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January 17, 2014

South Carolina: Concealed Weapons Permit Bill Sent to the state House for Concurrence Vote

Yesterday, Senate Bill 308, which seeks to make a number of improvements to the South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP), was sent to the state House of Representatives for a concurrence vote after technical amendments were made in the Senate by a 34-3 vote.  The House could take up this bill as early as next Tuesday.
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January 17, 2014

Colorado: More Pro-Gun Bills Introduced

In the second full week of the 2014 legislative session, two more pieces of pro-gun legislation have been introduced in Denver.
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January 17, 2014

Virginia: Report on Legislative Action This Week in Richmond

Today, the following six bills were acted on by the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee:
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January 17, 2014

California:Legislators Return to Sacramento for 2014 Session Second Amendment Rights are at Risk Again

If 2013 proved anything, it is that California legislators are determined to impose radical gun control laws on the public.  Fortunately, 2013 also proved that such efforts can be stopped, even in California.  Last year over fifty gun-related bills were introduced, including such extreme measures as a nickel tax on every round of ammunition sold, a ban on hundreds of thousands of commonly owned rifles and a restriction on transferring standard pistols, even to offspring.  But only thirteen of these bills were signed into law, most of which were benign or of little concern, and some actually beneficial to firearm owners.  To view a list of these bills, please click here.
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January 16, 2014

Georgia: Things Heating Up in State Capital in Fight for Your Gun Rights

It’s only the first week of the 2014 legislative session, but things are beginning to heat up in Atlanta in the battle for your Second Amendment rights.
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January 16, 2014

Delaware: Senate Bill Eliminating Firearms Preemption to Be Heard in Committee

On Wednesday, January 22, at 1:30 p.m., Senate Bill 23 will be heard in the Delaware Senate Judiciary Committee.  Sponsored by state Senator Robert Marshall (D-3), SB 23 aims to entirely eliminate the limitations imposed upon municipalities to regulate firearms and ammunition within their jurisdictions.  Recent increases in violent crime in Wilmington are alarming.
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January 15, 2014

Virginia: House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee 1 to Hear Several Consequential Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee 1 will hold a hearing to consider and vote on several bills of importance to Virginia gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters.  The following bills will be considered by this subcommittee in the 4th Floor West Conference Room of the General Assembly Building.
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January 15, 2014

Wisconsin: Assembly Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Allow Interstate Long Gun Sales

Today, the Wisconsin Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee unanimously approved Assembly Bill 368.  AB 368, sponsored by state Representative John Spiros (R-86), would align Wisconsin with forty other states that already allow their residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, provided that the purchase or transfer complies with state and federal law.  
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January 15, 2014

Pennsylvania: 2014 Legislative Session Underway

Last week, the Pennsylvania General Assembly reconvened its 2013-2014 legislative session.   Last session, dozens of anti-gun bills were introduced and were successfully prevented from passage.  However, our fight is not over in Harrisburg.
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January 15, 2014

Massachusetts: 2014 Legislative Session Convened Last Week

Recently, the 2013-2014 legislative session reconvened on Beacon Hill.  As reported last year, a series of public hearings on firearm-related proposals was conducted by the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.  That committee received public comment on nearly 60 pieces of legislation that impact your Second Amendment rights but never took any action, thereby carrying all legislation over to this new year.
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January 15, 2014

Maine: 2013-2014 Legislative Session Reconvened in Augusta

Last Wednesday, the 2013-2014 legislative session reconvened in Augusta.   Last year, the legislature defeated some of the greatest threats to the Second Amendment ever seen in the Pine Tree State.  But our fight to protect your rights is not over.
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January 15, 2014

Florida Report: Bill to Stop Discrimination against Gun Owners by Insurance Companies

Senate Bill 424 by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) was heard in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee yesterday, Tuesday, January 14.  Senator Lee did a masterful job of explaining the bill and why it is needed.  The bill PASSED by a vote of 9 to 1.  SB-424 is a bill to stop insurance companies from discriminating against gun owners. To view the text of the bill, please click here.  
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January 15, 2014

New York: SAFE Act Turns One Year Old This Week as New York Legislature Convenes its 2014 Legislative Session

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the notorious SAFE Act.  A year ago this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and anti-gun lawmakers in Albany enacted the worst anti-gun law in New York history.  Cuomo conspired with legislative leaders to bypass the normal legislative process by quickly passing a bill in the dark of night with no public input.
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January 15, 2014

Delaware: 2014 Legislative Session Convened Yesterday

Yesterday, the Delaware General Assembly convened its 2014 regular session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights and to help pass pro-gun reforms in Dover.
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January 15, 2014

Vermont: Burlington City Council Pushing More Gun Control

This Friday, January 17, the Burlington City Council will hold the first of two public meetings to consider three gun control proposals.  City residents will vote on the proposed charter changes in March. 
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January 14, 2014

Georgia: 2014 Legislative Session Underway

Yesterday, the Georgia General Assembly convened its 2014 legislative session.  Your NRA is working hard this year to build on the strong foundation set in the 2013 session, culminating with the progression of Senate Bill 101 through the state legislature.  SB 101, as amended in its conference committee, would have been the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation to have passed in Atlanta in recent history.
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January 14, 2014

South Carolina: 2014 Legislative Session Has Convened

The 120th South Carolina General Assembly convened today for its second regular session.  The NRA's primary legislative objective this year will be the passage and enactment of Senate Bill 308, which seeks to make a number of improvements to the South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP).   
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January 14, 2014

Wisconsin: 2014 Legislative Session is Now Underway

Today, the Wisconsin Legislature began its 2014 session.  It is the goal of the NRA to continue to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights while continuing to help pass positive reforms.  Of importance this week is Assembly Bill 368, which remedies an antiquated statute and allows Wisconsin residents to purchase and transfer long guns in non-contiguous states.  AB 368 is currently scheduled for a vote tomorrow in the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage.
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January 14, 2014

Iowa: 2014 Legislative Session Underway

Yesterday, the 2014 session of the 85th Iowa General Assembly convened.  The session this year will focus on beneficial pro-gun reforms and, as legislation is introduced in both legislative chambers, we will keep you up to date.  Your NRA is working to foster and continue collaborative relationships with state lawmakers in order to ensure your rights as a gun owner and sportsman are being well-represented.
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January 14, 2014

South Dakota: 2014 Legislative Session Convenes Today

Today, the South Dakota Legislature convenes its 89th legislative session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights and to help pass pro-gun reforms in Pierre.
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January 14, 2014

Idaho: 2014 Legislative Session Convened Last Week

Last week, the Idaho Legislature convened its 2014 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights and to help pass pro-gun reforms in Boise.
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January 14, 2014

Florida Alert: Finally, the TRUTH about Tax Collectors and Concealed Weapons

Much misinformation is circulating about Senate Bill 544 / House Bill 523, by Senator Wilton Simpson and Representative Jamie Grant respectively, which allows Florida's Tax Collectors to assist citizens in submitting applications for Concealed Weapons and Firearms Licenses.
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January 14, 2014

Indiana: 2014 Legislative Session Convenes

Last week, the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly convened.  With the beginning of this legislative session came several pro-gun bills and some anti-gun bills.  Your NRA-ILA will update you throughout the short legislative session on the progress of each of these bills.
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January 13, 2014

Kansas: 2014 Legislative Session Underway Today

Today, the Kansas Legislature convened its 2014 session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights and to help pass pro-gun reforms in Topeka.
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January 13, 2014

New Hampshire: 2014 Legislative Session Convened Last Week

Last Wednesday, the 2013-14 legislative session reconvened in Concord.  The first gun-related legislation, Senate Bill 244, will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow, January 14.
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January 13, 2014

Arizona: 2014 Legislative Session Convened Today

Today, the Arizona Legislature commenced its 2014 regular session.  The NRA will continue this year to fight any attack against your Second Amendment rights and to help pass pro-gun reforms in Phoenix.
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January 13, 2014

Washington: 2014 Legislative Session Convened Today

Today, the Washington Legislature convened its 2014 legislative session.  The most significant issue to be addressed by the Washington Legislature this year will be Initiative 594.
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January 11, 2014

Nebraska: 2014 Legislative Session Convened This Week

On Wednesday, the Nebraska Legislature convened its 2014 legislative session.  Your NRA-ILA will be monitoring and reporting on all pro-/anti-gun and pro-/anti-hunting bills throughout this legislative session.  
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January 10, 2014

Kentucky: 2014 Session Underway with Legislation Already on the Move

On Tuesday, the 2014 sixty-day regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened and with it, so did the fight to preserve and promote the Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens across the Bluegrass state.
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January 10, 2014

Ohio: 2014 General Assembly Session Reconvened This Week

On Tuesday, the Ohio General Assembly reconvened its 2013-2014 legislative session.
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January 10, 2014

Colorado: 2014 Legislative Session Underway

On Wednesday, the second regular session of the 69th General Assembly began in Denver.
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January 10, 2014

West Virginia: First Session of the 81st Legislature has Begun

On Wednesday, the 81st meeting of the West Virginia Legislature got under way and with it began the continued struggle to advance and protect your Second Amendment rights in the Mountain state.
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January 10, 2014

Florida Alert! Stop Discrimination against Gun Owners by Insurance Companies

Senate Bill 424 by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, January 14, at 2:00 pm.SB-424 is a bill to stop insurance companies from discriminating against gun owners. 
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January 10, 2014

Florida: Report on SB-448 -- Threat of Force to Stop Attackers

Senate Bill 448 by Senator Greg Evers was on the agenda for the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Meeting on Wednesday, January 8 at 9:00am.  SB-448 PASSED the Committee by a vote of 5 to 0.  SB-448 by Senator Greg Evers is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who, in self-defense, threaten to use deadly force against an attacker as a means to stop an attack. 
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January 10, 2014

Oregon: Interim Senate Judiciary Committee to Introduce Legislative Concept Relating to Private Firearms Sales

On Friday, January 17, the Oregon Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to meet at 2:00 p.m. in Hearing Room F and discuss upcoming legislation for the 2014 session.
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January 10, 2014

California: Anti-Hunting Groups Continue Pushing Radical Agenda

NOW is the time for sportsmen to stand together and protect California’s hunting heritage and your chance to do so is Wednesday, January 15.  The Wildlife Resources Committee, a subcommittee of the California Fish and Game Commission is having an open hearing on January 15, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Van Nuys State Office Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, 91401.  This hearing is to consider numerous proposed amendments to hunting regulations that could fundamentally change how you may hunt in California.  Listed below are some of the radical proposals being pushed:
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January 10, 2014

Missouri: 2014 Legislative Session Convenes

On Wednesday, the 2014 legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly convened and with that, multiple pro-gun and pro-hunting bills have already been introduced.  Your NRA-ILA will be working with your elected officials during this legislative session to ensure that your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage are preserved.  
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January 8, 2014

Virginia: 2014 General Assembly Session Convened Today

Today, the Virginia General Assembly convened its 2014 legislative session.  Your NRA-ILA will be monitoring and reporting on all pro-/anti-gun and pro-/anti-hunting bills throughout this session.  
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January 8, 2014

Maryland: 2014 General Assembly Session Convened Today

Today, the Maryland General Assembly convened its 2014 legislative session.  Over the next ninety days, your NRA-ILA will be actively engaged in defending the Second Amendment in Annapolis.
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January 4, 2014

Texas: Travis County Commissioners Court to Vote on Tuesday on Future of Saxet Gun Shows at Expo Center

This Tuesday, January 7, the Travis County Commissioners Court is scheduled to consider and vote on whether to allow Saxet Gun Shows to continue holding events at the Travis County Expo Center in 2014 and beyond.
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