Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

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!

 

TRENDING NOW
Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

News  

Monday, March 11, 2019

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

News  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court created a dangerous new exception to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a strong safeguard for our right to keep and bear arms.  

Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Introduced, Legislator Bill Introduction Deadline Extended

Monday, March 18, 2019

Nevada: Omnibus Anti-Gun Bill Introduced, Legislator Bill Introduction Deadline Extended

Today, Assembly Bill 291 was introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41).  This omnibus anti-gun legislation is a threat to both gun owners residing in Nevada and those who are visiting. 

Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

Hunting  

Friday, March 22, 2019

Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting.  HF 716 will ...

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

News  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

NRA applauds the Vermont Superior Court for allowing a lawsuit challenging the State's ban on standard capacity magazines to proceed. 

Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy

News  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so ...

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

The Utah Legislature has adjourned from its 2019 Legislative session.

Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71

News  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71

Last month, the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) concluded two days of hearings on Bill C-71, the Liberal government’s gun control bill. (An additional hearing date has been set for March 18, ...

Colorado: Senate Committee Rapidly Passes “Red Flag” Bill to the Senate Floor With Little Notice

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Colorado: Senate Committee Rapidly Passes “Red Flag” Bill to the Senate Floor With Little Notice

With less than 12 hours-notice to the public, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed gun control legislation, House Bill 1177, this morning.

Washington: NRA & SAF Lawsuit Against City of Edmonds Moves Forward

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Washington: NRA & SAF Lawsuit Against City of Edmonds Moves Forward

On March 20th, the Washington Superior Court rejected the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation against the City of Edmonds to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

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.