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Washington: Due Process Violation Legislation Heard in House Committee

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Washington: Due Process Violation Legislation Heard in House Committee

Earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on House Bill 1384. This legislation would amend the existing statutory framework for “Sexual Assault Protection Orders” to authorize a new “permanent” order, with no expiration date.  Once issued by a court, the permanent order results in a firearm prohibition and loss of Second Amendment rights for the duration of the order.  If passed, HB 1384 could prohibit a person subject to a permanent order from possessing guns for life, even if the person has never been charged with or convicted of a crime.

HB 1384 is an egregious bill that opens the door to the permanent loss of one’s Second Amendment rights. Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose the proposed legislation!


Current state law allows a petitioner to obtain a “sexual assault protection order” for a period of up to two years, based on an allegation of “nonconsensual sexual conduct.” After the maximum two years, any order may be renewed.  These orders, which are issued based on a non-criminal standard of proof, disqualify the person subject to the order from possessing a firearm while the order is in force. House Bill 1384 would amend the current law by removing the two-year time limit and allow for “permanent” orders to be issued.

In addition to allowing the court to issue a permanent order, the bill would authorize unlimited renewals of orders issued for shorter periods unless the subject person “proves” to the court that there had been a “material change” in circumstances since the order was initially issued.  This creates a presumption of “renewals by default” – it reverses the process from one in which the petitioner must establish the need for a continuation of the order, to instead, one where the subject of the order must prove to the court’s satisfaction that the order is no longer justified.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose House Bill 1384.

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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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).

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 ...

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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.