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New York: SAFE Act Reform Legislation Advances in the Senate

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New York: SAFE Act Reform Legislation Advances in the Senate

On Monday, Senate Bill 5837, sponsored by state Senator James Seward, passed the New York State Senate on a 35-26 vote and has now been delivered to the Assembly Codes Committee.  This legislation would strike the penal code section dealing with the ammunition database, effectively scrapping the ammunition background check system.  S. 5837 would also make administrative changes which provide for the inheritance of firearms to qualified, direct family members, including legally registered semi-automatic long guns regulated by the SAFE Act.  These were two of the features of the radically flawed SAFE Act that passed in 2013.  S.5837 also seeks to make changes to the Mental Hygiene Law, requiring notice for persons whose names may be submitted to the NICS database.  Pistol permit recertification is removed from the State Police and will be administered locally.  A federal district court has already struck down the 7-round magazine limit, and that issue is still pending on appeal.

The New York Legislature is in the final days of the 2015 Legislative Session.  S.5837 still has to pass the Assembly and be signed by the Governor before becoming law.  While the NRA remains opposed to the entire SAFE Act, this legislation represents a significant step in the right direction.  State Senator James Seward in conjunction with Majority Leader John Flanagan and the entire Republican conference have shifted the debate in the proper direction and given law-abiding gun owners in New York reason for optimism.  Your NRA will continue working to repeal the entirety of the SAFE Act, and we continue to support the lawsuit against this deeply flawed law.  Please contact your Assembly member and respectfully ask him or her to support SAFE Act reform.  Click the button above to take action now!

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Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Firearm Confiscation Orders - Schedules Additional Gun Control for Tomorrow

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Firearm Confiscation Orders - Schedules Additional Gun Control for Tomorrow

Today, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2227, legislation that creates so-called “extreme risk protection orders” whereby a hearing would be held, firearms would be seized and constitutional rights suspended with little to no due ...

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Monday, June 18, 2018

Pennsylvania: House Committee to Consider Multiple Gun Control Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider several gun control bills that would only punish law-abiding gun owners.

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pennsylvania: Gun Control Legislation to be Considered on the House Floor

This morning, the House Judiciary Committee continued its push for gun control by passing House Bill 1872, legislation which would ban many firearm accessories.

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that forbade voters from wearing “political insignias” at polling places after the law was challenged by a voter who was told he must remove or cover his ...

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

Friday, June 15, 2018

Delaware: Contact Your Senator Immediately in Opposition to Gun Ban Legislation

On Tuesday, June 19, the Delaware Senate could consider legislation (Senate Bill 163) that would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms in Delaware.

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

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Friday, June 15, 2018

D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after ...

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

NRA Backs Motion to Halt New Jersey Magazine Ban

NRA is backing a motion filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to halt the enforcement of New Jersey's ban on so-called “high-capacity” magazines until the court rules on the underlying case. 

Oregon: Gun Control Proponents Suspend Attempts to Qualify Initiative Petition 44

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Oregon: Gun Control Proponents Suspend Attempts to Qualify Initiative Petition 44

Earlier today, the proponents for Initiative Petition 44 announced they are suspending their campaign for the year and will no longer seek to place the initiative on the November ballot.

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

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Friday, June 15, 2018

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

It is by no means a closely held secret that Rolling Stone magazine has aggressively promoted an anti-gun agenda for many decades.  It started in 1980, with the death of John Lennon at the hands of ...

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

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Friday, June 8, 2018

California Farmer Has Guns Confiscated and Faces Felony Charges After Trying to Register Rifle

California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take warning. According to a report out of Bakersfield, a good faith effort to obey the state’s labyrinthine ...

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