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Tennessee: Contact Committee Members in Opposition to Anti-Gun Legislation

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tennessee: Contact Committee Members in Opposition to Anti-Gun Legislation

On Tuesday, March 22, the House Civil Justice Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee are scheduled to vote on House Bill 2058 and Senate Bill 2294.  It is important that you contact both of these committees and urge them to oppose this erroneous legislation.

House Bill 2058, sponsored by state Representative Sherry Jones (D-Nashville), would create the offense of recklessly leaving a loaded firearm unattended and readily accessible to a child under 13 years of age.  This legislation is unnecessary and unenforceable; in those rare cases where adults are truly negligent, the existing reckless endangerment statute is adequate.  House Bill 2058 was “recommended for passage if amended” by the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and has now been scheduled for a hearing in the House Civil Justice Committee on Tuesday, March 22.  The companion bill, Senate Bill 2294, sponsored by state Senator Sara Kyle (D- Memphis), will also be up for a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.  Please contact committee members and politely urge them to oppose HB 2058 and SB 2294 when they come up for a vote. 

If anti-gun legislators were serious about keeping children safe, they would know that the key to reducing firearm accidents isn't about prosecuting after the fact, it's about educating children and parents about the safe use of firearms.  For that reason, the National Rifle Association developed the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® accident prevention program that teaches children to “STOP, DON’T TOUCH, RUN AWAY and TELL A GROWN-UP.”

Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee as well as the House Civil Justice Committee and politely urge them to oppose this unnecessary legislation, Senate Bill 2294 and House Bill 2058.  Committee members can be contacted by clicking here or the Take Action button above.

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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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