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Vermont: Please Contact Your Representative this Week Before Crossover Deadline!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Vermont: Please Contact Your Representative this Week Before Crossover Deadline!

Friday the 13th could be scary this week in Vermont, but it doesn't have to be.  Gun owners have another opportunity to help kill an anti-gun bill.  This Friday is "crossover," a self-imposed deadline for bills to clear their house of origin.  Bills which fail to meet this important deadline almost never pass.  H.610 by House Judiciary Chair Maxine Grad is a terrible bill that deals with "red flag" and "default proceeds" on NICS checks which come back with a hold.

The Vermont House Judiciary Committee has spent almost the entire session working on H.610.  They have had over eight versions of the bill at last count.  It changes weekly as the committee fumbles through one issue after another.  Last month, a public hearing witnessed widespread opposition to the bill from Second Amendment supporters.    

H.610 unnecessarily expands "red flag" confiscation.  Under the current law, petitioning the court has to be done by prosecutors before a judge.  The judge then renders a decision as to whether firearms are subject to confiscation.  This is something that was adopted to avoid abuse of the law.  H.610 takes away discretionary power of the judge, forcing judges to issue confiscation orders even if there is no evidence such confiscation is necessary or appropriate.  The bill also contains a provision that blocks "default proceed" for NICS checks that are delayed.  Under federal law, transfers can proceed after three days.  H.610 prohibits proceeding with the transfer for 30 days (although that designated time has been changed multiple times in the bill), creating an infinite loop as NICS checks are only valid for 30 days.  

Again, please continue contacting your state Representatives and respectfully requesting that they vote “NO” on H.610.

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Washington: Vague Carry Ban and Rehashed Mag Ban Introduced and Scheduled for Hearings Next Week

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Washington: Vague Carry Ban and Rehashed Mag Ban Introduced and Scheduled for Hearings Next Week

Next week, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 5078 and Senate Bill 5038, are scheduled for hearings in the Senate Law and Justice Committee. 

“Unity” President Vows to “Defeat” America’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Group

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

“Unity” President Vows to “Defeat” America’s Oldest and Largest Civil Rights Group

Biden issued this “pledge” in a January 8 tweet that falsely tried to suggest the men and women of the NRA were somehow implicated in an infamous crime that was committed a decade ago by ...

Florida Alert! Gun Bills Filed in Florida - SO FAR

Friday, January 15, 2021

Florida Alert! Gun Bills Filed in Florida - SO FAR

As Legislators begin to file bills for the 2021 Florida Legislative Session, we are getting questions about various bills due to media reports on gun bills.  Below is a partial list of bills we will ...

President Trump’s Executive Order Expands LEOSA Carry Rights

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

President Trump’s Executive Order Expands LEOSA Carry Rights

On January 18th, President Trump signed an “Executive Order on Protecting Law Enforcement Officers, Judges, Prosecutors, And Their Families.” The order aims to provide for more federal law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges to be able to ...

ATF Withdraws Pistol Brace “Guidance”

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

ATF Withdraws Pistol Brace “Guidance”

On December 23rd, ATF posted a document to its website indicating that its recently published Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with “Stabilizing Braces” is withdrawn.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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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.

Kansas: Permit Recognition Legislation to be Considered on Wednesday

Friday, January 22, 2021

Kansas: Permit Recognition Legislation to be Considered on Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 27, the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs is scheduled to consider permit recognition legislation, House Bill 2059. 

Record Amount of Gun Control Legislation Introduced on First Day of Bill Pre-Filing for 2021 Texas Legislative Session

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Record Amount of Gun Control Legislation Introduced on First Day of Bill Pre-Filing for 2021 Texas Legislative Session

Although the 2021 session of the Texas Legislature convenes on January 12, gun control advocates financed by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Beto "Hell Yeah, I'll Take Your Guns" O'Rourke wasted no time in announcing their ...

Biden to Nominate Anti-Second Amendment Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Biden to Nominate Anti-Second Amendment Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General

President-elect Joe Biden announced he will nominate U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General. Biden’s choice of a noted Second Amendment opponent to lead the Department ...

Vermont: Gun Bills Introduced as Legislature Begins Work Remotely

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Vermont: Gun Bills Introduced as Legislature Begins Work Remotely

While the Capitol in Montpelier is atypically quiet for January, the COVID situation has not prevented the Legislature from moving forward with their business.

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