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Important Legislation

Updated 4/20/2018 by GS2AC

 

HR 34 (Massie) – Safe Students Act – Act now and urge the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to approve this legislation. – This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow responsible, well-trained teachers, administrators and employees to carry firearms on school grounds in order to protect students and eliminate or limit the amount of injuries and deaths caused by attackers. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 2380 (Maloney) – Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017 – Act now and urge the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to defeat this bill. – This legislation would require all handguns sold to have “Smart” technology to prevent anyone but the owner from firing the handgun. We know that this technology is in its infancy and is very unreliable. Defending one’s self in the middle of the night could present problems as well as a handgun that a family could use in self defense. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 2620 (Bishop) – Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act – Act now and urge the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to pass this legislation. – This legislation reins in the BATFE’s power for restricting the manufacturing of ammunition by out of control regulation. Check here for the latest legislative action.

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 3962 (Coleman) – Act now and contact the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations – Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2017. Requires all ammunition sellers to be licensed. Requires all sellers to report purchases of ammunition over 1,000 rounds in a 5 day period to local and Federal authorities. Eliminates mail-order ammunition purchases. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 4343 (Cicilline) – Act now and contact the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations – 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. Even an unpaid out of state traffic ticket can put you on the list! Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 4344 (Cicilline) – Act now and contact the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations – 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) – Act now and contact the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, 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.

HR 4909 – Stop School Violence Act of 2018 – Passed the House of Representatives. Act now and contact the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. – Does away with the use of metal detectors and “other deterrent measures” thereby allowing people with weapons entry into schools. Also sets up completely systems which will allow anonymous SWAT-ing of innocent families. Allows funding of gun control studies and groups. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 5087 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 – Act now and contact the House Committee on the Judiciary – Effectively bans all semi-automatic “assault weapons”, adds new definitions for firearms that will be reclassified as assault weapons, a total ban on all magazines that they determine to be “high capacity, new storage requirements for all assault weapons and more. Check here for the latest legislative action.

HR 5103 – Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018 – Calls for an additional 20% tax on all firearms, receivers and even lower frames! And it calls for an additional 50% tax on all ammunition! Act now and contact the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands and tell them to defeat this bill.

S 446 – (Cornyn) – Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 – Act now and contact the Senate Committee on the Judiciary  and urge them to support S 446.  This bill allows people who hold a valid permit to carry concealed in their home state to carry concealed in any state. You won’t have to worry about being arrested in another state because you don’t have a separate permit for that state. It is the same principle that allows you to drive across any state without having that state’s driver’s license.

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).

S 2135 (Cornyn) – Fix NICS Act of 2017 – Currently in the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Fixes the NICS system by requiring all agencies and states to report all people for whom it is illegal for them to buy and possess a firearm. This should eliminate most of the people like people with mental problems (that would make them a danger to themselves or others) from buying a firearm of any type. They would be rejected immediately. NOTE: Watch this bill closely. We have opposed variations of this in the past as it included all veterans with PTSD even though a majority of those pose no danger to anyone. Also, it did not have an exclusion for those on Social Security that needed to be helped with their financial affairs like budgeting. Additionally, there was no procedure for correcting false positives in a timely manner.

List of Committees

House of Representatives

House Committee on Armed Services

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

House Subcommittee on Federal Lands

House Committee on the Judiciary

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

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations

Senate Committee on Finance

Senate Committee on the Judiciary