So it is no surprise, or shouldn’t be a surprise, that this new administration is going to hammer the 2a community hard. Just this last week, multiple gun control bills have been submitted in the House. Plus, the ATF in recent weeks has gone after 80% lowers and pistol braces after talking with Joe Biden and informing him they are “concerned” about these lowers and braces.
I keep hearing people say “Biden isn’t going to take your guns” and “this is America, they won’t be able to take the guns.” I am sure this is the same thing Russian, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and many other countries said before it actually happened.
Well here are the list of bills already hitting the floor as of last week.
HR95 (this is actually good for us if passed!! This will remove suppressors from the NFA act no longer requiring a tax stamp to purchase one)
HR121 H.R.121 - 117th Congress(2021-2022): To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
HR125 H.R.125 - 117th Congress(2021-2022): 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. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
HR127 H.R.127 - 117th Congress(2021-2022): To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
HR130 Titles - H.R.130 - 117th Congress(2021-2022): To require the safe storage of firearms and ammunition, and to require the investigation of reports of improper storage of firearms or ammunition. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
What it comes down to is we all need to be proactive and utilize the resources we have that help us keep our 2a rights. I have included a list of resources and groups that you can either follow and/or join.
Youtube: Channel Guns and Gadgets
This channel is phenomenal. The guy that runs this channel is either a cop or retired cop back east. He uploads 1-3 times a day, typically keeps his videos short, but keeps the 2a community notified of the current attacks against the second amendment, as well as the wins.
Gun Owners of America
Non-profit organization that fights for our gun rights
Second Amendment Foundation
Nonprofit that actively sues governments for unlawful gun laws and has a strong track record of winning these fights
You don’t have to sign up for memberships to be a 2a advocate. Please make sure we are all acting in a professional and kind manner when in public, especially if open carrying. Teach the uninformed in a kind and patient way and do not engage poorly with people on the other side of the fence. Get people new to firearms educated and help them be amazing 2a advocates. Try to bring people afraid or new to guns to the range and teach them gun safety and basic marksmanship.
If you are new to guns, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have. We all need to be in this together because as gun owners, we are all under attack.