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Maryland: House and Senate Committees to Hold Gun Bill Days

Friday, February 27, 2015

Maryland: House and Senate Committees to Hold Gun Bill Days

On Tuesday, March 10, at 1:00 p.m., the Maryland House Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing where it will consider all of the firearm-related bills in the House.  Information on how to testify as well as a full list of bills to be heard can be found here.  The list includes:

House Bill 39, sponsored by Delegate Seth Howard (R-30B), repeals current law that requires firearm manufacturers to submit a shell casing from each handgun sold, rented or transferred to the Department of State Police Crime Laboratory.  This clean-up legislation would remove the failed ballistic fingerprint system from state law and remove an unnecessary burden from firearm manufacturers who are required to continue sending shell cases to a program that was defunded years ago.

House Bill 306, sponsored by Delegate Robin Grammer, Jr. (R-6), seeks to repeal many of the deeply flawed anti-gun sections of Senate Bill 281.  HB 306, “The Firearm Decriminalization Act of 2015,” will remedy many of the issues that arose from the enactment of SB 281 and alleviate the unreasonable burdens placed on law-abiding gun owners in the state of Maryland.

House Bill 432, sponsored by Delegate Rick Impallaria (R-7), would repeal the requirement that applicants for a handgun wear and carry permit have a “good and substantial reason” in order to be issued the permit.  “Good and substantial” is subjective and really only leaves the choice up to the Maryland State Police on whether or not they want to issue the permit.  By making this change, HB 432 would make Maryland a shall-issue state, a long needed step towards allowing law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves.

The following Thursday, March 12, at 1:00 p.m., the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will be holding their own public hearing on all of the firearm-related bills in the Senate.  Information on how to testify as well as a full list of bills to be heard can be found here.

Members are strongly encouraged to attend these hearings and testify in support of the above described bills as well as oppose any anti-gun bills.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to submit testimony, please keep it to a page in length and email it to [email protected] and your NRA-ILA will compile and deliver it to the committees.  Testimony should be submitted no later than midnight on March 8.

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Louisiana: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry - Take Action Now!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Louisiana: Senate Passes Constitutional Carry - Take Action Now!

Today, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1, NRA backed constitutional carry legislation, on a 28-10 vote. The bill will next be considered in the House. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Hawaii Justices “Declare War” on U.S. Supreme Court, to the Cheers of Anti-Gun Media

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Minnesota: "Assault Weapons" Ban Referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Minnesota: "Assault Weapons" Ban Referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy

On Monday, House File 3570 was referred to the House Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy and would ban so called “assault weapons” by expanding upon an existing statute used to define these firearms. The bill ...

Colorado: Semi-Auto Ban Introduced in General Assembly

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Colorado: Semi-Auto Ban Introduced in General Assembly

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South Carolina: Permitless Carry Passes the Senate, Waiting on Concurrence by the House

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

South Carolina: Permitless Carry Passes the Senate, Waiting on Concurrence by the House

Last week, South Carolina moved one step closer to becoming the 28th state to enact Permitless/Constitutional Carry! This effort has been years in the making, clearing a major hurdle by passing the Senate, which has been ...

Louisiana: House Committee to Hear Constitutional Carry Monday - Take Action Now!

Friday, February 23, 2024

Louisiana: House Committee to Hear Constitutional Carry Monday - Take Action Now!

Monday, February 26, at 10:00 AM, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will hear Senate Bill 1, the NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation. SB 1 was passed by the Senate earlier this week with overwhelming support. Please contact committee members ...

Virginia: Mandatory Waiting Period and Other Anti-Gun Bills Headed to the Governor's Desk

Friday, February 23, 2024

Virginia: Mandatory Waiting Period and Other Anti-Gun Bills Headed to the Governor's Desk

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New Hampshire: House Advances Critical Gun Owner Privacy Legislation

Friday, February 23, 2024

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Colorado: Legislation Requiring the Use of Firearm/Ammunition Merchant Category Codes Passes State Senate

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