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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HR126 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act
Source: H.R.126
Directs the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of the entire process of its examination and testing of an item for the purpose of determining whether the item is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. Bars ATF from editing or erasing any such recording.

Directs ATF to make available a digital video disc that contains a copy of the recording: (1) at the request of a person who claims an ownership interest in such item; and (2) to a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item.

Provides that an item which ATF has determined is a firearm or ammunition shall not be admissible as evidence unless: (1) ATF has complied with the requirements of this Act to make its digital video disc available; or (2) such compliance has been waived in writing by the person against whom the item is offered as evidence.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: Require video recording of every firearm test by ATF (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to video record every firearm test by ATF

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 11-HR126

Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Mike Ross s1oArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 



Republicans participating in 11-HR126

Michele Bachmann s1oMinnesota Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1oTennessee Republican 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
John Carter s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Conaway s1oTexas Republican 
John Fleming s1oLouisiana Republican 
Randy Forbes s1oVirginia Republican 
Trent Franks s1oArizona Republican 
Phil Gingrey s2iGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas Republican 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
John Kline s1oMinnesota Republican 
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas Republican 
Thad McCotter s1oMichigan Republican 
Ron Paul s1oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Phil Roe s1oTennessee Republican 
Michael Rogers s1oAlabama Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s1oGeorgia Republican 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HR126



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 20
Independents: 0


















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