U.S. House Dems’ Task Force Issues Recommendations, Senate Dems Proceed at More Deliberative Pace

National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- After almost two months, the U.S. House Democrats’ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force released its plan on Thursday, not at the U.S. Capitol but from the Landsdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., to minimal fanfare.

While the 15 principles begin with two promising statements of support for the Second Amendment and recognition of legitimate firearms ownership for hunting, shooting sports and self-defense, there was also a call for banning modern sporting rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Here is the report.

NSSF met with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), who chaired this task force. While we have the utmost respect for Rep. Thompson, who has been very helpful on hunting and conservation policy, it was clear from our meeting that — like Vice President Biden’s task force — the policy positions outlined Thursday were preordained and no honest dialogue occurred.

Meanwhile, many Democrats in the U.S. Senate have been hesitant to embrace the far-reaching anti-gun legislation introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and have instead opted to push for measures less polarizing, such as fixing mental health record gaps in the FBI NICS system and expanding background checks. There has been no shortage in gun-control legislation introduced in both the House and the Senate, but progress on these bills will be at a measured pace in large part to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his more careful approach to the issue.

NSSF has briefed Republican Senate staff members of the Second Amendment Task Force on a range of gun-control issues likely to be discussed later this month in committee and later this year on the Senate floor. NSSF presented the industry’s perspective on issues such as the ban on modern sporting rifles, magazine-capacity restrictions, requiring background checks on all firearms sales and transfers and improvements to NICS.

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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Daniel Cooper

Maybe gun control is necessary. Maybe only government and criminals should have guns. The people are just to cowardly and stupid to have guns. In California they allow the Government to bribe judges and then gave them Retro Active Immunity From Prosecution to continue the bribes. ( SBX211 ) The people allowed the Government to take money from you , your children and grandchildren and did nothing. Maybe the people are just to stupid and cowardly to have guns.


what i see here is more 1 size fits all let the states decide what to do most have allredy done somthing good or bad.


Feinstein,Pelosi,and all the other Kalifornia scum think they will eventually confiscate firearms from Americans ? Not today,not tomorrow,never ! All of this liberal,candyass trash needs to be impeached for treason.There is already too many infringements to our Constitutional rights on the books as is. HBH

Robert Myles

As the First page states "It is Time to Act" Time for everyone democrat,liberal conservative etc if we want to remain a free country ruled by laws then this heinous act must be shot down and the Second Amendment be made permanently off limit's to any form of 'change' This report does not recognize the people's right to keep and bear arms fir the purposes expressly stated in the federalist paper's or the constitution. This is a first step at nuetering the Second Amendment before Confiscation begins and we lose ALL our Right's as free Citizen's and find ourselves under… Read more »


Anyone who votes for any kind of gun control, democrats or republicans, can expect to be gone in the next election. And they won't be coming back. Go back to chasing ambulances. Even if I owned a .50 cal. machine gun, I would not be killing innocent people. Punish the criminals and not everyone else. We can't help it if you can't find them. We are not taking the blame for what they do. We are not giving up any of our rights for what they do. The bottom line is they keep their guns and rights and we loose… Read more »