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Three NRA-Backed Bills Take Effect on September 1 in Texas

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Three NRA-Backed Bills Take Effect on September 1 in Texas

The Texas Legislature passed three NRA-supported measures during the 2023 Regular Session and Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed them all into law. The following pro-Second Amendment bills take effect on Friday, September 1:

House Bill 2837, by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) & Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), prevents financial institutions and their agents from requiring licensed gun dealers to use a firearms-specific merchant category code (MCC) to identify retail gun purchases, rather than using a general merchandise retailer code or a sporting goods retailer code. It protects the privacy of lawful gun buyers by preventing payment card processing systems from collecting and misusing this data to surveil, report or disclose these legal transactions.

House Bill 1760, by Rep. Cole Hefner (R-Mount Pleasant) & Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), limits restrictions on firearm possession under Penal Code Section 46.03 to actual premises owned by, and under control of, a school, or locations where high school, collegiate, and UIL activities are taking place. Without this important clarification, roving “gun-free” zones could be created anytime students are present or educational activities are taking place off-campus in public buildings or at private venues.

House Bill 3137, by Rep. Carrie Isaac (R-Wimberley) & Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster), expands the state firearms preemption law to prohibit municipalities and counties from requiring gun owners to obtain liability insurance, preventing such California-style regulations from being imposed on Texans in the future.

Thank you for all of your calls and emails into lawmakers’ offices during the legislative session; they were critical to ensuring that these important measures became law!

Sincerely,
NRA Institute for Legislative Action

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Louisiana: House Passes Constitutional Carry, Now Headed to Gov. Landry’s Desk for His Signature

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Louisiana: House Passes Constitutional Carry, Now Headed to Gov. Landry’s Desk for His Signature

Today, the House voted 75-28 to pass Senate Bill 1, the NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation that passed the Senate last week.

Washington: Two Anti-Gun Bills Advance Through the Legislature

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Washington: Two Anti-Gun Bills Advance Through the Legislature

On Tuesday, February 27th, HB 2118, the “FFL Killer” passed the Senate, and SB 5444, "sensitive places" expansion, passed the House. Both bills were amended in the second chamber and now must return to their ...

Louisiana: Constitutional Carry Advances to the House Floor – Final Vote Imminent

Monday, February 26, 2024

Louisiana: Constitutional Carry Advances to the House Floor – Final Vote Imminent

Today, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee passed the NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation, Senate Bill 1, by a 10-3 vote. The bill now heads to the House floor for a final vote this week. SB 1 ...

Minnesota: Two Anti Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard in Committee

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Minnesota: Two Anti Gun Bills Scheduled to be Heard in Committee

On Thursday February 28th at 10:30 am, House File 601 and House File 4300 will be heard in Room 200 of the State Office Building by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee and the Children and ...

Maine: PETITION: Stand with Maine Gun Retailers

Monday, February 26, 2024

Maine: PETITION: Stand with Maine Gun Retailers

Gun Control groups are launching an all-out assault on the Second Amendment in Maine. Their most recent tactic?

Maine: Gun Registries, Red Flags, Universal Background Checks and more.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Maine: Gun Registries, Red Flags, Universal Background Checks and more.

It has been a busy week for Maine’s anti-gun politicians. From releasing a new bill that would implement Universal Background Checks and Red Flag laws in Maine, to Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02) pushing for a ...

Indiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass the Senate

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Indiana: Pro-Gun Bills Pass the Senate

Yesterday, the Senate passed House Bill 1084, The Second Amendment Privacy Act, a bill to prohibit the use of firearm-related Merchant Category Codes.

Colorado: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move through the State Legislature

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Colorado: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move through the State Legislature

Two anti-gun bills continue to move in the Colorado State Legislature. HB24-1174, introduced by Majority Leader Monica Duran (D-HD 23),  is set to be heard next week in the House Finance Committee. HB24-1310 , introduced by ...

Minnesota: "Assault Weapons" Ban Referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Minnesota: "Assault Weapons" Ban Referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy

On Monday, House File 3570 was referred to the House Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy and would ban so called “assault weapons” by expanding upon an existing statute used to define these firearms. The bill ...

Colorado: Semi-Auto Ban Introduced in General Assembly

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Colorado: Semi-Auto Ban Introduced in General Assembly

Anti-Gun extremist State Reps. Tim Hernandez (D-04) and Elisabeth Epps (D-06) introduced House Bill 24-1292, a bill banning the manufacturing, importing, purchasing, selling, offering to sell, or transferring ownership of so called “assault weapons”. 

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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.