If you thought Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill was all there was to defeat in Congress, think again, there are actually more than 30.
Here’s a list of the House bills:
- H.R. 21 “NRA Members’ Gun Safety Act of 2013” - This bill would require all gun sales to go through dealers, eliminating private gun sales. It would require background checks for all transfers of guns. It would require carry permit holders to provide adequate reason that they are “worthy of public trust” and have “good reason” to carry a firearm. It would allow the Attorney General to deny the sale or transfer of a firearm.
- H.R. 34 ”Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013” - would require all handguns or guns with detachable magazines to be registered. Would create a national gun dealership sale list. Would require every person who wishes to posses an “approved firearm” to release their mental health medical records.
- H.R. 65 ”Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2013” - would increase the legal age of gun ownership to 21. It would make it illegal to visit a gun show unless you are 21 or accompanied by an older adult. It would make the firearm owner guilty of a crime if a person younger than 21 uses the gun to commit a crime or has an accident that causes bodily harm.
- H.R. 93 “The Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act” - Would allow the Attorney General revoke a dealer’s license and prevent him from transferring his inventory to another licensed dealer. After a dealer’s licensed was revoked, it would be illegal for him to transfer his inventory to any other party than a law enforcement agency.
- H.R. 117 ”Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013” - would require all handguns to be licensed and registered with the Federal government.
- H.R. 137 ”Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013” - would broaden the definition of “mental defective” and would require background checks for all transfers of gun ownership.
- H.R. 138 ”Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act” - would ban any magazines or ammunition feeding device capable of holder more than 10 rounds. This ban on magazines would include certain guns whose factory included magazines are larger than 10 rounds.
- H.R. 141 “Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013” - Would subject all gun shows to inspection by the Attorney General. Would require criminal background checks on all sales at gun shows. Would force gun sellers to implement strict new record keeping requirements.
- H.R. 142 “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013” - would make it illegal to buy or sell ammunition online. Would require any sale of ammunition larger than 1000 rounds to be reported to the government
- H.R. 226 “Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act” - stated goal of the bill is to “eliminate firearms.” Would create a $2000 tax credit for any legal gun owner who turns in his gun to the Federal government.
- H.R. 227 “Buyback Our Safety Act” - would create a new $15,000,000 Federal program to buy back guns. Would create a partnership between the Attorney General and the National Academy of Sciences to study which kinds of guns are most likely to be used in crimes.
- H.R. 236 “Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013” - Would subject gun dealers to inspection by the Attorney General up to 3 times per year. Would make failure to maintain gun sale records a crime punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Would allow the Attorney General to deny a dealership license even if that dealer had been found “not guilty” of violating the record keeping requirements.
- H.R. 238 “Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act” - would restrict the ability of a dealer whose license had been revoked to transfer his inventory to another licensed dealer.
- H.R. 321 “Firearm Safety and Public Health Research Act of 2013” - would use Federal funds to advocate and promote gun control
- H.R. 332 “Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act” - would make gun manufacturers and dealers liable for criminal acts committed by people using their products.
- H.R. 404 “Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act” - would “enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms.” Full text of bill not yet available. Straw purchasing of firearms is already illegal.
- H.R. 427 “To prevent the illegal sale of firearms, and for other purposes.” - Full text of bill not yet available
- H.R. 431 “Gun Transparency and Accountability” - Would increase record keeping and inventory maintenance requirements for gun dealers. Would make it illegal for a dealer whose license has been revoked to re-apply for a license (one strike, you’re out system). Would create criminal penalties for dealers who fail to keep good records. Would require criminal background checks for all gun sales.
- H.R. 437 “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013” - the House version of Diane Feinstein’s bill. Would ban the sale of a whole host of weapons deemed to be “assault rifles.” Would also ban certain types of pistols and shotguns and high capacity magazines.
- H.R. 452 “To prevent gun trafficking.” Full text of bill not yet available.
Did you think we were finished? Those are just the House of Representatives Bills! All of the gun control bills in the Senate are after the jump…
- S.2 “Sandy Hook Elementary School Violence Reduction Act” - this is a shell bill that essentially mirrors President Obama’s gun control policies he recently outlined. The bill was introduced by Senator Harry Reid.
- S.22 “Gun Show Background Check Act of 2013” - Would require gun show operators to register and pay a fee to the Attorney General. Would require all gun transfers to include a criminal background check. Would require all participants at gun shows to be licensed gun dealers.
- S.33 “Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act of 2013” - would ban all magazines and ammunition feeding devices capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
- S.34 “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2013” - would allow the Attorney General to unilaterally deny the sale of a firearm or explosive without providing any information on what determining factors were used in making this decision.
- S.35 “Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013” - Would make it a crime to buy or sell ammunition online. Would require dealers to report any ammunition sales larger than 1000 rounds to the government.
- S.54 “Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2013” - Straw purchasing of firearms is already illegal but this bill would give the Federal government new authority to search and confiscate a private citizens firearms and ammunition if that person is suspected of straw purchasing, even if they are not convicted of any crimes.
- S.147 “Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act of 2013” - would create new Federal standards that would override state requirements for concealed carry permits.
- S. 174 “A bill to appropriately restrict sales of ammunition” - Full text of the bill not yet available
- S. 179 “A bill to prevent gun trafficking” - Full text of the bill not yet available
- S. 150 “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013” - Dianne Feinstein’s now infamous bill. Would ban hundreds of different kinds of “assault rifles,” pistols, shotguns, ammunition magazines.
There you have it. 31 separate gun control bill currently active in the House and Senate. Be vigilant and keep an eye on your elected officials.
Some of these bill are pretty blatant in their stated purpose of undermining the 2nd Amendment. Others have more palatable names, but ALL of them are bad for supporters of the 2nd Amendement.