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Virginia: Bipartisan Legislation Continues to Advance Through the General Assembly

Friday, February 12, 2016

Virginia: Bipartisan Legislation Continues to Advance Through the General Assembly

Important bipartisan legislation passed through committee today in the General Assembly.  As previously reported, progress was made between government leaders in Virginia to postpone the revocation of reciprocity agreements until March 1, and to further the legislation outlined below:

Senate Bill 610 and House Bill 1163, sponsored by state Senator Bryce Reeves (R-17) and Delegate Michael Webert (R-18), would provide reciprocity for all states with a concealed carry permitting process.  Today, SB 610 was passed out of the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety and now goes to the House floor to await consideration.  HB 1163 will be heard next week in the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice.

Additionally, House Bill 1386 and Senate Bill 715, sponsored by Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-31) and state Senator John Edwards (D-21), will require the Virginia State Police to attend gun shows in the Commonwealth and run voluntary background checks for private transfers between attendees.  An important safeguard of these voluntary background checks is they will provide civil liability protection for sellers.  HB 1386 will be heard next week in the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice.  SB 715 was passed out of the Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety and now goes to the House floor to await consideration.

Also, Senate Bill 49, sponsored by state Senator Janet Howell (D-32), was passed out of the House Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety and now goes to the House floor to await consideration.  SB 49, along with its companion bill, House Bill 1391, sponsored by Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D-34), would make it unlawful for any person who is subject to a domestic violence permanent protective order to possess any firearm while the order is in effect.  HB 1391 will be heard next week in the Senate Committee for Courts of Justice.

Your NRA-ILA is closely monitoring all legislation with respect to this bipartisan deal and will continue to keep you updated as these bills advance through the General Assembly. 

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Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect.  Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December.  This law ...

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Today, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 is now headed to the ...

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

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.