Church Property Rights/Guns on Church Property Bills PASS House and Senate Committees
On Tuesday, January 30 at 5:30pm in Room 1, the Legislature has scheduled a public hearing on three gun bills at the Statehouse.
Yesterday, the Utah Senate Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee passed Senate Bill 16 by a 5-0 vote.
A Chicago man's protest of U.S. gun policy failed to draw supporters outside the firearms industry's biggest annual trade show in Las Vegas.
Floridians could start carrying concealed guns in public schools and in churches if two new bills make their way through the Florida Legislature this year.
Rep. Lawrence McClure (R-Plant City) says the goal of his bill is simple.“House Bill 1419 restores the private property rights of churches and other religious institutions,” he said. “It narrowly amends the concealed weapons and firearms’ licensing law, and says specifically, that churches make their own decisions and may allow persons with licenses to carry firearms to carry on church property for security and protection.”
An Alabama lawmaker wants protections for the use of deadly force to defend churches, and their parishioners.
A proposed new ammunition tax is drawing opposition from Nebraska gun-rights groups, business organizations and advocates for taxpayers and sportsmen.
The Crookston school board is revising its policy on yearbook photos following a controversy that erupted over a student’s request that a photo of him holding his gun be published as his senior photo in the high school yearbook.
Tomorrow, the House of Delegates Militia Policing and Public Safety Subcommittee will hear numerous bills that threaten your Second Amendment rights and your right to self-defense.
As previously reported, Senate Bill 87 received limited testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week and is scheduled for a vote tomorrow.
A group of lawmakers has proposed a bill to allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit.
The Republican-controlled Virginia Senate voted Tuesday to repeal an old law banning guns — as well as bowie knives, daggers and other weapons — from places of worship.Sen. A. Benton Chafin Jr. (R-Russell) said the “archaic law,” thought to date to Colonial times, treads on the private-property rights of churches. He also said it threatens the safety of worshipers, noting the massacre of 26 people at a Texas church in November.
Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming, marking another catch by Wyoming of a company abandoning a state that isn't as gun friendly.
Mike De Felice, representing the Washington Defender Association and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said the bill doesn’t account for due process.“This bill takes away a constitutional right of a person without coming to court,” he said. “There is no individualized determination of risk by the court.”
Knives are bringing together the unlikeliest of allies in New York as the constitutionality of a nearly 70-year-old statute is being challenged in federal court.
Tomorrow, January 24th, the Indiana House Public Policy Committee will hear House Bill 1424 to improve your ability to defend yourself. Sponsored by Representative Timothy Wesco (R-21), HB 1424 will allow law-abiding residents to conceal carry a firearm without first needing to obtain a concealed carry permit.
Tomorrow, the Utah Senate Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 16.
On Thursday, January 25, the Nebraska Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun Legislative Bill 780.
Tomorrow, the Delaware House Administration Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun legislation, House Bill 300.