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Washington: Suppressor Bill Enacted as the 2011 Legislative Session Adjourns

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Washington Legislature adjourned on April 24 with Governor Christine Gregoire signing into law one pro-gun bill.  Several other pro-gun measures are still pending and will carry over to the 2012 legislative session.

House Bill 1016, sponsored by state Representative Brian Blake (D-19), legalized the use of firearm suppressors.  This bill was signed into law on April 11 and went into effect on July 22.

The following bills have not yet passed and will carry over to the 2012 session:

House Bill 1066, sponsored by state Representative Barbara Bailey (R-10), would modify the law regarding the storage of black powder.  HB 1066 was heard in the House Judiciary Committee, but never received a vote.

House Bill 1238, sponsored by state Representative Ed Orcutt (R-18), would lower the age for Concealed Pistol License qualification from 21 to 18.  This bill was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, but never considered by the committee.

House Bill 1400, sponsored by state Representative Charles Ross (R-14), would allow firearms to be carried on snowmobiles under certain circumstances.  HB 1400 was also assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, but did not receive a hearing.

House Bill 1508, sponsored by state Representative Dean Takko (D-19), would protect existing shooting ranges from nuisance actions due to noise.  This bill was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, but never heard.

House Bill 2098, sponsored by state Representative Brian Blake (D-19), would legalize the possession, transportation, acquisition and transfer of short-barreled rifles in accordance with federal law.  This bill was also assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, but never heard.

House Bill 2099, also sponsored by state Representative Blake, would legalize the possession, transportation, acquisition and transfer of short-barreled rifles and shotguns in accordance with federal law.  HB 2099 was assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, but did not receive a hearing.

Senate Bill 5356, sponsored state Senator Bob Morton (R-7), would allow the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission to authorize the use of dogs to take cougars in certain circumstances.  SB 5356 passed in the Senate by a 37 to 11 vote.  This bill also passed in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee by a 7 to 6 vote, but was never considered on the House floor.  Its companion bill, House Bill 1124, sponsored by state Representative Brian Blake (D-19), also passed in committee but was never considered on the House floor.

Senate Bill 5418, sponsored by state Senator Randi Becker (R-2), would provide that when it comes to self-defense, there is no duty to retreat from any place a person has a legal right to be.  SB 5418 was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but did not receive a hearing.

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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.

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.

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.

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Today, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 is now headed to the ...

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Yesterday, March 20, the Idaho Senate passed House Bill 93 by a 35-0 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Don Cheatham (R-3B) and sponsored on the floor by state Senator Marv Hagedorn (R-14), HB 93 would amend current law ...

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Yesterday, March 21, the Senate passed anti-gun Senate Bill 115 with a 12-9 vote.  SB 115 was sent to the Assembly for further consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list ...

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Tonight, Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill 198 into law.

Texas: Two Important Handgun Carry Bills to be Considered in Senate and House Next Week

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Texas: Two Important Handgun Carry Bills to be Considered in Senate and House Next Week

On Monday, March 27, the Texas Senate will convene after 2:00pm and is expected to take up and consider Senate Bill 16, NRA-backed legislation sponsored by State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Joan Huffman (R-Houston).

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 ...

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.