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Michigan: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Spend Summer Recess Plotting Against Your Firearm Rights

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Michigan: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Spend Summer Recess Plotting Against Your Firearm Rights

Please contact members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees and Urge Them to Oppose Upcoming Anti-Gun Bills!

Last week, the Michigan Legislature returned to regular session following its summer recess.  While many legislators spent their time away from Lansing connecting with constituents and contemplating the introduction of legislative measures intended to better serve the needs of Michiganders, others were plotting to introduce stale—and repeatedly defeated—anti-gun legislation.  For several lawmakers, it seems dusting off their old Bloomberg talking points to attack your firearm rights has become a summer hobby.

Senate Resolution 89, a resolution to commemorate September 9, 2015, as Standing for Peace and Justice Day, lists a litany of outdated, disproved or misleading statistics and anecdotes in an effort to urge Congress to pass sweeping firearm restrictions under the guise of ending gun violence.  Among the many reforms proposed by SR 89 are an “assault weapons and high-capacity magazine ban” and several reforms that, if enacted, would result in a de facto federal firearm registration scheme.  It seems that Bloomberg’s anti-gun micro-movement cannot comprehend that restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners does not correlate to stopping illegal gun violence.

Senate Bills 478, 479, and 480 have recently been introduced.  These bills, which mirror House Bills 4590, 4591, and 4592, would require non-exempt, law-abiding gun owners to acquire a government-issued permit to purchase and possess any firearm, now including long guns.  These bills impose a substantial burden on the possession or lawful transfer of sporting firearms and create nonsensical repercussions for hunters.

For example, if passed, these bills would effectively prohibit temporary transfers of shotguns and rifles for hunting purposes—even between family members.  The many reasons one might borrow a firearm for hunting purposes, such as being new to hunting and wanting to try it out before purchasing a firearm or having a riflescope break, would subject you to criminal penalties.  This type of misguided legislation is what you would expect from individuals who know nothing about the issues they attempt to legislate.

Senate Bills 478, 479, and 480 have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  House Bills 4590, 4592, and 4592 have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.  Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and House Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose these unapologetically anti-gun bills.

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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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