A new Bill, HR 2910, was introduced in the House last week, an anti-gun bill that essentially would try to end the hegemony of the AR-series of rifles as "America's Rifle". It does this by outlawing parts kits, making uppers reportable to the FBATFE (they aren't now), and some other ennui. The bill claims to "ban access to do-it-yourself Assault Weapons". It also includes a bunch of the usual anti-gun boiler plate, and the Bill may actually have been designed just to get this boiler-plate on the record in the House, so if any pnony-consensus gun-control Bill ever makes it over from the Senate, there will be welcoming language awaiting it in the House. That's supposed to count for something I guess, even if the House Bill fails.
The Bill, from Rep. Henry Waxman, Marxist, CA, has six (D) co-sponsors, all either from his home state of Kalifornica or the State of Ill-noise. These two states are apparently locked in a race to see which one of them can goad the Supreme Court into tossing all their insane gun restrictions first. I'm betting on IL, but CA has been closing the gap.
The Bill will never have a chance in the full House, if it ever gets a hearing at all. The Speaker assigned it to at least 3 Committees, which will make Waxman have to work REALLY hard to keep up with it's progress. If I understand this little legislative trick correctly, this means that if any one of the Committees which tosses the bill means that it's dead for the Session. Normally a Bill has to get by only one Committee to get to debate on the Floor, but this Bill will have to get through three Committees.
A Snowball has a better chance in Hell than this Bill does of ever getting to a vote.
Still, just for drill, since you haven't had to do this lately, dash off a heartfelt missive to your Rep and let him/her know how you feel about this end-run around the 2A. Yes, it's an anti-2A Bill, because the de-facto Militia Rifle is under attack here, which means that the de-facto AND de-jure purpose of the Second Amendment is also under attack.
My rep is a leftist clone of Waxman, so he will not even read my letter, his staff will round-file it. So, in order to make it worth my while to even put thoughts on paper, I am going to ask my Rep to co-sponsor the Bill, but only if he adds language to it that officially establishes the AR-15 as the Militia Rifle. I will have good dreams of Rep Blumenauer's head exploding, were he to ever actually READ the letter.