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Missouri: Committee Passes Self-Defense on Public Transit Bill, Moves To the Senate Floor

| February 12, 2019

Missouri: Committee Passes Self-Defense on Public Transit Bill, Moves To the Senate Floor On February 12th, the Missouri state Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 39 to allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense on public transit.  It has been placed on the Senate informal calendar and can […]

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Florida Democrats Unveil New Gun Control Bills

| February 12, 2019

Florida Democrats Unveil New Gun Control Bills Democratic legislators are unveiling new measures that build on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act, approved after last year’s February 14th shooting. That law raised the age to buy a long gun to 21. It added a three-day waiting period to buy guns and bans bump stocks. […]

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Democrats to propose standard capacity magazine ban

| February 12, 2019

Democrats to propose standard capacity magazine ban Democrats say they will reintroduce a ban on standard capacity ammunition magazine ban on Tuesday. The Democratic legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, would ban any magazine that exceeds 10 rounds of ammunition. The legislation, which has been dubbed the […]

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I-1639 Lawsuit Removes Ferguson, Adds Police Chief And Sheriff

| February 12, 2019

I-1639 Lawsuit Removes Ferguson, Adds Police Chief And Sheriff The gun rights groups suing to overturn the voter-approved gun safety initiative I-1639 have refiled the suit, naming new defendants, including the Spokane police chief and the Clark County Sheriff. The National Rifle Association and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation filed the suit against the state […]

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New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York

| February 12, 2019

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York Issue: Whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits is consistent with the Second Amendment, the commerce clause and the constitutional right to travel. SCOTUSblog Coverage […]

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Washington: Senate Committee Hearing Rescheduled for Legislation to Expand Gun-Free Zones

| February 11, 2019

Washington: Senate Committee Hearing Rescheduled for Legislation to Expand Gun-Free Zones On February 14th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be hearing Senate Bill 5434 that would expand arbitrary zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless while nothing is done to hinder criminals.  Originally scheduled to be heard on February 11th, […]

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Nevada: Bloomberg Background Check Bill Finally Introduced, Hearing Tomorrow!

| February 11, 2019

Nevada: Bloomberg Background Check Bill Finally Introduced, Hearing Tomorrow! Today, the much anticipated bill to “fix” the flawed background check initiative from the 2016 election was introduced.  It is now Senate Bill 143. As previously reported, a joint judiciary committee hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th at 8:00AM in Carson City.  View full story […]

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Rhode Island: Senate Committee Will Hear Governor’s Gun Tax Tuesday

| February 11, 2019

Rhode Island: Senate Committee Will Hear Governor’s Gun Tax Tuesday On Tuesday, February 12, the Senate Finance Committee will hear one of the Governor Gina Raimondo’s budget proposals which includes an additional 10 percent excise tax on all firearms and ammunition, raising the total tax to 17 percent.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Lawmakers Once Again Push for Concealed Carry Reciprocity

| February 11, 2019

Lawmakers Once Again Push for Concealed Carry Reciprocity Lawmakers are pushing for new legislation to increase the power of a concealed carry permit. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission, Spread Addressed in Bipartisan Senate Bill

| February 11, 2019

Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission, Spread Addressed in Bipartisan Senate Bill Public lands sportsmen and women welcomed the introduction this week of Senate legislation that addresses the growing threat chronic wasting disease poses to big game populations across North America. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Oklahoma: Constitutional Carry Legislation to Receive House Vote This Week

| February 11, 2019

Oklahoma: Constitutional Carry Legislation to Receive House Vote This Week On Wednesday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on constitutional carry legislation, House Bill 2597.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Hampshire: Private Transfer Ban & Waiting Period Bills to be Heard in House Committee

| February 11, 2019

New Hampshire: Private Transfer Ban & Waiting Period Bills to be Heard in House Committee On February 13th, the New Hampshire state House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will be hearing two gun control bills that would impose onerous restrictions on the rights of New Hampshire gun owners and sportsmen. House Bill 109-FN  would […]

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Nevada Update: Gun Control Hearing Agenda Posted, But The Bill Remains Secret

| February 10, 2019

Nevada Update: Gun Control Hearing Agenda Posted, But The Bill Remains Secret The agendas for the February 12th special joint judiciary hearing are now available.  The secret bill still has not been introduced; however, it is expected for Monday.  This gives Nevadans less than 24 hours to review and engage with their respective law makers prior to the […]

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Iowa: Constitutional Carry Legislation to be Heard

| February 9, 2019

Iowa: Constitutional Carry Legislation to be Heard On February 11th, a subcommittee of the Iowa state Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing Senate File 165 to ensure that any law-abiding adult who may legally possess a handgun can carry it for self-defense without first having to go through government red tape. View full story Originally posted […]

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Rep. Steve Scalise: Democrats don’t want you to hear what I have to say about guns and the Second Amendment

| February 6, 2019

Rep. Steve Scalise: Democrats don’t want you to hear what I have to say about guns and the Second Amendment Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on new gun control legislation Democrats plan to push on the American people. The top Republican on the committee, Doug Collins, R-Ga., asked committee Democrats […]

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Connecticut: Massive Ammunition Tax Bill Introduced

| February 6, 2019

Connecticut: Massive Ammunition Tax Bill Introduced Earlier in the legislative session, Proposed House Bill 5700 was introduced to impose a 50% tax on lawful ammunition sales.  Proposed HB 5700 has been referred to the Connecticut state Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing. View full story […]

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Iowa: Important Self-Defense Legislation Introduced

| February 6, 2019

Iowa: Important Self-Defense Legislation Introduced On February 6th, The Family Defense Act, House File 259, was introduced to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.  HF 259 has not yet been assigned to a committee for further consideration. View full story Originally […]

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Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bills to House Floor After Passing Committees

| February 6, 2019

Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bills to House Floor After Passing Committees This week, House Bill 1284 and House Bill 1643 have passed committee and will now head to the House floor for further consideration.  HB 1284, which would enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others, has been placed on the […]

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House Dems to introduce gun background checks bill on Tuesday

| February 6, 2019

House Dems to introduce gun background checks bill on Tuesday House Democrats will introduce their proposal to require universal backgrounds checks for gun sales on Tuesday, the eighth anniversary of former Rep. Gabby Gifford’s shooting, according Democratic lawmakers and aides. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Mike Thompson (Calif.) — who heads up a Democratic […]

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New Mexico: Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee

| February 6, 2019

New Mexico: Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee Tomorrow, at 1:30pm in Room 321, the Senate Public Affairs Committee will hear a bill that is critically important to your rights. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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