Should we subject semi-automatic firearms with detachable magazines to National Firearm Act regulations?
• The National Firearms Act is only supposed to regulate uncommonly used firearms, while the firearms in this bill are commonly used and therefore protected by the Second Amendment.
• “It’s enlightening to see that anti-gun members of Congress, who claim to be focused on reducing “gun violence,” are more concerned with rimfire rifles used for plinking and small game than focusing on why so few criminals who try to buy a gun are actually prosecuted.” - National Rifle Association, Institute for Legislative Action
• “Tragically, assault rifles have been the weapon of choice in our country’s deadliest mass shootings, including Parkland, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and Orlando. That’s because these weapons are designed to efficiently kill other humans. Assault rifles should not be so available and have no place in our community. Our laws are broken; it’s time to end the insanity of allowing weapons of war on our streets” - Rep. Theodore Deutch (Democrat, Florida, District 22)
Awaiting Vote .
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to subject any semi-automatic rifle that can accept a detachable magazine as a category of firearm regulated by the National Firearms Act. It would further require that anyone who lawfully owns one of these weapons register it within 120 days of this bill being enacted. Sponsor: Rep. Theodore Deutch (Democrat, Florida, District 22)