Nevada: Pro-Gun Bill Scheduled for Hearing Next Week

Next Monday, May 1, Assembly Bill 118 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly (D-31), AB 118 would allow members of the military and those who have received an honorable discharge between 18 and 20 years of age to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.  Current law requires a person to be at least 21 years of age to be eligible for a concealed carry permit.  Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and urge them to support AB 118!  

NRA-ILA Leadership Forum: President Trump Vows Continued Fight for Freedom

That elections have consequences was made crystal clear at this week’s NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, GA.  For the first time since President Reagan spoke at the NRA Annual Meeting in 1983, a sitting president addressed NRA members during the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday, April 28th.

Research Shows Murders are Heavily Concentrated in Small Fraction of Counties

This week, a new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) revealed just how concentrated murders are in the U.S. Citing county level data from 2014, researchers determined that a small fraction of all counties are responsible for a majority of the murders in the U.S.

Expanding NYPD Gun License Corruption Scandal Shows Need for Reform

Further scandal hit the New York City Police Department’s License Division this week as federal prosecutors charged four individuals in two separate bribery conspiracies following a wide-ranging corruption investigation concerning the city’s issuance of handgun licenses. The latest round of charges comes a year after news broke of severe corruption within the License Division when federal prosecutors charged prominent Brooklyn businessman Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein for bribing division officials to shepherd certain handgun license applications through the licensing process. The latest charges suggests that the corruption went to the highest levels of the License Division, and that handgun licenses were essentially up for sale.

Maine: Committee to Consider Campus Carry Legislation Next Week

On Monday, May 1, the Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Legislative Document 1370.  Sponsored by state Representative Richard Cebra (R-Naples), LD 1370 would establish that colleges and universities in Maine cannot create policies to regulate or prohibit the lawful possession, carrying or transporting of firearms or ammunition.  Please contact members of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and urge them to support LD 1370! 

EU Council Adopts Gun Control Measures Passed by Parliament

On Tuesday, the European Council met in Luxembourg and adopted wide-ranging restrictive revisions to the EU Firearms Directive. The move comes after negotiations between the European Parliament and Council led to a heavily-revised version of the European Commission’s initial gun control proposal, which was announced in December and passed by the European Parliament in March.

Press Basks in Self-Pity as President Skips Media Event to Engage with America

President Trump has a busy schedule this week. On Friday, he becomes the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan in 1983 to address the members of the National Rifle Association during our Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, GA. The next day he will hold a rally at the PA Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg to mark the 100th day of his presidency. 

Trump returns to the NRA, which backed him early and often in 2016

President Trump’s appearance Friday before a convention of the National Rifle Association in Atlanta underscores the powerful role the gun rights group played in his election, providing critical support in battleground states and helping him score a crucial win in Pennsylvania, a new analysis shows.

Trump talks to NRA in Atlanta as Georgia debates guns on college campuses

The NRA kicks off its annual meeting in Atlanta at a time Georgia is in the middle of two hot debates — one over who will represent the state’s 6th Congressional District, and another on whether Republican Gov. Nathan Deal should sign a bill allowing registered gun owners to carry firearms on public college campuses.

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Headed to Senate Floor for Vote

On Monday, May 1, Senate Bill 719 is scheduled for a Senate floor vote.  Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A would create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive someone of their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law.  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to OPPOSE this bill!  

Update on Gun Bills in the Nevada Legislature

Tuesday, April 25, was the chamber of origin deadline, which means bills had to pass out of their chamber of origin in order to continue through the legislative process.  Below is an update on the pro- and anti-gun bills that are still moving through the Nevada Legislature.