H.R.2910 - Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction Act of 2013
The fact that it's sponsored by Henry Waxman should tell you something right there. Basically, ol' Henry's got his knickers in a twist that people can actually assemble their own firearms. There's a lot of hand-wringing about "do it yourself" "assault weapons" - one presumes this is the 80% receiver business that he's blathering about - but very little in the way of actual definition other than basic nonsense. Look at this:
(a) Banned Hazardous Products.--Notwithstanding section 3(a)(5)(E)Okay, so a "firearm receiver casting ... does not meet the definition of a firearm". Really? What defines it as a "firearm receiver casting", then? Because you say so? Sorry Hank, doesn't work that way. The Federal government has a fixed definition of what is and what is not a firearm for a reason. You don't get to change the terms arbitrarily because you feel like it. Because that "80%" receiver you're all concerned about? They'll move it back to 79%. We saw this with your ridiculous "Assault Weapons Ban" where you banned certain features. When manufacturers removed those feature to comply with the ban, you called it a loophole.
of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2052(A)(5)(E)), a firearm
receiver casting or firearm receiver blank that--
(1) at the point of sale does not meet the definition of a
firearm in section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, and
(2) after purchase by a consumer, can be completed by the
consumer to the point at which such casting or blank functions
as a firearm frame or receiver for a semiautomatic assault
weapon or machine gun,
shall be considered a banned hazardous product under section 8 of such
Act (15 U.S.C. 2057).
We see through the charade. Drive-by bayonetings and "shoulder things that go up" had nothing to do with crime and everything to do with making it harder for people to buy popular firearms. In the past 20 years you have sold more semi-automatic rifles through your fear-mongering and demagoguery than ArmaLite and Colt sold the previous 30 years with targeted marketing campaigns and military contracts. Bravo, dunce. Keep trying to ban these rifles. The more you try to ban them, the more people buy them. The more people buy them, the more they realize just how handy they are to have - and that they're pretty fun to shoot, too.
It probably won't go anywhere, but it's worth keeping an eye on...
That is all.