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Important Legislation

Updated 11/18/2017 by GS2AC

HR 3947 (Cicilline) – Act now and contact the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations – This legislation will prohibit “any person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.” This can affect custom triggers, springs or any other part or modification to a firearm that can increase the rate of fire, even marginally such as competition trigger & spring modifications. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 4343 (Cicilline) – Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary – Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act. The text of the bill starts with:

To amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to provide notification to relevant law enforcement agencies in the event that a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System determines that a person may not receive a firearm, and for other purposes.

This bill, if passed, could result in the seizure of firearms legally owned by persons who are incorrectly flagged in the NICS system. There are reports that the majority of NICS rejections are false positives. Dr. John Lott, Jr. explains this. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 4344 (Cicilline) – Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce – To incentivize State reporting systems that allow mental health professionals to submit information on certain individuals deemed dangerous for purposes of prohibiting firearm possession by such individuals, and for other purposes. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 4365 (Taylor) – Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary – To require the prompt reporting for national instant criminal background check system purposes of members of the Armed Forces convicted of domestic violence offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and for other purposes. Check here for the latest legislative action.

S 2095 (Feinstein) – Act now and contact the Senate Committee on the Judiciary – This legislation is titled “A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.” It is a direct infringement of the Second Amendment. No one knows what “other purposes” can be but is does not sound good for our constitutional rights. The text of the bill is now available. Check here for the latest legislative action.

FYI: We have a blog post on S 2095 (updated 11/18/2017).

List of Committees

House Committee on Armed Services

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

House Committee on the Judiciary

House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Senate Committee on the Judiciary