Bills Needing Action

These bills need action by RF&G Members:

Updated: March 9, 2021


HR8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021


Summary: This bill is about gun background checks and does that and more.  Originally introduced in 2019, it died in the previous administration. The Biden administration has “Re Introduced” this bill as of March 2021. – OPPOSE

HR8 is a Federal bill that requires that loans, gifts, and sales of firearms be processed by a gun store. The same fees, paperwork, and permanent record-keeping apply as to buying a new gun from the store. If you loan a gun to a friend without going to the gun store, the penalty is the same as for knowingly selling a gun to a convicted violent felon. Likewise, when the friend returns the gun, another trip to the gun store is necessary, upon pain of felony.

Take Action: 

  1. Read more on the HR 8 Bill (prepared by RF&G Legislative Committee).
  2. Write your congressman to voice your opposition to this bill!
  3. Visit the RF&G Legislative Contacts page for contact info. You don’t need to be an expert to advocate for your rights. Congress needs to hear from us. A short simple email is fine. 

HR127 Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act


Summary: This bill establishes a process for the licensing and registration of firearms. It also prohibits the possession of certain ammunition and large capacity ammunition feeding devices. – OPPOSE

HR127 is a Federal bill introduced by Texas congress woman Sheila Jackson Lee. The bill is just going to Committee for review as of March 8, 2021 – a long way from becoming LAW. However President Biden has vowed to do Executive orders if HR127 fails in the legislative process!

Take Action:

  1. Read More on the HR 127 Bill (prepared by RF&G Legislative Committee)
  2. Write your congressman to voice your opposition to this bill! Download a sample letter in Microsoft Word format you can use as a guide to writing your letter.
  3. Visit the RF&G Legislative Contacts page for contact info. You don’t need to be an expert to advocate for your rights. Congress needs to hear from us. A short simple email is fine. 

H.B. 6355 AN ACT CONCERNING RISK PROTECTION ORDERS OR WARRANTS.


This current proposal expands current rulings of the red flag law and allows the governor to group people associated with the person in question as a “MILITANT”, therefore allowing the whole group to be investigated and guns confiscated. – OPPOSE

Take Action: Email testimony will continue to be received by the Judiciary Committee until March 10th so there is still time to email the committee. You don’t need to be an expert to advocate for your rights. Judiciary Committee Members need to hear from us. A short simple email is fine.

STEP 1: Prepare your written testimony (preferably in Word or PDF format)
STEP 2: Email your written testimony to: judtestimony@cga.ct.gov
STEP 3: cc: your testimony to your state Senator and Representative. Find your Legislator


H.B. 6491 AN ACT CONCERNING NONLETHAL ELECTRONIC DEFENSE WEAPONS.


This current proposal will remove nonlethal electronic defense weapons from the list of weapons (unregistered) found on a person or in their vehicle to be a Class D felony. – SUPPORT

Take Action: Email testimony will continue to be received by the Judiciary Committee until March 10th so there is still time to email the committee. You don’t need to be an expert to advocate for your rights. Judiciary Committee Members need to hear from us. A short simple email is fine.

STEP 1: Prepare your written testimony (preferably in Word or PDF format)
STEP 2: Email your written testimony to: judtestimony@cga.ct.gov
STEP 3: cc: your testimony to your state Senator and Representative. Find your Legislator

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