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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-S0798 on Apr 12, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act
Source: HR420/S798
  • Provides a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record any firearm acquired before October 31, 1968, by a veteran while a member of the Armed Forces stationed outside the continental United States.
  • Grants such an individual limited immunity with respect to the acquisition, possession, transportation, or alteration of such firearm before or concurrent with such registration.
  • Extends such immunity to a veteran who attempts to register a qualifying firearm outside of the amnesty period if the veteran surrenders the firearm within 30 days after being notified of potential criminal liability for continued possession.
  • Transfers each firearm qualifying as a curio or relic which has been forfeited to the United States to the first qualified museum that requests it
  • Publishes information identifying each such firearm which is available to be transferred to a museum.
  • Makes a prohibition against transfer or possession of a machine-gun inapplicable to museums.


    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: Sponsored veterans registering unlicensed guns from abroad (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad (Score: 1)

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



Democrats participating in 11-S0798

Max Baucus s2oMT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Jun 23, 2011
Mark Begich s2oAK Democratic Jr SenatorOct 3, 2011
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr SenatorApr 12, 2011
Joe Manchin III s2oWV Democratic SenatorJul 11, 2011
Ben Nelson s2oNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)Nov 7, 2011
Mark Pryor s2oAR Democratic Sr SenatorMay 18, 2011
Jeanne Shaheen s2oNH Democratic Sr SenatorJun 27, 2011
Jon Tester s1pMT Democratic Jr Senator 
James Webb s2oVA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)Jun 23, 2011



Republicans participating in 11-S0798

John Boozman s2oAR Republican Jr SenatorJul 19, 2011
Saxby Chambliss s2oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Jul 11, 2011
Tom Coburn s2oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeOct 6, 2011
Michael Enzi s2oWY Republican Sr SenatorSep 21, 2011
Chuck Grassley s2oIA Republican Sr SenatorAug 1, 2011
Dean Heller s2oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)Jul 19, 2011
James Inhofe s2oOK Republican Sr SenatorJun 9, 2011
John McCain s2oAZ Republican Sr SenatorApr 12, 2011
Jerry Moran s2oKansas Republican (until 2010)Jul 11, 2011
Lisa Murkowski s2oAK Republican Sr SenatorDec 12, 2011
Rob Portman s2oOH Republican Jr SenatorMar 27, 2012
Pat Roberts s2oKS Republican Sr SenatorJul 20, 2011
John Thune s2oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeSep 6, 2011



Independents participating in 11-S0798



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0


















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