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2021 US Legislative Session Gun Control Bills

Here's a list of Federal gun control actions and bills. Click on the an item to find out more about each measure and how to take action to help stop them.

ATF's proposed rule, "Pistol Brace" Ban

Summary: Provide new definitions of what constitutes a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR). Essentially this would outlaw Pistol Braced Firearms and greatly expand the ruling discretion of the ATF. Unaccountable bureaucrats at the ATF would determine which firearms are legal, not our elected representatives.

Take Action by submitting your comments on the proposed rule: Stop the ATF’s Pistol-Braced Gun Ban | GOA (gunowners.org).

ATF's proposed rule, "Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms"

Summary: Provide new definitions of “firearm frame or receiver” and “frame or receiver.” Essentially this would outlaw 3D printing of parts, manufactured parts kits, and home builds.

Take Action by submitting your comments on the proposed rule: Stop the War on “Ghost Guns” | GOA (gunowners.org).

Ghost Gun" Bans (H.R.3088/S.1558)

Summary: These bills that would effectively outlaw most parts kits, home-builds, and 3D printing.

Bills to Repeal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) Protections (H.R.2814 and S. 1338)

Summary: These bills would repeal PLCAA protections, opening up firearms manufacturers to aggressive lawsuits for criminal misuse of their products. These bills are designed as an attack on the supply chain and intended to bankrupt lawful firearms companies.

Magazine Capacity Bills (H.R.2510 and S.1108)

Summary: The bills would ban the sale, manufacturing, transfer, possession or importation of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.

Federal "Red Flag" Bill (S.1155)

Summary: This bill would expand background checks, limit handgun purchases, and enact red flag laws at a national level.

Biden Administration Anti-Gun ATF Nominee David Chipman

Summary: The Biden Administration has nominated former ATF agent and Giffords anti-gun activist, David Chipman, to be Director of the ATF.

Biden Administration Executive Gun Actions

Summary: The Biden administration is targeting stabilizing braces, pushing model "red flag" legislation, targeting so-called "ghost guns," and nominating Waco siege ATF Agent and anti-freedom activist David Chipman to be Director of ATF

HR 127 - Gun licensing, Registration & Partial Ammo Ban

Summary: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

HR 1207 - The “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2021”

Summary: Institutes a federal licensing scheme for ammunition retailers, prohibits online ammunition sales, and establishes reporting requirements for ammunition purchases.

HR 121 - Funding To Hire 200 New ATF Gun Confiscators

Summary: "To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws."

HR 125 (AKA the "Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021")

Summary: Institutes a federal waiting period for semiautomatic firearms, "high-capacity" magazines, armor piercing ammunition, and suppressors.

Trio of Universal Background Check Bills

Summary: These bills are all designed to implement a nationwide registry of your firearms, setting the stage for gun confiscation.

 HR 1454 - Treats Firearm Assembly Kits As Actual Guns

Summary: Would amend title 18, United States Code, to require firearm assembly kits to be considered to be firearms.

 Dangerous gun control package meant to garner GOP support

Summary: Requires NICS checks at gun shows, allows for extended retention of NICS data, mandates "Smart Guns," forces gun owners to obtain liability insurance

 HR 130 - Forced Safe Storage, Investigation of Reports

Summary: Mandates so-called "safe storage" of your firearms and requires police investigation of reports that you're not blindly doing the government's bidding.

 HR 167 - FFL Requirement for Gun Show Transfers

Summary: Prohibits non-federally firearms licensed individuals from transferring firearms at gun shows.

Donate to help these national organizations that are fighting for your Second Amendment Rights:

NRA-Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC/FPF)
Second Amendment Foundation (SAF)

Gun Owners of America (GOA)
National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR)
 

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