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New Hampshire: Firearms Legislation before Committee Next Week

| February 15, 2013

New Hampshire: Firearms Legislation before Committee Next Week Several firearm-related bills are scheduled for a hearing in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Thursday, February 21 in Representative Hall. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Arkansas: Urge Your Legislators to Protect the Church Protection Act and Support Right-to-Carry Confidentiality

| February 15, 2013

Arkansas: Urge Your Legislators to Protect the Church Protection Act and Support Right-to-Carry Confidentiality House Bill 1284, an anti-gun bill designed to completely neutralize the intent of the recently-enacted Senate Bill 71, is on the agenda of the House Judiciary Committee and could be heard the next time this committee meets.  SB 71, signed into […]

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North Carolina: Senate Committee to Consider Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill

| February 15, 2013

North Carolina: Senate Committee to Consider Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Senate Bill 28, introduced by state Senator Stan Bingham (R-33), has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary II Committee and could be voted on in the near future.  This legislation would make information on Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders accessible only to law enforcement, and provide critical privacy  protection for law-abiding […]

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Maryland: URGENT — Vote on Governor’s Gun Control Scheme Moved to Next Week – Your Action Needed NOW to Protect Your Rights

| February 15, 2013

Maryland: URGENT — Vote on Governor’s Gun Control Scheme Moved to Next Week – Your Action Needed NOW to Protect Your Rights Emergency: Last Chance to Demand Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and Your Senator to Oppose All Aspects of SB 281 View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New York website wants Kentucky gun owners' names and addresses

| February 15, 2013

Last week, Whitley County Sheriff Colan Harrell received an open records request from New York. The website heavy.com is requesting the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in the county. View full story

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Oswego County passes resolution calling for repeal of NY SAFE Act | syracuse.com

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

By Ken Sturtz l ksturtz@syracuse.comon February 14, 2013 at 8:08 PM, updated February 14, 2013 at 8:23 PM Oswego, NY– The Oswego County Legislature voted 25-0 for a resolution urging the repeal of the NY SAFE Act, joining a growing list of counties that have denounced New York state’s controversial gun law. “We were just […]

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New York City Teachers’ Pension Fund Gets Rid of Gun Holdings

| February 14, 2013

The pension fund’s board voted to get rid of holdings from five gun companies, making the fund the biggest in the country so far to shed such holdings. View full story

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New York City Teachers’ Pension Fund Gets Rid of Gun Holdings

| February 14, 2013

The pension fund’s board voted to get rid of holdings from five gun companies, making the fund the biggest in the country so far to shed such holdings. View full story

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State legislators seek to block any new federal gun laws

| February 14, 2013

State legislators seek to block any new federal gun laws Even before Congress takes up any new gun laws, some state legislators are pushing bills to block enforcement. WASHINGTON — In Alaska, state House Speaker Mike Chenault says he's heard complaints from all over the state about the federal government "trampling" on gun owners' 2nd […]

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Gun owners will ‘stand and fight’ for freedom, NRA chief says in Nashville

| February 14, 2013

Gun owners will ‘stand and fight’ for freedom, NRA chief says in Nashville The head of the National Rifle Association vowed to fight new gun legislation and renewed his call for armed guards in schools on Thursday, speaking before the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual convention at Gaylord Opryland Hotel.NRA CEO and Executive Vice President […]

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NRA: Obama’s State of the Union shows true colors on gun violence

| February 14, 2013

NRA: Obama’s State of the Union shows true colors on gun violence Continuing his charge against the Obama administration on gun control proposals, Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association charged Thursday that President Barack Obama’s proposals in the State of the Union address were “not about keeping kids safe at school” but rather part […]

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Virginia: Senate backs bill to bar disclosure on concealed handgun permits

| February 14, 2013

Virginia: Senate backs bill to bar disclosure on concealed handgun permits The state Senate voted 32 8 Thursday to bar circuit court clerks from disclosing to the public the names of people who have concealed handgun permits.The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, R Harrisonburg, now goes to Gov. Bob McDonnell. View full story […]

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Maine: Newspaper’s request for concealed weapons permit lists riles GOP lawmakers

| February 14, 2013

Maine: Newspaper’s request for concealed weapons permit lists riles GOP lawmakers The Bangor Daily News has invoked Maine’s Freedom of Access Act in asking police to release the information, a request police said they appear to be obliged to fulfill under state law. The newspaper’s request came two months after a suburban New York City […]

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North Carolina: Senators weigh public access to gun permit info

| February 14, 2013

North Carolina: Senators weigh public access to gun permit info North Carolina lawmakers began debating Thursday whether there’s a legitimate interest in the public having access to names, addresses and other identifying information of people purchasing pistols or who’ve obtained concealed weapons permits.A bill filed by more than a dozen Senate Republicans would make identifying […]

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New York based website wants list of Whitley gun owners

| February 14, 2013

Last year the New York-based Journal News in White Plains, created an uproar across the country when it published a map showing the addresses of residents holding pistol permits in its area. View full story

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5,500 attend Connecticut gun control rally

| February 14, 2013

5,500 attend Connecticut gun control rally Thousands of people have turned out at the Connecticut state capitol to call on lawmakers to toughen gun laws in light of the December elementary school shooting in Newtown that left 26 students and educators dead. View full story

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Maine: Concealed Handgun Permit Holders at Risk

| February 14, 2013

Maine: Concealed Handgun Permit Holders at Risk Today, state Senate and House Republican leadership held a press conference to challenge recent requests by the Bangor Daily News to obtain personal information on all Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders in Maine. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Pennsylvania: Legislators Ignore Logic and Lead with Emotion to Introduce Restrictive Measures

| February 14, 2013

Pennsylvania: Legislators Ignore Logic and Lead with Emotion to Introduce Restrictive Measures Taking a page from the Obama Administration’s playbook, anti-gun legislators in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have introduced a plethora of legislation that, if passed and enacted, will strip you of your Second Amendment rights. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Virginia: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Goes to the Governor for His Signature

| February 14, 2013

Virginia: Right-to-Carry Confidentiality Bill Goes to the Governor for His Signature A House substitute to Senate Bill 1335, patroned by state Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26), passed in the Virginia Senate today by a 32-8 vote after its approval in the House of Delegates by 76-23 vote on Tuesday.  The substitute to S.B. 1335, reported by the House Militia, […]

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Minnesota: Senate Gun Control Hearings Start Next Thursday

| February 14, 2013

Minnesota: Senate Gun Control Hearings Start Next Thursday On Thursday, February 21 at noon in room 15 of the state Capitol, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings on dangerous anti-gun measures that would infringe on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  This Committee MAY also meet from 6-9 pm on Thursday, February 21 […]

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