Pennsylvania: 2018 Legislative Session to Convene

Next week on January 22nd, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will begin the second year of the 2017-2018 legislative session.  Your NRA-ILA will pick up where we left off last year in advocating legislation to strengthen firearm preemption and repealing the Sunday hunting ban.  It is important that gun owners and sportsmen across the Keystone State continue to stay actively involved in these issues throughout 2018 to ensure the passage of pro-gun reforms and the defeat of anti-gun measures targeting your right to keep and bear arms.

Arizona: Signature Gathering Underway For Hunting Ban Initiative

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their front-group “Arizonans for Wildlife” are currently gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that would ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in the state.  This misguided initiative ignores the fact that hunting is a necessary tool used by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) as part of their science-based, comprehensive game management plan.  Maintaining targeted predator populations across the state helps to ensure that prey populations, such as deer, bighorn sheep, and antelope are kept at healthy levels. 

Washington: Substitute Version of Gun Control Bill Passes House Committee

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed Substitute House Bill 1122 out of committee on a 7-6 vote.  This bill, which would require gun owners to lock up their firearms or potentially face criminal charges, will now head to the House floor to await full consideration.  It is critical you contact your state Representative and urge them to OPPOSE the Substitute for House Bill 1122!

Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban Introduced in the Senate

Today, Senator Karl Rhoads (D-13) introduced legislation that would ban modifications commonly made to firearms by law-abiding citizens.  SB 2046 is currently pending a committee referral.  Please contact your Senator today and urge them to OPPOSE this legislation.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your Senator.

Washington: House Judiciary to Hear Gun Control Bills

On Thursday, January 25th at 1:30PM, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear several sweeping gun control bills.  NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters are strongly encouraged to attend the committee hearing to voice your opposition to these anti-gun bills!  Additionally, please use the “Take Action” button to contact members of the House Judiciary committee and urge them to oppose these anti-gun bills.

Mississippi: Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Pro-Carry Legislation

Sponsored by Judiciary B Chairman, Representative Andy Gipson, House Bill 1083 seeks to clarify the original intent of Mississippi's enhanced carry permit law and close loopholes that governmental entities have created to wrongly prohibit permit holders on their premises.

Oroville intruder shot by resident

Police were called just before 2 a.m. Wednesday to the Olive Hill Retirement Community, 2921 Wyandotte Ave. The resident said an unknown man had been pounding on his door asking for assistance, according to a press release. The resident met briefly with the visitor, called 9-1-1 and armed himself with a pistol, and went back and opened the door again. According to the release, the visitor tried to force his way in and the resident shot him.

Democrat-ordered study shows gun laws are working

For two-and-a-half years, the U.S. Government Accountability Office tried to find someone on the open internet who’d sell a firearm to a person not allowed to purchase a gun. It failed.Earlier this month, the GAO released a report on internet firearm sales. From July 2015 to November 2017, its agents attempted 72 gun purchases from websites. Using a variety of scenarios, the agents told sellers that they weren’t legally allowed to buy a firearm. The sellers refused — every single time.

SAFE Act: State Police won’t charge gun owners who 'unknowingly' fail to recertify permits

State Police said the agency would not “take criminal enforcement action" against gun owners who unknowingly fail to recertify their pistol permits by the Jan. 31 deadline.State and local leaders across upstate New York have urged the State Police to delay the deadline, saying it would give gun owners more time to apply and alleviate a backlog of paperwork in county offices.

Hawaii: 2018 Legislative Session Convenes

Today, January 17th, the Hawaii State Legislature convened its 2018 legislative session.  This is the second year of the bi-annual session, meaning 2017 bills will be carried over into this year.

Washington: CPL Permit Confidentiality Bill Introduced

Last week, Washington legislators introduced an NRA-backed bill to protect the private, personal information of Washington's concealed pistol license holders from public records requests.  Senate Bill 6173, sponsored by Senator Dean Takko (D-19), and House Bill 2329, sponsored by Representative Jim Walsh (R-19), would add clarifying language to Washington’s existing Public Records Act to ensure that concealed pistol licenses, along with any supporting documentation, are exempt from public disclosure.  This proposal remains consistent with the existing law's protection of records that contain individual, personal information- just as library cards and bus pass user information is also protected.