Florida Action Report! Self-defense Bill in House Criminal Justice Comm.

The critically important self-defense bill, HB-245, was heard by the House Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, and PASSED 9-4.  Once again State Attorney Phil Archer, left his job in Brevard/Seminole County to travel to Tallahassee to testify against your self-defense rights and the constitutional rights of the citizens he was elected to serve in the 11th Judicial Circuit. 

Gunning for Hillary

The NRA did just about everything right. It endorsed Trump last May when he was still just the de facto nominee. The goal was to persuade Second Amendment supporters who’d backed other candidates to unify behind him.

‘This is our time,’ Pence tells CPAC

Mr. Pence was introduced by Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s legislative-lobbying arm.Mr. Cox said he was presenting Mr. Pence with CPAC’s Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire award, designated to recognize individuals who have demonstrated “courage, strength of character, and backbone in defending conservative values and principles.”

Wyoming: Senate Passes Pro-Carry Bill and Defeats Another

On Thursday, House Bill 137 advanced in the Wyoming Senate and is scheduled for second reading today.  Unfortunately, campus carry legislation, House Bill 136, did not receive the required votes to pass and was defeated.

Hawaii: Anti-Gun Legislation Passes Committee

SB 898, sponsored by state Senator Ronald Kouchi (D-8), would permanently strip an individual of their Second Amendment rights, not based on a criminal conviction or mental adjudication, but based on a quasi-criminal proceeding.  The bill allows for firearms to be seized based on an ex-parte warrant application based on the low evidentiary standard of probable cause.  An individual is entitled to a hearing, however that hearing may not take place for up to 30 days.  At the hearing, the seized firearms can be retained and a permanent firearm prohibition can be put in place, not because of a disqualifying offense but merely the risk of one.  No one wants dangerous individuals to have access to firearms; however, this is not about dangerous people.  This bill sets to ignore the normal rules of criminal procedure in order to promote the anti-gun agenda of the political elites and others.

Arkansas: Your Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Flawed Campus Carry Bill is Amended!

After being amended on the Senate floor and in the Senate Judiciary committee, HB 1249 now includes an excessive 16 hour training requirement, a patchwork of prohibited places and an arbitrary campus carry age limit of 25.  As amended, NRA does not support HB 1249.  However, state Senator Linda Collins-Smith has filed an NRA-supported amendment that would strip the unnecessary additional training mandate and the unacceptable age restriction from HB 1249, making it a true campus carry bill.  Please contact your state Senator TODAY and urge them to support Senator Collins-Smith’s amendment! 

Iowa: Pro-Gun Bill Passes Subcommittee

Today, House Study Bill 133, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners, passed its subcommittee hearing.  HSB 133 will now go to the full House Judiciary Committee for further consideration.  Please contact the House Judiciary Committee members and urge them to support this important legislation!

Wyoming: Senate Passes Pro-Carry Bill and Defeats Another

Today, House Bill 137 advanced in the Wyoming Senate and is scheduled for second reading tomorrow.  Unfortunately, campus carry legislation, House Bill 136, did not receive the required votes to pass and was defeated.

West Virginia: Sunday Hunting Legislation Passes Committee

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 345.  Sponsored by state Senator Mark Maynard (R-6) SB 345 seeks to expand Sunday hunting opportunities on private land with written permission.  Currently, West Virginia allows hunting on Sundays in some counties on some private land.

California: Important Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Petition for Supreme Court Review in Peruta Carry Case

In January, NRA and CRPA’s attorneys filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review the case of Peruta v. California, which seeks to confirm that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm for self-defense.  Last week, a number of important amicus curiae briefs were filed in support of Plaintiffs’ petition urging the Supreme Court to take the case. 

North Charlotte armed robbery victim says he shot gunman

A man told police he shot a suspect who tried to rob him in North Charlotte. Police were called to the parking lot of the Food Lion at the corner of The Plaza and Matheson late Wednesday afternoon.

Homeowner's son shoots intruders in Orange County home invasion

When two home invaders put a gun to a woman’s head, her son fought back, deputies said. One intruder was fatally shot and a second was critically wounded Tuesday morning during a home invasion in a Pine Hills neighborhood, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.