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You Stepped Up: Bloomberg’s Latest Gun Control Bill HB 548 Tabled in Committee

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

You Stepped Up: Bloomberg’s Latest Gun Control Bill HB 548 Tabled in Committee

House Judiciary Committee Votes Down Latest Attempt to Re-Brand HB 50 on a 7-6 Vote

On Monday evening, the House Judiciary Committee voted to table New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard's HB 548, the latest version of gun control legislation being pushed by out-of-state interests.  New Mexico gun owners and sportsmen stepped up, flooding the Roundhouse with emails and phone calls in opposition to this measure, outnumbering advocates for the bill at Monday's hearing, and showing that they won't be fooled by attempts to bring new restrictive proposals forward at the 11th hour of the legislative session.

HB 548, would have required that all online firearms sales and transfers taking place at gun shows be conducted through a federal firearm licensed dealer (FFL), which would involve extensive paperwork, a background check and an undetermined fee.  The six Republicans on the committee -- Rep. Cathrynn Brown (R-Carlsbad), Rep. Zach Cook (R-Ruidoso), Rep. Jim Dines (R-ABQ), Rep. Nate Gentry (R-ABQ), Rep. Greg Nibert (R-Roswell) and Rep. Bill Rehm (R-ABQ) -- were joined by Democrat Eliseo Lee Alcon from Milan on the vote to table the measure.  On Tuesday morning, HB 548 was pulled off the table and referred to the House Consumer & Public Affairs Committee.

There are just four days left in session, which ends at noon on Saturday, March 18.  Your NRA-ILA will be watching closely for any attempt to revive HB 548 and bring it to the full House for consideration, or for any movement on SB 48, the Senate companion bill which is currently pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Friday, January 19, 2018

Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed Substitute House Bill 1122 out of committee on a 7-6 vote.  This bill, which would require gun owners to lock up their firearms or potentially face criminal charges, will ...

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Crossing the Line – Firearm Preemption Protection Under Attack

Gun control groups are fond of describing preemption as a doctrine whereby a state has stripped local governments of their power to regulate guns.

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

News  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Australia: Queensland’s Labor Party Government Targets MP for Gun Control Heresy

The sorry state of gun politics in Australia was put into stark relief recently, after Liberal National Party (LNP) Queensland Legislative Assembly MP Anthony Perrett took a principled stand in favor of his constituents’ gun rights.

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington: Trigger Modification Ban Passes Committee

Earlier today, the Washington state Senate Law & Justice Committee passed Senate Bill 5992 out of committee with a 4-3 vote. As drafted, this legislation has overreaching language that would ban modifications commonly made to ...

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition ...

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

Hunting  

Friday, January 19, 2018

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in ...

Delaware: Gun Control Legislation Scheduled to be Heard Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Delaware: Gun Control Legislation Scheduled to be Heard Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Delaware House Administration Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun legislation, House Bill 300.

Nebraska: Suppressor Ban to be Heard on Thursday

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Nebraska: Suppressor Ban to be Heard on Thursday

On Thursday, January 25, the Nebraska Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun Legislative Bill 780.

New Jersey:  2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

Friday, January 19, 2018

New Jersey: 2018 Brings Bigger Challenges for New Jersey Gun Owners

A new Governor took the reins from Gov. Chris Christie this week, and a new Legislature has been sworn into office. 

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

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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.