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house Bill H.R. 1112

Should Gun Dealers Have to Wait Longer for Completed Background Checks Before Transferring a Gun to the Buyer?

Argument in favor

This bill would close the so-called “Charleston loophole” by requiring gun dealers to wait longer than just three days for a completed background check before turning over a gun to the buyer. A 10 business day waiting period followed by an escalated review of equal length is a long enough time for gun dealers to wait to complete the sale of a firearm.

Xander 's Opinion
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02/28/2019
If y’all are this angry about having to wait an extra week for a gun for the sake of making sure background checks go through, you don’t get to claim to be responsible gun owners.
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Tim and tess's Opinion
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02/28/2019
If we want to keep guns out of the hands of buyers who should not have a gun, the background check should be thorough. The gun seller and buyer should be responsible enough to accept this.
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Andrew's Opinion
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02/28/2019
If someone cannot wait to own a weapon, they should not own a weapon. If a weapons dealer cannot wait to sell a weapon, they should not be a weapons dealer. More rigorous background checks are something the majority of Americans are hoping for, something that is promised and prayed for by politicians after every publicized shooting. So far, 6 children have been killed by gun violence in Jacksonville in 2019. More injured. If there is even a slight chance that stiffer background checks and more time to vet gun owners will prevent any future deaths, it is worth it. I expect my representatives to stop sending thoughts and prayers, and start taking action to end gun violence.
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Argument opposed

It shouldn’t take more than three business days to complete a background check on an unlicensed prospective gun buyer, and if it does the business owner should be able to transfer the gun at their discretion as is the case under current law. Delaying a sale for up to a potential 20 business days is unfair to the gun buyer and seller.

Mel's Opinion
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02/27/2019
There is no proof that this will do anything except further infringe on our 2nd amendment rights.
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Tooluser1's Opinion
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02/28/2019
Remind me why Democrats *aren't* fascist? Every action, bill, or proposal they offer strips rights and choices under the false premise of "helping".
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Mark's Opinion
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02/28/2019
Thank you in advance for your strong opposition to H.R.1112. Like near identical H.R.8, this bill is another wolf in sheep‘s clothing. It does nothing to disarm criminals and further restricts the rights of honest people. Moreover this bill would require all of the future liability in a firearm sale be placed upon the dealer when the 20th day escalated background check is unresolved and the sale can proceed. Legitimate, lawful purchases would easily be denied by bureaucrats simply strangling the resources required to perform the background checks. The resulting backlog of background checks and transfer for liability of the sale to the dealer would effectively eliminate the ability to purchase a firearm. This bill is clearly unconstitutional and in direct violation of our 2nd Amendment rights.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed February 28th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 228 Yea / 198 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 8th, 2019

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Bill Activity

  • Calendars
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 30.
  • Calendars
    Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
  • Floor
    The Speaker designated the Honorable Lauren Underwood to act as Chairwoman of the Committee.
  • Floor
    House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 145 and Rule XVIII.
  • Floor
    Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 145.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 198 (Roll no. 103). (text: CR H2284)
  • Floor
    Mrs. Lesko moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2291)
  • Floor
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 145. (consideration: CR H2277-2293)
  • Floor
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • Floor
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 198 (Roll no. 103).
  • Floor
    On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 194 - 232 (Roll no. 102).
  • Floor
    The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert new text on cases in which the transferee is a victim of a crime of domestic violence.
  • Floor
    Mrs. Lesko moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • Floor
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
  • Floor
    The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1112.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Van Drew amendment No. 5, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Collins (GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
  • Floor
    DEABTE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Van Drew amendment No. 5.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Porter amendment No. 4.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Levin (MI) amendment No. 3.
  • Floor
    POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Schneider amendment No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schneider amendment No. 2.
  • Floor
    DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rice (SC) amendment No. 1.
  • Floor
    GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1112.
  • Floor
    Rule H. Res. 145 passed House.
  • Floor
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 145 Reported to House. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  • Calendars
    Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 4.
  • Committee
    Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-12.
  • IntroReferral
    Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed February 28th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 228 Yea / 198 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 8th, 2019

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    If y’all are this angry about having to wait an extra week for a gun for the sake of making sure background checks go through, you don’t get to claim to be responsible gun owners.
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    There is no proof that this will do anything except further infringe on our 2nd amendment rights.
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    Remind me why Democrats *aren't* fascist? Every action, bill, or proposal they offer strips rights and choices under the false premise of "helping".
    Like (73)
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    If we want to keep guns out of the hands of buyers who should not have a gun, the background check should be thorough. The gun seller and buyer should be responsible enough to accept this.
    Like (72)
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    If someone cannot wait to own a weapon, they should not own a weapon. If a weapons dealer cannot wait to sell a weapon, they should not be a weapons dealer. More rigorous background checks are something the majority of Americans are hoping for, something that is promised and prayed for by politicians after every publicized shooting. So far, 6 children have been killed by gun violence in Jacksonville in 2019. More injured. If there is even a slight chance that stiffer background checks and more time to vet gun owners will prevent any future deaths, it is worth it. I expect my representatives to stop sending thoughts and prayers, and start taking action to end gun violence.
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    Thank you in advance for your strong opposition to H.R.1112. Like near identical H.R.8, this bill is another wolf in sheep‘s clothing. It does nothing to disarm criminals and further restricts the rights of honest people. Moreover this bill would require all of the future liability in a firearm sale be placed upon the dealer when the 20th day escalated background check is unresolved and the sale can proceed. Legitimate, lawful purchases would easily be denied by bureaucrats simply strangling the resources required to perform the background checks. The resulting backlog of background checks and transfer for liability of the sale to the dealer would effectively eliminate the ability to purchase a firearm. This bill is clearly unconstitutional and in direct violation of our 2nd Amendment rights.
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    3 days, then 10 days, then 30 days, then 60 days....This is just another step toward the democrats goal of banning guns. Gun violence is NOT escalating. Guns save exponentially more lives than are lost.
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    No waiting list for Any of Our God Given Rights. Registration is the beginning of confiscation.
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    No, NCIS is effective, if anything it flags falsely. Anyone buying a gun and has worked with the application understands how well it works, thank you NRA for making NCIS possible. That being said, I recommend everyone who is saying Yes to go to your local gun store. Talk to them and ask if they can run their Name in the NCIS system. And don’t lie on your application, it’s a federal document which would result in a felony. Once you’re done just keep in mind only law-abiding citizens will do what you just did. So at the end of the day, if you make this law more difficult you will only end up harming those who need access to firearms to protect themselves and their loved ones. Vote No and get informed.
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    What would the emergency be that requires you purchase a firearm quickly? Any responsible gun owner should support any measure that keeps guns in their hands out of the hands of someone who may be acting out of mental instability or stress. This would seem to me to reduce spontaneous firearm purchases to commit violent acts. A few extra days should matter to know one who is is responsible.
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    There are enough checks and balances in place for gun purchases and transfers. The second amendment is clear. I’m fed up with people trying to eat away my rights; Democrats, Republicans and these Communist Socialist like Bernie Sanders, and AOC. Keep your damn hands off my guns. #MAGA
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    To all of you not supporting this bill because of the 2nd amendment. What well-regulated militia are you part of?
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    No. Gun laws are stringent enough, and firearm restriction laws have proven to be pathetically ineffective.
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    Nobody needs a gun RIGHT NOW. If this would stop even one gun murder per year, it would be worth it. And doubtless it will save MANY lives.
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    This is, yet again, another hurdle that law abiding citizens must face. NICS (National INSTANT Criminal Background Check System) is supposed to be instant. The three day window was designed to aid law enforcement in the event of hiccup in the system. This could be caused by someone with the same name and birthdate as a prohibited person. Or a similar name. I don’t believe background checks work anyway, however it is the reality we must deal with. NICS needs to be fixed. Local (county/municipal), state, and federal agencies need to update records of prohibited persons, if not daily, than weekly.
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    There should never be a rush to sell a gun. Complete checks , no loopholes, a waiting period and a nationwide database are what is needed to make sure we do all we can to prevent at risk people from obtaining guns. Domestic violence and terror incidents would be reduced.
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    I am appalled that only 25% of the American population are gun owners, yet they think their right to own a gun is more important than the 75% who aren’t such scared idiots we feel the need to surround ourselves with a killing machine. What part of a WELL REGULATED MILITIA don’t you politicians who are supposed to represent all of us, understand about that phrase! So sick of white, gun-addicted terrorist gunning innocent people down in SECONDS simply because they can! forbes had an article “Addicted to the BANG, The Neuroscience Of Guns”explains a lot about this addiction. Sickening.
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    ....SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. I don’t know if this could be any clearer.
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    Three days is long enough for NICS to effectively research a prospective buyer. This is Feel Good Legislation at its Finest. I stand opposed.
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    This legislation does nothing but continue to infringe on the rights of law abiding citizens. If you can get states and agencies to report data to NICS, the extended time will do nothing.
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