Trustee Election
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • FIREARM BACKGROUND CHECKS
  • GUN BUYBACK PROGRAMS
  • GUN SHOWS
Winning Issue » GUN SHOWS


A gun show is a temporary exhibition where firearms, accessories, ammunition and literature are displayed, bought, sold, traded and discussed. Most gun shows are sponsored by hunting or sporting organizations. Except in a few states, background checks and sales transaction records are not required for guns purchased at these events. This situation is often referred to as the “gun show loophole.” In some years there are as many as 5,000 gun shows, flea markets and other gun-related events occurring around our country. Large shows may accommodate 1,000 dealers and draw up to 15,000 law-abiding visitors. However, nearly half the time gun shows are investigated, felons are associated with buying or selling guns. Juveniles purchase at least 10% of the guns they use in crimes at gun shows or flea markets. Studies have shown that representatives of the Irish Republican Army and Hezbollah terrorist organizations have shipped guns to their native countries which were purchased at our gun shows. Critics claim these events give felons, domestic abusers, the mentally ill and others easy access to firearms. They say these buyers would not be able to purchase firearms if they had to pass background checks.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.1217 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015




Options


  • I oppose reforming current gun show policy and wish to defeat H.R.1217 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support background checks for gun show and internet firearm sales and wish to ensure maximum coordination and automation of reporting of records or making records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; making grants to improve the automation and transmittal of mental health records and criminal history dispositions; withholding grant funds from states that have not implemented a relief from disabilities program and reallocating such funds to states that are in compliance; making federal court information available for inclusion in the System; prohibiting expansion of the enforcement authority or jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; prohibiting the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a federal firearms registry; prohibiting extending background check requirements to transfers of firearms other than those made at gun shows or over the Internet, and wish to pass H.R.1217 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Peter King (NY), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support background checks for gun show and internet firearm sales and wish to ensure maximum coordination and automation of reporting of records or making records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; making grants to improve the automation and transmittal of mental health records and criminal history dispositions; withholding grant funds from states that have not implemented a relief from disabilities program and reallocating such funds to states that are in compliance; making federal court information available for inclusion in the System; prohibiting expansion of the enforcement authority or jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; prohibiting the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a federal firearms registry; prohibiting extending background check requirements to transfers of firearms other than those made at gun shows or over the Internet, and wish to pass H.R.1217 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) and/or Rep. Peter King (NY), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Robert Goodlatte (VA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.1217 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Peter King (NY) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.1217 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Peter King, NY
Status (2):
House Judiciary Committee
Chairman: Rep. Robert Goodlatte, VA
House Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
Chairman: Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA)


If elected as a trustee, Everytown will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for background checks for those attempting to purchase a gun online and at gun shows or similar events.

Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. It states that gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives. But something is changing. More than 2.5 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives.

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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020