Gun control at the local level has been coming out all week but now Congress is getting involved. Several pieces of gun legislation have come forward and all look terrible for gun owners. More from Guns.com:
While the proposed texts and summaries for these legislative measures are not yet available to the public, the titles seem largely self-explanatory and likely mimic bills previously submitted by the same lawmakers in past sessions.
H.R.30 – To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.
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.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.
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.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.167 – To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.
Meanwhile, additional and more sweeping bills are likely inbound.
Congressman David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, has for the past two sessions entered his ambitious bid to reboot and expand the long-expired federal ban on “assault weapons” within the first few weeks of being sworn in.
With a Democrat administration, Democrat lead house, and a split Senate gun control is a real possibility. Many of these proposals are deeply troubling, H.R. 121 which is set to reinforce the ATF is sure to start trouble considering the ATF’s long track record. H.R. 125 also raised concerns at it applies to most modern handguns and the term “Large Capacity Ammunition Magazine” is undefined.