Its 2021, A New Congress Brings New Bills and Incoming Fire for Gun Owners

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Its 2021, A New Congress Brings New Bills and Incoming Fire for Gun Owners

New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- There is no rest for the freedom-loving American when swamp creatures have a continual assault on our fundamental rights.  A new Congress is in session and with that comes more and more bills.  With those bills, you guessed it, more anti-civil rights bills aimed at setting the stage for disarming Americans as well as making firearm procurements as onerous as possible.

From the Lonestar State, we have an overzealous amount of bill introduction dealing with usurping law-abiding citizens their rights.  Representative Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] takes the cake with her impressive offerings.

Let’s take a look at what the good Congresswoman intends for us:

  • H.R. 130: To require the safe storage of firearms and ammunition, and to require the investigation of reports of improper storage of firearms or ammunition.
  • H.R. 135: To require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.
  • H.R. 121: To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.
  • H.R. 127: To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
  • H.R. 125: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for a 7-day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or a large capacity ammunition magazine may be transferred.

A full play by play is hardly needed on all of these bills, they pretty much speak for themselves.

A proposal to note however is H.R. 135, which seems eerily reminiscent of Representative Brad Schneider’s bill introduced on December 11, 2020 (H.R. 8929 (116th): Default Proceed Sale Transparency Act). The text of this bill when it becomes available is going to be interesting.  Is it going to be similar to Schneider’s Hail Mary, last-ditch in December?

The other bill that screams from that list would be H.R. 121, which provides for the hiring of 200 more ATF agents.  Pay attention, this means more foots soldiers on the ground to “enforce gun laws” (aid in confiscation?).

Also from Texas, we have Representative Al Green [D-TX9] and his attempts to close the “gun show loophole” with:

  • H.R. 167: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.

Representative Bobby Rush [D-IL1], a countryman of Representative Schneider from Illinois, introduced:

  • H.R. 30: To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

What Rush’s bill has in it, has yet to be determined.  At face value, we can say this is a “good thing” however, from what we know about such bills, there are going to be some interesting things attached.  Besides, gun trafficking and straw purchases are already illegal.  So, what’s the aim, to make them double illegal?  Now getting the feds to actually prosecute such cases, that is a whole other matter, they should start with that.

It is not all bad though, we do have a few positive things that are being submitted such as Representative Richard Hudson [R-NC8] bringing back CCW reciprocity:

H.R. 38: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State.

And Representative Jeff Duncan’s [R-SC3] push with:

H.R. 95: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove silencers from the definition of firearms, and for other purposes.

With only being a few days into the new legislative session, we can expect to see more and more bills introduced which would be infringements of our 2nd Amendment Rights.  We must stay vigilant and aware of what the dear swamp creatures are up to.  Remember to write your legislators and stay involved.  It’s going to be a rocky road, so buckle up!


John Petrolino is a US Merchant Marine Officer, writer, author of Decoding Firearms: An Easy to Read Guide on General Gun Safety & Use and NRA certified pistol, rifle, and shotgun instructor living under and working to change New Jersey’s draconian and unconstitutional gun laws. You can find him on the web at www.johnpetrolino.com on twitter at @johnpetrolino and on instagram @jpetrolinoiii .

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Linda
Linda
4 months ago

This needs to be stopped, the democrats are taking over all our rights besides gun rights. I can’t believe people who are avid gun owners would even vote for Biden yet I know some so now I say you’re getting what you asked for..

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago
Reply to  Linda

Ya but the problem with that is I am not getting what I asked for because my vote was stolen and given to a liar and chief.

CEMinMO
CEMinMO
5 months ago

HB 38 is neded?? Article 4, Sections 1 and 2 ALREADY provide that, a: the rights of people from other states must be recognized while in another state and, b: people, while visiting other states, enjoy all of the rights, privileges and immunities enjoyed by people of those states (that may be above and beyond the rights that they already possess).

Elisa Delaurenti
Elisa Delaurenti
5 months ago

They will never let up until we are all disarmed and only the grubmint troops have guns.

BaerArms
BaerArms
5 months ago

order takers instead of oath keepers

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago
Reply to  BaerArms

Amen, sheep and followers not leaders. Just doing as I am ordered man.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago

But which govment. The UN?

Wass
Wass
5 months ago

It comes as no surprise, all legislative proposals on guns do not apply to criminal misuse. This is partly the fault of the gun rights community. When was the last time lobbyists from our side pushed for state criminal code changes to increase penalties for criminal misuse of guns as well as irresponsible handling of them (what I call “real gun control)? Never, as far as I know. All you’ve seen is fighting defense. Well, you can figure where that get’s you.

Last edited 5 months ago by Wass
musicman44mag
musicman44mag
4 months ago
Reply to  Wass

We have enough laws on the books. The problem is that the ones we have are not enforced.

Cruiser
Cruiser
5 months ago

Shame on every Gun Owner who voted Democrat (Socialist/Communist)!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
5 months ago

Wow, one bill that is worth a squat, R-SC3. All the rest are just repeats of what hasn’t happened in the past and hopefully will go down in flames again. I hope we don’t learn the hard way to ever let an election be stolen again or let demonrats ever be in control of anything. Oh and in typical demorat fashion. Add more government jobs and rat out your neighbor for not having their gun properly stored. Zig Heil, Heil Biden. The definition of a properly stored anything. To be stored in a place at the ready at all times… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
5 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

H.R. 95. It’s been tried since 2017 with the Hearing Protection Act. Never went anywhere, won’t again.

Quatermain
Quatermain
5 months ago

I am shocked that there are still people in the firearms community that think we can either vote our way out of this or be saved by our feckless politicians now the the left appears to be in full control. It is time to defend 2A with 2A. Nothing else will work at this point. Wake up people we are at war.

tetejaun
tetejaun
5 months ago

Yup! When you are too lazy to vote, when you let vote fraud happen and sit quietly, when you REFUSE to canvass votes…you get fascism and soon to be communism. Well, clean those guns well, get used to kneeling, you will be handing them in. 75 million votes for Trump out of 330 million. That is, what…22 percent. Talk about WANTING communism and REFUSING to vote for your interests. Lazy and too disinterested. After all “someone else will do it”, right Mild Bill? What did the brain-dead biden say “We have created the largest and most comprehensive vote fraud organization… Read more »

usaimages
usaimages
5 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Trump won the election without a doubt, but the democrats stole the election anyway. When you say that people are “too lazy to vote” that alone shows that you are wrong. People did vote!

jack mac
jack mac
5 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Not all the 330 million population are eligible to vote. The Democrats stuffing ballot boxes defeats fair elections.

Cruiser
Cruiser
5 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

America has the best Government money can buy.

RoyD
RoyD
5 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

An oldie but still true.

macdog
macdog
5 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

That would be soros and chinese money.