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Bill/Issue: Trump's Possible Ban on Suppressors

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Pres. Trump
  • Summary: Pres. Trump says he is “seriously” considering a ban on suppressors. What the President is doing to the Second Amendment is nothing short of “Death by a thousand cuts”. With each new “cut” this President places millions of gun owners at risk of violence, imprisonment, and loss of property.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: S 459 - Limitations on Firearm Export

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Menendez (D-NJ)
  • Summary: S 459 would prohibit the President from removing any firearm or technical information relating to a firearm from the United States Munitions List.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1585 - “VAWA” Reauthorization and CDC Funding

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Bass (D-CA-37)
  • Summary: REPUBLICAN backed HR 1585, aka the “Violence Against Women Act” (VAWA), is a front for expanding extremely harmful gun regulations. HR 1585 includes legislation for ex-parte gun confiscation, lifetime gun bans for misdemeanor charges, and would fund the CDC to do biased research on “Gun Violence”. HR 1585 now moves over for a Senate vote, a Senate whose moral backbone is in question when it comes to protecting the Second Amendment and the Bill of Rights.

Bill/Issue: S 351 - Prohibit Federal Funding of State Gun Databases

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
  • Summary: S 351 would prevent any federal agency from funding any state firearm ownership database. 
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1115 - Permits Stronger Safety Standards for Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Kelly (D-IL-2)
  • Summary:HR 1115 would allow firearms to be regulated as consumer products and thus susceptible to stricter safety standards. Stricter safety standards will allow for government to force firearms companies to stop production of perfectly acceptable and safe firearms.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1114 - Require Annual Reports on the Effects of Gun Violence on Public Health

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Kelly (D-IL-2)
  • Summary: HR 1114 would require the Surgeon General to submit an annual report to Congress on gun violence. HR 1114 is a backdoor attempt at using government agencies as false justification for the oppressing of your rights.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1072 - Limit State and Localities from Imposing Penalties or Taxes on Firearms

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Collins (R-NY-27)
  • Summary: HR 1072 would require state and local penalties/taxes on long guns or their parts to an amount to less than that of the federal government’s current taxes or penalties. In addition, HR 1072 would grant a prevailing lawsuit against excessive state fines or penalties a “reasonable attorney's fee”.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: S 320 - Burdensome Firearms Storage for FFL

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Durbin (D-IL)
  • Summary: S 320 would mandate that all FFL dealers purchase excessive firearms storage security devices for use when the store is not open. If dealers do not comply, they will be at risk of losing their licence to sell.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: S 443 - Change the Definition of an Antique Firearm

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Summary: Instead of a stagnant date of before 1898, S 443 would allow for a rolling definition. Meaning that as time progresses more and more historical firearms would not be restricted by federal gun control.
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Bill/Issue: HR 157 - Make Firearm Manufacturers Responsible for 3rd Party Actions

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Evans (D-PA-2)
  • Summary: HR 157 would make it so that firearms manufacturers can be held responsible in state or federal civil court for the actions of the people who use their firearms. This bill will leave many gun manufacturers vulnerable to anti-gun organizations & their frivolous lawsuits and potentially cause the manufacturers to shut down.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 282 - Federal Gun Ban Omnibus Bill

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Beatty (D-OH-3)
  • Summary: HR 282 covers the whole gamut of “problems” anti-gunners have with the Second Amendment. HR 282 would seek to prevent the sale or possession of most semi-automatic firearms and outright bans All AK and AR “types”, require disclosing lost or stolen firearms, mandatory gun show background checks, and the restriction or outright banning of firearms parts and accessories. HR 282 will bring about a Second Amendment crisis if allowed to pass.
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Bill/Issue: S 184 - Funding for Biased Gun Violence Research by the CDC

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Markey (D-MA)
  • Summary: S 184 would appropriate $250,000,000 over the course of 5 years in order for the CDC to conduct research on gun violence prevention. S 184 is creates a perfect storm for the CDC to find confirmation that guns are the problem and give a solution of gun confiscation.
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Bill/Issue: HR 820 - Closes the “Gun Show Loophole”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Maloney (D-NY-12)
  • Summary: HR 820 would prohibit all private firearms transfers at gun shows. By calling this a loophole, Rep. Maloney is implying that somehow law-abiding gun owners are getting “around the law.” In reality, they are following the law. And one more law isn’t going to do anything except to further trample the rights of all Americans.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: HR 1266 - Considers Firearms Parts to Count as Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Espaillat (D-NY-13)
  • Summary: HR 1266 would treat any part that can be assembled into a firearm or can turn any device into a firearm as a firearm under the law. Labeled the “Ghost Guns are Real Guns” bill, HR 1266 is Rep. Espaillat’s feeble attempt to “do something”. What HR 1266 will really do is cause lawful gun owners more pain when it comes to transporting parts, manufacturing their own firearms, and storing firearm parts.
  • Take Action: Link

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.
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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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2160 Failed!

Bill/Issue: AZ HB 2080 - Restoration of Right to Bear Arms After Release

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Allen (R-5)
  • Summary: H 2080 permits those who are deemed fit to re-enter society to exercise their right to bear arms.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2080 enacted!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2247 Failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2248 Failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2249 Failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2161 Failed!

California

Bill/Issue: CA AB 1669 - Mandatory Ammunition Transactions at Gun Shows from a Licenced Dealer

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Bonta (D-18)
  • Summary: AB 1669 would require that all ammunition transactions at a gun show be conducted through a licensed dealer.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: CA AB 1602 - Prohibition on Firearms Insurance Advertisement

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Low (D-28)
  • Summary: AB 1602 would prevent insurance agencies from selling or advertising liability coverage for injury or property damage deriving from the insurance owner’s firearm. This bill marginalizes gun owners by stopping them from getting the insurance they want and criminalizing an insurance company for offering it to them.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: CA AB 1602 passed to Senate. Send the California Senate another message

Bill/Issue: CA AB 12 - Expansion of GVRO Confiscation

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Irwin (D-44)
  • Summary: CA AB 12 seeks to radically expand California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order by increasing the duration of the restraining order from one year to potentially 5 years. GVROs stand for the proposition that gun owners can have their rights and property taken from them by force on the basis of allegations without the government having even reasonable suspicion, let alone probable cause or constitutionally sufficient adjudication. CA AB 12 will potentially cause innocent people to lose their ability to protect their property and themselves.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: CA AB 12 passed to Senate. Send the California Senate another message

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
  • UPDATE: CA AB 1297 passed to Senate. Send the California Senate another message

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
  • UPDATE: CA SB 220 passed to Assembly. Send the California Assembly another message

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 Fairgrounds

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Gloria (D-78)
  • Summary: AB 893 would ban gun shows from taking place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. 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
  • UPDATE: CA AJR 4 passed to Senate. Send the California Senate another message

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 7223 - Mandatory Firearm Safe Storage in Vehicle

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: House Judiciary Committee
  • Summary: HB 7223 would mandate that all handguns in a vehicle be stored inside a securely locked safe when not in the presence of a person over the age of 21 years of age. If convicted of improper storage, a person would be charged with a class D felony and have all firearms confiscated FOREVER.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: CT HB 7223 passed into law.

Bill/Issue: CT HB 7218 - Mandatory Safe Storage of Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: House Judiciary Committee
  • Summary: When seconds matter, HB 7218 forces gun owners to store their firearms in safes or render them in such a manner that they couldn’t be quickly used. HB 7218 will also expand the public school “gun safety” program to all grades K-12.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: CT HB 7218 passed into law.

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
  • UPDATE: CT HB 5700 failed in House Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding

Florida

Bill/Issue: FL SB 1310 & HB 1165 - Punishes Minors/Parents for Posting Pictures of Guns to Social Media

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen Pizzo (D-38) & Rep. Jones (D-101)
  • Summary: SB 1310 & HB 1165 make it a first degree misdemeanor for children to post on their public social media any kind of gun. This includes BB guns, air rifles, or even objects displayed to look like firearms. The punishment includes a community service program for the parent and child that requires BOTH TO WORK IN HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM THAT DEALS WITH TRAUMA PATIENTS AND GUNSHOT WOUNDS. Move over parents, the government is in charge of your child now and they want them to see death.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SB 1310 withdrawn from further consideration!

Bill/Issue: FL HB 6007 - Allow Carrying on College Campus

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Sabatini
  • Summary: HB 6007 permits any persons with the proper license to open or concealed carry a firearm on college or university campuses.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: FL HB 6007 died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee

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
  • UPDATE: FL HB 197 failed in House

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
  • UPDATE: FL SB 364 failed in House

Georgia

Bill/Issue: GA HB 2 - Constitutional Carry

  • Position: Support w/ Amendment
  • Author: Rep. Gurtler (R-8)
  • Summary: HB 2 would greatly expand the right of people in Georgia to concealed carry firearms. This bill would make the default position of the law that a person is allowed to concealed carry in most public spaces as well as their own private property.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: GA HB 2 failed in House

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
  • UPDATE: HI SCR 42 failed in Senate

Illinois

Bill/Issue: IL HB 240 - Permits Concealed Carrying while Bow Hunting

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Bennett (R-106)
  • Summary: HB 240 would permit hunters with a concealed carry license to carry a handgun during seasons where a firearm is prohibited from being used to hunt deer.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: IL HB 240 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: IL HB 174 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: IL HB 274 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: IL HB 888 failed in House!

Indiana

Bill/Issue: IN HB 1109 - Income Tax Credit for Firearms Safety Purchases

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Lucas (R-69)
  • Summary: HB 1109 would allow people to receive a state income tax credit up to $200 (for individual filings) or $400 (for joint returns) for firearms safety courses or the purchase of a qualified firearms storage devices.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: IN HB 1109 failed in House Ways & Means Committee

Bill/Issue: IN HB 1230 - Allows Local Government to Regulate Gun Ranges

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Chyung (D-15)
  • Summary: HB 1230 is an attempt to allow local governments  to regulate/prevent the construction of gun ranges. This is yet another restriction to where law-abiding gun owners, and those new to the shooting sports, can safely increase their shooting proficiency and firearms handling experience. This will leave many Hoosiers with less locations to become sufficiently skill at self-defense.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1230 failed in committee!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! S 353 & S 126 failed in committee!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1291 failed in committee!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 125 failed in committee!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 236 failed in committee!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 307 failed in committee!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1040 & HB 1149 & SB 309 failed in committee!

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.

  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1048 failed in committee!

Iowa

Bill/Issue: IA SF 13 - Punishes Carrying Weapons on Marked Properties

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Bolkcom (D-43)
  • Summary: SF 13 would allow any property owners or places of business to prohibit firearms from being carried on their property and could punish violators with 30 days in jail and a $625 fine. SF 13 stands to marginalize the gun community and use law enforcement to disarm law-abiding gun owners in many public places.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: IA SF 13 failed in Senate!

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 
  • UPDATE: KS SB 8 failed in the Senate!

Kentucky

Bill/Issue: HB 76 - “Assault Weapons” Ban and Omnibus Gun Laws

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Brown (D-77)
  • Summary: HB 76 requires licensing for and defines “assault weapons” using California’s features test, large capacity magazines defined as more than 7 rounds, mandates “assault weapons” background checks and tracking, enacts mandatory lost and stolen reporting, etc. If you had to choose only one bill to fight in Kentucky it would be HB 76. It is an evil omnibus of gun requirements and restrictions aimed at separating you from your firearms for arbitrary and illogical justifications.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 76 withdrawn from committee!

Bill/Issue: KY HB 30 - Expands Locations of Permitted Concealed Carry

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Goforth (R-89)
  • Summary: HB 30 would allow any Kentuckian to concealed carry at more state government buildings, schools/universities, day care facilities, establishments serving alcohol, and governing body meetings.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: KY HB 30 failed in the House Judiciary

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 150 SIGNED INTO LAW! 

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! Anti-gun bill stopped!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 77 Shut down in the House!

Maine

Bill/Issue: ME HP 65 - Grandfather Clause for Shooting Ranges

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Corey (R-25)
  • Summary: HP 65 would make it so that buildings constructed near already established and in use shoot ranges can not force a shooting range to shut down due to noise ordinances.

HP 65 is a highly beneficial bill that will prevent anti-gun cities and areas from closing down highly necessary shooting ranges.

  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HP 65 SIGNED INTO LAW!

Bill/Issue: ME HP 71 - Tax Exemption for Firearms Safety Devices

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Corey (R-25)
  • Summary: HP 71 would provide a sales tax exemption on the sale of firearms safety devices as well as allow gun owners to write off up to $250 from their state income taxes for the purchase of a safe or lock-box for firearms.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: VICTORY for the Second Amendment! HP 71 SIGNED INTO LAW!

Maryland

Bill/Issue: MD HB 740 - Bans 3D Printed Guns

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Del. Dumais (D-15)
  • Summary: HB 740 would make it illegal to manufacture or possess a 3D printed firearm and punishable with a $5,000 fine or up to 5 years in jail.

HB 740 is Maryland’s attempt at “solving” the faux-crisis of 3D-printed firearms. What this bill actually accomplishes is making more law-abiding people criminals and not solving the underlying issue. HB 740 will limit the home-built firearm hobby and place an undeserved punishment on the people.

  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 740 Failed in Judiciary!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 8 withdrawn!

Michigan

Bill/Issue: MI HB 4020 - Legalizes Stun Guns for 21+

  • Position: Support w/ Amendment
  • Author: Rep. Hoitenga (R-102)
  • Summary: HB 4020 is a bill that would allow any person over the age of 21 to possess a stun gun. However, we believe that this bill should be amended to also include grown adults under the age of 21. 
  • Take Action: Link

Minnesota

Bill/Issue: MN SF 72 - Allow Use of Deadly Force for Self-Defense

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Ruud (R-10)
  • Summary: SB 72 would permit the use of deadly force if done with the justification of reasonable and necessary self-defense. SB 72 would also not require a person to retreat from the aggressor. This is a highly beneficial bill that will allow people to proportionally respond to threats without fear of unreasonable punishment.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: MN SF 72 failed in Senate.

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
  • UPDATE: Failed in Legislature!

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
  • UPDATE: MN HF 9 failed in House.

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
  • UPDATE: MN HF 98 failed in Senate.

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 27 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Failed in Judiciary Committee.

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 2105 stopped in Senate!

Missouri

Bill/Issue: MO SB 42 - ”Red Flag” Gun Disarmament/confiscation

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Schupp (D-24)
  • Summary: SB 42 (aka ERPOs, Red Flag Law) 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. SB 42 would also notify your place of employment of an allegation if carrying a firearm is part of your employment. This would potentially place you at risk of losing your job.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 42 failed!

Bill/Issue: MO SB 40 - Punishments for  “Unsafe” Firearm Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Schupp (D-24)
  • Summary: SB 40 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. This bill would make proper home defense difficult and place firearms owners at risk.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 40 failed!

Bill/Issue: MO HB 173 - Bans CCW in Public Libraries

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Washington (D-23)
  • Summary: HB 173 would expand the location where a concealed carry licensees are prohibited from defending themselves to include any public library. This is just another signal to dangerous people that the library is a soft target and ready for easy criminal activity. HB 173 will leave more law-abiding missourians unprotected as they seek to better themselves mentally.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 173 failed!

Bill/Issue: MO SB 39 - Allows for CCW on Public Transportation

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Onder (R-2)
  • Summary: Under current law, it is a crime to carry a firearm on a bus or in any facility used for a public transportation system. SB 39 would expand the rights of concealed carry permit owners by removing this prohibition to carry on public transport. SB 39 is a step in the right direction in allowing people to properly protect themselves in all situations.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SB 39 failed!

Bill/Issue: MO SB 23 - “Red Flag” Firearms Restraining Order

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Nasheed (D-5)
  • Summary: SB 23 would allow family members or law enforcement officers to petition the court to confiscate a person’s firearms. Justifications include a perceived risk of the person hurting themselves and alleged alcohol abuse. Meaning that law enforcement could come and kick down your door for a joke someone else took wrong or because someone else thought you drank a little too much a little too often. SB 23 will place Missourian gun owners in direct danger of violent law enforcement raids, gun confiscation, and restraining orders all based on accusations they would not be able to defend against. SB 23 is a clear violation of your Sixth Amendment rights in order to attack your Second.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 23 failed!

Bill/Issue: MO HB 87 - “No Fly” Gun Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Beck (D-92)
  • Summary: HB 87 would make it a class D felony to possess a firearm if you are on the “No Fly” list. It would also make it a class E felony to knowingly transfer a firearm to a person on the “No Fly” list. HB 87 is a highly dangerous bill because the “No Fly” list is not an infallible list of actual terrorists. It is quite common for a normal person to be placed on this list because of an issue with their name. The “No Fly” list is also a subjective list of groups and people that is made up by a group that may have a political bias or agenda. What HB 87 would do is allow the government to erroneously or intentionally take guns away from people and groups who they didn’t like.  
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 87 failed!

Bill/Issue: MO HB 40 - “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Lavender (D-90)
  • Summary: HB 40 would allow law enforcement and family members to petition a court to have your guns taken away without due process of law. At no time during this process is the accused notified of the accusations or the pursuant firearm confiscation. This leads to a high potential that the accused will be forced into a dangerous situation wherein the police will raid their house, shoot their dog, and slam you to the ground. Missouri cannot allow this bill to become law.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 40 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 41 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 235 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 210 & SB 163 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 173 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 162 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 97 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 90 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 56 failed!

Nebraska

Bill/Issue: NE L 54 - Transportation of a Deadly Weapon Exemption

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. John Lowe (R-37)
  • Summary: L 54 would allow any person to transport an unloaded firearm to or from a location where that firearm is permitted as long as the firearm is properly stored in a case.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: NE L 54 failed in legislature.

Bill/Issue: NE LB 58 - Gun Confiscation Without Due Process (ERPO)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Morfeld (D-46)
  • Summary: LB 58 would permit any relatives or persons who claims to have an “intimate association” to file with the courts to have a person’s firearms confiscated from them. This leads to a high potential that the accused will be forced into a dangerous situation wherein the police will raid their house, shoot their dog, and slam them to the ground.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: NE L 58 failed in legislature!

Nevada

Bill/Issue: NV SB 143 - Mandatory Licensed Dealer Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Atkinson (D-4)
  • Summary: SB 143 requires that all commercial firearm sales not between two licensed dealers be performed through and in the presence of a licensed firearms dealer. SB 143 is also a backdoor attempt to invade the privacy of gun owners in order to establish a database highly susceptible to abuse.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SB 143 signed into law

Bill/Issue: NV AB 291 - Gun Control Omnibus Bill (Rate of Fire, Blood Alcohol Content, County/City Regulation, CCW Restrictions)

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Juaregui (D-41)
  • Summary: AB 291 makes it a class D felony to manufacture, sell, or possess any device that increases the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm. AB 291 also lowers the approved blood alcohol content level while carrying a firearm from 0.10 to 0.08. Lastly, AB 291 allows local government to further restrict where a licensed concealed carry person is allowed to carry.

Almost any time a bill packs multiple issues into its text it’s a clear indicator that it will be infringing on your rights. AB 291 is no different. It will only further the Californication of Nevada gun rights and leave the people of Nevada even more defenseless than before.

  • Take Action: Link
  • URGENT: AB 291 has passed through Assembly and is heading to the Senate. Everyone Take Action Again!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 120 failed in the Senate!

New Hampshire

Bill/Issue: NH HB 109 - Mandatory Licensed Dealer Transfers

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Rogers (D-28)
  • Summary: HB 109 requires that all commercial firearm sales not between two licensed dealers be performed through and in the presence of a licensed firearms dealer. HB 109 is also a backdoor attempt to invade the privacy of gun owners in order to establish a database highly susceptible to abuse.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: NH HB 109 passed to Senate. Send the New Hampshire Senate another message

New Jersey

Bill/Issue: NJ AB 4898 -  Permits Harassment of Firearms Owners by Law Enforcement

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Lopez (D-19) & Asm. Vainieri-Huttle (D-37)
  • Summary: AB 4898 would allow for warrantless searches of gun owners homes for issues that they may have in ernest tried to prevent. AB 4898 compels law enforcement to “check up” on gun owners after a firearm is unlawfully obtained by someone under the age of 18. This mandate is rife for abuse by law enforcement looking for an excuse to arrest, harass, or fine someone.
  • 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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 8 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: SB 8 signed into law.

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 35 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 40 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 83 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 87 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: HB 101 failed.

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
  • UPDATE: HB 129 signed into law.

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 130 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 201 stopped in the Senate!

New York

Bill/Issue: NY SB 1637& AB 7271 - Criminalizes Possession of a Flamethrower

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Brooks (D-8)
  • Summary: SB 1637 would make it a class E felony to possess a flamethrower that emits a flame longer than 3ft.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY AB 638 - Zoning Restrictions for FFLs

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Linda Rosenthal (D-67)
  • Summary: AB 638 would prevent the establishing of new gun stores within 500ft of a child care or educational facility or place of worship. In a state with as dense of a population as New York, this could mean that no gun stores will be able to open.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY AB 625 & SB 446 - Gun Confiscation Before Conviction

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Rozic (D-25)
  • Summary: AB 625 and SB 446 would permit a law enforcement officer who is making an arrest for domestic violence to confiscate that person’s firearms. This would punish people not yet convicted of a crime and permit invasive house searches.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 825 - Forced DNA Extraction Upon Arrest

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Boyle (D-4)
  • Summary: SB 825 would mandate that any person arrested under felony charges have their DNA collected from them. SB 825 is by the book arm twisting of innocent people in order to violate their rights.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 848 - Create Pre-K-12 “Gun Violence” Education Program

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Benjamin (D-30)
  • Summary: SB 848 would task school districts to develop a “Gun Violence” prevention program for all grade levels. SB 848 will just be further government intervention and invasive influence on what values your child holds.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 1038 - Establish Prohibited Persons Database

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Persaud (D-19)
  • Summary: SB 1038 would create a statewide list of persons prohibited from owning a firearm. Like other lists we’ve seen implemented by the government, the “no-gun” list created by SB 1038 would be rife for abuse and error that would result in law-abiding people having their Second Amendment rights stripped from them.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 2280 - Under 21 Firearm Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Hoylman (D-27)
  • Summary: SB 2280 would ban any persons under the age of 21 from owning or possessing any type of firearm. This outright age discrimination against younger adults will create a barrier to safe firearm ownership.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 42 - Ban of “Armor Piercing Bullets”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Holyman (D-27)
  • Summary: SB 42 would make it a class B Felony to possess, exchange, or sell “Armor Piercing Bullets.”
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY AB 716 - Requires NICS “Proceed” Before Sale or Transfer

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Paulin (D-88)
  • Summary: Instead of having to wait a certain number of days or proceed in order to sell a firearm, AB 716 would force all FFL firearm transactions to take much longer and be much more burdensome to the dealer and purchaser.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY AB 763 - Undetectable Firearms Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Abinanti (D-92)
  • Summary: AB 763 is the New York Legislature’s attempt to address the faux-crisis of 3D-printed guns by punishing to possession or transfer of any firearm undetectable by metal detector.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 837 - Immediate Transfer of Firearm After Death

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Gallivan (R-59)
  • Summary: SB 837 would make it so that any legally owned and possessed firearm could be transferred to an immediate family member at the time of the owners passing.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 827 - Bans Some Non-Violent Offenders from Possessing Firearms

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Boyle (R-4)
  • Summary: SB 825 would make it a class E felony for any person who has been held in contempt of court or for third degree criminal trespass to be prevented from ever owning a firearm. Meaning that SB 825 would restrict the rights of a convicted person FOR LIFE for a non-violent crime that the state has deemed you atoned for after one single year.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 1083 - Funds A Biased Research Institute

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen Persaud (D-19)
  • Summary: SB 1083 would create a system that is inherently biased towards blaming firearms for issues of violence. This bill would also use your hard earned money to create an executive committee tasked with conducting the research and “raising sensitivity to firearm violence”.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: NY SB 1174 - Restoration of Right to Bear Arms After Release

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Amedore (R-46)
  • Summary: SB 1174 permits those who are deemed fit to re-enter society to exercise their right to bear arms. SB 1174 makes the moral statement that those who have repaid their debt to society should not be forced to be second class citizens.
  • Take Action: Link

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2597 signed into law!

Oregon

Bill/Issue: OR SB 817 - Mandatory Safe Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Burdick (D-18) & Rep. Williamson (D-36)
  • Summary: SB 817 would leave gun owners unable to quickly respond to threats in their own home. When seconds matter, SB 817 would force gun owners to store their firearms in safes or render them in such a manner that they couldn’t be quickly used. SB 817 would also make it a crime for a gun dealer to sell to a person they know has previously broken this law.

SB 817 would mandate that all firearms be stored in approved safes or with an approved trigger locking device. If caught not complying then a person could be subject to 364 days imprisonment, a $6,250 fine, or both. A second violation carries a maximum five years in prison, $125,000 fine, or both. SB 817 would burden gun dealers with the same punishments if they were to sell to a person who had within the last five year been convicted of this crime.

  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: OR SB 817 failed in Senate!

Bill/Issue: OR SB 978 - Secret Omnibus Gun Control

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Oregon Senate Judiciary
  • Summary: SB 978 started its life out as a request for the Oregon state police to conduct a study on attempted unlawful firearms transfers by the Oregon Senate Judiciary committee. While not a great bill, it certainly wasn’t as extreme of an attack on the Second Amendment as other bills in Oregon. That was until Firearms Policy Coalition received information that the plan for SB 978 was to last minute change the bill to become an omnibus gun control bill. This type of underhanded attack on the Second Amendment cannot stand on principle or on substance.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: OR SB 978 failed in Senate!

Bill/Issue: OR SB 925 - Expands Gun Free Zones

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Burdick (D-18)
  • Summary: SB 925 would allow for cities, counties, and other local municipalities to further restrict the locations where a concealed handgun licensee could carry their weapon. SB 925 would also make college campuses an even softer target by also allowing prohibition of concealed carrying. Overall, this bill will place people at greater risk of harm by giving anti-gun local governments more power to render people defenseless.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: OR SB 925 failed in Senate!

Bill/Issue: OR HB 3265 - “High Capacity” Magazine Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Greenlick (D-33)
  • Summary: HB 3265 would make it illegal to possess or manufacture a magazine capable of holding more than the arbitrary amount of 10 rounds. This is punishable with a $2,500 fine, 6 months in jail, or both. HB 3265 will not make any person safer and only seek to endanger or criminalize an otherwise law-abiding person.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: OR HB 3265 failed in House!

Bill/Issue: OR HB 3223 - “Assault Weapons” Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Piluso (D-50)
  • Summary: HB 3223 would bring a wave of restrictions on the type of rifles a person could possess or purchase in the state of Oregon. HB 3223 would ban a rifle for a laundry list of things like pistol grip, thumbhole stock, folding stock, grenade launcher, flash suppressor, shorter than 30 inches, threaded barrel, shroud, revolving cylinder, etc. All of these meaningless restrictions and more amount to an almost total semi-automatic rifle ban and will leave gun owners unable to properly defend themselves and potentially unknowingly in violation of the law.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: OR HB 3223 failed in House!

Bill/Issue: OR HB 3329 - Allows for Under 21 Ban

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Williamson (D-36)
  • Summary: HB 3329 would allow any gun dealer or person transferring a firearm from prohibiting sale to someone under the age of 21. This bill would open up the door for discrimination against fully functioning adults who in other situations and under the law are wholly permitted to own a firearm.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: OR HB 3329 failed in House!

Bill/Issue: OR HB 2050 - Expansion of Forced Identification Before Due Process

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Gov. Brown
  • Summary: HB 2050 would further invade your privacy by forcing you to produce a palm print upon your arrest for a misdemeanor or felony. HB 2050 is an outright violation of your 4th Amendment right to unreasonable search and seizures. Without proving that you have done something wrong, the police can now make allegations against you with palm and fingerprinting science that has been proven to be dangerously flawed. HB 2050 increases the risk that people will be wrongfully jailed and have their rights unduly stripped.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: OR HB 2050 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: OR HB 2929 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: OR SB 275 failed in Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: OR SB 322 failed in Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: OR SB 501 failed in Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: OR HB 2251 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: OR HB 2291 failed in House!

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
  • Update: OR HB 2479 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: OR HB 2505 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: OR SB 323 failed in Senate.

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
  • UPDATE: OR HB 2705 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: OR SB 5 failed in the Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: OR SB 87 failed in the Senate!

Rhode Island

Bill/Issue: RI HB 5022 - Ban on Rifles & Shotguns in Vehicles

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Diaz (D-11)
  • Summary: HB 5022 prohibits all private citizens from carrying a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle not on their own property and punishes violators with at least one year of jail time or a $10,000 fine.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 5022 withdrawn!

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: SB 54 & SB 55 - 28 Day Waiting Period

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Sen. Malloy (D-29)
  • Summary: SB 54 & SB 55 requires that if a licensed firearm dealer conducts a background check then that licensed dealer must wait 28 days or until NICS provides the dealer with a unique identification number. Seeing as the NICS is a bureaucratic nightmare this means that SB 54 & SB 55 could become a de-facto 28 day waiting period for all firearm purchases or transfers.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SB 54 & SB 55 failed in Senate!

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

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Thigpen (D-79)
  • Summary: HB 3275 would allow law enforcement or an acquaintance to file a petition for gun confiscation against a person. Justifications include any prior involuntary confinement for mental issues and perceived alcohol abuse. At no time would the accused be notified of this petition until the police came to confiscate the firearms. HB 3275 is a clear and blatant violation of your Sixth Amendment rights in order to attack your Second Amendment rights.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: HB 3275 failed in House!

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3240 - Ban on “Increased Rate of Fire” Parts

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Stavrinakis (D-119)
  • Summary: HB 3240 would ban the possession or manufacturing of any firearms part or device that increased the rate of fire of the semi-automatic. Violation of this law would be punished as a felony and up to 5 years in prison. Meaning that you would no longer be able to own a firearm, all because you possibly used or possessed a lighter BCG or a competition trigger.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: HB 3240 failed in House!

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3109 - 7% Fee on Handguns

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Brawley (D-70)
  • Summary: HB 3109 would mandate that a 7% fee is tacked on to all handgun sales. With no other constitutional right do we see this type of discriminatory and hamstringing fee. This bill will potentially punish low-income Carolinians by pushing the cost of handguns out of their price range. On top of this, the fee revenue goes into a “School Safety Fund” for increased law enforcement officer presence at schools. This insinuates that lawful gun owners are somehow responsible for the actions of monstrous school shooters. This is absolutely ridiculous!
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SC HB 3109 failed in House!

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3061 - Mandatory Safe Storage

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Dillard (D-23)
  • Summary: HB 3061 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. Violation would carry a fine of $2,000 and/or no more than three years imprisonment.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SC HB 3061 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: SC HB 3059 failed in House!

Bill/Issue: SC HB 3058 - Require NCIS Response Before Transfer

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Cobb-Hunter (D-66)
  • Summary: HB 3058 will require that all licensed dealers wait for confirmation from the national instant criminal background check as well as any other state required background checks before making a sale or transfer. This will leave all gun owners at the whim of the government as to when they can purchase a firearm. This could result in an anti-gun federal government ignoring South Carolina background checks and making new guns to South Carolina almost non-exsistant.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SC HB 3058 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: SC HB 3110 failed in House!

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 1009 - Prohibits the Carrying of Weapons on Universities

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Asm. Metcalf (R-2)
  • Summary: HB 1009 is a Republican authored bill that would prohibit the carrying of all firearms, some types of knives and other weapons on college and university property.This will ensure that places of higher learning in Texas will become soft targets for criminals and mass shooters.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1009 failed!

Bill/Issue: TX HB 1177 - Permits Unlicensed Carrying in Public Following a Disaster

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Asm. Phelan (R-21)
  • Summary: HB 1177 would allow law-abiding people to carry a handgun in most places within a disaster area for seven days after a disaster is declared.
  • Take Action: Link

Bill/Issue: TX SB 203 - Tax Exemption for Gun Safes

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Huffman (R-17)
  • Summary: SB 203 would exempt the purchase of some safes and firearm locking devices from sales, excise, and use taxes.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: SB 203 failed! Left pending in Finance Committee.

Bill/Issue: TX HB 419 - Reduction of Fees for a License to Carry Application

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Rep. Geren (R-99)
  • Summary: HB 419 would remove certain fees for the issuance of a license to carry a handgun.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: HB 419 failed! Left pending in Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee.

Bill/Issue: TX HB 545 - Prevents Sale of Firearms to Persons Deemed “Unfit”

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Nevarez (D-74)
  • Summary: HB 545 would make it a crime to sell or transfer a firearm to a person that the seller could “reasonably believe” has been deemed “unfit” by the courts. HB 545 stands to leave those with physical disabilities or "non-dangerous mental health issues” at risk of being prevented from owning a firearm.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: HB 545 postponed until 1/10/21

Bill/Issue: TX HB 357 - Constitutional Carry

  • Position: Support w/ Amendment
  • Author: Rep Stickland (R-92)
  • Summary: HB 357 would permit Texans 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 HB 357 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
  • UPDATE: HB 357 failed.

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

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Reynolds (D-27)
  • Summary: HB 195 attempts to solve the non-existent issue of the “Gun Show Loophole”. HB 195 would require that all firearms sold at gun shows pay a fee and go through a NICS.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 195 failed!

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 recent purchase of a firearm or “abuse” of alcohol.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 131 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 38 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 349 failed!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 87 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 1303 stopped in the Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 1164 stopped in the Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 1162 stopped in the Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! SB 1096 stopped in the Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! Bills stopped in both legislatures!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! Bills stopped in both legislatures!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2535 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2504 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2492 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2479 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 2399 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: HB 2206 failed in committee.

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1992 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1956 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1856 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1763 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1691 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1654 stopped in the House!

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
  • UPDATE: Victory for the Second Amendment! HB 1644 stopped in the House!

Vermont

Bill/Issue: VT SB 2 - Legal Transfer of Ammunition Feeding Devices Upon Passing

  • Position: Support
  • Author: Sen. Rodgers (D-3)
  • Summary: SB 2 would allow immediate family members to transfer legally owned “large capacity” ammunition feeding devices to other immediate family members upon time of death.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: VT SB 2 fails in Senate.

Bill/Issue: VT HB 30 - Gun Confiscation Without Due Process

  • Position: Opposed
  • Author: Rep. Grad (D-7)
  • Summary: HB 30 would allow family members or the legally ambiguous “dating partner” to petition the court to confiscate a person’s firearms. HB 30 will place Vermont gun owners in direct danger of violent law enforcement raids, gun confiscation, and restraining orders all based on accusations they would not be able to defend against. 
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: VT HB 30 failed in House!

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.
  • Take Action: Link
  • UPDATE: WA SB 5782 failed in House.

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
  • UPDATE: WA HB 1068 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: WA SB 5062 failed in Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: WA HB 1073 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: WA SB 5061 failed in Senate!

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
  • UPDATE: WA SB 5027 failed in House

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
  • UPDATE: WA HB 1010 failed in House!

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
  • UPDATE: WA HB 1024 failed in House.

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Updated: 06/26/19

Note: Positions may change depending on amendments to bills.