I found a link to the actual text of the bill. Here it is, hosted here at Sector Ocho. It begins with dishonest bullshit definitions. The definition of “gas operated” are wrong:

The term ‘gas-operated’, with respect to a semi-automatic firearm, means any firearm that harnesses or traps a portion of the high-pressure gas from a fired cartridge to cycle the action using—
‘‘(A) a long stroke piston, where gas is vented from the barrel to a piston that is mechanically fixed to the bolt group and moves to cycle the action;
‘‘(B) a short stroke piston, where gas is vented from the barrel to a piston that moves separately from the bolt group so that the energy is imparted through a gas piston to cycle the action;
‘(C) a system that traps and vents gas from either the barrel or the chamber to directly strike or impinge the bolt, bolt carrier, or slide assembly, to unlock and cycle the action;
‘‘(D) a hybrid system that combines elements of a system described in subparagraph (C) with a system described in subparagraph (A) or (B) to capture gas vented from the barrel to cycle the action;
‘‘(E) a blowback-operated system that directly utilizes the expanding gases of the ignited propellant powder acting on the cartridge case to drive the breechblock or breech bolt rearward; or
‘‘(F) a recoil-operated system that utilizes the recoil force to unlock the breech bolt and then to complete the cycle of extracting, ejecting, and reloading.

As far as I can think of, there are no other means of operating a semi-automatic firearm. This law defines all semi-automatic firearms as being “gas operated” by making the definition extremely broad. So what, exactly are they planning to do to these gas operated firearms?

The law goes on to say that no one can import, sell, manufacture, transfer, receive, or possess any gas operated firearm or combination of parts that operates like a gas operated firearm, nor can you own any mechanical or electrical parts that can make a firearm approximate the rate of fire of a machine gun.

It grandfathers in firearms owned before the date of the proposed law by the person who owned it on that date and their immediate family members. For the firearm to be transferred from one person to a family member, it has to go through a dealer. I’m assuming that, if a firearm isn’t transferred to a family member, it will be confiscated using the “voluntary buyback” clause in this law.

It requires all new magazines that are capable of holding more than ten rounds be inscribed with a serial number. All magazines that are sold from that point forward can only be owned by the government.

The law goes on to say that any unserialized magazine can’t be transferred after the date of enactment.

It also says that before any new design of a semi-automatic firearm is allowed to be sold, the plans have to be submitted to the ATF for approval. The ATF has 240 days to review the firearm and either approve or deny the application.

IN GENERAL.—Any semi-automatic firearm designed on or after the date of enactment of this section shall be required to have an approval under this subsection prior to the manufacture, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, of such firearm for sale to civilians.

The law also says that at any time, the Director of the ATF can remove a previously approved firearm from the list.

Make sure you have plans for what is coming.

Categories: Gun Laws


County Cork · December 1, 2023 at 3:01 pm

Bathhouse Barry already signed off on the UN small arms treaty and will deliver the FUSA prize to the globalists during his third term while the dumb old white guy Brandon takes all the blame for the intentional wipeout.
Protect your neck by any means necessary, even if you don’t have a hot lead dispenser.

Len Savage Historic Arms LLC · December 1, 2023 at 3:13 pm

FYI the G3, HK91, HK93, MP5 as well as the semi auto MG-42/MG-3 are delayed roller blow back operated and not covered under the bill.

There are others but those are good example that will be exploited by the industry which has proven it can invent and design far faster than congress can legislate. (Think forced reset triggers, bumps stocks, pistol braces, and the “shockwave” type shotguns).

Also never forget that SCOTUS states that 200K units in civilian hand is the benchmark for “In comman use” so this proposed law is DOA on arrival when litigated to it final end.

    Divemedic · December 1, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    If you read the definitions, I think that falls under F

Dirty Dingus McGee · December 1, 2023 at 3:24 pm

IF that were to be enacted as written, there will be so many new felons in the US that an area the size of Texas would have to be turned into a prison.

    Joe Blow · December 2, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    That may be a feature…

Gryphon · December 1, 2023 at 4:10 pm

Yada,yada,yada. Any Way they try to hide the ‘intent’ of these Gun Ban “laws” behind Pages of bureaucratic gobbledygook is really Meaningless in the end. It always comes down to the Political Will to send the thugpigs out to Confiscate the Guns. Plus the Fact there are too few thugpigs, by Orders of Magnitude, to successfully Confiscate the Guns. You have to Wonder if these judeo-communists actually understand the magnitude of the ‘problem’ they are trying to ‘solve’ by attempting to Disarm the most Heavily-Armed people on the Planet….
The “Never attribute to Malice, what can be Explained by Stupidity” principle in Action.

    Anonymous · December 2, 2023 at 8:51 am

    +1 Anyone thinking that the words in the laws and regulations still means anything, is mistaken. Their intent is clear

Tom762 · December 1, 2023 at 7:47 pm

In this country, our “representatives” operate under the “consent of the governed” principle. I, long ago, withdrew my consent. I suggest y’all do the same.

    Divemedic · December 1, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    They don’t take “I withdraw consent” for an answer. Tyrants and despots never do. The Framers knew that, which is why we have a 2A. Now all we have to do is get enough people to decide they’ve had enough.

      Tom762 · December 2, 2023 at 1:11 am

      DM, I get that. I brutally get that. But it has to start somewhere and sometime. Your O’Conner post. Bitch was a gun grabber. Herself and a certain Ben Avery (biggest shooting range in AZ named after him) produced the concealed weapons laws back in the late 60’s. AZ law was a Jim Crow law, to disarm the Mexicans. We all have to withdraw consent now, and let them know that we did. There is more of us than them. Maybe, just maybe, it could be peaceful. But dont hold your breath. The wounds are deep, and the doc is a long way off. My dollars say it is over.

      Joe Blow · December 2, 2023 at 12:09 pm

      I believe delivering the withdraw notification at 3200 fps gets the message through.

        Tree Mike · December 2, 2023 at 10:32 pm

        Well shit, I’m only plodding along at around 2,700, 2,800 fps, hope I’m not rejected for my sloth. Does weighing 168 gr. make up for anything? Here’s hoping…

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