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Bill/Issue: HR 1279 - Promotion of Gun Buyback Programs

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Payne (D-NJ-10)
  • Summary: HR 1279 would set aside funding for State, local, or private gun buyback programs. This bill uses taxpayer dollars in order to bribe gun owners to give up their 2A rights.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1186 - “High Capacity” Magazine Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Deutch (D-FL-22)
  • Summary: HR 1186 would ban all magazines that hold a capacity of more than 10 rounds. This will only punish law-abiding gun owners and hinder their right to self-defense.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1263 - Semi-Automatic Rifles as NFA Items

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Deutch (D-FL-22)
  • Summary: HR 1263 is yet another piece of the anti-gun House Democrat plan to destroy the Second Amendment. HR 1263 would classify any semi-automatic rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine as an item to be regulated by the NFA. If this bill were to pass, buying a common AR would require a $200 tax stamp and an incredibly long waiting period. It would require the registration of these firearms with the government and essentially ban common transfers without going through the NFA process. Bottom line: This bill will eviscerate the Second Amendment.  
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 8 - Forces Background Checks on All Firearm Sales

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Thompson (D-CA)
  • Summary: This bill will mandate that background checks be completed for ALL firearm purchases. It would allow some limited exemptions, such as borrowing a gun for hunting, but NOT for the constitutionally protected right to self-defense. 
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 167 - Mandatory Licenced Dealer for Transfers at Gun Show

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Green (D-TX-9)
  • Summary: HR 167 would mandate that all firearms transactions at a gun show be processed through a licensed firearms dealer and failure to do so would result in a minimum $10,000 and/or 1-2 years in prison. This bill would also empower the government to track every firearm you buy or sell and punish otherwise responsible gun owners.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1297 - Classifying AR Pistols/Others as NFA Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Demings (D-FL-10)
  • Summary: HR 1297, The Law Enforcement Protection Act, would add armor-piercing, concealable weapons as a category under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Presumably, Rep. Demings is targeting AR/AK pistols and other guns like the FN Five-seveN that fire “high-powered” rounds. Demings states that “If the handguns addressed by LEPA were designed to be fired from the shoulder, they would be considered a short-barreled rifle, subjecting them to NFA regulation. They fire the same rifle rounds, but because they are designed to be fired from the hand, they escape NFA regulation.”

    But the reality is, Demings is not trying to address a loophole. She is just trying to ban guns that are used to protect everyday gun owners across America. This bill must be stopped!

  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1112 - Extended Time Limits on FBI Background Checks

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Clyburn (D-SC-6)
  • Summary: Under current Federal guidelines, FFLs can transfer a gun immediately after receiving a “proceed” authorization through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. In cases where the FBI gives a “delay,” it is up to the dealer whether to go through with the transfer after three business days. HR 1112 would remove that discretion and instead impose a delay of potentially 20 business days before the transaction could go through. There is no reason that the Second Amendment should be held up at the whim of a bureaucrat in Washington D.C.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: Federal "High Capacity" Magazine Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Summary: THIS BILL WILL HURT YOUR RIGHT TO SELF-DEFENSE. By limiting your magazine capacity to a completely arbitrary amount of 10 rounds, Rep. Deutch & Sen. Menendez are cutting you at the achilles in your ability to be prepared for any and all threats you as a law-abiding gun owner may face. The "Keep Americans Safe Act" will do is leave lawful people who only wish to protect themselves the best they can from being able to do so.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: S 66 - Feinstein's 2019 Gun Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Summary: This bill would not only ban the sale, manufacture, transfer, and importation of so-called "military-style assault weapons" like ARs and AKs, but also "high-capacity" magazines. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: S 7 - "Red Flag" Gun Disarmament/Confiscation (a.k.a. "Extreme Risk Protection Orders")

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Rubio (R-FL)
  • Summary: "Red flag laws," aka ERPOs, allow people to petition courts to prohibit you from owning or possessing guns, ammunition, or magazines; also generally provides for warrants for the confiscation of guns, magazines, and ammunition.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: Politically-Motivated CDC Funding for "Gun Violence Research"

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: TBD
  • Summary: This proposal would use taxpayer money to fund so-called government-sponsored "gun violence research." 
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 686 - Requires Face-to-Face Ammo Transactions, Reporting of Bulk Buying

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
  • Summary: HR 686 would effectively eliminate the ability to purchase ammunition online by mandating face-to-face transactions. What’s more, the bill would require reporting of bulk ammunition purchases, as well as mandating licensing for ammunition dealers.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 717 - Bans Americans Under 21 From Exercising their 2A Rights

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Brown (D-MD)
  • Summary: This offensive and unconstitutional bill would deny millions of Americans their fundamental rights by banning the sale of semiautomatic centerfire rifles to those under 21 years of age.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: S 42 - Requires Background Checks on All Firearms Sales

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Murphy (D-CT)
  • Summary: This draconian legislation would force gun owners to undergo a background check and surrender their information to the government when purchasing a firearm.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 659 - Establishes a Gun Buyback Program

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Deutch (D-FL)
  • Summary: This misguided and dangerous bill would waste the taxpayers’ money by allowing the government to “buy back” property that was never theirs to begin with. Worse, this program would give criminals a means to dispose of evidence with no questions asked, effectively making the public more unsafe.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 674 - Wastes Taxpayers’ Money to Fund Biased Anti-Gun Research

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Maloney (D-NY)
  • Summary: HR 674 would “appropriate” more of your hard-earned money to fund biased anti-gun research through the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 687 - Requires Licensing and Registration for Handguns

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Watson-Coleman (D-NJ)
  • Summary: HR 687 would essentially create an underground gun registry by allowing the government to know what guns you own. Moreover, this bad bill would force you to obtain a license in order to exercise your constitutional rights.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 822 - Forces Gun Owners to Obtain Liability Insurance

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Maloney (D-NY)
  • Summary: HR 822 would add yet another barrier to entry for exercising a fundamental, constitutional right. Under the bill, individuals would first be required to obtain liability insurance before purchasing a firearm.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: S 193 - Forces Gun Owners to Store Their Firearms Locked Away

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT)
  • Summary: This nanny-state bill would slap gun owners across the face by forcing them to store their guns locked away under the guise of so-called “safe storage.”
  • Take Action: Link

Arizona

Bill/Issue: AZ HB 2160 - Locked Container For Firearms Requirement

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Hernandez (D-3)
  • Summary: HB 2160 would punish gun owners who do not place their firearms in a locked container or temporarily render their firearms inoperable in such a way that someone 16 years or younger could not access the firearm. Failing to do so is a class 6 felony and would result in permanent gun confiscation.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: AZ HB 2247 - Ban on parts that Accelerate the Rate of Fire of a Semi-Auto Rifle

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Friese (D-9)
  • Summary: AZ HB 2247 outright bans bump-fire devices or any combination of parts that are designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi automatic rifle. Theoretically this could include aftermarket triggers, lighter bolt-carrier groups, and other competition parts. Even rubber bands and belt loops! This places an undue burden on law abiding gun owners to protect themselves from all threats as they see reasonably fit.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: AZ HB 2248 - Mandatory Licenced Firearms Dealer Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Friese (D-9)
  • Summary: AZ HB 2248 would require that firearm sales or transfers be performed with or between licenced firearms dealers. This would make all private transfers outside of the family near impossible and burdensome while not deterring or monitoring those already willing to break the law and planning nefarious acts.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: AZ HB 2249 - Gun Confiscations Based on Accusations of Danger

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Friese (D-9)
  • Summary: AZ HB 2249 would allow any family member or peace officer to file for gun confiscation based on either an officer testimony or evidence of purchasing a firearm in the past six months. At no time during the court's decision making period is the accused notified of accusations or of the process happening.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: AZ HB 2161 - Gun Confiscation due to Restraining Order

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Hernandez (D-3)
  • Summary: HB 2161 seeks to confiscate all firearms from a gun owner for a period of one year if a person files a restraining order against the gun owner. The cause for one of these orders includes the recent purchase of a firearm, meaning this bill suggests that any person with a firearm is an automatic threat to society.
  • Take Action: Link

California

Bill/Issue: CA SB 281 - Ban Gun Shows at the Cow Palace

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Wiener (D-11)
  • Summary: SB 281 would ban gun shows at the Cow palace as well as 1-A DAA lands in San Mateo and San Francisco.

In a county/city that is already a gun desert, SB 281 would seek to ban gun shows at yet another location, the Cow Palace. This will further inhibit people in the Bay Area’s ability to purchase firearms. This will leave more people unprotected and unable to express their constitutional rights.

Bill/Issue: CA SB 701 - Removes Unconvicted Persons from Firearm Prohibited Persons List

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Jones (R-38)
  • Summary: SB 701 would remove persons with an outstanding warrant for a felony from the list of persons prohibited from possessing a firearm. The current law makes it a crime to be in possession of a firearm if there is a warrant out for your arrest, even if you don’t know the warrant exists.  SB 701 would seek to correct this.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA SB 376 - Limits Infrequent Firearms Sales to Six Per Year  

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Portantino (D-25)
  • Summary: SB 376 redefines “infrequent sales” to mean no more than six firearm transactions per calendar year. Current law allows an individual to transfer six handguns and an unlimited number of long guns per year. This would extend the current handgun prohibition to all firearms.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 1297 - Increase in Fees for CCW Applications

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. McCarty (D-7)
  • Summary: AB 1297 removes the cap that a licensing authority can charge for a concealed carry permit, thereby potentially increasing the cost to obtain a permit exponentially. This would price out all but the rich and well-connected when it comes to CCWs, leaving no legal option for self-defense for those not as wealthy or elite.  
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 1064 - Extreme Requirements and Prohibitions for Firearms Dealers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Muratsuchi (D-66)
  • Summary: AB 1064 is California’s attempt to cripple every firearms dealer by placing extreme requirements like complete video & audio surveillance of storefronts and mandatory insurance covering $1,000,000 of damage per incident. This insurance not only blames the store owner for any harm that comes from him selling a firearm (even if they perfectly comply with the law) but also AB 1064 will put a constant and extreme monetary burden on store owners. This will force store owners to either close shop or pass the expense on to you.

AB 1064 also seeks to eliminate in-home FFLs. This would leave smaller and rural communities with no legal option when seeking to purchase or transfer a firearm as many of them are served by “mom and pop” FFLs.

AB 1064 would cripple California gun stores and needs to be stopped!  

Bill/Issue: CA SB 220 - Extremely Burdensome FFL Requirements

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Hill (D-13)
  • Summary: SB 220 would place extremely burdensome security requirements on gun stores. Many of the requirements (like rolling steel doors, bollards, and windowless rooms with locked steel doors) would either be very expensive to comply with or actually impossible depending on the location of the gun store. This will force many smaller gun stores to close their doors and stop providing their constitutionally-protected products to consumers in a safe, legal manner.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 425 - Excludes Security Officers from Mandatory Vendor Sales

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Cooley (D-8)
  • Summary: AB 425 is yet another bill that says that all people are not equal. That certain groups of private citizens are superior to other groups when it comes to the purchase and sale of ammunition. AB 425 exempts security officers from having to go through a licenced vendor in order to purchase ammunition. This is just another carve out to meet the needs of “special” interests.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA SB 615 - Promotes Hiding of Government Misconduct  

  • Position: STRONGLY Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Hueso (D-40)
  • Summary: SB 615 will allow for more swampy government corruption by deterring people from accessing what should be public information. Under current law, if a person successfully sues a government agency for not properly complying with a Public Records Request then that person’s legal costs are paid by the government. SB 615 makes it so that the government has to pay only when a lawsuit proves intentional non-compliance, a near-impossible standard to meet. This change will deter ordinary people from accessing what should be public records and allow for government agencies to hide damning information in the dark.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 879 - Radical New Firearm Parts Ban & Regulations

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Gipson (D-64)
  • Summary: AB 688 would create the Firearms Precursor Parts Enforcement Special Fund and would allow the department to charge firearm precursor part purchasers and transferees a per transaction fee not to exceed $1 to be deposited into the fund. AB 879 would also add to the list of misdemeanors, the conviction for which is subject to the prohibition on possessing a firearm within 10 years of the conviction, the possession of ammunition and firearm precursor parts by an individual who is prohibited from possessing ammunition or firearm precursor parts.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 688 - Mandates All Firearms be stored in Truck Utility Box

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Chu (D-25)
  • Summary: AB 688 would mandate that all firearms in vehicles be locked in a storage box that is affixed to the vehicle's frame or locked in the truck and affixed to the vehicles frame. This would make transportation of firearms near impossible and the cost of complying heavily burdensome to a person expressing their Second Amendment rights.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 645 - Firearms Warnings

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Irwin (D-44)
  • Summary: AB 645 would require a specified statement relating to the risks of firearms and the laws regulating firearms to be included in the warning on the packaging of firearms and descriptive materials that accompany firearms as well as signs on display in retail stores. AB 645 would force gun stores and manufacturers to be mouthpieces for ideas that go against their beliefs and in many cases the truth.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 893 - Gun Show Ban at the Del Mar Racetrack

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Gloria (D-78)
  • Summary: AB 893 would ban gun shows from taking place at the Del Mar Racetrack. Since gun stores are practically non-existent in California, this bill would eliminate yet another alternative for lawful purchase and transfer of firearms. 
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 61 - GVRO Expansion: Authorizes Employer, Coworker, or Teacher to File "Gun Violence Restraining Order"

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Ting (D-19)
  • Summary: This bill would radically and dangerously expand California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (“GVRO”) scheme to allow an employer, a coworker, or an employee of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last six months to file a petition for an ex parte, one-year, or renewed gun violence restraining order.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 18 - Semi-Auto Tax

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Levine (D-10)
  • Summary: This bill would impose a tax on most firearms including handguns, semi-automatic rifles, and semi-automatic shotguns.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA SB 61 - Gun Rationing

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Portantino (D-25)
  • Summary: This bill would ration all gun purchases to 1 every 30 days, creating an artificial market cap on the very enumerated instruments protected by the United States Constitution.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA SB 55 - Expands "Prohibited Persons"

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Jackson (D-19)
  • Summary: SB 55 would implement a 10-year ban on the possession and purchasing of firearms for those convicted of 2 or more alcohol related offenses. 
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AJR 4 - Urging Congress to swiftly enact dangerous HR 8 “The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Aguiar-Curry (D-4)
  • Summary: CA AJR 4 would urge Congress to swiftly enact HR 8, a Federal bill that would require a background check for all firearm sales private or otherwise. This bill will make it vastly more difficult for law-abiding gun owners to buy and sell firearms across the country. This is just another way for California politicians to spread their gun control agenda to the rest of the country.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AJR 5 - Urge the Federal Government to Adopt California’s Restrictive Gun Laws

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Jones-Sawyer (D-59)
  • Summary: CA AJR 5 urges the federal government to use California as an example for stronger firearm laws. CA AJR 5 specifically urges for harmful policies like only licensed dealer transfers, 10-day waiting periods, handgun sale limitations, mandatory certified firearm training, and funding for gun control.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA SB 172 - Punishes Gun Owners for Safe Gun Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Portantino (D-25)
  • Summary: SB 172 would mandate that all gun owners store their firearms in CA DOJ approved operable safety devices inside of their own homes when away from the home. If caught not storing in a  DOJ approved safe or in a way in which a person likely to gain access then gun owners convicted of a second violation of the offense would be prohibited from owning firearms for 10 years.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 276 - Punishes Gun Owners for “Unsafe” Gun Storage, Enacts Lifetime Prohibition if Convicted

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Friedman (D-43)
  • Summary:
  • CA AB 276 would mandate that all gun owners store their firearms in CA DOJ approved safes or locking devices inside of their own homes while away from home. If an individual is caught not storing their firearm(s) in an approved safe or locking device while away from the home, then they would be prohibited from owning, purchasing, receiving, or possessing any firearm FOR LIFE.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 340 - Authorize County Taskforce for Unnecessary Firearm Apprehension

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Irwin (D-44)
  • Summary: CA AB 340 would create a redundant county task force dedicated to removing firearms from people the state often wrongly deems prohibited from possessing firearms. This new task force would also be imbued with conducting investigations without the prosecuted citizen knowing they are being prosecuted. Not only is this wasteful bureaucracy, but more importantly a cocktail of under-trained officers kicking down the doors of unaware and potentially innocent firearms owners that is sure to end in innocent civilian deaths.
  • Take Action: Link

Connecticut

Bill/Issue: CT HB 5700 - Taxes Ammunition at 50%

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-18)
  • Summary: This breathtakingly bad bill would raise the tax on ammunition to 50 percent. In other words, the cost of ammo would skyrocket nearly beyond comprehension.
  • Take Action: Link

Florida

Bill/Issue: FL HB 197 - Prohibits CCW/Open Carry in Child Care Facilities

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Polo (D-103)
  • Summary: HB 197 would prohibit any person with a license to openly or concealed carry a firearm on any child care facility. This would make child care facilities a soft target for those wishing to cause mass chaos and harm. HB 197 would also extend to Religious study schools who are often targets by insane extremists.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: FL SB 364 - Bans Guns in Theaters and Performing Arts Centers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Braynon (D-35)
  • Summary: S 364 would prohibit any person with a license to openly or concealed carry a firearm in any theater or performing arts center. This would make theaters a “soft target” and would cause more atrocities, like what happened in Aurora, to occur. Rather than stopping a would be mass shooter, SB 364 would stop any chance of a lawful theater-goer from preventing another such tragedy.
  • Take Action: Link

Hawaii

Bill/Issue: HI SCR 42 - Requests Congress to Clarify or Repeal the Second Amendment

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Chang (D-9)
  • Summary: SCR 42 would request that the US Congress “clarify” the “confusing” language in Second Amendment or, simply, repeal it. SCR 42 is an insidious attempt to bring the idea of eliminating your fundamental rights to the mainstream in the hopes that it starts to gain traction in Congress.
  • Take Action: Link

Illinois

Bill/Issue: IL HB 174 - Felony Convictions for Failing to Report Lost/Stolen Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Mayfield (D-60)
  • Summary: HB 174 would make it a Class 4 felony for failing to report lost/stolen firearms on the third occasion and a Class 3 felony on the fourth occasion.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IL HB 274 - Prohibits Municipalities From Revoking Business Licenses For Allowing Concealed-Carry Licensees to Carry

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Bennett (R-106)
  • Summary: HB 274 prohibits municipalities from revoking a business license because the business owner allows concealed carry licensees to carry firearms within the establishment.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IL HB 888 - Social Media Checks Before Firearms Purchase

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Didech (D-59)
  • Summary: HB 888 would mandate The Department of State Police to conduct a search of a firearms purchasers' social media accounts available to the public to determine if there is any information that would disqualify the person from obtaining a firearm or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card. 
  • Take Action: Link

Indiana

Bill/Issue: IN S 353 & S 126 - “Multi-burst Trigger Activators” Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Mrvan (D-1) & Sen. Taylor (D-33)
  • Summary: SB 353 would ban “multiburst trigger activators” or devices “that directly or indirectly depresses, operates, or pulls the trigger of a firearm at a rate or speed that is greater than the rate or speed of unaided, successive trigger depressions, operations, or pulls.”  
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IN HB 1291 - Ban on Private Party Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Hamilton (D-87)
  • Summary: HB 1291 would mandate that all firearms transfers be done through an Indiana firearms dealer and go through a NICS background check. This would cause a chokepoint on the supply and transfer of privately owned firearms and make it vastly more difficult to transfer firearms to relatives, close friends, and others.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IN SB 125 - “Assault Weapon” Open Carry Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Taylor (D-33)
  • Summary: SB 125 would prohibit any person from open carrying any centerfire semi-automatic rifle arbitrarily deemed an “assault weapon”.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IN SB 263 - 21 years and Under “Assault Weapons” ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Mrvan (D-1)
  • Summary: SB 263 prohibits the sale of any semi-automatic rifle that has a detachable magazine and one of a myriad of characteristics (pistol grip, thumb hole, folding stock, bayonet mount, flare launcher, grenade launcher, flash suppressor, forward pistol grip) to adults under the age of 21.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IN SB 307 - Anti-2A Omnibus Bill

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Stoops (D-40)
  • Summary: If there ever were a bill to oppose as a Hoosier it would be SB 307. This is the omnibus of gun control. Bump stock bans, under 21 prohibition, “assault weapons” ban, and mandatory dealer transactions for all gun transactions find home in this dangerous anti-2A omnibus bill.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IN HB 1040 & HB 1149 & SB 309 - Mandatory Safe Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Bartlett (D-95) & Rep. DeLaney (D-86) & Sen. Stoops (D-40)
  • Summary: These bills would mandate that all gun owners store their firearms in approved safes or locking devices inside of their own homes if there is a reasonable likelihood that a child or prohibited person has access to the residency. If an individual is caught not storing their firearm(s) in an approved safe or locking device while away from the home, then they would be charged with a class 6 or 5 felony and prohibited from owning, purchasing, receiving, or possessing any firearm FOR LIFE.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: IN HB 1048 - Increase Parental Responsibility for Firearm Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Jackson (D-1)
  • Summary: HB 1048 would punish child care providers as well as parents for the storage of a firearm in a manner that causes a likelihood that a child could obtain the firearm. If caught improperly storing the firearm twice then the individual would be charged with a class 6 felony and be prohibited from owning or possessing any firearms For LIFE.

This is one of the dozens highly similar bills coming across state legislatures that aim at ending an already nearly non-existent problem by punishing gun owners for incidents that have not yet occurred. The law will also be to put gun owners in more danger as it will increase the time required to arm themselves during life threatening situations.


Kansas

Bill/Issue: KS SB 8 - Mandatory 3-Day Wait on Firearms Purchase, Mandatory Background Check on All Purchases

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Faust-Goudeau (D-29)
  • Summary: SB 8 would impose a mandatory 3-day waiting period and require background checks on all firearms purchases.
  • Take Action: Link 

Kentucky

Bill/Issue: KY SB 150 - Constitutional Carry for 21 Years and Older

  • Position: Support w/ Amendment
  • Author: Sen. Smith (R-30)
  • Summary: SB 150 would permit Kentuckians over the age of 21 years old to carry a firearm without the need to acquire a permit or any other requirement. While a clearly beneficial bill, in order for SB 150 to gain our full support we suggest the age requirement be dropped to 18 years old as they are also allowed to carry firearms.
  • Take Action: Link
  • URGENT UPDATE: SB 150 headed to the Governor's Desk. Send another email using the Take Action Link above. 

Bill/Issue: KY HB 70 & SB 47 - Punishes Gun Owners for “Unsafe” Gun Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Brown (D-77)
  • Summary: HB 70 & SB 47 would punish gun owners with a Class A misdemeanor if they were not to store their firearms in approved safes or locking devices inside of their own homes while away from home.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: KY HB 77 - 3D Firearm Printing Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Meeks (D-42)
  • Summary: HB 77 is yet another attempt by state law to place a choke point on firearms manufacturing at home that is unenforceable and unconstitutional. HB 77 makes it a crime for anyone to manufacture and possess a “wholly plastic” firearm without any metal and without acquiring a unique serial number from law enforcement. Kentucky has a strong tradition of manufacturing firearms at home. We cannot allow this bill to pass.
  • Take Action: Link

Maryland

Bill/Issue: MD SB 8 - Ban on Computer-Aided Home Gunsmithing and Free Speech

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Benson (D-24)
  • Summary: SB 8 would prohibit the public from manufacturing firearms with commonly-used “computer-aided fabrication devices” and possessing/transferring code that is "designed to cause a computer-aided fabrication device to operate for the purpose of manufacturing or otherwise fabricating a firearm."
  • Take Action: Link

Minnesota

Bill/Issue: MN HF 8, HF 28, & SF 85 - Unnecessary Background Checks for Firearms Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Rep. Dave Pinto (Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-64B), Rep. Lyndon Carlson (Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-45A), Sen. Scott Dibble (Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-61)
  • Summary: These bills would impose burdensome background checks on firearms transfers, thereby giving the government personal information about those involved in these transactions.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MN HF 9 - Empowers the Government to Seize Your Guns Without Due Process

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Ruth Richardson (D-52B)
  • Summary: HF 9 would allow law enforcement and family members to petition a court to have your guns taken away without due process of law.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MN SF 98 - Bans Firearms While Exercising Constitutional Right to Vote

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Ann Rest (Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party-45)
  • Summary: SF 98 would expand Gun Free Zones to include polling places, thereby forcing law-abiding gun owners to sacrifice their Second Amendment rights in order to exercise their Constitutional right to vote.
  • Take Action: Link

Mississippi

Bill/Issue: MS HB 27 - Imposes a Fee on All Firearms Purchases

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Banks (D-67)
  • Summary: HB 27 would impose a $25 fee on the purchase of all firearms in the state to pay for the expenses of victims of a shooting.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MS SB 2099 - Prohibits State Employees from Enforcing Federal Firearms Bans and Registrations

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Watson (R-51)
  • Summary: SB 2099 enacts a doctrine of non-compliance with Federal laws that seek to impose a ban or register firearms.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MS SB 2105 - Increases the Costs of a Concealed Carry Permit

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Barnett (D-34)
  • Summary: SB 2105 increases the cost of a concealed carry permit in the State of Mississippi.
  • Take Action: Link

Missouri

Bill/Issue: MO SB 41 - Allows Police to Confiscate Firearms From Those Recently Convicted of Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Jill Schupp (D-24)
  • Summary: MO SB 41 would needlessly confiscate firearms from people recently convicted of misdemeanor-level offenses. Indeed, this bill would allow police to seize guns from anyone found guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence in the last five years.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MO HB 235 - Requires Gun Owners to Report Lost or Stolen Firearms Under Threat of Fines and Imprisonment

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Bruce Franks Jr. (D-78)
  • Summary: This useless and offensive bill serves no purpose other than to fine and imprison gun owners who fail to comply with the state’s absurd requirement that they report their lost or stolen firearms within 72 hours of discovering the loss.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MO HB 210 & SB 163 - Forced Background Checks on All Firearms Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Greg Razer (D-25), Sen. Jill Schupp (D-24)
  • Summary: HB 210 and SB 163 are a blatant attempt at expanding an ever-growing gun registry by mandating burdensome background checks for all firearm transfers.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MO HB 173 - Bans Carrying a Concealed Firearm in Public Libraries

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Barbara Washington (D-23)
  • Summary: HB 173 would expand unsafe Gun Free Zones to include public libraries.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MO HB 162 - Bans Bump Stocks

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Richard Brown (D-27)
  • Summary: HB 162 would foolishly impose a ban on bump stocks and trigger cranks.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MO HB 97 - Denies People Under 21 their Second Amendment Rights

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Alan Green (D-99)
  • Summary: HB 97 would deny countless Missouri residents their Constitutional rights by banning the sale of so-called “assault weapons” to those under 21.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MO HB 90 - Funds Biased, Anti-Gun Research to be Used for Political Purposes

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Alan Green (D-99)
  • Summary: HB 90 would waste the taxpayers’ money to force the Department of Public Safety to commission a “gun violence” study.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: MO HB 56 - Requires Gun Owners to Transport Their Guns Unloaded and in Locked Container

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Gretchen Bangert (D-69)
  • Summary: HB 56 would impose even more rules on gun owners by forcing them to store their guns unloaded and in locked containers while being transported.
  • Take Action: Link

Nevada

Bill/Issue: NV SB 120 - Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Ratti (D-13)
  • Summary: SB 120 would allow law enforcement and family members to petition a court to have your guns taken away without due process of law. Justifications include just the allegation of threats, “abuse” of alcohol, or the officer perceiving the person to be a “threat to the safety of the public”. At no time during this process is the accused notified of the accusations or the pursuant firearm confiscation.
  • Take Action: Link

New Mexico

Bill/Issue: NM HB 8 - Bans Private Sale of Firearms 

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Sarinana (D-21)
  • Summary: HB 8 would make it unlawful to purchase or sell firearms without a federal background check, meaning EVERY firearm transaction you make will be recorded in a government database.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM SB 8 - Bans Private Sale of Firearms 

  • Position: Opposed
  • Sen. Martinez (D-5)
  • Summary: SB 8 would make it unlawful to purchase or sell firearms without a federal background check, meaning EVERY firearm transaction you make will be recorded in a government database.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 35 - Requires FFLs to Verify That Firearms Aren’t Stolen When Purchasing

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Garcia (D-14)
  • Summary: HB 35 would put an extreme burden on gun stores by requiring them to verify with the Department of Public Safety that EVERY firearm they purchase isn’t stolen.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 40 - Closes "Gun Show" Loophole

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Garcia (D-14)
  • Summary: HB 40 would ban the private purchase or sale of firearms at gun shows. This bill would empower the government to track every firearm you buy or sell.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 83 - ERPO Gun Confiscation Scheme

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Ely (D-23)
  • Summary: HB 83 would put in place the ERPO gun confiscation scheme that exists in anti-gun states like California. Simply put, this bill would allow broadly defined “household members” to petition for the ex parte confiscation of your guns without due process. And it gets worse…
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 87 - Expands Categories of Prohibited Persons

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Armstrong (D-17)
  • Summary: HB 87 would expand the definition of “prohibited persons” far beyond convicted felons.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 101 - Concealed Handgun Carry Act

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Rehm (R-31)
  • Summary: HB 101 is a pro-2A bill that expedites the process of obtaining carry permits and eases the process of renewing them.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 129 - Exemptions for Retired Law Enforcement Officers and Contract Security Guards to Carry on School Premises

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Trujillo (D-48)
  • Summary: HB 129 gives “special rights” to legislatively-defined “special people.” Retired government employees do NOT have any more right to carry a gun than you.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM HB 130 - Mandates So-Called “Safe Storage”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Trujillo (D-48)
  • Summary: HB 130 would essentially require firearms to be locked/stored away in households with minors. This would effectively restrict you from accessing your firearms when you need them most: to protect your loved ones.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NM SB 201 - Bans ALL Private Firearm Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Padilla (D-14)
  • Summary: SB 201 would essentially require background checks for ALL firearm transfers, even at gun shows and among family members.
  • Take Action: Link

New York

Bill/Issue: NY A 1594 - Near Impossible Firearms Transportation Mandate

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Pretlow (D-89)
  • Summary: Does your car have enough space to fit two storage lockers? If AB 1594 passes you’ll have to find a way to make them fit because AB 1594 would require all motor vehicles transporting five or more weapons and/or ammunition shall be locked in separate storage areas.

Not only will you be figuring out a way to fit two storage locations, but you’ll also be up there in the big leagues when it comes to locker security as AB 1594 would require that you have a lock that’s strong enough to resist being cut by any readily available tool (such as bolt cutters).

Bill/Issue: NY A 293 - Creates A Municipal “Gun Tip Hotline”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Rosenthal (D-67)
  • Summary: A 293 would create a so-called “municipal gun tip hotline program” that would give individuals the ability to anonymously report or turn in illegal firearms for cash incentives.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 425 - Creates Crimes for “Unsafe Storage”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Abinati (D-92)
  • Summary: A 425 would penalize law-abiding gun owners for storing their firearms “unsafely.”
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 450 - Bans Gun Shows, Gun Sales on State Owned Property

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Abinati (D-92)
  • Summary: A 450 makes it a crime to sell or promote for sale any firearm on state property. This bill effectively bans gun shows at any location owned by the State of New York.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 451 - Ban on “Undetectable Firearms”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Abinati (D-92)
  • Summary: A 451 is the New York Legislature’s attempt to address the faux-crisis of 3D-printed guns. As such, it criminalizes more and more firearms technology and must be stopped!
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 503 & S 1764 - Punishes Gun Owners for Safe Gun Storage Violations; Enacts 10 Year Prohibition for Violators

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Paulin (D-88) & Sen. Krueger (D-28)
  • Summary: A503 & S1764 would mandate that all gun owners store their firearms in appropriate storage depository or render firearms unfireable inside of their own homes when away from the home. If caught not storing in an approved safe or in a way in which a person is likely to gain access then gun owners convicted of a second violation of the offense could be prohibited from owning firearms FOR LIFE.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A396 - 30 day Firearm Confiscation Based On Non-professional Psychiatric Examination

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Cahill (D-103)
  • Summary: Requires gun owners to surrender firearms when taken into custody by the police for the purpose of mental examination. This bill would allow the confiscation process to begin based on the unprofessional opinion of the arresting law enforcement. Firearms would then be kept for 30 days after hospitalization or clearance of issue by a professional doctor. This bill allows the opinion of police to have more power than the diagnosis of the doctor.   
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 418 - Reclassifies Black Powder, Other Antique Firearms as Modern Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Paulin (D-88)
  • Summary: In an effort to criminalize more things and people, Rep. Paulin has introduced a bill to force certain individuals to surrender their antique firearms, black powder rifles, black powder shotguns, or muzzle-loading firearms.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A773 - Digital Firearm Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Rosenthal (D-67)
  • Summary: Makes it is a class A misdemeanor in NY to create or knowingly possess a 3D printed, computer control milled, or laser cut firearm or magazine that is undetectable by a metal detector.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A1251 - Handgun Microstamping Requirement

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Jaffee (D-97)
  • Summary: This bill would limit New Yorkers to buying only semi-automatic pistols with “two location microstamping”. Microstamping technology is practically “impossible” and thus would halt the purchase of all new models of handguns, as it has in California.  
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A1413 - Prohibit Firearms as Prizes for Raffles & Games of Chance

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Simon (D-52)
  • Summary: Makes it illegal to give firearms away as a prize in any game of chance. This would create a stranglehold on the revenue of many law enforcement benefit groups, fire departments, 2A rights groups, outdoorsman groups and charities in general.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 514 - Prohibits People on the “No-Fly List” from Obtaining Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Abinati (D-92)
  • Summary: A 514 would deny people their fundamental rights because they were erroneously added to a "no fly" list.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 95 - Requires Gun Owners to Obtain Personal Liability Insurance

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Abinati (D-92)
  • Summary: A 95 requires the submission of proof of personal liability insurance prior to the issuance or renewal of a license to carry a firearm.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 114 - Requires Credit Card Companies to Process Firearms Transactions

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Ortt (R-62)
  • Summary: While we are about as free market as they come in the civil rights advocacy world, S 114 is unfortunately needed as many private companies have shown a disdain for our civil rights, particularly the Second Amendment.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 205 - Allows Victims of Domestic Violence to Carry without a Permit

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Ortt (R-62)
  • Summary: S 205 allows victims of domestic violence to carry or possess firearms without a license where they are protected by an order of protection and have applied for a license to carry or possess a firearm.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 813- Tax Credit for Gun Safe

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Lanza (D-24)
  • Summary: S 813 establishes up to a $500 personal income tax credit for the purchase of a gun safe.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 101 - Forbids Schools from Allowing Teachers to Carry a Firearm

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Kaminsky (D-9)
  • Summary: S 101 limits an educational institution's ability to authorize the possession of a weapon on school grounds to certain officers or agents of a law enforcement agency.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 1275 - Rations Gun Purchases, Implements a 10-Day Waiting Period

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Gianaris (D-12)
  • Summary: S 1275 would ration gun purchases to one firearm every 30 days.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 1413 - Social Media Checks for Firearms Sales

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Parker (D-21)
  • Summary: This bill would mandate your consent to having your social media accounts investigated by a government bureaucrat when applying to own or carry a firearm. Furthermore, you would have to sign under penalty of perjury that your accounts have not been modified in anyway (ie posts deleted) in the past 60 days.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 1831 - Ten Day Waiting Period for Firearms Purchases

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Gianaris (D-12)
  • Summary: Mandates firearms purchasers wait 10 days after an INSTANT federal background check has been initiated/completed and after the purchaser has also passed state and local background checks.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY A1247 - Prohibits Children Under 12 from Attending Gun Show

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rosenthal (D-67)
  • Summary: Excludes children from participating in an important right of passage by banning all children under 12 from attending a gun show. This bill likely will also cause most parents who can’t afford a babysitter to be unable to attend.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY S 1834 - One in Thirty Purchase Limit

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Gianaris (D-12)
  • Summary: Senate Bill 1834 would make it a crime to apply for the otherwise lawful purchase of a constitutionally protected firearm more than once a month. S1834 would create an artificial market cap on the very enumerated instruments protected by the United States Constitution.

    What’s next—a criminal statute to limit New Yorkers to buying no more than one book per month? While illustrative, it’s not very funny to think about; with dozens of authoritarian legislators like and including Sen. Gianaris, that 1984-esque scenario is plausible. Indeed, that ideology presents itself in this very bill.
  • Take Action: Link

North Dakota

Bill/Issue: ND HB 1537 - "Red Flag" Gun Disarmament/Confiscation

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Hanson (D-44)
  • Summary: HB 1537 (aka ERPOs) allows people to petition courts to prohibit you from owning or possessing guns, ammunition, or magazines; also generally provides for warrants for the confiscation of guns, magazines, and ammunition.
  • Take Action: Link

UPDATE: VICTORY; HB 1537 VOTED DOWN in the House: 17-76


Oklahoma

Bill: OK HB 2597 - Constitutional Carry for 21 Years and Older

  • Position: Support w/ Amendment
  • Author: Rep. Echols (R-90)
  • Summary: HB 2597 would permit Sooners over the age of 21 years old and military members 18 and older to carry a firearm without the need to acquire a permit or any other requirement. While a clearly beneficial bill, in order for HB 2597 to gain our full support we suggest the age requirement be dropped to 18 years old for all as they are also allowed to carry firearms.
  • Take Action: Link

Oregon

Bill/Issue: OR HB 2929 - “Bump Stock” Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Helt (R-54)
  • Summary: HB 2929 is a Republican-authored bill that punishes any person that attaches to a firearm or transfers a bump-fire stock by fining them up to $2,000. Tell the OR Legislature to vote NO on this insidious bill.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR SB 275 - Requires Firearms to be Locked Away When Not in Use

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Manning Jr. (D-7)
  • Summary: SB 275 would require ALL gun owners in Oregon to store their guns in locked containers or equip them with trigger locks when not in use, effectively making your firearms inaccessible and inoperable when you need them most!
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR SB 322 - Authorizes Sheriffs to Issue Concealed Carry Licenses to Persons in Adjoining Counties

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Thatcher (R-13)
  • Summary: SB 322 would allow a Sheriff of one county to issue a concealed carry license to a resident of an adjoining county.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR SB 501 - Oregon Gunpocalypse

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Wagner (D-19)
  • Summary: Just some of the provisions of SB 501 include a ban on magazines capable of holding more than 5 rounds, purchase limit of 20 rounds of ammo per month, permit requirement for gun purchases, background check requirement for ammo purchases, and a mandatory 14-day waiting period.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR HB 2251 - Prohibits Adults Under 21 from Owning Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Gov. Brown
  • Summary: HB 2251 would prohibit adults under the age of 21 from obtaining most firearms including so-called “assault rifles” and handguns.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR HB 2291 - Tax Credits for Gun Safes

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Witt (R-31)
  • Summary: HB 2291 would establish tax credits for purchasing gun safes and gun-locking mechanisms.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR HB 2479 - Increases Concealed Carry Licensing Fees

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: House Interim Committee on Judiciary for Oregon State Sheriffs' Association
  • Summary: HB 2479 would hike fees for the issuance, renewal, and duplication of concealed carry licenses.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR HB 2505 - Requires Firearms to be Locked Away When Not in Use

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Warner (D-45)
  • Summary: HB 2505 would require ALL gun owners in Oregon to store their guns in locked containers or equip them with trigger locks when not in use, effectively making your firearms inaccessible and inoperable when you need them most!
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR SB 323 - Reciprocity for Concealed Handgun Licensees from States that recognize Oregon Licenses

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Warner (D-45)
  • Summary: SB 323 is a simple yet effective reciprocity bill that would allow out-of-state concealed handgun licensees to carry in Oregon provided that their home state recognizes Oregon licenses.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR HB 2705 - Voluntary “Do Not Sell” List

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Rayfield (D-16)
  • Summary: HB 2705 would establish a voluntary “do not sell” list and a website with which users can add themselves to the list.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR SB 5 - Makes Shooters at Ranges Liable for Injury

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Courtney (D-11)
  • Summary: SB 5 would make shooters at ranges liable for injuries resulting from bullets that stray outside of the range’s boundaries.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: OR SB 87 - Prohibits Adults Under 21 from Owning Firearms, Firearm Parts, or Ammunition

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries Brad Avakian
  • Summary: SB 87 would prohibit adults under the age of 21 from purchasing firearms, “firearm “components,” or ammunition from dealers or gun show vendors.
  • Take Action: Link

Rhode Island

Bill/Issue: RI HB 5021 - Sets Limitations on Firearm Possession for Minors and Removal of Permits for Minors

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Diaz (D-11)
  • Summary: HB 5021 criminalizes the possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult. HB 5021 further demonizes gun culture and makes it difficult to properly introduce youth to firearms.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: RI SB 84 - Ban 3D Printed Firearms  

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Coyne (D-32)
  • Summary: SB 84 is the Rhode Island attempt at banning the near non-existent issue of 3D printed firearm crimes. SB 84 would make it unlawful to make or possess any firearm that is plastic and 3D printed and would punish violators with imprisonment of up to 10 years and/or a fine up to $10,000.  
  • Take Action: Link

South Carolina

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3275 - Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Thigpen (D-79)
  • Summary: HB 3275 would allow law enforcement and family members to petition a court to have your guns taken away without due process of law. Justifications include just the allegation of threats or “abuse” of alcohol. At no time during this process is the accused notified of the accusations or the pursuant firearm confiscation.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3240 - Ban on parts that Accelerate the Rate of Fire of a Semi-Auto Rifle

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Stavrinakis (D-119)
  • Summary: SC HB 3240 outright bans bump-fire devices or any combination of parts that are designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi automatic rifle. This could include aftermarket triggers, lighter bolt-carrier groups, and other competition parts. Even rubber bands and belt loops!
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3109 - 7% Fee for All Firearm Sales

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Brawley (D-70)
  • Summary: HB 3109 applies  a 7% fee for all firearm sales and deposits the fee into a School Safety Fund. This fee insinuates that those who express their Constitutional right are responsible for the actions of others and makes it more costly to exercise those same rights.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3061 - Punishments for  “Unsafe” Firearm Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Dillard (D-23)
  • Summary: HB 3061 would punish all gun owners whose firearms were obtained without their knowledge if deemed that the firearm was not reasonably stored in a fully enclosed and locked container. HB 3061 also extends this law to include firearms stored in cars. This would increase the time it takes for a gun owner to retrieve their firearm and when you need a firearm for self-defense every second counts.  
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3059 - Mandatory Gun Show Background Checks

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Cobb-Hunter (D-66)
  • Summary: HB 3059 would mandate that all firearms transfers be done through a South Carolina firearms dealer and go through a NICS background check and be confirmed by the Chief of the State Law Enforcement. HB 3059  would cause a chokepoint on the supply and transfer of privately owned firearms and make it vastly more difficult to transfer firearms to non-immediate relatives, close friends, and others who may have already recently passed one of these background checks.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3058 - Ban on Private Party Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Cobb-Hunter (D-66)
  • Summary: HB 3058 would mandate that private firearms transfers be done through a South Carolina firearms dealer and go through a NICS background check. This would cause a chokepoint on the supply and transfer of privately owned firearms and make it vastly more difficult to transfer firearms to non-immediate relatives, close friends, and others.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3110 - Removal of Tax-Exemption for Special Firearm Sales

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Brown (D-116)
  • Summary: HB 3110 removes the tax-exemption status of firearm sales during Second Amendment Weekend. Further increasing the cost of firearms and making it even more unaffordable for lower income people to be able to exercise their rights.
  • Take Action: Link

South Dakota

Bill/Issue: SD SB 47 - Constitutional Carry

  • Position: Support 
  • Author: Sen. Greenfield (R-2)
  • Summary: SB 47 would allow concealed carry in the state of South Dakota WITHOUT a concealed carry permit.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SIGNED INTO LAW! 

Texas

Bill/Issue: TX HB 195 - Mandatory Background Checks on All Gun Show Sales

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Reynolds (D-27)
  • Summary: HB 195 would require background checks for ALL firearm transfers at gun shows and mandate that a gun show promoter notify local law enforcement of time, date, and place of a gun show 30 days before the gun show takes place.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: TX HB 131 - Authorizes Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Moody (D-78)
  • Summary: HB 131 would allow law enforcement and family members to petition a court to have your guns taken away without due process of law. Justifications include just allegations of threats and even the recent purchase of a firearm. At no time during this process is the accused notified of the accusations or the pursuant firearm confiscation.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: TX HB 38 - Prohibition of the Manufacturing, Assembling, or Owning of An Unmarked Firearm

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Canales (D-40)
  • Summary: HB 38 mandates that a person manufacturing or assembling a firearm must apply for a unique firearm serial number. This will cause an extreme slowdown on the exercise of fundamental rights in Texas because manufacturers will have to wait for “the crown” to approve all firearms.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: TX HB 349 - Ban on Accelerated Rate of Fire Parts

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Blanco (D-76)
  • Summary: HB 349 bans  any combination of parts that are designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi automatic rifle. This could include aftermarket triggers, lighter bolt-carrier groups, and other competition parts. This is not just a slippery slope. This is an avalanche that will destroy gun rights in the Lone Star State.
  • Take Action: Link

Utah

Bill/Issue: UT HB 87 - Mandatory Safe Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Elizabeth (D-31)
  • Summary: HB 87 would punish gun owners with a Class B misdemeanor if they were not to store their firearms in approved safes or locking devices inside of their own homes while away from home.
  • Take Action: Link

Virginia

Bill/Issue: VA SB 1303 - Authorizes Locality to Prohibit Firearms and Ammunition at Public Meetings

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. John Edwards (D-21)
  • Summary: SB 1303 authorizes local governments to enact gun control by ordinance, empowering them to ban firearms, ammunition, and firearm parts at any regular or special meeting of its local governing body.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA SB 1164 - Requires Background Checks for Gun Transfers, Mandates that Police Establish Process for Transferors to Obtain Check from FFL

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Richard Saslaw (D-35)
  • Summary: SB 1164 would require a background check for any firearm transfer and further require the Department of State Police to establish a process for transferors of firearms to obtain such a check from licensed firearms dealers. It would also provide that a transferor who fails to obtain a required background check and sells the firearm to another person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA SB 1162 - Enacts Firearms Age Ban & Mandates Background Checks for Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Richard Saslaw (D-35)
  • Summary: SB 1162 would ban individuals under 21 from purchasing a firearm and require background checks on firearms transfers. This utterly unconstitutional bill must be stopped.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA SB 1096 - Increases Penalty for Negligently Allowing a Minor to Gain Access to a Firearm

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Janet Howell (D-32)
  • Summary: SB 1096 would increase the penalty for allowing a minor to gain access to a loaded firearm from a Class 3 Misdemeanor to a Class 6 Felony.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA SB 1008 & SB 1163 - Bans Devices that Increase a Firearm’s Rate of Fire

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30), Sen. Richard Saslaw (D-35)
  • Summary: SB 1008 and SB 1163 would prohibit “the manufacture, import, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, which includes a trigger crank or bump-fire device, that is designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun.”
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2604 & SB 1034 - Rations Guns to 1 Handgun Purchase in a 30-day Period

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Jeion Ward (D-92), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-30)
  • Summary: HB 2604 and SB 1034 would ration civil rights by restricting law-abiding individuals from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2535 - Bans Digital Service Operators From Marketing Firearms to Minors

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Hala Ayala (D-51)
  • Summary: HB 2535 would ban operators of online services and websites from marketing firearms to minors.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2504 - Expands Gun Confiscation Scheme

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D-34)
  • Summary: HB 2504 would expand an already dangerous and unconstitutional “Red Flag” system (AKA “Gun Confiscation).
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2492 - Bans Magazines In Excess of 10 rounds

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Kathy Tran (D-42)
  • Summary: HB 2492 would place you and your family in danger by restricting magazine capacity to 10 rounds.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2479 - Mandates Background Checks for All Firearms Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Kenneth Plum (D-36)
  • Summary: HB 2479 would further expand the government’s gun registry by mandating background checks for gun transfers, thus ensuring more of your personal information is collected and can be used against you.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2399 - Creates Delay in Police Notifying FFLs Whether Transfer Can Occur

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Alfonso Lopez (D-49)
  • Summary: HB 2399 increases the amount of time police have to notify an FFL whether a transfer occur. This bill would inconvenience gun owners by making them wait longer due to the extension of time from 24 hours to 5 business days.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 2206 - Creates Sales Tax Exemption for Gun Safes

  • Position: Support
  • Authors: Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41)
  • Summary: HB 2206 is a commonsense bill that would empower gun owners by creating a sales tax exemption for gun safes valued at $1,000 or less.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 1992 - Regulates Firearms in Government Buildings

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Marcia Price (D-95)
  • Summary: HB 1992 would allow local governments to impose all kinds of regulations on firearms, ammunition, and firearm parts in government buildings.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 1956 - Allows Municipalities to Ban Carrying Firearms at Public Events

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate David Toscano (D-57)
  • Summary: HB 1956 would authorize any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession of firearms, ammunition, and firearm parts in public during a permitted event.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 1856 - Empowers Municipalities to Enact Gun Control

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Delores McQuinn (D-70)
  • Summary: HB 1856 would hand local governments unchecked power to enact gun control in libraries they operate.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 1763 - Authorizes Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Richard Sullivan Jr. (D-48)
  • Summary: HB 1763 would empower any attorney or law enforcement officer of the commonwealth to petition a judge to have your firearms confiscated without due process of law.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 1691 - Bans the Manufacture, Sale, Import, Transfer, or Possession of So-Called “Undetectable Firearms”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Marcus Simon (D-53)
  • Summary: HB 1691 would criminalize almost any type of interaction with a so-called “undetectable firearms,” making these acts punishable as a Class 5 felony.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 1654 - Bans Carrying Rifles & Shotguns in Public Areas

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-11)
  • Summary: HB 1654 would inconvenience gun owners by restricting where they can carry firearms in public. The bill would ban carrying loaded rifles and shotguns in certain cities and counties.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: VA HB 1644 - Fines Gun Owners for Failing to Report Lost or Stolen Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Delegate Jeffrey Bourne (D-71)
  • Summary: HB 1644 would fine gun owners for failing to report their firearms lost or stolen within 24 hours of discovering the loss.
  • Take Action: Link

Washington

Bill/Issue: WA SB 5782 - Switchblade Ban Repeal

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Zeiger (R-25)
  • Summary: SB 5782 would remove “spring blade knives” from the list of banned items and change their definition to not a “dangerous weapon. SB 5782 means that people who are simply carrying a pocket knife for any reason would not become targets of harassment.
  • UPDATE: SB 5782 has been passed out of committee. Now heading to Senate floor!
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: WA HB 1068 - "High-Capacity" Magazine Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Valdez (D-46)
  • Summary: This bill would ban the purchase, transfer, and possession of so-called "high-capacity" magazines, arbitrarily defined as those that hold more than 10 rounds.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: WA SB 5062 - "High-Capacity" Magazine Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Kuderer (D-48)
  • Summary: This bill would ban the purchase, transfer, and possession of so-called "high-capacity" magazines, arbitrarily defined as those that hold more than 10 rounds.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: WA HB 1073 - Ban on "Undetectable" and Untraceable Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Valdez (D-46) & AG Bob Ferguson
  • Summary: This bill would ban so-called “untraceable” firearms like “80% receivers" and "undetectable" firearms like 3D-printed ones, and it would also call on police to seize these and other categories of firearms and firearm parts.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: WA SB 5061 - Ban on "Undetectable" and Untraceable Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Authors: Rep. Dhingra (D-45) & AG Bob Ferguson
  • Summary: This bill would ban so-called “untraceable” firearms like “80% receivers" and "undetectable" firearms like 3D-printed ones, and it would also call on police to seize these and other categories of firearms and firearm parts.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: WA SB 5027 - Expansion of ERPO Gun Confiscation Scheme

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Frockt (D-46)
  • Summary: SB 5027 would expand the already dangerous and unconstitutional Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) scheme in 2 significant ways.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: WA HB 1010 - Destruction of Guns Used in Crimes

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Senn (D-41)
  • Summary: HB 1010 would require Washington state patrol to destroy judicially forfeited firearms that are no longer needed for evidence.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: WA HB 1024 - Eliminates and Prohibits State Pistol Registries

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Walsh (R-19)
  • Summary: HB 1024 would require the Department of Licensing to destroy all "copies or records of pistol purchase applications or pistol transfers," and it would prohibit the Department of Licensing from keeping such records in the future.
  • Take Action: Link

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Updated: 03/23/19

Note: Positions may change depending on amendments to bills.