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NRA Lauds West Virginia Governor Wise`s Signature <br>of Reckless-Lawsuit Preemption Bill

Friday, March 28, 2003

FAIRFAX, VA-- In a victory for West Virginia gun-owners, Governor Bob Wise signed HB2110 today, a Bill that will end malicious lawsuits aimed at bankrupting the firearm`s industry. NRA`s chief lobbyist Chris Cox praised the signing as a significant step forward in stopping reckless litigation against a legitimate industry. So far, 32 states have adopted legislation to prevent cities and municipalities from filing suits against the lawful firearms industry.

"This is a victory for gun owners and all who believe that society must hold criminals accountable for their crimes," Cox said. "This is another blow to the gun ban lobby, who has pushed these reckless lawsuits in a futile attempt to achieve what they have failed to accomplish in state legislatures and in Congress-- ban gun ownership by law-abiding Americans. These reckless lawsuits are a blight on our judicial system."

Cox added, "Any attempt by the gun ban lobby and gluttonous trial lawyers to bankrupt the industry that supplies our military and law enforcement with the basic tools needed to battle terrorism is careless. This is especially contemptible now as we are a country at war."

"This legislation, which passed both Houses unanimously, would not have been possible without the deep support and hard work of the Majority Whip Delegate Scott Varner, Vice-Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Delegate Steve Kominar and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Jeff Kessler," concluded Cox.

Currently, NRA is working with lawmakers at the federal level to pass Lawsuit Preemption legislation that would protect firearms manufacturers from reckless, politically motivated lawsuits. At present, there are 247 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives and 52 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate.

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Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 on second reading.

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

On March 13, the gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, posted a tweet claiming:  “FACT:  Silencers do not protect your hearing.”  An infographic accompanied the tweet with the additional claim “You know what protects ...

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect.  Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December.  This law ...

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

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Friday, March 17, 2017

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

On March 14, the European Union completed one of the final steps in imposing stringent new gun controls across the political bloc, when the European Parliament approved legislation to alter the EU Firearms Directive by ...

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Maryland: Multiple Gun-Bills on the Move in the Legislature

Friday, March 17, 2017

Maryland: Multiple Gun-Bills on the Move in the Legislature

On Monday, March 20, the Maryland Senate is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 946.

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

Pro-gun members of Congress have introduced legislation to protect travelers who are transporting firearms interstate for lawful purposes.

U.S. House Passes NRA-Backed Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans

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Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. House Passes NRA-Backed Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights of America’s Veterans

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1181, the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, sponsored by Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The bill now moves to ...

Tennessee: House to Consider Self-Defense Legislation on Monday

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tennessee: House to Consider Self-Defense Legislation on Monday

On Monday, March 20, the Tennessee House of Representatives is scheduled to consider and vote on House Bill 752.

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