On Thursday, the House Emerging Issues Committee voted 10-4 to approve House Bill 282, to ensure law-abiding citizens may carry firearms for self-defense on public transit. The bill is now eligible for consideration on the House floor. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT HB 282.
House Bill 282 removes the prohibition on law-abiding citizens carrying firearms for self-defense on public transit property and in vehicles. In addition, it allows law-abiding citizens to transport unloaded or non-functioning firearms on buses. This repeals an arbitrary “gun-free zone” that does nothing to hinder criminals while leaving law-abiding citizens defenseless, and it ensures that citizens with varying commutes throughout their day, and of various economic means, are able to exercise their Second Amendment rights and defend themselves.
Again, please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT HB 282.