Grassroots Update

Posted by Dave Workman. June 1, 2021

By Tanya Metaksa | Legislative Correspondent

What’s New—Biden-Harris Administration:
BATFE’s proposed new rule on “Frames & Receivers” now awaiting public comment;
Alabama: Gov. Kay Ivey signed SB308; Illinois HB1091, ban private transfer and increase FOID fees, passes the House;
Michigan: bills to reduce Right-to-Carry fees pass the House;
Nebraska: LB236, signed by Gov. Ricketts;
Nevada: Three bills have passed the legislature AB42, AB286, and SB6; SB452, an emergency bill, passed the Senate;
New Hampshire: Senate passes HB334;
Ohio: hearing for SB185;
Pennsylvania: Pro-gun rally in Harrisburg June 7th at 10:00 am;
Texas: HB1927, SB19 and SB30 are awaiting consideration by Gov. Abbott.
Judicial: Meyer v. Raoul: challenging Illinois concealed carry ban on adults 18-21 years of age.

Biden-Harris Administration

Biden-Harris Administration: Comments On May 21st the BATFE published a new proposed rule in the Federal Register entitled Definition of 'Frame or Receiver’ and Identification of Firearms. Comments will be accepted until August 19, 2021. Every gun owner is encouraged to submit comments: Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal on the internet: By fax: 202-648-9741. By U.S Postal mail:

Andrew Lange, Office of Regulatory Affairs
Enforcement Programs and Service
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
99 New York Ave., NE Mail Stop 6N-518
Washington, DC 20226
ATTN: AFT 2021R-05
Contact info for questions is: 202-648-7070

If you click on this link it will take you to the appropriate page. There you can read what others have written and submit your own comments.

Currently a firearm is comprised of many components. The component that legally classifies this conglomeration of component parts as a “firearm” is the component known as the receiver. Licensed manufacturers and importers must mark the receiver with a serial number, manufacturer or importer name, model and caliber. The point of this proposal is to enable BATFE to have the authority to call almost any component of a gun a “firearm”, thus making the manufacturing of guns a process dependent on pre-approval from BATFE. It is being sold by the anti-gun cabal as eliminating “ghost guns.” We will follow this ongoing saga and let everyone know how to respond during the comment period, which runs for 90 days from publication in the Federal Registry. .....

This detailed look at the legislative scene covers also - 2021 gun bills in Congress; other anti-gun proposals; a pro-gun proposal; and 2021 State legislation by state. It is a valuable resource to help bring information up to date, both a few encouraging as well as the inevitable discouraging.


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