9. Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act
Rep. Rob Bishop (Utah) and 100 cosponsors on June 10 introduced HR 2710, the Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act, which would restrict the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ability to ban AR15 ammunition. The bill would update the 1968 Gun Control Act by restricting the ATF from banning other firearms and ammunition, such as shotguns and shotgun shells, and prohibit Presidents from bypassing Congress when making policy that affects the 2nd Amendment. On Oct. 27, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced a companion bill, S. 2209, in the Senate. Status: HR 2710 referred to House Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee on July 1; S. 2209 referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 27.