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With legislative sessions across the country and in Congress kicking off for the year, stay tuned to FPCAction.org for the latest bills affecting your fundamental rights! 

Federal

Bill/Issue: "Assault Weapons" Ban of 2021 (H.R.1808/S.736)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Summary: The "Assault Weapons Ban of 2021" is yet another attempt by anti-gun politicians, lead by Sen. Feinstein, to ban commonly owned firearms based on cosmetic or arbitrary features. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: "Build Back Better" Anti-Gun Funding (H.R. 5376) 

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) and the Biden Administration
  • Summary: Congress and the Biden Administration are try to sneak through BILLIONS in "community violence" programs through the "Build Back Better" agenda. These "community violence" programs will no doubt be used as funding for anti-gun programs at the state and local level, particularly in places where local government is already abusing the Second Amendment rights of residents. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: House "Red Flag" Bills (H.R.2377)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA)
  • Summary: This bill is the House version of "Red Flag" gun confiscation legislation that grossly violates the right to due process. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act (H.R.5764/S.3117)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
  • Summary: This bill aims to would require financial institutions to turn over information on firearms and accessory purchases to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the Dept. of Treasure for developing an advisory on "homegrown extremists."
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Accountability for Online Firearms Marketplaces Act (S.2725)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Summary: This bill targets peaceful gun owners who use modern tools, such as a virtual marketplace, for buying, selling, and trading firearms, parts, and ammunition.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Anti-Gun Appropriations Items (H.R. 4505)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-PA)
  • Summary: Within H.R. 4505 (FY22 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies) is a call for $40,000,000 of taxpayer money to go towards "an incentivization program for red flag and gun licensing laws and $10,000,000 allocated to "a pilot program for gun buyback and relinquishment". 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Bump Stock Restriction (H.R. 5427)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV)
  • Summary: This bill would add bump stocks, and other trigger devices, to the National Firearms Act like current full-auto firearms. Any devices like bump stocks would require a tax stamp and registration. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Adding Semi-Auto Rifles to NFA (H.R. 4953)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) 
  • Summary: This bill would add all semi-automatic rifles with a detachable magazine to the National Firearms Act (NFA) requiring a tax stamp, wait periods, and registration. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Increase in Age of Purchase for Rifles and Shotguns (H.R. 4992)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) 
  • Summary: This bill would increase the age at which a rifle or shotgun may be acquired from a federally licensed firearms dealer from 18 to 21. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2021 (S.1916)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN)
  • Summary: This bill would prohibit the President from implementing certain gun control measures during these times of crisis, and prevents the Secretary of Health and Human Services from abusing their power during public health emergencies.
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: "Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2021" (MASS Act) (H.R. 4238)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley (D-MA)
  • Summary:This bill provides federal grants to states that create restrictive firearms licensing and dangerous Red Flag/ERPO laws. 
  • Take Action Link 

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

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)
  • Summary: These bills that would effectively outlaw home built, 3D printed, or non-serialized firearms.
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Bill/Issue: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act (H.R. 4225/S. 2319)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)
  • Summary: These bills that would effectively outlaw 3D printing of firearms and firearm parts by making the distribution of plans illegal. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021 (S. 2320)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) 
  • Summary: This bill would effectively make FFL gun dealers criminally responsible for criminal third-party misuse of firearms while funding 80 more ATF agents. 
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Bill/Issue: Federal Handgun Licensing and Registration (H.R.3740)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
  • Summary: This bill would create federal mandatory licensing and registration of handguns, as well as other handgun restrictions.
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Magazine Capacity Bills (H.R.2510 and S.1108)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL 22) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
  • Summary: These bills would ban the sale, manufacturing, transfer, possession or importation of magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: The Gun Rights and Marijuana (GRAM) Act (H.R. 2830)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Representative Don Young (R-AK)
  • Summary: This bill would restore the Second Amendment rights of marijuana consumers by creating a federal exception for state-legal marijuana use. 
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Bill/Issue: "Second Amendment For Every Registrable Voter Act" (SAFER Voter Act) (H.R.2890/S.1373)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
  • Summary: These bills would remove the federal prohibition on the purchase of a handgun by 18-20 year old adults. These adults can already purchase long guns. Possession is governed by state law, however a blanket federal prohibition on purchase for 18-20 year olds currently exists. 
  • Take Action Link

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

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author:Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • 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. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1207 - The “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2021”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
  • Summary: Institutes a federal licensing scheme for ammunition retailers, prohibits online ammunition sales, and establishes reporting requirements for ammunition purchases.
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Bill/Issue: Mandatory FFL Training, Security, and Insurance (H.R. 5678)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO)
  • Summary: This bill would require federally licensed firearms manufacturers, importers, and dealers and their employees to undergo annual training to be eligible to sell a firearm. The bill goes on to require that such licensees maintain physical security elements to help prevent theft and a minimum level of business liability insurance. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Expansion of Prohibited Persons (H.R.5878)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO)
  • Summary: This bill would expand the federally prohibited persons category to include certain misdemeanor offenses. 

Bill/Issue: ATF's proposed rule, "Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms" (Comment period ended August 19, 2021)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: ATF
  • Summary: Provide new definitions of “firearm frame or receiver” and “frame or receiver.” Essentially this would outlaw 3D printing and home builds. 

Bill/Issue: ATF's proposed rule, Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces” (Comment period ended September 8, 2021)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: ATF
  • Summary: ATF’s new proposed rule is an attempt to rewrite the law in an arbitrary and exceptionally aggressive manner. It was clearly written to push many braced firearms into the NFA. 

Bill/Issue: Biden Administration Anti-Gun ATF Nominee David Chipman (Nomination withdrawn, Chipman defeated!)

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


California

Bill/Issue: Ban on Firearms "Precursor Parts" at Gun Shows (AB 311)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: CA Assembly Member Ward (D-78)
  • Summary: Prohibits gun show vendors from dealing in unfinished receiver parts, i.e. “firearms precursor parts”. 

Bill/Issue: Gun and Ammo Tax (AB 1223)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: CA  Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-10)
  • Summary:  Imposes a $25 tax on guns and a tax on ammunition 

Florida

Bill/Issue: Florida HB 6007 - Campus Carry (Pre-Filed for 2022 Session)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: FL Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-32)
  • Summary: Allows concealed carry licensees to carry on Florida college/university campuses.
  • Take Action Link 

Illinois

Bill/Issue: "Ghost Gun" Ban (Bill number not yet assigned)

  • Position: Oppose 
  • Author: State Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) 
  • Summary: This bill would heavily restrict the ability of an Illinois resident to home-build or manufacture their own firearms. Home-built firearms are perfectly legal but so-called "ghost gun" bills seek to put a stop to modern technology and gun rights at the same time. 
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Massachusetts

Bill/Issue: MA H 4038 - Semi-Auto Rifle and Shotgun Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. David Paul Linsky (D-5)
  • Summary: This bill would expand the already draconian "assault weapons" ban to include all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: MA H 2487 - Gun Owner Liability Insurance Mandate

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. David Paul Linsky (D-5)
  • Summary: This bill would require gun owners to carry minimum liability insurance. Failure to carry the insurance would result in a fine of $500 to $5,000, up to a year in prison, or both.
  • Take Action Link

New York

Bill/Issue: Additional Firearms License and Purchase Requirements (A 7771)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Assembly Member Chantel Jackson (D-79)
  • Summary: This anti-gun bill would create onerous additional requirements for the purchase of a firearm.
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Bill/Issue: Mandatory Training Bill (A 8262)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Assembly Member Demond Meeks (D-137)
  • Summary:This bill requires individuals to complete a five-hour firearm, rifle, and shotgun safety course before purchasing a firearm, rifle, shotgun, or ammunition
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Ohio

Bill/Issue: Emergency Powers (SB 185)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: State Senator Tim Schaffer (R-20)
  • Summary: This bill restricts a political subdivision's ability to restrict gun rights during a declared emergency.
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Pennsylvania

Bill/Issue: Constitutional Carry (SB 565)

(Passed by the legislature and vetoed by Gov. Wolf. The legislature does not have the votes to override a veto.)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Cris Dush (R-25)
  • Summary: This bill would make the state of Pennsylvania a Constitutional Carry state, allow lawful adults to carry openly or concealed without a permit. This bill would maintain the optional licensing system for reciprocity purposes. 

Wisconsin

Bill/Issue: WI SB 619 - Constitutional Carry

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Senator Mary Felzkowski (R-12)
  • Summary: This bill eliminates the general prohibition against going armed with a concealed weapon without regard to whether the individual has such a license or card. The bill also maintains the option to have a license to carry a concealed weapon for reciprocity purposes. 
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Bill/Issue: WI SB 461 - Prohibition Against "Undetectable Firearms”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-27)
  • Summary: Prohibits "undetectable firearms" and possession of a frame or receiver of a firearm without a serial number.
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Bill/Issue: WI AB 498/SB 502 - Age of Carry Bills

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Shae Sortwell (R-002) and Sen. Julian Bradley (R-028)
  • Summary: This bill would reduce the legal age of carry from 21 to 18. 
  • Take Action Link

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Updated: 12/03/21

Note: Positions may change depending on amendments to bills.