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

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: ATF
  • Summary: Provide new definitions of “firearm frame or receiver” and “frame or receiver.” Essentially this would outlaw 3D printing, parts kits, and home builds. 
  • Take Action Link (Coming soon as soon as comment submissions are open)

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. 
  • Take Action Link

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

Bill/Issue: Federal "Red Flag" Bill (S.1155)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Summary: This bill would expand background checks, limit handgun purchases, and enact red flag laws at a national level.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Biden Administration Anti-Gun ATF Nominee David Chipman

  • 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.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Biden Administration Executive Gun Actions

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Biden Administration
  • 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
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: HR 127 - Gun licensing, Registration & Partial Ammo Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)
  • Summary: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
  • 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.
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/ Issue: HR 121 - Funding To Hire 200 New ATF Gun Confiscators

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)
  • Summary: "To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws."
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: HR 125 (AKA the "Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021")Federal Waiting Period For Semi-autos, Magazines & Ammo

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)
  • Summary: Institutes a federal waiting period for semiautomatic firearms, "high-capacity" magazines, armor piercing ammunition, and suppressors. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Trio of Universal Background Check Bills

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Summary: These bills are all designed to implement a nationwide registry of your firearms, setting the stage for gun confiscation.
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: HR 1454 - Treats Firearm Assembly Kits As Actual Guns

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Andriano Espaillat (D-NY)
  • Summary: Would amend title 18, United States Code, to require firearm assembly kits to be considered to be firearms.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Dangerous gun control package meant to garner GOP support

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

Bill/Issue: HR 130 - Forced Safe Storage, Investigation of Reports 

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18)
  • 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.
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: HR 167 - FFL Requirement for Gun Show Transfers

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Al Green (D-TX-9)
  • Summary: Prohibits non-federally firearms licensed individuals from transferring firearms at gun shows.
  • Take Action Link


Alabama

Bill/Issue: SB 358 - Alabama Second Amendment Preservation Act 

  • Position: Strongly Support
  • Author: Senator Gerald Allen (R-21)
  • Summary: This bill would prohibit the state and its agencies from participating in the enforcement of any federal act, law, order, rule, or regulation relating to firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition so long as those items are not part of interstate commerce. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: HB 405 - Alabama Constitutional Carry

  • Position: Strongly Support
  • Author:Representative Andrew Sorrell (R-3)
  • Summary: This bill would remove the state licensing requirement for concealed carry, allowing for more freedom in exercising a fundamental right to keep and bear arms. 
  • Take Action Link 


California

Bill/Issue: California AB 311 - Ban on Firearms "Precursor Parts" at Gun Shows

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

Bill/Issue: California SB 264 - Gun Show Shadow Ban

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: CA Sen. David Min (D-37)
  • Summary: Forbids the sale of guns and ammunition on property owned or leased by the state government. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: California AB 1223 - Gun and Ammo Tax

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


Connecticut

Bill/Issue: Connecticut SB 125 - Handgun Rationing (Dead bill, Failed Joint Favorable deadline 4/9/21)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: CT Sen. William Haskell (D-26)
  • Summary: Handgun sale rationing bill. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Connecticut AB 5531 - Ammo Tax (Dead bill, Failed Joint Favorable deadline 4/22/21)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: CT Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-18)
  • Summary: Taxes retail ammunition sales. 
  • Take Action Link

Delaware

Bill/Issue: Delaware HB 125 - Attack on Homebuilding and 3D Printing of Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Representative Valerie J. Longhurst (D-15)
  • Summary: Establishes the crimes of possession of an unfinished firearm frame or receiver with no serial number, essentially outlawing all home build and 3D printed firearms. 
  • Take Action Link

Florida

Bill/Issue: Florida SB 370 - Expansive "Assault Weapons" Ban (Session closed without action)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: FL Sen. Gary M. Farmer Jr. (D-34)
  • Summary: Expansive ban on semiautomatic firearms, encompassing rifles, pistols & shotguns that meet the government's arbitrary criteria. 
  • Take Action: Link 

Bill/Issue: Florida SB 372 - Ban on 3-Dimensionally Printed Firearms (Session closed without action)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: FL Sen. Linda Stewart (D-13)
  • Summary: Criminalizes the manufacture, transfer, importation, distribution, sale, or possession of “3D-printed firearms”
  • Take Action: Link 

Louisiana

Bill/Issue: SB 118 - Constitutional Carry

  • Position: Support
  • Author:Senator Jay Morris (R-35)
  • Summary: This bill would allow non-prohibited persons, over the age of 21, to conceal a firearm without the need to get a license to carry.  
  • Take Action Link


Maine

Bill/Issue: Trio of Anti-Gun Bills in Committee!

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Representative Victoria W. Doudera (D-94), Representative Rachel Talbot Ross (D-40), Representative Samuel Zager (D-41)
  • Summary: Three bills in the Maine's Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety would criminalize private transfers, outlaw bump stocks, and outlaw home building/3D printing of firearms
  • Take Action Link

Maryland

Bill/Issue: MD HB 175 - Background Checks for Ammo Purchases (Failed, withdrawn from further consideration)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Delegate Shaneka Henson (D-30A)
  • Summary: Maryland's HB 175 mandates federal background checks for ammunition purchases and the creation of indefinitely held, detailed transaction records that identify the recipient and what they have purchased.
  • Take Action: Link

Massachusetts

Bill/Issue: MA H 135 - Universal Background Checks

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: Rep. David Paul Linsky (D-5)
  • Summary: Massachusetts' HD 135 would require all private transfers of firearms to be conducted by an FFL at their primary place of business.
  • Take Action Link

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

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: Rep. David Paul Linsky (D-5)
  • Summary: Massachusetts' H 2487 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

Missouri

Bill/Issue: HB 52 - Allowing Concealed Carry on Public Transit

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Representative Adam Schnelting (R-104)
  • Summary: HB 52 would allow licensed individuals to carry on public transportation in Missouri without fear of violating the law. 
  • Take Action Link


Montana

Bill/Issue: MT HB 102 - Expansion of Carry Rights (Signed! 2/18/21)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Representative Seth Berglee (R-HD58)
  • Summary: Montana's HB 102 would improve the ability of Montanans to provide for their own defense by reducing unconstitutional carry restrictions across the state.
  • Take Action Link

Nevada

Bill/Issue: NV AB 286 - Criminalizes Home Firearms Building and Increased Carry Prohibitions

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: Assembly Member Sandra Jauregui (D-41)
  • Summary: NV AB 286 is an attack on the right to build firearms in the privacy of your own home and will prohibit lawful NV residents from carrying in certain locations. 
  • Take Action Link


New Mexico

Bill/Issue: NM HB 166 - Criminalizes Home Firearms Building (Failed - Adjourned)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: Representative Tara L. Lujan (D-48)
  • Summary: NM HB 166 is an assault on the right to build firearms in the privacy of your own home.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 193 - Adds Negative Provisions to Existing Red Flag Laws (Failed - Adjourned)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Daymon Ely (D-23); Rep. Joy Garratt (D-29)
  • Summary: NM HB 193 Adds Negative Provisions to Existing Red Flag Laws 
  • Take Action: Link

New York

Bill/Issue: NY A. 352 - Blanket Body Armor Ban and Confiscation (Failed)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Jonathan Jacobson (D-104)
  • Summary: A. 352 deprives New Yorkers of their right to passive defense by instituting a confiscatory ban on body armor.
  • Take Action: Link

North Dakota

Bill/Issue: ND HB 1339 (Victory - passed!)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Jonathan Jacobson (D-104)
  • Summary: HB 1339 removes knife restrictions and reduces knife carry restrictions
  • Take Action: Link

Oregon

Bill/Issue: SB 554B - CHL Restrictions, Cost Increase, Self-Defense Limits, and Mandatory Storage (Passed)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Senator Ginny Burdick (D-18)
  • Summary: This bill would restrict the places where an honest CHL holder can carry while also doubling the permit cost. Further, it would restrict some family members from legally accessing and utilizing a firearm for self-defense in the home. 
  • Take Action Link

Texas

Bill/Issue:  HR 1927 - Constitutional Carry Bill

  • Position: Support 
  • Author: Representative Matt Schaefer (R-6) and Representative James White (R-19)
  • Summary: HR 1927 would allow for permitless carry in the state of Texas, but would note remove the current option for acquiring a license-to-carry (LTC). 
  • Take Action Link

Utah

Bill/Issue: UT HB 60 - Constitutional Carry (Signed! 2/12/21)

  • Position: Support, Amendment Requested
  • Author: Rep. Walt Brooks (R-75); Sen. David Hinkins (R-27)
  • Summary: Removes concealed carry license requirement for individuals 21 and older.
  • Take Action: Link

Virginia

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2276 - Ghost Gun Ban (Defeated! 3/2/21)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: Delegate Marcus Simon (D-53)
  • Summary: Virginia's HB 2276 would make it a felony to manufacture, import, sell, transfer, or possess any firearm that is undetectable by “detection devices” like X-ray machines.
  • Take Action: Link

Washington

Bill/Issue: WA SB 5078 - Capacity Based Magazine Ban (Pending - Carryover)

  • Position: Strongly Opposed
  • Author: State Senators Liias, Kuderer, Darneille, Hunt, Nguyen, Pedersen, and Wilson, C.
  • Summary: Bans future manufacture, possession, distribution, importation, sale, offer for sale, purchasing, or transfer of “large capacity magazines” (greater than 10 rounds).  
  • Take Action: Link

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Updated: 05/12/21

Note: Positions may change depending on amendments to bills.