WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is attempting to attach two pro-gun amendments to a water resources bill that the Senate is scheduled to take up on Tuesday. One measure would allow gun owners to carry their firearms to outdoor recreational areas that are currently off-limits, and the other would create a registry of the guns and ammunition owned by the federal government.

Areas controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- such as hundreds of the nation's lakes and thousands of campsites and miles of trails -- are currently gun-free zones, even if the state where the land is located allows concealed weapons. Coburn's amendment, however, would grant precedence to state laws and permit people to carry guns in some of these places.

Coburn told The Huffington Post on Tuesday that he had filed the amendment, saying it would be "just like we have everywhere else." In 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that allows loaded firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges.

As gun-control groups continue to push for expanding background checks for firearms sales, Coburn's amendment would quietly deliver a significant victory to groups like the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America, which have been pushing such a measure for years.

Pro-gun lawmakers have also attempted to kill the Corps' gun ban repeatedly over the past few years, with Coburn also offering the same amendment in 2012. He said last year that it would provide "consistency in gun laws across government jurisdictions."

Last year, after the House approved a similar amendment, NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox said, "NRA strongly supported this amendment as it takes a step closer toward ending the patchwork of firearm laws and regulations that govern federal lands managed by different federal agencies."

Coburn's second amendment would require federal agencies to account for all the guns and ammunition in their possession. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) charged last month that the federal government had gone on an ammunition-buying spree so that there won't be any bullets left for ordinary Americans.

The Water Resources Development Act, currently sponsored by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and David Vitter (R-La.), is traditionally biennial legislation authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' water projects. The Obama administration expressed concern with some provisions of the bill on Monday, saying the White House wants to continue working with Congress on the differences.

UPDATE 7:08 p.m. -- Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, Boxer chastised her Republican colleagues for offering amendments about guns on the water bill.

"We're working on a critical infrastructure bill, and the first two Republican amendments are not about jobs, are not about business, are not about commerce -- are about guns!" she said incredulously.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) spokesman Don Stewart tweeted on Tuesday afternoon that both of Coburn's amendments will receive a vote on Wednesday.

This story has been updated to include details of the proposed amendments.

Also on HuffPost:

Loading Slideshow...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

    U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) speaks during a news conference September 8, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.)

    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) points to a flow chart of the State Department organizational structure during a press conference discussing the Accountability Review Board report into the Benghazi terrorist attack at the U.S. Capitol December 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)

    U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) speaks during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)

    U.S. Senator Max Baucus speaks at the APEC Ministerial Meeting welcome reception at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana May 18, 2011. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)

    In this March 28, 2012 file photo, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

  • Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)

    Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., talks on the phone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.)

    Then-GOP Doctors Caucus member Rep. John Boozman (R-AK) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 18, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.)

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), listens to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar testify during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on May 18, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)

    U.S. Select Committee on Intelligence ranking member Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) speaks to members of the media after a hearing on the Benghazi attack November 16, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.)

    Congressional Joint Economic Committee member U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) delivers opening remarks during a committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)

    Committee ranking member U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) speaks during a hearing before Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee March 20, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)

    Republican U.S. Sen.Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), pictured on April 19, 2006. (SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

    U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) speaks to members of the press at the Capitol February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)

    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on April 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)

    Senate Finance Committee member Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) listens to debate during a mark up session on the health care reform legislation on Capitol Hill September 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing on Capitol Hill on April 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)

    Sen. Mike Enzi, (R-Wyo.), ranking Republican on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday,April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.)

    GOP senator-elect Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), poses for a picture at the U.S. Capitol on November 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

    GOP senators-elect Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), poses for a picture with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol on November 13, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) speaks during a news conference on immigration reform April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

    Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 13, 2013, on comprehensive immigration reform. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)

    FILE - This Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, shows U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, looking on before the start of the VoteUtah 2012 U.S. Senate Debate, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.)

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) participates in a news conference about the Marketplace Fairness Act in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)

    Senator Dean Heller, R-Nev., waits for the start of a debate against Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.)

    U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) speaks during a news conference July 26, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.)

    Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

    U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson attends NBC News Education Nation Job One Panel Discussion at Georgia Aquarium on May 7, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)

  • Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)

    Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill February 2, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 1, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to members of the media during a news briefing April 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)

    United States Senator from Kansas Jerry Moran during The 2011 Country Stampede Day 3 at Tuttle Creek State Park on June 25, 2011 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski talks to reporters on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

    FILE - In this March 7, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

  • Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

    This photo made Thursday, March 21, 2013, shows Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)

    In this May 19, 2011 file photo, Chairman Mark Pryor, D-Ark., speaks during a hearing of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance on cell phone privacy on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

    ***Note: Reid's vote was on procedural grounds*** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Nev. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, following a Democratic strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho)

    Newly elected Republican Senator Jim Risch, of Idaho poses for a photo in the office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell November 17, 2008 at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)

    U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios February 12, 2006 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)

  • Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

    U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks during a hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

    U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) addresses the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 14, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)

    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) speaks on April 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) questions during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.)

    U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) speaks during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Sen. David Vitter (R-La.)

    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on October 7, 2009 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)

    U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., speaks to supporters during his victory speech in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)