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Louisiana: Governor Signs into Law Pro-Second Amendment Bills Passed in 2013 Legislative Session

Monday, June 24, 2013

Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has signed the following NRA-backed measures below into law.  Please send him an e-mail here and thank him for enacting these important bills.

House Bill 8 by state Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City) strengthens the current concealed handgun permit confidentiality statute by establishing fines and criminal penalties for individuals who intentionally release, disseminate, or otherwise make public, information on persons who have applied for or been issued carry permits.  This new law takes effect on August 1.  Please thank Rep. Thompson for sponsoring and helping pass this measure (thompsonj@legis.la.gov).

Senate Bill 135 by state Senator Neil Riser (R-Columbia) and House Bill 717 by state Representative Henry Burns (R-Haughton) bring the state into compliance with requirements set forth in the federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) of 2007.  This legislation does not expand or create new categories of prohibited persons; rather, it requires the submission of records of individuals who have been placed under certain types of mental health-related orders by a court -- and are prohibited by current federal law from possessing firearms -- into the NICS database.  SB 135 and HB 717 would also allow a court to grant relief from the federal prohibition upon a finding that the petitioner will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety and that the granting of the relief would not be contrary to the public interest.  These acts become effective on January 1, 2014.  Please thank Sen. Riser and Rep. Burns for introducing and helping pass these bills (risern@legis.la.gov and burnsh@legis.la.gov).

House Bill 277 by state Representative Eddie Lambert (R-Gonzales) repeals the current state police registration requirement for the transfer of guns and accessories that are regulated under the National Firearms Act.  The law passed in 2011 allowing for the use of suppressors for hunting feral hogs has significantly increased interest in acquiring the devices -- and highlighted the need to repeal this antiquated state registration requirement that is burdensome for law enforcement, industry and consumers.  This new law takes effect on August 1.  Please thank Rep. Lambert for sponsoring and helping pass this legislation (larep059@legis.la.gov).

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Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

The House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1657 by a 7-6 vote.

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Monday, May 22, 2017

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Last week, attorneys on behalf of the NRA filed an amicus brief in Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (Kitsap II), the case which challenges Kitsap County’s firearm discharge ban and range licensing scheme.  Kitsap Rifle and ...

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed House Bill 1427 into law.

From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

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Friday, May 19, 2017

From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

We have yet to reach Memorial Day, but the fun police have already set their sights on at least one cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for Pupsugar.com, titled, “Why Kids Should Never Play ...

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

The Supreme Court of North Dakota confirmed this week that simply possessing a handgun while on one’s own private property cannot support a finding of "disorderly conduct" under the state’s disorderly conduct restraining order law. ...

Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines Filed

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines Filed

Today, May 18, the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s ban on the possession ...

Bloomberg's Everytown Creates "Authors Council" to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Bloomberg's Everytown Creates "Authors Council" to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda

As if the country’s media weren’t already sufficiently co-opted by anti-gun advocates, this week, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety announced an effort to pervert an additional facet of American entertainment. The billionaire bank-rolled interest group has ...

California: Draft "Assault Weapon" Regulation Language Now Available

Thursday, May 18, 2017

California: Draft "Assault Weapon" Regulation Language Now Available

Today, May 18, a draft copy of the "Assault Weapon" regulations has been made available

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Today, May 22, Governor Brian Sandoval signed important pro-gun legislation, Assembly Bill 118, into law.  AB 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, will allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable ...

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Last week, the Senate Committee of the Whole referred an amended version of House Bill 2278 back to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

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