Tom CoburnROK$-250$105,596
William Thad CochranRMS$4,000$12,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$3,250$63,050
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Bob CorkerRTN$19,350$87,565
John CornynRTX$11,625$209,490
Mike CrapoRID$0$15,050
Jim DeMintRSC$250$300,274
Chris DoddDCT$22,000$0
Byron DorganDND$19,800$5,900
Dick DurbinDIL$46,225$0
John EnsignRNV$0$17,435
Mike EnziRWY$0$14,950
Russ FeingoldDWI$17,400$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$40,800$2,400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$250$34,374
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$51,000
Judd GreggRNH$0$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,750$0
Tom HarkinDIA$25,750$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$23,300
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,600$80,126
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$96,025
Dan InouyeDHI$400$1,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,750$41,100
Mike JohannsRNE$0$31,296
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,269$4,500
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$6,775$0
John F. KerryDMA$3,880$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$48,515$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$2,200$347,342
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$10,500$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$2,000$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$0
Carl LevinDMI$7,050$0
Joe LiebermanICT$12,400$1,500
Blanche LincolnDAR$1,550$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,250$0
Mel MartinezRFL$-1,700$13,575
John McCainRAZ$3,000$190,743
Claire McCaskillDMO$26,550$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,750$254,908
Bob MenéndezDNJ$15,900$500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$21,750$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,600$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$7,250
Patty MurrayDWA$11,866$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$19,550
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$15,600$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$14,750$1,500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,250$0
Harry ReidDNV$25,750$19,850
Jim RischRID$2,050$200,456
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$115,449
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$21,000$0
Bernie SandersIVT$21,210$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$4,400
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$81,120
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$19,790$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$11,500
Olympia J. SnoweRME$13,000$30,289
Arlen SpecterDPA$750$27,250
Debbie StabenowDMI$27,950$0
Jon TesterDMT$19,700$0
John ThuneRSD$0$231,343
Mark UdallDCO$39,850$1,500
Tom UdallDNM$30,060$0
David VitterRLA$650$242,754
George VoinovichROH$450$12,050
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,300$1,000
Jim WebbDVA$16,550$500
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$23,400$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$15,950$74,575
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Children's rights$686,351
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$341,510
Anti-Guns$16,250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$3,063,761
Pro-Guns$623,472
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