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January 22, 2014

New Mexico: 2014 Legislative Session Convenes, Gun Control Measure Pre-Filed and Awaiting Possible Action

Anti-gun state Representative Miguel Garcia (D-Bernalillo) pre-filed House Bill 44, legislation criminalizing non-dealer firearm transfers at gun shows and taking the first step toward a universal ban on private gun sales. 
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January 22, 2014

Virginia: Sunday Hunting Bill Passes Committee Hurdle and Goes to House Floor

In a big win today for Virginia hunters and sportsmen, House Bill 1237 was reported favorably by the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee by a 12-10 vote, and now goes to the House floor.  
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January 22, 2014

California: Consideration of Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Tomorrow

Senate Bill 199 and Senate Bill 808 were scheduled to be heard in the state Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday.  SB 199 was sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file.  SB 808 was pulled from Tuesday’s hearing schedule and has been rescheduled to be heard tomorrow, January 23.  
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January 21, 2014

Wisconsin: Bill to Allow Interstate Long Gun Sales Passes Assembly, Goes to Senate Committee

Today, in a strong display of support, the Wisconsin Assembly passed Assembly Bill 368 by an overwhelming 94-3 vote.  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.  Currently, Wisconsin residents can only purchase long guns in bordering states.  AB 368 would repeal this arbitrary restriction and allow residents the freedom to purchase long guns in states beyond their immediate borders.  
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January 21, 2014

Virginia: Senate Courts of Justice Committee to Vote Tomorrow on Important Gun Bills

Tomorrow, January 22, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee will meet to consider and vote on several bills of importance to Virginia gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters.
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January 21, 2014

Kentucky: Concealed Carry Reform Bill to be Heard Next Tuesday

On Tuesday, January 28, Senate Bill 60 is scheduled to be heard in the state Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee.
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January 21, 2014

Maryland: Pro Second Amendment Event Being Held on February 4

On Tuesday, February 4, the NRA-ILA, along with Maryland Shall Issue, the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, the Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association and the Western Maryland Sportsmen's Coalition, will be holding "2A Tuesday.”
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January 21, 2014

Indiana: Pro-Gun and Pro-Hunting Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings This Week

Tomorrow, January 22, at 9:00 a.m. in Room 130 of the Indiana Statehouse, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 229, legislation which would prohibit taxpayer-funded gun “buyback” programs.
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January 21, 2014

Virginia: House Committee to Vote on Sunday Hunting Bill Tomorrow

Tomorrow, January 22 at 8:30 a.m. in House Room C of the General Assembly Building in Richmond, the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee will consider an important bill to allow Sunday hunting on private property with written permission from the owner.
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January 21, 2014

Rhode Island: Lawmakers Return to Smith Hill

On January 7, the Rhode Island Legislature convened its 2014 legislative session.  Governor Lincoln Chaffee delivered his final State of the State speech this week as nervous gun owners cautiously watched.  Unlike 2013, when anti-gun politicians exploited the Newtown tragedy to push their agenda, this year’s rhetoric was significantly less daunting.
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January 21, 2014

Delaware: Senate Committee Hearing Postponed on Senate Bill 23

As previously reported here, Senate Bill 23 was scheduled to be heard tomorrow in the Delaware Senate Judiciary Committee.  Sponsored by Senator Robert Marshall (D-3), Senate Bill 23 aims to entirely eliminate the limitations imposed upon municipalities to regulate firearms and ammunition within their jurisdictions. 
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January 20, 2014

New Hampshire: House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee to Hear Egregious Anti-Gun Bill Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 1:15 PM, the state House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear an egregious anti-gun bill which seeks to impose “universal background checks” on law-abiding gun owners in the Granite State.  
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January 20, 2014

Texas: Update on SAXET Gun Shows in Travis County

On January 7, following the inaction of the Travis County Commissioners Court on renewing a contract with SAXET Gun Shows, local media began reporting that SAXET was finished in Austin.  Despite these reports, the gun show promoter has continued to attempt to negotiate a contract with Travis County without imposing additional restrictions on private transfers that exceed the requirements of state and federal law.
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January 19, 2014

Mississippi: 2014 Legislative Session Underway, Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Measures Already Filed

On January 7, the Mississippi Legislature convened its 2014 regular session.  The deadline for introducing bills that are not revenue-related is on Monday, January 20.  There is a short duration between the time that legislation is filed and the time it receives a number and committee referral, and during that time your NRA-ILA will be reporting on additional measures that affect your Second Amendment rights in the coming weeks.
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January 18, 2014

California: Senate Appropriations Committee to Consider Anti-Gun Legislation on Tuesday

The 2014 legislative session has convened in Sacramento and the anti-gun assault has already begun.  It is now time for gun owners and sportsmen to call their state legislators urging them to oppose any and all anti-gun legislation.  Senate Bill 199 and Senate Bill 808 are scheduled to be heard in the state Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, January 21, at 11:00 a.m. in the John L. Burton hearing room 4203 in the state Capitol.
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January 17, 2014

Indiana: House Committee to Vote on Pro-Gun Legislation

On Wednesday, January 17, House Bill 1048 was heard in the House Public Policy Committee.  Sponsored by state Representative Jim Lucas (R-69), HB 1048 aims to extend the current “Parking Lot” statute to include the grounds of a school.  HB 1048 would allow someone to keep a legally owned firearm locked away and out of sight in their vehicle on school property.  
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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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