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Summary of Current National Anti Gun Legislation and What You Can Do

January 7 2013
by Dan Cannon
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There is a lot going on with anti gun legislation right now.

Multiple proposed bills have crept up in the House (which we will outline below) and several, including Feinstein’s sweeping “Assault Weapons” Ban are expected to be filed by Jan 22 in the Senate.

Joe Biden is also working on a council setup by President Obama on gun control and they may introduce some form of proposed legislation by January 15. That same council is also exploring the possibility of immediate gun control in the form of executive orders, which would not require congressional approval.

Here is a list of all bills currently submitted to the House:

H.R.142
Latest Title: To require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.
Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.141
Latest Title: To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows.
Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.138
Latest Title: To prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.133
Latest Title: To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.
Sponsor: Rep Massie, Thomas [KY-4] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.117
Latest Title: To provide for the mandatory licensing and registration of handguns.
Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.93
Latest Title: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to restrict the ability of a person whose Federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in firearms has been revoked, whose application to renew such a license has been denied, or who has received a license revocation or renewal denial notice, to transfer business inventory firearms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.65
Latest Title: To prevent children’s access to firearms.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.34
Latest Title: To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.21
Latest Title: To provide for greater safety in the use of firearms.
Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] (introduced 1/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

What Can You Do Right Now?

Since the Second Amendment is being assaulted from multiple angles and we aren’t sure exactly which bills will actually make it to the floor for a vote you need to contact your legislators and tell them you oppose ANY new legislation that would restrict the Second Amendment. Make it clear that you do not support bans on certain kinds of weapons, magazine bans, additional regulations, or taxes on ammunition/firearms.

Here is a link where you can quickly and easily email or send a printed letter to all of your elected officials in Washington: Contact Your Representatives Here

Now is also a great time to join the following pro gun organizations that will be fighting the upcoming battle in Washington. GOA and the NRA will be the first line of defense lobbying legislators directly and the SAF will certainly challenge any anti gun legislation in court.
- Join the NRA
- Join GOA
- Join the SAF

Dan Cannon

Dan Cannon

Founder & Editor at GunsSaveLives.net
Dan has combined his background in technology with his passion for shooting and personal rights to create one of the most read Second Amendment news websites online. Dan holds a B.Sc. degree in Information Technology and Criminology. His articles are also syndicated in The Daily Caller's "Guns and Gear" Section.

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