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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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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

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Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

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This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

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.

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.

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).

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 ...

Continuing to Fight in California

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California ...

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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.