2021 New Gun Laws

The following two states have passed laws requiring gun owners to report the loss or theft of a firearm to local law enforcement: Colorado (SB 78) and Oregon (SB 554). Five states have banned state or local governments from using public funds or resources to enforce federal gun laws: Arizona (HB 2111), Idaho (SB 1205), Montana (SB 277), South Carolina (HB 3094), and Texas (HB 957 and 2622). Seven states have passed laws that would improve efforts to trace and/or prevent gun trafficking: California (AB 1191), Colorado (HB 1255), Illinois (HB 562), Indiana (HB 1558), Rhode Island (HB 5386/SB 416), Texas (SB 162) and Virginia (HB 1992). Missouri (SB 71) and Nevada (SB 70) have passed laws requiring that records of individuals prohibited from possessing firearms be sent to federal background check databases. Political views and party affiliations play a role in state gun laws because to be honest, guns are a political discussion. Some parts of the United States have gun laws that are more flexible than regulations set by the federal government, but some states are at the other extreme, with gun laws stricter than those of the federal government. KEEPING PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS WEAPONS OFF OUR STREETSThe spread of ghost weapons is affected. On the 21st. In May, the Justice Department`s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) released a draft rule to stop the proliferation of “ghost guns,” which are private, non-serialized firearms increasingly seized at crime scenes and identified by law enforcement agencies as a serious threat to public safety. Today, criminals buy kits that contain almost all the components and instructions to fill a firearm in just 30 minutes and use those firearms to commit crimes.

When these firearms appear at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number, making it harder to catch criminals behind the shootings. The ATF is reviewing public comments in response to the proposed rule, the next step in the regulatory process. Best control devices marketed as stabilizing orthodontic appliances. On June 10, the ATF released a draft rule to better regulate when devices marketed as firearms stabilization struts effectively transform pistols into short-barreled rifles subject to the National Firearms Act. These braces can make a firearm more stable and accurate, while still being able to be covered. The ATF is reviewing public comments in response to the proposed rule, the next step in the regulatory process. KEEPING FIREARMS OUT OF THE WRONG HANDStates helping to enact legislation on the model`s extreme hazard protection orders (“red flag”). The 7.

In June, the Justice Department issued model legislation to protect against tail risks to make it easier for states to pass these red alert laws. These laws allow family members or law enforcement agencies to apply for a court order temporarily denying people in crisis access to firearms if they pose a danger to themselves or others. Progress on a report that gives decision-makers the information they need to combat the gun trade. In April 2021, the Department of Justice announced that it would release a new comprehensive report on firearms and the gun trade, as well as annual updates needed to provide policymakers with the information they need to combat today`s gun trade. To ensure that the report is rigorous and useful to decision-makers, the ATF brought together a group of accomplished researchers and law enforcement experts. The academic team is currently conducting work, including an independent analysis of atf trade data for firearms to ensure accurate research that includes key policy findings and recommendations, as well as an analysis of technological developments over the past twenty years, including the use of polymers for modular firearms manufacturing, the development of 3D printing of firearm components, and the ubiquitous availability of kits on the commercial market that facilitate the assembly of privately manufactured firearms. Zero tolerance for rogue arms traffickers who intentionally break the law. In June, the Justice Department announced a new policy to emphasize zero tolerance for deliberate violations of the law by state-licensed arms dealers who threaten public safety.

In the absence of exceptional circumstances that should be justified for the Director, the ATF will attempt to revoke dealers` licences the first time they violate federal law by intentionally transferring a firearm to a prohibited person, (2) failing to conduct a required background check, (3) falsifying records, such as a firearms transaction form, 4) by failing to respond to a traceability request from the ATF, or 5) Refusing to allow the ATF to conduct an inspection in violation of the law. Launch of multi-jurisdictional assault forces for firearms trafficking. In July, the Department of Justice launched five new law enforcement agencies focused on addressing key gun trafficking corridors that have diverted firearms to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the Bay Area and Washington, D.C. These strike forces have already launched more than 350 investigations and detained nearly 2,000 criminal weapons. Launch a public awareness campaign to promote the safe storage of firearms. In September, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new paid media campaign with a series of public service announcements to reinforce the key message that a simple weapon lock can save lives. These public service announcements have appeared on several platforms, including television, social media, and streaming services. The campaign also targeted specific locations and events, encompassing a variety of channels that generated over 1.8 billion impressions across all platforms in less than 3 months. Viewers were asked to KeepItSecure.net for additional resources. This campaign will continue until 2022. Launch an unprecedented focus on improving the safety of lethal officers in the military and Veteran suicide prevention strategy.

In November, the Departments of Defense (DOD), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), and Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as the Department of Transportation`s Office of Emergency Medical Services (DOT), announced that they would jointly create a plan for the treatment of lethal agents for security awareness, education, training and program evaluation. This coordinated campaign will build on the launch of va in September and promote safer storage practices, safety planning and behavioural measures over time and space for crisis response. It is easier for customers to obtain safe storage or security devices for firearms. In 2016, the ATF proposed a rule that clarifies the legal obligations of arms dealers to provide compatible storage or security devices for the purchase of firearms. The Department of Justice is in the process of finalizing a rule on the subject, including the response to public comments. In addition, the ATF will publish a best practices guide for all federal arms dealers to reiterate the important steps they are legally required to take and the additional steps they will be encouraged to take to protect their customers and communities. The guide includes materials for federal firearms licence holders (FFLs) that can be distributed to clients to help them better understand their legal obligations as a firearms owner, as well as practical steps they can take to facilitate the safe storage of firearms and keep firearms out of the hands of those who are prohibited from possessing firearms. FURTHER PROGRESS IN REDUCING VIOLENCE IN THE COMMUNITYThe measures listed above will directly reduce violence in the community that disproportionately affects black and brown communities. The government has also taken a number of measures focused solely on promoting interventions against violence in the community, proven strategies to reduce gun violence in urban communities. As part of his Building Back Better program, President Biden has proposed $5 billion to the Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to invest in community violence interventions, evidence-based programs that have been proven to help reduce violent crime. The Build Back Better Act passed by the House of Representatives includes this $5 billion, and the government is asking the Senate to pass the bill as well.

When this funding comes into effect, it will provide unprecedented resources to establish and expand evidence-based CVI programs across the country. But this administration is not waiting for Congress to act; We have already invested in and expanded interventions on community violence. These measures include: Investing in historic amounts of existing federal funds in interventions against community violence, including funding from the American Rescue Plan. The Biden administration has provided some funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) — $350 billion in state and local funds and $122 billion in K-12 funds — as unprecedented resources for CVI. Top White House advisers also issued a memo to state and local government officials outlining how these elected leaders can — but should — use ARP funds not only for the CVI. Cities across the country, such as Seattle, Washington; Buffalo, New York and Atlanta, Georgia – responded to this call by providing and deploying ARP funds for CVI. In addition, five federal organizations made changes to 26 different programs to provide significant support to community intervention programs as soon as possible.

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