H.R. 4953: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act any semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine

Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida has introduced a bill that would make ANY rifle with a detachable magazine to be subject to the NFA. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr4953

I would like to suggest that everyone flood their representatives with calls/letters/emails to let them know how you feel about this idiotic bill.


Florida’s senators are Marco Rubio(R) and Rick Scott(R). Deutsch(D) is a member of the House of Representatives. His is the 22nd District in Florida.


@OldGnome Thank you for catching that! I made the edit.


If they legislated cars like this, we’d all be riding horses.


Until they legislate horses similarly, and we’re all walking. The end goal being to have us on our knees.


I wouldn’t worry too much, this bill will probably not even go up for a vote. It has no hope of passing and Deutch knows it. It only has eight co-sponsors (that is nothing - passing bills often have over one hundred co-sponsors in the House). This is just political posturing because he is up for re-election in 2022.


…and our governor is pretty popular.


@Conrad13 I agree that it is unlikely to gain momentum. I contacted my representative in any regard, as I believe we need to make them know we won’t tolerate this crap. It’s not much, but it’s better than just pounding on a keyboard on the Internet all day. :wink:


True. Or, the other side wants to exhaust the right through legislative BS. However that may turn around and bite them later.

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@JCP Definitely! It never hurts to contact your reps in any case. Democrat or Republican, their primary goal is always getting re-elected and they DO keep track of the calls and emails they get on issues. We now have 2 Democratic senators here in AZ and they still always vote pro gun…


Nibble Nibble Nibble CHOMP! These guys will continue to float these kinds of bills out there until they get one or two passed then they will incrementally increase control, one nibble at a time.


Not true. Mark Kelly gets the same F as a Democratic Socialist like Katie Porter. NRA-PVF | Defend Freedom. Defeat Mark Kelly.


Sorry, not so, Sinema yes, but kelly absolutely not. he is very active anit-gun everything.

It may not have hurt, but it definitely was a waste of time. I just received the canned response back today. I specifically asked for her opinion about H.R. 4953 which is about detachable magazines. I laid out my concerns, pointed out how it would be bad for our state (a huge hunting state) and asked for her opinion about it.

I got back a form letter stating how she was all for the 2nd Amendment but that background checks are really important to keep bad guys from having guns. I got the feeling that a human never actually read my email - it was simply scanned for codewords, and “gun” triggered the “I support the 2nd amendment” response. Politicians are useless.

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thinkin what you got back is typical… not sure things were actually any different in the past…

sad thing is it sure SEEMS like they’re NOT paying any attention to what we ask for…

more like anymore their on a mission and we are no longer considered of any importance…

also thinkin having them take an oath of office means nothing to them…