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Titles (5)

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Gun Control bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced

Gun Show Loophole Closing and Gun Law Enforcement Act of 2001

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Gun Law Enforcement Act of 2001
  • Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2001

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at events that provide a venue for the sale, offer for sale, transfer, or exchange of firearms, and to provide additional resources for gun crime enforcement.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/15/2001Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
05/15/2001Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4954-4956)
Action By: Senate
05/15/2001Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4953-4954)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [D-CT]* 05/15/2001
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 05/15/2001
Sen. DeWine, Mike [R-OH]* 05/15/2001
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 05/15/2001
Sen. Clinton, Hillary Rodham [D-NY] 07/17/2001

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary05/15/2001 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/15/2001)

Gun Show Loophole Closing and Gun Law Enforcement Act of 2001 - Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2001 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to provide for regulation of firearms transfers at special firearms events (events at which 75 or more firearms are offered or exhibited for sale or exchange if one or more of the firearms has been shipped or transported in, or otherwise affects, interstate or foreign commerce, with an exception).

Prohibits a special firearms events frequent operator from organizing, planning, promoting, or operating a special firearms event without meeting specified requirements. Sets forth: (1) responsibilities of special firearms events infrequent operators, transferors other than licensees, and licensees; (2) special firearms event license application requirements; and (3) penalties for violation of this Act.

Provides an option for 24-hour background checks at special firearms events for States with computerized disqualifying records and programs to improve State databases.

Increases penalties for: (1) serious record keeping violations by licensees; and (2) violations of criminal background check requirements.

Gun Law Enforcement Act of 2001 - Authorizes appropriations for: (1) grants to States and local governments to support prosecutions in high gun crime areas; (2) establishment of up to 100 additional Project EXILE programs; (3) additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agents; (4) gun tracing and youth crime gun interdiction; and (5) grants to research entities developing technologies that limit the use of a gun to the owner.