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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 Pistol Brace Rule Change

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: ATF
  • Summary: The ATF is expected to release their new rule on pistol braces by the end of the year, likely making firearms with braces classified as short-barreled rifles & shotguns, regulated under the NFA.  
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: "Assault Weapons" Ban (H.R.1808)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) 
  • Summary: Another assault weapons ban is being considered (H.R. 1808) by Congress. The House Judiciary Committee is pushing a markup on this bill on July 20th with the hope of pushing a House floor vote by the end of the month. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: ATF Improvement and Modernization Act (H.R. 8460)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D-VA)
  • Summary: A bill that allows for the establishment of a national gun registry. Removes funding caps on ATF expenses and salaries.   
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act (H.R. 8957

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Summary: A bill that would increase the excise tax on firearms by 0.5%, extend the tax to frames and receivers, index NFA transfer fees and taxes to inflation, and direct all tax revenue to a fund that supports anti-firearm research.  
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: SHORT Act

  • Position: Support
  • Authors: Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)
  • Summary: The Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today Act would deregulate SBRs, SBSs, and AOWs from the NFA.  
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Responsible Gun Ownership Licensing Act (H.R. 8534)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ)
  • Summary: A bill that adds a licensing requirement to purchase and possess firearms, mandates firearm registration, and allows for confiscation if license is revoked. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Forces IRS to sell off their ammo (S. 5036)

  • Position: Support
  • Authors: Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS)
  • Summary: A bill to require the sale of ammunition stockpiled by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: "Disarm IRS Part 2" (H.R. 8762)

  • Position: Support
  • Authors: Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC)
  • Summary: Another bill aimed at preventing the IRS from purchasing, possessing, training with, or using firearms and ammunition. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: RETURN our Constitutional Rights Act (H.R. 8167)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA)
  • Summary: Removes the 11% excise tax on firearms and ammo; Removes the NFA tax.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Disarm the IRS Act (H.R. 8268)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
  • Summary: A bill to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from acquiring ammunition.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Federal Firearms Licensing Act (S. 4263)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)
  • Summary: Would add onerous restrictions to FFL's and individuals attempting to purchase firearms.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: Age 21 Act (S. 4278)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
  • Summary: This bill would establish a federal definition for so-called "assault weapons" and "high capacity" magazines and would prohibit the sale of such to individuals under the age of 21. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: Modernizing Firearms Business (H.R. 6225)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL 2)
  • Summary: This is a bill intended to make the business of firearms dealing more difficult in an effort to "modernize" said business.
  • Take Action Link

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

  • Position: Oppose
  • 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: Costly Fees and Regulations for Gun Shops (H.R.6225)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)
  • Summary: This bill seeks to impose numerous regulations and fees on FFLs and price everyday people out of gun ownership. 
  • Take Action Link

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

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: 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: Oppose
  • 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 would effectively outlaw home-built, 3D-printed, or non-serialized firearms.
  • Take Action Link

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 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. 
  • Take Action Link

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: Oppose
  • Authors: 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. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: "Second Amendment For Every Registrable Voter Act" (SAFER Voter Act) (H.R.2890/S.1373)

  • Position: Support
  • Authors: 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: States Reform Act (H.R. 5977)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC)
  • Summary: This bill would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and give states control over cannabis laws and regulations.
  • Take Action Link

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

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: 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: Oppose
  • 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: 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: National Firearms Act Reforms (H.R. 1758, H.R. 4312, H.R. 6817)

  • Position: Support
  • Authors: Rep. Tracey Mann (R-KS), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX)
  • Summary: These bills would remove "short-barreled rifles", "short-barreled shotguns", and "Any Other Weapons" from the NFA. Each of these bills would require existing registration information to be destroyed by the ATF. 
  • Take Action Link

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: Oppose
  • 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.

Bill/Issue: Senate Bipartisan Gun Control Bill (S. 2938) (Signed by President Biden)

  • Position: Oppose
  • The Senate bill includes, but is not limited to, grants for Red Flag enforcement, expansion of prohibited persons, and additional restrictions on peaceable adults aged 18 to 20. 

Bill/Issue: Steve Dettelbach ATF Director Nomination (Nomination confirmed)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Summary: President Biden has nominated anti-gun former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach to be Director of the ATF. Dettelbach has publicly supported extreme gun control measures, including a nationwide "assault weapons" ban, and has been endorsed by anti-2A groups Everytown and Giffords. 

Bill/Issue: "Inflation Reduction Act" Anti-Gun Funding (H.R. 5376) (Signed by President Biden)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: 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. 

Alabama

Bill/Issue: AL HB 272 - Permitless Carry (Passed. Signed by Governor on March 10, 2022)

  • Position: Support
  • Authors: AL Rep. Shane Stringer (R-102)
  • Summary: This bill would amend current law and strip the requirement for applying for a permit, making concealed or open carry legal for any lawful adult aged 19 or older.

Bill/Issue: AL HB 310 - POTUS Executive Action Nullification (Failed - Session Adjourned)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: AL State Rep. David Standridge (R-34)
  • Summary: Provides prohibitions on the enforcement of certain presidential executive orders which provide certain limitations or restrictions on the ownership, use, or possession of firearms and accessories and ammunition thereof.

 

California

Bill/Issue: LA County Propositions - Anti-gun ordinances 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: LA Board of Supervisors 
  • Summary: These series of ordinances would ban the sale of .50 ammo and arms, limit where gun stores can be located, ban firearms on all county property, require yearly inventory and sales logs from stores, maintain fingerprint logs and distribute anti-gun propaganda to customers. 
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: CA SB 834 - Non-Profit Denial of Status (Vetoed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: CA Senator Scott D. Wiener (D-11)
  • Summary: This bill would suspend or deny tax-exempt status for organizations that "promote, engage in, commit to, support, or aid insurrection against the United States, any effort to overturn democratic election results, or obstruct the peaceful transfer of power."
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: CA SB 918 - Increasing the number of "sensitive places" for CCW holders (Defeated)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: CA Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-25)
  • Summary: Would vastly expand the number of "sensitive places" in private and public places, remove prohibitions on local fees and insurance requirements for CCW holders, and add signage laws to allow for lawful carry in private businesses

Bill/Issue: CA AB 1227 - Imposing A State Excise Tax on Firearms (Defeated)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: CA Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-10)
  • Summary: Would impose a state excise tax of 11% on long guns and 10% on handguns, effectively doubling the already existing federal excise tax on firearms.

Bill/Issue: CA AB 1223 - Gun and Ammo Tax (Defeated - Died on third reading)

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

Bill/Issue: CA SB 906 - Parent Firearm Disclosure (Signed by Governor) 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: CA Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-25)
  • Summary: This bill would require local educational agencies to require the parents or guardians of a pupil to disclose whether any firearms are located at the home of the pupil.

Bill/Issue: CA AB 1594 - Utilizing Public Nuisance Statutes to End-Around The PLCAA (Signed by Governor) 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: CA Assembly Member Philip Y. Ting (D-19)
  • Summary: This bill would allow attempts to circumvent the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act by utilizing public nuisance statutes.

Bill/Issue: CA SB 1327 - Permitting Private Citizens to Sue One Another for Exercising Natural Rights (Signed by Governor) 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: CA Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-18) & CA Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-25)
  • Summary: This bill would create a “private right of action” for any person, other than the government, against any person who is found to have participated in certain firearms-related conduct.

Bill/Issue: CA AB 2571 - Prohibiting Marketing of Firearms to Children (Signed by Governor) 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: CA AM Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-16) & AM Mike Gipson (D-64)
  • Summary: Restricts the marketing and advertising of firearms to minors and prohibits a person or entity that publishes materials directed to minors in this state in any medium.

Bill/Issue: CA AB 311 - Ban on Firearms "Precursor Parts" at Gun Shows (Signed by Governor) 

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

 

Connecticut

Bill/Issue: Governor Lamont's Gun Control Proposal Package (Failed - Session Adjourned)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Summary: Governor Lamont is proposing legislation to expand the "assault weapon" ban, expand the home-built firearm ban, impose state control of firearm retailers, and more.

 

Delaware

Bill/Issue: DE HB 450- "Assault Weapons" Ban (Signed by Governor) 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: DE Rep. Valerie Longhurst (D-15)
  • Summary: Prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of "assault weapons" in Delaware, with very limited exceptions.

Bill/Issue: DE Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 6- Magazine Ban (Signed by Governor) 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: DE Sen. David Sokola (D-8)
  • Summary: This bill is a 17-round mag ban with no grandfathering clause.  A first-time violation involving only possession of a large-capacity magazine would be a civil violation involving a $100 fee, and a second violation involving only possession would be a class B misdemeanor.

 

Florida

Bill/Issue: Permitless Carry

  • Position: Support
  • Author: N/A
  • Summary: Demand the legislature introduce and pass permitless carry legislation. 
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Georgia

Bill/Issue: GA SB 319 and HB 1358 - Permitless Carry  (Signed by the Governor)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Jason Anavitarte (R-31) and Rep. Mandi L. Ballinger (R-23)
  • Summary: These bills remove the requirement for a license to carry a concealed firearm.

 

Hawaii

Bill/Issue: HI County Bill 220 - Bruen Response Bill

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Councilman Aaron Chung
  • Summary: This bill makes the majority of public areas "sensitive spaces", making it illegal to carry a firearm in them.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: HI HB 1732 - Restricting the Carry of Stun Guns (Defeated)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Representative Gregg Takayama (D-34)
  • Summary: This bill prohibits individuals from carrying an electric gun in or near certain sensitive locations with exceptions.

 

Illinois

Bill/Issue: IL SB 2956- "Ghost Gun" Registration

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: State Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) 
  • Summary: This bill instructs the state police to maintain a database of each firearm possessed in the state that does not have a serial number imprinted on the firearm.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: IL HB 4383 with Senate Amendment 2- "Ghost Gun" Regulation (Signed by Governor) 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Amendment filed by State Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) 
  • Summary: Senate Amendment 2, added as an eleventh hour amendment to a Public Utilities Act, would make it unlawful for any person to knowingly sell, offer to sell, or transfer an unserialized unfinished frame or receiver or unserialized firearm, including those produced using a three-dimensional printer.

 

Indiana

Bill/Issue: IN HB 1296 - Permitless Carry (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-54)
  • Summary: This bill removes the requirement for a license to carry a concealed firearm for those 18+. This bill fixes the issue created when a "poison pill" amendment was added previously to HB 1077 and is a vehicle for the HB 1077 language.

 

Maryland

Bill/Issue: MD SB 387 - "Ghost Gun" Ban (Became law without Governor's signature)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: MD Senate Pro Tem Melony Griffith (D-25) & MD Sen. Susan Lee (D-16)
  • Summary: This bill seeks to prohibit home manufacture of firearms and penalize already existing homemade firearms going back to 1968.

Massachusetts

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

  • Position: Oppose
  • 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: Oppose
  • 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

 

Michigan

Bill/Issue: MI S 785/H 5628 - "High Capacity" Magazine Ban

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-12) and Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-6)
  • Summary: This bill would prohibit the sale, production, or possession of high-capacity magazines (more than 10 rounds) in Michigan.
  • Take Action Link 

Bill/Issue: MI S 786/H 5627 - Updating Sentencing Guidelines for "High Capacity" Magazine Ban Violations

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-11) and Rep. Cynthia Johnson (D-5)
  • Summary: This bill would amend the “code of criminal procedure” in Michigan to include the possession or sale of high-round magazines to its list of felonies.  This bill would only take effect if Senate Bill 785/House Bill 5628 is passed.
  • Take Action Link 

 

Nebraska

Bill/Issue: NE L 773 - Permitless Carry (Failed)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: NE Sen. Tom Brewer (District 43)
  • Summary: This bill provides for the carrying of a concealed handgun without a permit and prohibits regulation of such carrying by cities, villages, and counties.

 

New  Jersey

Bill/Issue: NJ A 4769 - Bruen response legislation

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17)
  • Summary: This bill would expand the list of off-limits places, mandate insurance, increase fees and training requirements, and add additional bureaucracy to obtain a carry permit. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: NJ A 4717 - In-home inspections and psychological evaluations 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro (D)
  • Summary: This bill would require individuals to submit to in-home inspections and psychological evaluations to qualify to purchase a firearm.  
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: NJ S 3003/A 4502 - Off-limits places

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey (D-27)
  • Summary: This bill would expand the "sensitive places" that permit holders would be unable to carry in lawfully. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: NJ A 4557 - Increase manufacturing penalties

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-15)
  • Summary: This bill would increase the penalties for 3D printing a firearm or distributing printing files. 
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: NJ S 2847/A 4369 - Body Armor Prohibition

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr. (D-7)
  • Summary: This bill would prohibit the possession of body armor in most cases, and requires registration for those who do possess body armor.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: NJ S 1204/A 1179 - New Resident Handgun Registration and FPIC (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Josephy Cryan (D-20) and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-27)
  • Summary: This bill would require out-of-state firearm owners moving into the state to obtain a firearm purchaser identification card within 60 days; allows a 30-day grace period for first-time offenders.

Bill/Issue: NJ S 1893/A 1765 - Gun Industry Cause of Action (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Teresa Ruiz (D-29) and Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27)
  • Summary: This bill allows the Attorney General to bring cause of action for certain public nuisance violations arising from the sale or marketing of firearms.

Bill/Issue: NJ S 2846/A 4367 - Upgrades Crime of Manufacturing/Transporting "Ghost Guns" (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Assemblyman John McKeon (D-27)
  • Summary: This bill would upgrade various crimes related to the manufacture or transportation of ghost guns and other untraceable guns from the 3rd degree to the 2nd degree.

Bill/Issue: NJ S 2903/A 1302 - Ammunition Sales Regulation (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Josephy Cryan (D-20) and Assemblyman Louis Greenwald (D-6)
  • Summary: This bill would require those purchasing ammunition to show a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID.

Bill/Issue: NJ S 2905/A 4366 - .50 Cal Ban (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-22) and Assemblyman Reginald Atkins (D-20)
  • Summary: This bill would ban .50 caliber weapons by labeling them a “destructive device.”

Bill/Issue: NJ S 2906/A 4370 - FPIC Training and Renewal (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Richard Codey (D-27) and Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D-15)
  • Summary: This bill requires training for those trying to obtain an FPIC, and makes FPICs expire after 10 years.

Bill/Issue: NJ S 2907/A 4368 - Requirement to Sell Microstamp-Enabled Firearms (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: Sen. Richard Codey (D-27) and Assemblyman Louis Greenwald (D-6)
  • Summary: This bill requires retailers to sell microstamp-enabled firearms, pending a decision from the attorney general about their commercial availability.

 

New York

Bill/Issue: NY A 7771 - Additional Firearms License and Purchase Requirements

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Assembly Member Chantel Jackson (D-79)
  • Summary: This anti-gun bill would create onerous additional requirements for the purchase of a firearm.
  • Take Action Link

Bill/Issue: NY A 8262 - Mandatory Training Bill

  • Position: Oppose
  • 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
  • Take Action Link

 

Ohio

Bill/Issue: OH SB 215 - Permitless Carry - (Signed by the Governor)

  • Position: Support
  • Author: State Sen. Terry Johnson (R-14)
  • Summary: This bill allows Ohio residents aged 21 or older to carry a firearm without a license.

 

Oregon

Bill/Issue: OR HB 4079 - Firearms Tax (Defeated)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Brad Witt (D-31)
  • Summary: Among others, this bill would add a 3% luxury tax to firearms.

Pennsylvania 

Bill/Issue: PA HB 2788 - Under 21 Restriction

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Darisha Parker (D- 198) 
  • Summary: This bill would restrict the purchase and possession of firearms to individuals 21 years old or older.
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Bill/Issue: PA HB 2775 - License to purchase and possess. 

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Emily Kinkead (D-20)
  • Summary: This bill would force people to obtain and maintain a license from the state to purchase or possess firearms or ammunition. 
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Bill/Issue: PA HB 2621 - Magazine Restrictions

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Kevin J. Boyle
  • Summary: This bill would define and ban "large capacity" magazines, restricting their purchase, possession, and use. 
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Bill/Issue: PA HB 2518 - Permitless Open Carry Ban

  • Position: Oppose
  • Author: Rep. Mike Zabel (D-163)
  • Summary: This bill would force people to obtain a license to open carry a firearm.  
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Rhode Island

Bill/Issue: RI HB 6615 - "Assault Weapons" Ban

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: RI Rep. Justine Caldwell (D-30)
  • Summary: This bill would ban the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons in Rhode Island. Pre-owned weapons would need to be registered in order to be kept.
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Bill/Issue: RI HB 6614 - Standard-Capacity Magazine Ban (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: RI Rep. Justine Caldwell (D-30)
  • Summary: This bill would make it a felony for an individual to possess any firearm magazine which is capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.

Bill/Issue: RI HB 7358 - Ban on Open Carry of Loaded Shotguns & Rifles in Public (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: RI Rep. Leonela Felix (D-61)
  • Summary: This bill would define rifle and shotgun as weapons and make it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions inclusive of hunting activity punishable upon conviction by imprisonment up to five (5) years or a fine up to five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Bill/Issue: RI HB 7457 - Raises Age for Firearm and Ammunition Sales from 18 to 21 (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: RI Rep. Teresa Ann Tanzi (D-34)
  • Summary: Increases the age for lawful sale of firearms or ammunition from 18 to 21 and would require a permit or license to buy ammo.

 

South Carolina

Bill/Issue: Permitless Carry

  • Position: Support
  • Author: N/A
  • Summary: Demand the legislature introduce and pass permitless carry legislation. 
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Washington

Bill/Issue: WA H 1705 - "Ghost Gun" Ban - (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: WA Rep. Liz Berry (D-36)
  • Summary: This bill seeks to limit the sale and ownership of unfinished frames or receivers and precursor parts

Bill/Issue: WA S 5078 - "Large-Capacity" Magazine Ban - (Signed by Governor)

  • Position: Oppose
  • Authors: WA State Sen. Marko Liias (D-21)
  • Summary: Both the House and Senate versions of this bill intended to limit the prospective sale or transfer of "large-capacity" magazines in Washington. The House version defines a "large-capacity" magazine as a magazine capable of holding ten rounds or more. The Senate version defines a "large-capacity" magazine as a magazine capable of holding 10 rounds or more.

Updated: 11/30/22

Note: Positions may change depending on amendments to bills.