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New Jersey: Misleading Legislation Will Be Detrimental To the State's Expungement Law

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

New Jersey:  Misleading Legislation Will Be Detrimental To the State's Expungement Law

Tomorrow, March 3, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee will be holding a hearing on a flawed piece of legislation that will irreparably damage the rights restoration process in New Jersey.  It has always been our firm position that those individuals who have been adjudicated with mental health issues should not have access to firearms.  However, S.1165, sponsored by state Senators Fred Madden (D-4) and Linda Greenstein (D-14), will be a redundant and damaging bill that will only serve to stigmatize recovered individuals, complicate an already confusing process and not alleviate any legitimate public safety concern.

One of the biggest problems with this bill is that it will invalidate all current, legal expungements as well as force individuals who have already been medically cleared to go through this cumbersome process again, at tremendous expense.  Even more troubling, S.1165 will only serve to discourage people from seeking the professional help they may need, which is antithetical to the bill's purported goal.  Those who commit themselves to undertaking these important processes for recovery should not be unnecessarily punished after doing so.

New Jersey has already been certified as compliant with the federal requirements established by the 2007 NICS Improvement Act, and the state has received grants in accordance with their compliance.  Ultimately, this bill is not only unnecessary and duplicative, but it is damaging.  Lawmakers should abandon this effort to harass people who have gone through a legal and medical process to reestablish their constitutional rights, and instead focus on real issues of public safety in our communities.

Please contact members of the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee and respectfully ask them to oppose S.1165 when it comes up for a vote.  You can contact members of the committee by clicking here or the above button.

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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.

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 ...

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 ...

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

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Friday, March 17, 2017

European Parliament Passes Stringent New Gun Controls

On March 14, the European Union completed one of the final steps in imposing stringent new gun controls across the political bloc, when the European Parliament approved legislation to alter the EU Firearms Directive by ...

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 ...

North Dakota: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

North Dakota: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended do-pass to House Bill 1169 by a 4-2 vote.  HB 1169 could go to the Senate floor as early as tomorrow.  Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to ...

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Pro-gun Bills Introduced to Reform FOPA, Protect Interstate Transport of Firearms for Lawful Use

Pro-gun members of Congress have introduced legislation to protect travelers who are transporting firearms interstate for lawful purposes.

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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.