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04.23.2014 - Virginia: Senate Rejects Governor’s Anti-Gun Amendment
Today, the Virginia Senate rejected Governor Terry McAuliffe’s (D) NRA-opposed amendment to Senate Bill 377 by a 15 to 23 vote.
04.23.2014 - Louisiana: Gun Control Bill Defeated in House Committee
Today, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee voted 8 to 4 to involuntarily defer House Bill 1189, NRA-opposed legislation sponsored by anti-gun state Representative Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport). As previously reported, HB 1189 would have made it a crime to intentionally expose chi...
04.23.2014 - Arizona: “Shall Certify” Legislation Passes in Senate, Goes to Governor for Si...
Yesterday, the Arizona Senate passed House Bill 2535 by an 18 to 10 vote. Introduced by state Representative John Kavanagh (R-23), HB 2535 requires that certification by a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO), when a signoff is required for the transfer of a firearm or other item regulated by the N...
04.23.2014 - Georgia: Governor Signs Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill into Law
Today, Governor Nathan Deal (R) signedinto law House Bill 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history. HB 60 passed in the Georgia Senate by a 37-18 voteon March 18 and in the state House of Representatives by a112-58 vote on March 20. HB 60 will take effect on July 1, 2014....
04.23.2014 - Kansas: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill Signed into Law
Yesterday, Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed House Bill 2578into law. As previously reported here, HB 2578 passed unanimously in the Kansas House of Representatives on March 25, language from Senate Bill 447 was incorporated into HB 2578 and passed in the state Senate by a 37-2 vote on April 4, an...
04.23.2014 - Oklahoma: Three Pro-Gun Bills Pass and Head to Governor
It has been a busy week for pro-gun legislation in Oklahoma City and your NRA is happy to report that three important bills have passed and will now be sent to Governor Mary Fallin (R) for her signature.
04.22.2014 - Arizona: Senate approves another gun bill
Under the bill, officers would be required to certify or deny a weapon within 60 days. Kavanagh says some agencies take too long or don't process the application at all. His original bill called for a 15-day deadline for applications at the local level, but an amendment extended that.
04.22.2014 - Georgia: Governor to sign Right-to-Carry legislation
At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law. One of the most permissive state gun laws in the nation, it will allow licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including bars and government bui...
04.22.2014 - Nebraska: Emergency Powers Protection Bill Signed into Law
Today, Governor Dave Heineman (R) signedLegislative Bill 390into law. LB 390 passed unanimously in the Nebraska Legislature during itsFinal Reading on April 17, in the last hour of the 2014 legislative session.
04.22.2014 - Louisiana: House Committee Removes Bill to Repeal Self-Defense Law from Tomorrow's...
House Bill826, NRA-opposed legislation sponsored bystate Representative Wesley Bishop (D-New Orleans) to repeal Louisiana's "stand your ground" statute,has been removed from Wednesday's House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee schedule.However, another anti-gun measure is on the commi...
04.22.2014 - Pennsylvania: Employer Firearm Parking Lot Bans Widespread
Last week, we sent an alert asking Pennsylvania NRA members to report to our State and Local Affairs Division if their employer has a policy which prohibits employees from transporting to/from and storing firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work, and the response has bee...
04.22.2014 - Georgia: Governor to Sign Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill on Wednesday
This Wednesday, April 23, Governor Nathan Deal (R) will sign House Bill 60 into law, the most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history. Once signed into law, HB 60 will take effect on July 1, 2014.
04.21.2014 - Husband defends wife and home from intruder, KPRC, Houston, Texas, 04/21/14
A husband and wife were asleep at home in Houston, Texas when they were awakened by someone attempting to break in through their front door. The husband responded by retrieving a gun, as his wife called the authorities. When the home invader managed to get into the home through a back door, the husb...
04.21.2014 - Florida Report: Discrimination against Gun Owners by Insurance Companies
Senate Bill 424 to Stop Discrimination by Insurance Companies Against Gun Owners has PASSED THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE!!!!! The bill was sponsored by Representative Matt Gaetz(R) in the House and Senator Tom Lee (R) in the Senate.
04.21.2014 - Supreme Court pushes consideration of N.J. gun case to April 25
The U.S. Supreme Court has pushed its consideration of a case challenging New Jersey’s mandate that citizens show a “justifiable need” to carry a gun in public for protection to April 25.
04.21.2014 - The NRA still true to its calling
Certain things remain constant in America, despite the best efforts of, say, Hollywood, the mainstream news media, liberal culture and progressive politics. Old Glory and Old Faithful come to mind, along with the National Rifle Association — which will show just how constant it is in about 48 hour...
04.21.2014 - Kopel: The First Amendment guide to the Second Amendment
Back in 1995, the Tennessee Law Review published a symposium issue on the Second Amendment and firearms policy. That symposium was probably the most influential law review symposium ever published on the topic. (More on that issue, below.) This year, the Tennessee Law Review is doing another Second ...
04.21.2014 - Illinois: Skokie man sues over denial of concealed carry permit
A 69-year-old Skokie man filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court claiming the state unconstitutionally denied him a permit to carry a concealed gun.John Berron applied for a concealed carry permit on Jan. 5. He got a letter on March 19 that said that the Illinois Concealed Carry Licensing Review Boa...
04.21.2014 - Florida: House to vote on insurance rules
The Florida House is scheduled to vote on a bill Monday that would make it illegal for insurance companies to deny policies or charge higher rates solely based on gun ownership.
04.21.2014 - Gun silencer sales are booming
Sales are booming for silencers, the cylindrical devices used to muffle gunfire. The civilian market for silencers soared 37% in 2013, when the total number shot up to nearly a half a million, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives registry. That's compared to 360,000 i...
04.21.2014 - Missouri: House Could Consider NRA-Supported Bill at Anytime
At anytime, the Missouri House of Representatives could bring up for consideration Senate Joint Resolution 36.
04.21.2014 - Louisiana: House Committee Scheduled to Hear Bill to Repeal Self-Defense Law this ...
This Wednesday, April 23, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will consider House Bill826. Sponsored by state Representative Wesley Bishop (D-New Orleans),NRA-opposed HB 826 would repeal Louisiana's "stand your ground" statute and tip the scales in favor of criminals who attack...
04.21.2014 - Michigan: Senate Committee to Consider Multiple Pro-Second Amendment Bills Tomorrow
Tomorrow, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hear multiple pieces of pro-Second Amendment legislation: the Firearms Record Confidentiality Package, House Bill 5087, and House Bills 5091 and 5092.
04.21.2014 - Virginia: General Assembly to Consider Governor’s Anti-Gun Amendment on Wednesday
This Wednesday, April 23, the Virginia General Assembly is meeting for its reconvened session to consider gubernatorial amendments and vetoes. It is critical that you contact your state Senator and Delegate and urge them to vote to REJECT the Governor’s anti-gun amendment to Senate Bill 377.
04.20.2014 - NRA won’t let Michael Bloomberg step on citizens’ rights
In coming days, approximately 80,000 Second Amendment enthusiasts from across the country will congregate in Indianapolis at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting. Last year’s annual meeting came on the heels of a huge victory for Americans and a humiliating loss for Michael Bloomberg...
04.20.2014 - Gun classes drawing more women
Bob White tells the women in his beginning firearms classes that choosing a gun is like choosing a good pair of shoes.“It might look pretty, but that doesn’t mean that it’s going to work for you,” he says. “You need to test it out, hold it and make sure it’s what’s comfortable for you,...
04.20.2014 - Illinois: State officials drop proposed medical pot gun ban
In response to a chorus of calls for cheaper access to medical marijuana, state regulators have proposed lowering the annual registration cost for patients to $100 from $150.The proposed new rules would also eliminate an earlier provision banning medical marijuana patients from owning firearms.
04.20.2014 - Judge: Out-of-state pot rap can’t stop gun ownership
A federal judge yesterday ruled that two Bay State men — previously convicted of marijuana possession in other states — could not be denied the right to have guns in their homes for self-defense purposes based on their prior drug crimes.
04.18.2014 - Grassroots Alert: Vol. 21, No. 16 04/18/2014
04.18.2014 - Arizona: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills, Other Bills Await Consideration and Signature
Yesterday, Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed House Bill 2103 into law. Introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend (R-16), HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been honorably ...