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North Carolina: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills on the Move in the Tar Heel State

Friday, March 15, 2013

North Carolina’s General Assembly is now beginning to consider firearm-related legislation.  Several pro-gun reforms have been introduced, and the NRA is working with key legislative supporters to promote those bills that would protect our Right to Keep and Bear Arms and hunting heritage.

Next week, the House Committee on Judiciary Subcommittee A will consider House Bill 17.  This bill, introduced by state Representative Justin Burr (R-67), would remove the prohibition on Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders carrying a concealed firearm into any establishment licensed to serve alcohol.  In addition, this legislation would make information regarding permittees accessible only to law enforcement.  House Judiciary Subcommittee A is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 AM in Room 1228/1327 (there are two entrances) of the Legislative Building on Jones Street in Raleigh.  Please attend this committee meeting to show your support for H17.  If you cannot be there, please be sure to contact members of House Judiciary Subcommittee A to urge them to support this critical pro-gun reform.

Senate Bill 28, introduced by state Senator Stan Bingham (R-33), is similar to the provisions of H17 that would provide confidentiality for CHP holders.  This bill was heard earlier this year in the Senate Judiciary II Committee, although no vote was taken at the time of their hearing.  Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary II Committee and urge them to hear SB 28 again, and to vote in favor of this important protection of privacy for CHP holders.

Last week, state Senator Shirley Randleman (R-30) introduced Senate Bill 201, which would allow for the use of lawfully-possessed suppressors while hunting.  This pro-hunting reform is important to help protect hunters from hearing loss and increase accuracy and safety while hunting.  It will also help to reduce noise complaints during hunting season.  S201 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources, and while it has not been scheduled for a hearing at this time, it may be taken up very soon.  Please contact members of this committee and urge them to support S201.

The NRA will continue to work with state legislators on additional pro-gun reforms, including:

Senate Bill 27, introduced by state Senator Stan Bingham (R-33), would allow certain people designated as “School Safety Marshals” to help provide security for public and charter schools.  These individuals may be authorized to carry firearms after undergoing training that incorporates “the use of firearms in a crisis situation that may involve unarmed bystanders.”  S27 would allow a local board of education or board of directors of a charter school to designate individuals as “School Safety Marshals.”

Senate Bill 59, introduced by state Senator Ronald Rabin (R-12), is similar to S27.

House Bill 49, introduced by state Representative Phil Shepard (R-15), would prohibit employers from imposing restrictions on employees that would not allow the employees to store firearms and/or ammunition in their locked motor vehicle while parked on the employer's property.

Please contact your state Representative and Senator and urge them to work with the NRA to defend your rights as a law-abiding gun owner and sportsman.  One of our legislative priorities this session is the passage of a Restaurant Carry bill, such as H17.  Please be sure to mention this legislation to your state Senator, and urge her or him to encourage the introduction and passage of a strong Restaurant Carry bill in that chamber.

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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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).

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.

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