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Colorado: 2013 Legislative Session Begins with Solidly Pro-Gun Bills Introduced but a Monumental Fight on Second Amendment Rights Still Lies Ahead

Friday, January 18, 2013

During the first full week of Colorado’s 69th General Assembly, Republicans in the House and Senate introduced sound and thoughtful pro-gun reforms to improve the safety and gun rights of law-abiding residents in the Centennial State.

Senate Bill 9, sponsored by state Senators Scott Renfroe (R-13) and Ted Harvey (R-30), would authorize a school district board of education and the governing board of a charter school to adopt a written policy to allow an employee of the school district or charter school to carry a concealed handgun on school grounds if the person holds a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun.

Senate Bill 62, sponsored by state Senator Kent Lambert (R-9), would establish civil liability for businesses that prohibit the carrying of firearms on their premises, if a patron incurs damages from another person and is unable to defend themselves due to the prohibition on carrying a firearm.

House Bill 1048, sponsored by state Representative Justin Everett (R-22), would allow owners, managers and employees of a business to extend the right to use deadly force against an intruder under certain conditions.

However, Governor John Hickenlooper and anti-gun Democrats in both legislative chambers and are still seriously promoting many anti-gun measures that would severely restrict your Second Amendment rights.  These arbitrary and unconstitutional measures will only victimize law-abiding citizens in Colorado and leave them vulnerable to the criminal who will never comply with a gun control law.

Anti-gun lawmakers in the Colorado General Assembly have publicly advocated passage of legislation to ban commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles, ban “high capacity magazines,” restrict private firearm sales and reverse the state Supreme Court ruling on Campus Carry.

Last week Governor Hickenlooper even went as far to ask in his state of the state address, “Why not have universal background checks for all gun sales?”  These misguided proposals are an affront to our constitutional rights as law-abiding citizens.

These anti-gun elected officials are enlisting the help of anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his rights infringing group, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG).  They see this year as their best chance to steal your individual gun rights away, in a shortsighted political play for power.

The battle in Denver that lies before us will be an assault on our Second Amendment rights unlike one we have ever seen.  As gun owners, sportsmen and supporters of the Second Amendment, we will need each and every one of you to join together in this fight to maintain these freedoms we hold so dear.

Your NRA-ILA will be closely monitoring and tracking all legislative actions that could impact our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and hunting heritage.  Please continue to contact your state legislators and urge them to support these pro-gun measures, and to oppose legislation that will infringe on our Second Amendment rights!

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for further updates and opportunities to get involved.

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Washington: One Anti-Gun Substitute Dies in Committee, Another is Headed to the House Floor

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Washington: One Anti-Gun Substitute Dies in Committee, Another is Headed to the House Floor

Today, the House Judiciary Committee considered substitute bills for House Bill 1387 and House Bill 1122. 

Massachusetts: Legislation Introduced to Challenge AG Healey’s Gun Ban

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Massachusetts: Legislation Introduced to Challenge AG Healey’s Gun Ban

The Massachusetts General Court’s 2017 legislative session is in full swing with the introduction of numerous pro- and anti-gun bills.  Among the pro-gun bills are Senate Docket 1157 and Senate Docket 1889.  Both SD 1157 ...

Kentucky: House Introduces Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Kentucky: House Introduces Constitutional/Permitless Carry Legislation

The Kentucky House of Representatives introduced their own constitutional/permitless carry bill. House Bill 316, sponsored by Representative C. Wesley Morgan (R-81), recognizes Kentuckians’ freedom to legally carry a concealed firearm without the burdensome requirement of acquiring ...

Washington: Gun Control Proponents Attempting to Amend Gun Ban Bill

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Washington: Gun Control Proponents Attempting to Amend Gun Ban Bill

Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun legislators are planning to make amendments to House Bill 1387 in order to make it seem less outrageous.

Washington: Gun Control Bills to be Voted on in House Committee

Monday, February 13, 2017

Washington: Gun Control Bills to be Voted on in House Committee

This Thursday, February 16th, the Washington House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on House Bill 1387 and House Bill 1122.

Senate Votes to Block Obama Social Security Administration Gun Ban; Legislation Heads to President Trump

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Senate Votes to Block Obama Social Security Administration Gun Ban; Legislation Heads to President Trump

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 57-43 in favor of H.J.Res.40, which would block the implementation of an Obama-era rule under which the Social Security Administration (SSA) would report the names of tens of ...

Washington: Gun Ban Substitute to be Considered Tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Washington: Gun Ban Substitute to be Considered Tomorrow!

As we alerted earlier today, anti-gun legislators were planning to amend House Bill 1387 into something that would help them garner more support. 

NRA-Backed Resolution to Stop Obama Attack on State Wildlife Management Passes House

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Friday, February 17, 2017

NRA-Backed Resolution to Stop Obama Attack on State Wildlife Management Passes House

On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 69, a measure that would use the Congressional Review Act to repeal an Obama-era rule passed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to preempt ...

ATF Associate Deputy Director Pens “White Paper” on Reducing Needless Firearms Regulations

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Friday, February 10, 2017

ATF Associate Deputy Director Pens “White Paper” on Reducing Needless Firearms Regulations

On Monday, the Washington Post reported on a “white paper” written by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Associate Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer Ronald Turk that outlines several changes that ATF could ...

Connecticut Governor Covers for Failed Policies by Increasing Fees on Gun Owners

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Connecticut Governor Covers for Failed Policies by Increasing Fees on Gun Owners

Times are tough in the Constitution State, where Democrat governor Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, despite governing the fifth wealthiest state in the nation, where 25% of households earn more than $100,000 and 10% earn more ...

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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.