Well That Didn’t Take Long …

The 117th Congress wasn't even seated for a full week when a slew of anti-gun bills were announced for pre-filing. If this is a sign of what's to come then it is going to be a bumpy ride, to say the least.

There are a few that bother me more than others, but of course we'll have to wait and see what is actually in the proposals, before we can make any final judgements.

Here some of the ones I'm following a bit closer:

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.

Find it here.

There is currently more than one state in the Union requiring gun owners to store their firearms and ammunition in a “safe manner,” and while I don't think that should be mandated at the federal level, that's not the part that bothers me.

The part that gets me is where it says to “require the investigation of reports.”

To me, this means that if I have people over my house and they see a box of ammo on my counter and report it, I'll get investigated.

Yeah, that's a no-go in my book.

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.

Find it here.

This one scares the crap out of me.

The registration of firearms has always been one of the long-standing goals of the anti-gun crowd. After all, how can they take away guns if they don't know who owns them?

And of course they want us to be licensed to own guns and ammo, and prohibit the possession of certain types of ammo. They want to eliminate the stuff they deem to be “bad” that only “bad people” (AKA law abiding citizens) own.

Things like green tip 5.56 and maybe 5.7X28 will be on the naughty list — among others.

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.

Find it here.

This one has been on their radar for a while, even though it isn't as much of a loophole as they'd like to think it is.

And of course, this doesn't really apply to criminals who will still be using the black market to buy and sell stolen and otherwise illegally-owned firearms. Because as we all know criminals follow the law so well.

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.

Find it here.

I'm not sure what a 7-day waiting period for the purchase of any of this stuff will do, but what do I know? After all, I'm just a dude in the industry with his ear to the ground …

On a different note, there is more here that is concerning to me than just this, like the “transfer” of a “large capacity ammunition magazine.”

Last I checked, I could just go into the store and buy a mag or have one shipped directly to my house. Unless, you know, y'all fools were planning to make magazines and ammo classified as “guns” in which case, we're all screwed.


What's next here? Who knows, but something I can be sure of is that I'm about to spend a lot of money on stuff I probably don't need just so I can have it in case I do ever need it.

Why? Because the anti-gunners have the majority and nothing good will come from that as far as the 2A is concerned.

If I were a betting man I'd wager that certain gun parts are going to be getting harder and harder to find. If I were you, I'd start to stock up on things like magazines.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Shirley Eacker on January 13, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Thank you for the information.

  2. Todd S on January 13, 2021 at 3:38 pm

    I saw 125 a few days ago if that goes thru and supersedes NFA then great i could wait seven days to buy my suppressor over the counter. The one writing this one is completely ignorant or pretty crafty?

    • Frank on February 19, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      No. You’ll still have to wait. It will not supercede the NFA.

  3. Steven on January 24, 2021 at 8:03 am

    The only thing that worries me is the federal gun laws coming out now it’s scary for sure!!! I live in a constitutionally free firearm state Maine and I’m loving it!!! Can’t touch dat!!!

  4. Joe Schmoe on February 28, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    The commies are at it again. It doesn’t matter that the FBI said that the “assault weapons ban” of 1994, the one that creepy Joe is so proud of, didn’t do anything to lower crime in the ten years it was in force, the gun grabbers want a new one that will be permanent and they want to confiscate all of the ones that are out there now, and no Mr. and Mrs. law-abiding citizens, we are not going to pay you or reimburse you for what they are worth because CONTRABAND isn’t worth anything.

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