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Tennessee: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committees Next Week

Friday, February 26, 2016

Tennessee: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committees Next Week

Next week, several pro-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in the Tennessee General Assembly:

Senate Bill 1559 and House Bill 1644, sponsored by state Senator Mike Bell (R-9) and state Representative Tilman Goins (R-10) respectively, would require the chief administrative officer of a private school to implement a handgun carry policy.  Hearings scheduled for earlier this week on Senate Bill 1559 and House Bill 1644 were deferred to Tuesday, March 1.  SB 1559 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and HB 1644 is scheduled to be heard in the House Education Administration and Planning Committee. 

Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and politely urge them to support Senate Bill 1559.  Please also contact members of the House Education, Administration and Planning Committee and politely urge them to support House Bill 1644.

House Bill 2131 and Senate Bill 1991, sponsored by state Representative Courtney Rogers (R-45) and State Senator Brian Kelsey (R-31), would prohibit public postsecondary institutions from taking any adverse action against an employee or student as a result of such person's lawful transportation and storage of a firearm or ammunition in the person's vehicle.  HB 2131 was passed out of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee on Wednesday, February 24.  HB 2131 is now scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, March 1, by the House Civil Justice Committee.

Please contact members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and politely urge them to support house Bill 2131.

House Bill 2575 and Senate Bill 2566, sponsored by state Representative Gerald McCormick (R-26) and state Senator Mark Norris (R-32) respectively, would extend permit renewals to occur every eight years and would also lower handgun permit fees.  Earlier this week, the House Government Operations Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2575 and Senate Bill 2566 respectively.  HB 2575 has been referred to the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee and is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday,March 2, and SB 2566 has been referred to the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee and is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, March 1.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to update you on these bills as they move through the General Assembly.

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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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Idaho: Senate Passes Concealed Carry Amendment

Yesterday, March 20, the Idaho Senate passed House Bill 93 by a 35-0 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Don Cheatham (R-3B) and sponsored on the floor by state Senator Marv Hagedorn (R-14), HB 93 would amend current law ...

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 ...

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 ...

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Are Ear Plugs Better Than a Suppressor?

On March 13, the gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, posted a tweet claiming:  “FACT:  Silencers do not protect your hearing.”  An infographic accompanied the tweet with the additional claim “You know what protects ...

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).

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.

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