FFL Trends and State Regulations 2021

Written by Orchid


February 23, 2021


FFL Trends and State Regulations

FFL Trends & State Regulations for February 2021


  • CA AB 1223 – This bill would, until January 1, 2028, impose an excise tax on a retailer in the amount of $25 per firearm on the sale in this state of a handgun or semiautomatic rifle or shotgun sold as new, as provided, and an excise tax on a retailer in the amount of ___% of the gross receipts from any sale of ammunition. (Introduced 2/19/21)
  • FL HB 555 – An act relating to the storage of firearms by licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers…providing firearm storage requirements for licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, and licensed dealers under certain circumstances; authorizing inspections by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (Introduced 1/28/21)
  • IA HF 131 – A bill for an act prohibiting the sale or transfer of semiautomatic assault weapons.  (Introduced 1/21/21)
  • IL HB 238 – Imposes a 1% surcharge on firearm ammunition. (Introduced 1/22/21)
  • IL HB 438 – Imposes a surcharge of 1% of the selling price on firearm ammunition. (Introduced 2/1/21)
  • IL HB 3088 – Provides that beginning January 1, 2022, all handgun ammunition that is manufactured, imported into the State for sale or personal use, kept for sale, offered or exposed for sale, sold, given, lent, or possessed shall be serialized. (Introduced 2/18/21)
  • IL HB 3143 – Imposes a 3.75% surcharge on firearms and firearm component parts. (Introduced 2/18/21)
  • IL HB 3779 – Provides that it is a Class 3 felony for a person to knowingly sell, manufacture, purchase, possess, or carry any firearm manufactured on or after January 1, 2022 that is not microstamp-ready, or any firearm manufactured on or after that date if the person knows that a microstamping mechanism has been unlawfully removed from that firearm. (Introduced 2/19/21)
  • MD HB 175 – Requiring an ammunition vendor to confirm identification and conduct a background check on a purchaser or transferee of ammunition before the sale or transfer of ammunition; prohibiting an ammunition vendor from completing the purchase or the transfer of ammunition to the purchaser or transferee if the results of the background check indicate that the purchaser or transferee is prohibited from possessing a firearm; prohibiting an ammunition vendor from selling or transferring ammunition without making a certain electronic record; etc. (Introduced 1/13/21)
  • MO HB 1189 – Requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearms dealer (Introduced 2/18/21)
  • VA HB 2128 – Increases from three business days to five business days the time provided for the Department of State Police to complete a background check before a firearm may be transferred. (Passed Legislature 2/18/21)

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