2021 has been a busy year for new gun legislation in America’s most populous states-- California, Texas, Florida, and New York. Some states enacted new pro-gun laws that celebrate freedom and the 2nd Amendment, while others opted to enact oppressive, anti-gun laws (care to guess which ones?).
In this article we will take a moment to discuss the direction of new state gun laws in several major states, as well as taking a deeper look into perhaps the most worrisome new legislation, enacted by the state of New York, which will make it much more difficult to own firearms created from 80% lower builds.
Recent Florida Gun Laws
The Congress of Florida deserves a round of applause for doing its job to uphold the Constitution and the will of the people of Florida, by striking down every attempt by the Left to enact stricter gun control laws. While a multitude of new anti-gun were submitted this year, literally none of them made their way to becoming law.
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Recent Texas Gun Laws
Another state that gets our seal of approval is Texas, which, unlike Florida, had no anti-gun laws to worry about, and instead created new pro-gun laws making it harder for the people of Texas to be negatively impacted by any new or future Federal anti-gun law.
Recent California Gun Laws
Do we even have to say anything?
Recent New York Gun Laws (S13A & S14)
In a not particularly shocking move, New York and their liberal agenda, have used their most recent legislative session to enact new anti-gun bills, designed to make it more difficult to own 80% receivers within state lines. These two bills, titled Senate Bill S13A and S14A, have come into effect as of October 28th, 2021, and they state the following:
S13A bans 80% lowers or other parts designed to be finished and fashioned into a firearm. This law goes into effect 120 days from October 28th 2021.
S14A requires any 80% receiver or unfinished gun part intended to be made by the end user, to be serialized within 180 days of October 28th 2021.
For complete text of the new bills, you may view them here:
These two new bills work together to make it more difficult for New Yorkers to buy and own self-built firearms, but fortunately provides a good amount of time to comply. Starting October 28th of this year, you will still have the ability to buy an unfinished 80% receiver until approximately February 26th, 2022.
After this date, you will no longer be able to have an 80% receiver shipped to New York, or purchase an unserialized lower in New York. By 60 days beyond 2/26/22, owners who purchased unserialized lowers will need to have the parts serialized to be in compliance with both laws.
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What Can You Do?
Even though the new anti-freedom New York laws will make it harder for firearm builders to create firearms for self-defense, all hope is not lost. There is a process which we recommend, with the help of the Firearm Collectors Log Book ( which can be purchased here), to help get your firearms in compliance with the new laws, and we will let resident gun expert, Frank Johnson, explain the process in this new video: