An update to H.R. 5717- Is it still looming?

A couple months ago, we wrote an article about H.R. 5717. In the article, we broke down some of the items the House Resolution mentions, while also asking our viewership interpretation about the matter. We did this in hopes you all would read not just the article, but the proposed legislation for yourself.

Since then, the article has garnered thousands of reads and over 200 comments. A couple of those comments asked what the current status of the bill is. So, we followed up.

When we wrote the article, H.R. 5717 was still in a proposed status. According to the website for the bill, it is still in the same proposed status. On March 10, it was assigned or, in the site’s verbiage, “referred” to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Some people are still unsure of the full spectrum of the proposed bill, so we will provide you the summary, as it shows on, here.

Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020

This bill makes various changes to the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition. Among other things, the bill does the following:

  • generally requires individuals to obtain a license to purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition;
  • raises the minimum age—from 18 years to 21 years—to purchase firearms and ammunition;
  • establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties;
  • requires law enforcement agencies to be notified following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial;
  • creates a statutory process for a family or household member to petition a court for an extreme risk protection order to remove firearms from an individual who poses a risk of committing violence;
  • restricts the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices;
  • restricts the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers);
  • makes trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense;
  • requires federally licensed gun dealers to submit and annually certify compliance with a security plan to detect and deter firearm theft;
  • removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers;
  • allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components;
  • establishes a community violence intervention grant program; and
  • promotes research on firearms safety and gun violence prevention.

Now, you have the information straight from the resource. Do you agree? We had a resounding amount of commentators state they definitely did not agree.

A few people also asked how they can ensure this piece of legislation does not get passed, or go any further. Well, for starters, contact your congressperson. We wrote an article about how to do so, here. The other thing you can do, regardless of how you feel about the bill, is VOTE.

Now that we have laid out additional information, what do you think? Drop a comment!

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27 thoughts on “An update to H.R. 5717- Is it still looming?”

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    99.7% of gun owners in this Great Country have, and will continue to, be law abiding American citizens. 0.3% of evil minded individuals have and will continue to be evil minded. Adding laws to make it more difficult to legally defend yourself or innocent Americans will not discourage the before mentioned 0.3% of evil minded individuals. The best defense against any act of terrorism is to have Americans prepared and given the ability to face any act of violence that may cause loss of life at the front lines. Victims of evil minded persons are not chosen by chance, cowards will target the unprepared or defenseless. Once evil minded cowards are confronted and challenged, we will stop being defenseless victims. I pray I never have to pull the trigger but i am prepared to stand between the threat and the innocent.

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    This is an absolute decimation of the second ammendment and a major blow to all constitutional rights of the American people.
    If we are required to obtain a license to exercise our constitutionally protected right to bear arms what is next, requiring a license to speak out minds or to go to church?

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    How come your article doesn’t mention the 30% tax on firearms and 50% tax on ammo, which is located towards the bottom of the bill? This bill, H.R. 5717, definitely needs to be stopped!

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    Brian Schroeder

    Fuckin commie ass liberals! Our country was built by our forefathers with guns. I.e. machine muskets. 🤔 I think I’m gonna build one.

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    robert poppleton

    i will never give up my guns i very seldom use them BUT IT IS MY RIGHT TO OWN will not get a permit for them if i cannot buy ammo legal i will it it the illegal way that is how the crooks do it live most of the time in montana and my truck is full of different ammo alot of 22 rounds for shooting gophers

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    Right off the bat, the first article requiring a federal license to own, possess and carry a firearm. We already have one, it’s called the 2nd Amendment. The constitution does not grant us rights, it limits government from squashing those rights.

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    Linda S Coblentz, RN

    NO!!! To H.R. 5717. We the People have the 2nd Amendment! We the People can take care of the bad guys when We need too. This is the United States of America after all.

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        What in the world is wrong with you people, i went to Vietnam for this country not because it was right but because our country needed me and my fellow American’s. So many of my friends give there lives for the rights of this country, are you not smart enough to know if Americans give up there firearms the same thing that happen in Germany will happen here… The democrats want everyone to give up there firearms that way they can do anything they want to,,, but if you notice they all have body guards with guns to protect them. HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO SAY PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE NOT FIREARMS !!! DOES THIS MEAN WE WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP OUR CARS BECAUSE THE TRUTH BE KNOWN A HELL OF A LOT MORE PEOPLE WERE KILLED WITH CARS THAN FIREARMS….COME ON PEOPLE USE COMMON SINCE THERE ARE MORE THAN 2000 GUN LAWS ON THE BOOKS NOW, JUST ENFORCE THESE LAWS…….JERRY

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    David A Herrera

    No on H.R. 5717. It’s made to practically repeal the 2nd Amendment and allow big government to take your firearms wherever you live. House Democrats plan to take control of all three branches of the Federal government. When that happens, they will completely reform their police and military to enforce the coming tyrannical laws which will take several of our freedoms away and leave us defenseless without weapons, unable to fight. Socialist Democrats already know this. Democrats will allow millions of immigrants into the US, give them amnesty to remake America and overwhelm freedom-loving Americans to vote to keep socialists in power forever. Socialists will cause another American Civil War with the intent to make America another Venezuela. Freedom-loving Americans: Let’s join to preserve our heritage, our culture, our great institutions, defend our freedoms, and if necessary, fight tyranny once again. KEEP YOUR GUNS AND REJECT HR 5717.

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    NO to HR5717 in any form!!!!! Enforce the laws already on the books! Criminals do not obey the laws and will always have guns!

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    Our government was founded as a republic, meaning that the people in Washington are suppose to represent us. We have long since lost that aspect of our government. They forget that they only receive their power through our consent. We have become pawns to them. Washington (for the majority of our senators and representatives) are in this for their own benefit. What a magnificent document we have in our constitution and bill of rights, that has been ignored and discarded by our misguided leaders.

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    Winston Reynolds

    NO, NO, NO. We do not need this H.R. 5715 bill passed . This would obviously infringe on our 2nd Amendment Rights. Further more “TAX, TAX, TAX” why do some people think raising taxes will solve anything. I vote to “KILL” the Bill, H.R. 5715.
    Sincerely, God Bless America, AGAIN.

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    I think this Bill is being voted on right now, and its passing! Both sides are voting yes on this Bill! That’s what I heard! So sad again in this world! It all comes down as everyone says….Taxes, Taxes, Taxes! To fight wars in other countries, and to feed those who won’t work in ours, and the illegals coming into America. Maybe the Senate will Veto, the bill. Or our illustrious President.


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