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Arkansas: Anti-Gun Bills Reported Out of Committee and Headed to Floor

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Arkansas: Anti-Gun Bills Reported Out of Committee and Headed to Floor

Today, Senate Bill 724 was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a “do pass as amended” recommendation.  SB 724 seeks to amend several sections of the newly enacted House Bill 1249, which was signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson today.  This bill would add public teaching hospitals to the list of places where licensees with the enhanced carry permit would still be prohibited from carrying.  Additionally, it would prohibit carrying on any premise owned or operated by a private university or private college unless the college chooses to allow a licensee to carry a concealed handgun on the premises.  SB 724 would undermine some of the key advances made with HB 1249.  This bill could be on the Senate floor as early as tomorrow!  Please contact your state Senator IMMEDIATELY and urge them to OPPOSE SB 724!

Further, yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee reported out House Bill 1629 with a “do pass as amended” recommendation.  HB 1629 could go to the floor soon.  It is imperative that you contact your state Representative IMMEDIATLEY and urge them to OPPOSE HB 1629!

 HB 1629, as amended, would expand the types of relationships that qualify under “domestic violence” charges.  This would broaden the prohibited possessors category beyond what is currently covered under federal law and would include certain misdemeanor crimes.  HB 1629 would treat misdemeanants, regardless of whether the offense involved violence or the use of a weapon (as required under federal law), the same as felons for purposes of removing gun rights.  Under this bill, the misdemeanant could permanently lose his or her gun rights.  Further, HB 1629 lacks any reference to procedural elements that federal law requires, such as the right to counsel or knowingly waiving that right.

Domestic violence is abhorrent, and those convicted of violent offenses should be severely punished, and on that point we can all agree.  Because of the seriousness of this issue, there are already a plethora of federal laws on the books which keep guns out of the hands of convicted abusers; however, HB 1629 goes far beyond federal law.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and state Representative in opposition to SB 724 and HB 1629, respectively!

 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against California's Assault Weapons Control Act

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s newly expanded Assault Weapons Control ...

Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Today, the Illinois Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 1657 by a 30-21 vote.  As amended, SB 1657 would exempt big box stores from its restrictions.

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” its Jan. 6, 2015 Open Letter on the use of stabilizing braces as shoulder stocks.

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

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Friday, April 21, 2017

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

Public education’s long-running “zero tolerance” war against anything that suggests the idea of a firearm (including, for example, clothing, gestures, toys, food, computer images, and favorable opinions of self-defense) has claimed another victim. This time ...

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation

Yesterday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton proposed Senate Amendment 1 to his shell bill, Senate Bill 233.

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Monday, April 24, 2017

South Carolina: Senate Subcommittee to Hear Multiple Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss several firearm-related bills, and subcommittee members need to hear from you.

West Virginia: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Thursday, April 27, 2017

West Virginia: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Late yesterday, Governor Jim Justice signed two important pro-gun bills into law.

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.

Rhode Island:  House Committee Will Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills Tuesday Night

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rhode Island: House Committee Will Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills Tuesday Night

On Tuesday, April 24, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a marathon hearing on several anti-gun bills.

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Friday, April 21, 2017

California: Open Carry Ban Passes in the Assembly

Yesterday, the state Assembly passed Assembly Bill 7 by a vote of 44 to 29.   AB 424 was not considered during yesterday’s floor session, however it remains eligible for a vote at any time.  

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