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…

$299,375
$17,550
$812,571
$1,129,496
5.3 times as much
$463,926
$5,504,945
$5,968,871
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 (2012, March 14). 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$5,500$89,633
John BarrassoRWY$0$32,800
Max BaucusDMT$15,700$9,300
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$6,350$0
Mark BegichDAK$20,712$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$50,150$0
Bob BennettRUT$2,000$5,950
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,000$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,196$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$49,450$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$11,600
Jim BunningRKY$300$1,450
Richard BurrRNC$250$87,950
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$900$0
Maria CantwellDWA$5,900$0
Ben CardinDMD$23,100$0
Tom CarperDDE$650$500
Bob CaseyDPA$82,250$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$590,898
Tom CoburnROK$-250$141,246
William Thad CochranRMS$0$23,700
Susan M. CollinsRME$3,250$153,283
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Bob CorkerRTN$8,850$206,051
John CornynRTX$11,125$520,922
Mike CrapoRID$0$13,300
Jim DeMintRSC$250$401,124
Chris DoddDCT$20,100$0
Byron DorganDND$9,800$5,900
Dick DurbinDIL$44,375$0
John EnsignRNV$0$72,925
Mike EnziRWY$0$14,200
Russ FeingoldDWI$16,700$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$35,750$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,250$53,566
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$70,650
Judd GreggRNH$0$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,478$0
Tom HarkinDIA$25,350$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$46,466
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,600$253,526
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$172,425
Dan InouyeDHI$400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,750$62,650
Mike JohannsRNE$0$78,946
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,519$2,500
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$4,500$0
John F. KerryDMA$3,880$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$51,931$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$2,000$457,417
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,850$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$1,000$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$0
Carl LevinDMI$7,050$0
Joe LiebermanICT$8,200$3,600
Blanche LincolnDAR$3,050$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,000$0
Mel MartinezRFL$300$43,125
John McCainRAZ$2,800$252,373
Claire McCaskillDMO$35,100$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,750$544,483
Bob MenéndezDNJ$16,500$500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$27,578$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$14,900
Patty MurrayDWA$18,816$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$4,950
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,950$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$19,000$500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,750$0
Harry ReidDNV$29,050$15,050
Jim RischRID$1,050$236,009
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$185,249
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$30,710$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$106,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,102$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$6,200$16,150
Olympia SnoweRME$13,000$48,589
Arlen SpecterDPA$250$62,450
Debbie StabenowDMI$32,450$0
Jon TesterDMT$27,200$0
John ThuneRSD$0$361,242
Mark UdallDCO$46,512$0
Tom UdallDNM$30,362$0
David VitterRLA$200$297,528
George VoinovichROH$200$58,650
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,300$0
Jim WebbDVA$20,600$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$27,700$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$4,750$135,775
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$5,500$89,633
John BarrassoRWY$0$32,800
Max BaucusDMT$15,700$9,300
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$6,350$0
Mark BegichDAK$20,712$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$50,150$0
Bob BennettRUT$2,000$5,950
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,000$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,196$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$49,450$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$11,600
Jim BunningRKY$300$1,450
Richard BurrRNC$250$87,950
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$900$0
Maria CantwellDWA$5,900$0
Ben CardinDMD$23,100$0
Tom CarperDDE$650$500
Bob CaseyDPA$82,250$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$590,898
Tom CoburnROK$-250$141,246
William Thad CochranRMS$0$23,700
Susan M. CollinsRME$3,250$153,283
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Bob CorkerRTN$8,850$206,051
John CornynRTX$11,125$520,922
Mike CrapoRID$0$13,300
Jim DeMintRSC$250$401,124
Chris DoddDCT$20,100$0
Byron DorganDND$9,800$5,900
Dick DurbinDIL$44,375$0
John EnsignRNV$0$72,925
Mike EnziRWY$0$14,200
Russ FeingoldDWI$16,700$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$35,750$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,250$53,566
Chuck GrassleyRIA$250$70,650
Judd GreggRNH$0$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$16,478$0
Tom HarkinDIA$25,350$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$46,466
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$3,600$253,526
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$172,425
Dan InouyeDHI$400$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,750$62,650
Mike JohannsRNE$0$78,946
Tim JohnsonDSD$15,519$2,500
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$4,500$0
John F. KerryDMA$3,880$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$51,931$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$2,000$457,417
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$16,850$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$1,000$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$7,450$0
Carl LevinDMI$7,050$0
Joe LiebermanICT$8,200$3,600
Blanche LincolnDAR$3,050$0
Dick LugarRIN$3,000$0
Mel MartinezRFL$300$43,125
John McCainRAZ$2,800$252,373
Claire McCaskillDMO$35,100$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$3,750$544,483
Bob MenéndezDNJ$16,500$500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$27,578$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$1,400$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$14,900
Patty MurrayDWA$18,816$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$4,950
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$16,950$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$19,000$500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$9,750$0
Harry ReidDNV$29,050$15,050
Jim RischRID$1,050$236,009
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$185,249
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$24,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$30,710$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,500$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$106,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,102$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$6,200$16,150
Olympia SnoweRME$13,000$48,589
Arlen SpecterDPA$250$62,450
Debbie StabenowDMI$32,450$0
Jon TesterDMT$27,200$0
John ThuneRSD$0$361,242
Mark UdallDCO$46,512$0
Tom UdallDNM$30,362$0
David VitterRLA$200$297,528
George VoinovichROH$200$58,650
Mark R. WarnerDVA$7,300$0
Jim WebbDVA$20,600$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$27,700$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$4,750$135,775
Ron WydenDOR$12,200$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Children's rights$812,571
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$299,375
Anti-Guns$17,550

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$5,504,945
Pro-Guns$463,926
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