HR 1263 Adds semiautomatic Rifles and Shotguns to the National Firearms Act of 1986

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If you wanted to know the next move of the Gun Control fanatics, look no further than HR 1263, introduced on February 14. Introduced by Democrat Rep. Theodore Deutch of Florida’s 22nd District, the bill would add ANY semi-automatic rifle or shotgun to the National Firearms Act of 1986. What does that mean? It means they would have to be registered or possessing them would be a Federal violation.

The Bill is titled the “National Firearms Amendments Act of 2019.”

Here is the Text of HR 1263 (emphasis mine):

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act any semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


This Act may be cited as the “National Firearms Amendments Act of 2019”.


(a) In General.—Section 5845(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(1) by striking “; and (8) a destructive device.” and inserting “; (8) a destructive device; and (9) a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device.”, and

(2) by adding at the end the following: “The term ‘detachable ammunition feeding device’ means an ammunition feeding device that can be removed from a firearm without disassembly of the firearm action. The term ‘ammunition feeding device’ means a magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device, but does not include an attached tubular device which is only capable of operating with .22 caliber rimfire ammunition. The term ‘semiautomatic rifle or shotgun’ means any repeating rifle or shotgun which utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and which requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge.”

(b) Applicability.—Any person who, on the date of the enactment of this Act, lawfully owns or possesses a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun (as defined in section 5845(a) of such Code, as amended by this Act) that has the capacity to accept a detachable ammunition feeding device (as defined in such section) shall, not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act, register the semiautomatic rifle or shotgun in accordance with section 5841 of such Code. Such registration shall become a part of the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record required to be maintained by such section. The prohibition on possession of an unregistered firearm under section 5861 of such Code shall not apply to possession of such a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that has the capacity to accept such a detachable ammunition feeding device on any date that is 120 days or less after the enactment of this Act.

(c) Authorization Of Appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives such sums as are necessary to carry out this Act.

Translation: if you don’t register it before 120 days after enactment, you’re in trouble. You’re not in trouble if you register it prior to the 120 days. (The BATF is charged with enforcement.) The bill was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee, the chairman of which is Richard Neal, a Democrat who has been on the hunt to subpoena Trump’s tax records.

The bill creates a national registry, something which the NRA has stood against for decades. Whether you have any semiautomatic firearm, call your Congressional representatives and tell them to vote NO.

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  • D308cat


    • John Rutledge

      Oh, yes, and one more thing, dear Lord,

      about the Constitution’s enemies,

      ignore their heathen prayers and help us blow those little bastards straight to Hell.


  • Freedom Seed

    Here come the Karl Marx deciples. Good luck to you.

  • Ned

    I’d filibuster this till the day I died.

  • Zoe Whitt

    this is INFRINGEMENT OF OUR 2ND ADMENDMENT…plain & simple…first REGISTRY THEN CONFISATION…NAZI STYLE…THIS IS UNLAWFUL & GOES AGAINST OUR CONSTITUTION…the law of the land…therefore HR 1263 is null & void… dead in the swamp water…OUR lawmakers are TYRANTS following HITLER’S PLAYBOOK…

  • Lihue dellinger

    This has gotten way out of control. I vote no!

  • Gunga

    You only have the rights you are willing to fight for. The anti American globalists that push gun confiscation believe us redneck deplorables will meekly comply. We have been enjoying the freedom our forefathers have fought and died for. President Trump has been under seige by the anti American globalists since he was elected. The enemies of our constitutional republic see that we “patriots” do nothing but talk. When do those of us that value and respect our Constitutional Republic start putting in the work required to sustain it for the next generation ?

  • Larry Moore

    Never stops….zero concessions

  • Jon

    Sorry Democrats, but you will not control ANY more of our freedom. You either Republicans . None, notably, nothing. You can if the person let’s you that voted for you then fine, but the is a free country and we are free people.

  • gary

    cold dead hands , nuff said

  • Jack ryan

    Sadly, if this passes, we as a country are on the edge of civil war. This is Nazi party policy. I wonder how many of the dictators in office failed history class, because the only way I can explain this is a very long line of expletives describing the intelligence level of anybody in office that says yes to this. Gun control laws were first implemented as an act of the jim crow laws and era.

  • Rickie Drew

    They just want gun control to control us. It isn’t to protect anyone except maybe them.
    The socialist demon rats are going to force us into a civil war one way or another.

  • Kevin

    Solid pass.

    God help us is democrats ever get both houses of Congress and the White House ever again.

    That’s how you get a civil war.

  • Brand

    Lose the image at the top of this article and replace it with a photo of a straight-from-the-factory Ruger 10-22 plinking rifle.

    THAT’s what they’re talking about having to register — ANY firearm with a removable magazine. Even a rimfire .22 that’s suitable for a 13 year-old.

    It’s misleading to lead this article off with an image of a dressed out AR-15.

  • G. Demars

    Remember, the 1986 firearms act banned the manufacture of new machine guns for civilian sale. This bill need only be modified slightly to include shotguns and semi-auto rifles as well.

  • Charles

    I think democrats have reading disabilities. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. 4 words… not hard.

  • R. Clark

    This is a violation of our 2nd ammendment and should not be passed. It infringes on the constitution and thst is considered the highest of laws! Registration tgen confiscation. My pistol is semi automatic as well are we going to have to register tgem too. Once they are registered tgen they will be knocking on your door for confiscation! Them the only ones that will be armed are the criminals and government. This is BS.


    The Time Is Now to FIGHT For our Rights !! The 2nd Amendment needs to Be Upheld!! WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS!!
    Banning This, Banning That IS NOT Going to Fix Anything!! THE CRIMINALS Don’t Legally Buy or Register their FULLY AUTO Rifles, Do they??
    The DUMBOCRATS Need to Step Off, And QUIT FOKKIN With us Legal Law Abiding Gun Owners and Citizens of the USA!!
    We are OVER 700 MILLION STRONG!! IF We
    Were the Problem, Believe me, We wouldall Know About it!!!

  • Scott Clark

    Governments only disarm the citizens prior to imposing a total police state. We are getting close.

  • Tom sgro

    The Dems can wipe their asses with this legislation.

  • Daniel S.

    Well then, all semi-auto shotguns would not be included, as they do not have a removable ammunition feeding device.

  • Joe Burwocky

    Minor point in the grand scheme of things, but as responsible law-abiding citizens we need to be as accurate as possible when discussing the subject of gun control.

    The National Firearms Act was enacted in 1934, not 1986. The NFA created the Title II registry, which imposed a tax on, along with registration of, things like silencers (suppressors,) machine guns, and destructive devices.

    1986 saw FOPA (Firearms Owner’s Protection Act) become law. This law made it illegal to manufacture or import any more machine guns and other destructive devices.

  • Rob

    Declare your state a “sanctuary state”, so you don’t have to comply. If it’s good enough for the leftists regarding illegal immigration, it should work out just fine for us too.

  • Scotty

    Is it FREE?

  • David

    Democrat or republican, if you initiated this you need to be recalled full stop. #shallnotbeinfringed…

  • David

    Democrat or republican, if you initiated this you need to be recalled full stop. #shallnotbeinfringed…

  • Tom C

    I am Sure this has Criminals very worried. They could get in trouble for not registering their guns. Oh My! The Criminals will be Criminals if they don’t register.

  • Brian Ptd

    This is obviously an attempt to have total control over all law abiding citizens. They have not done a single thing to stop criminals from possessing any weapons. They know preventing criminals from getting weapons is nearly impossible so they are going to try to take them away from us law abiding citizens first. Some law abiding citizens will comply with this out of fear. Thus the reason for the second amendment, to prevent fear of the govt and prevent this in the first place. If their goal is to begin a civil war or enslave Americans, this will do it. We must not become the criminals the govt is making us out to be, but we must fight together to keep our rights and freedom.

  • Walt

    Anyone ever had or knows of an NFA/Tax Stamp paid, routed and approved in less than 120 days? Unless they plan to track when paperwork was submitted, all semi-auto owners will be felons upon its passing….if it ever does.

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