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15_H131 on Jan 6, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.131
Source: Bill sponsored by 27 House Members
Congressional Summary: On interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition:
  • Require that a firearm and ammunition shall be in a locked container.
  • Does not permit transportation of firearms or ammunition with the intent to commit a crime.
  • Prohibits detention of a person for violation of any local gun law unless there is probable cause.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (NRA Institute for Legal Action, 1/16/15): Current federal law guarantees the right of law-abiding persons to transport firearms, regardless of state or local laws. Unfortunately, anti-gun local officials are using overly restrictive state licensing laws to harass and prosecute travelers who have made every effort to comply with the law, resulting in seized guns and sometimes arrests. HR 131 would make clear that I, including activities incidental to the trip such as temporary lodging.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (PopVox blog postings on HR 131):

  • CA-19: I oppose HR131 because it is overly burdensome on law abiding individuals and attempts to fix an issue that is not documented to be a problem or responsible for any amount of crime today.
  • SD-0: I oppose HR131 because this encourages illegal hunting. Gun laws already differ in each state. The last thing we want is increase of breaching of laws as one is "unaware" of the law of that state.
  • AZ-5: I oppose HR131 because travelling can be dangerous. A firearm is useless for defense if it is locked in a box.
  • MO-7: I oppose HR131 because it attempts to once again federally mandate a standard across all states which poses as a protection to gun owners, but could be abused by law enforcement.
  • NH-2: I oppose HR131 because this is not only unnecessary, but impractical in many situations. We already have more than enough poorly constructed firearms laws on the books.
Also see "gun show loophole" bill H.R.141 (2013)
Updated to include 2017 version, H.R.358


    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: Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Interstate transportation of firearms is federally prote (Score: 2)

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Democrats participating in 15_H131



Republicans participating in 15_H131

Rick Allen s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberFeb 10, 2015
Brian Babin s1oTexas Republican House MemberJan 21, 2015
Mike Bishop s1oMichigan Republican House MemberFeb 5, 2015
Mo Brooks s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Michael Burgess s1oTexas RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Steve Chabot s1oOhio RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Chris Collins s1oNew York RepublicanFeb 5, 2015
Kevin Cramer s1oNorth Dakota RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Scott DesJarlais s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Sean Duffy s1oWisconsin RepublicanFeb 10, 2015
Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Renee Ellmers s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Blake Farenthold s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Trent Franks s1oArizona RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Bob Gibbs s1oOhio RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Paul Gosar s1oArizona RepublicanMar 4, 2015
Tom Graves s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Morgan Griffith s2pVirginia Republican
Richard Hanna s1oNew York RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas RepublicanFeb 12, 2015
Jody Hice s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 6, 2017
Richard Hudson s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Tim Huelskamp s1oKansas RepublicanMar 17, 2015
Robert Hurt s1oVirginia RepublicanJan 13, 2015
Evan Jenkins s1oWest Virginia Republican House MemberJan 27, 2015
Lynn Jenkins s1oKansas RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Bill Johnson s1oOhio RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Sam Johnson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Mike Kelly s1oPennsylvania RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Adam Kinzinger s1oIllinois RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Bob Latta s1oOhio RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Billy Long s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri RepublicanFeb 5, 2015
Cynthia Lummis s1oWyoming RepublicanFeb 3, 2015
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas RepublicanFeb 12, 2015
Thomas Massie s1oKentucky RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Tom McClintock s1oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)Feb 3, 2015
Luke Messer s1oIndiana RepublicanFeb 3, 2015
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida RepublicanFeb 12, 2015
Tim Murphy s1oPennsylvania RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Pete Olson s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Steven Palazzo s1oMississippi RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Steve Pearce s1oNew Mexico RepublicanJan 9, 2017
Robert Pittenger s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanFeb 10, 2015
Bill Posey s1oFlorida RepublicanMar 4, 2015
John Ratcliffe s1oTexas Republican House MemberMar 16, 2015
Phil Roe s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 6, 2015
Michael Rogers s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Todd Rokita s1oIndiana RepublicanFeb 4, 2015
David Schweikert s1oArizona RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Pete Sessions s1oTexas RepublicanJan 27, 2015
Chris Stewart s1oUtah RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Pat Tiberi s1oOhio RepublicanFeb 27, 2015
Scott Tipton s1oColorado RepublicanJan 6, 2017
David Valadao s1oCalifornia RepublicanMar 4, 2015
Tim Walberg s1oMichigan RepublicanMar 17, 2015
Jackie Walorski s1oIndiana RepublicanFeb 3, 2015
Don Young s1oAlaska RepublicanJan 13, 2015
Lee Zeldin s1oNew York Republican House MemberJan 6, 2017
Ryan Zinke s1oMontana Republican House MemberFeb 3, 2015



Independents participating in 15_H131

Charles Boustany s1oLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate ChallengerFeb 12, 2015



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 0
Republicans: 62
Independents: 1


















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