H.R. 4953 would regulate most semi-automatic rifles under the National Firearms Act (NFA).
We wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention. Late last week, H.R 4953 was introduced by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). According to this bill, if a semi-automatic rifle has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine, it will then be regulated as an NFA item. Yes you heard that right. Even the basic Ruger 10/22 will fall under this category. Now imagine, law abiding citizens that live in states like California who do not allow NFA items will be forced to give up their legally owned property.
We’ve heard all the usual excuses as to why not to voice an opinion like “I own a bolt action so I dont care about semi-auto. Rifles dont need magazines, Rifles should not be semi-auto, Etc”. Now, make no mistake. This bill impacts us all in the firearms community. If bills like this pass, do you actually think they will stop there? Like all other anti-firearm bills previously introduced, this is a blatant attack on everyone’s constitutional rights. We urge you to please contact your state representatives and ask them to vote against this bill.