The NRA is warning that Congress could begin enforcing President Joe Biden’s gun control proposals by potentially next week, according to NRA “DC sources”.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-Tx) H.R. 125 and H.R. 127 are two current controls available to Congress. In addition, the bills call for licensing of all gun owners, mandatory liability insurance for gun owners, psychological evaluations, the registration of all firearms, the registration of all ammunition, and a seven-day waiting period on all semi automatic firearms products, among other things.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) are expected to put forward background check legislation in response to Biden’s call on February 14, 2021.
Biden’s message called on Congress to ban so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines,” to mandate background checks on all gun sales, and to “eliminate immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
Biden promised that his administration “will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer.”
It is unclear which specific control(s) or actions Congress may take in the upcoming weeks.