The Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy heard presentations on the proposal Thursday, The Tribune-Star reported . It seeks to repeal the law requiring a person to obtain a license in order to carry a handgun in the state.
Yesterday, September 11, the Legislature convened for the final week of the 2017 session and continued the assault on your rights. The Assembly concurred with the Senate amendments to Assembly Bill 424, which would eliminate the ability for school districts to allow for concealed carry on their campuses. AB 424 will now be sent for engrossing and enrolling before heading to the Governor’s office for his consideration. Today, September 12, the Assembly passed Joint Resolution 24, which will now head to the Senate for further consideration. In addition the Senate passed Assembly Bill 7, which will now head back to the Assembly for a concurrence vote.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leading a revival. It’s not the kind that occurs under a big tent full of folding chairs, fiery sermons, and hallelujahs, but the kind that occurs when hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen in general feel liberated from the shackles of an overbearing federal government; when they experience anew the freedom to take their guns and gear into America’s wild places and fish and hunt the way their fathers and grandfathers fished and hunted before them.
Great Second Amendment news out of Tucson, Arizona: The city council there has reversed course on its 10-year run of illegally destroying firearms in the name of "public safety." This is news not only because of the change, but the mechanism by which this was achieved.
An intruder was arrested Monday night not long after he was chased away by a mom with a gun who found the man near her teen daughter inside their home in Elyria, Ohio.
A man was shot early Friday morning as he attempted to break into a home located outside of the rural town of Downey, Idaho.
The person who called police said someone ran up to him and threatened to kill him, said Melinda Gutierrez, Dallas police spokeswoman. The caller, who is a concealed handgun owner, shot the person, Gutierrez said.
Tomorrow, the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will have a fifth hearing for House Bill 142. This legislation, sponsored by state Representative Scott Wiggam (R-1), would remove the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop. Under current law, when a CHL holder is stopped by a law enforcement officer, they must immediately inform the officer that they have a CHL and a firearm in the vehicle. Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor and the CHL being suspended. Please contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 142! Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
Please join NRA-ILA staff, along with local legislators, for an informative meeting on what transpired over last year’s legislative session, what’s ahead, and what you can do right now to get involved in our grassroots efforts to defend our Second Amendment rights in Washington!
On Friday, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 2893 into law. HB 2893 will allow hunters to use a crossbow during Illinois’ official bowhunting season.
A 69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shot a man she says was trying to break into her house Thursday night, just hours after a burglary there, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department said.
As the suspect forced his way with a baseball bat into the second house, the homeowner shot him once in the abdomen.
A female victim wrestled with a man for a weapon and shot him when he tried to rob her Saturday morning on the South Side in the Gresham neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The National Rifle Assn. has filed a second lawsuit challenging California’s assault weapons restrictions, this time alleging that regulations developed by the state Department of Justice are too burdensome and go beyond the agency’s powers.
Chicago’s attempt to squash a suit brought against the city by a gun shop has failed, after a federal judge said City Hall can’t sidestep the lawsuit accusing the city of unconstitutionally barring the shop from opening.
On one side were constitutional absolutists, including state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, who believe that since the Indiana Constitution proscribes, "The people shall have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state," then any limitation of that right is inherently unconstitutional."I don't see why we're forcing innocent Hoosiers to get fingerprinted, pay the state a fee and jump through hoops to get a little pink card," Lucas said, referring to the state police license allowing adult Hoosiers to carry a handgun, openly or concealed, in most public places.
I’m an instructor who teaches the safety classes required by the state for firearms license applicants. In spite of the fact that I always wear hearing protection, I have permanent hearing loss caused by exposure to the sound of gunfire during these classes. My ears are always ringing, and I have a hard time picking up normal conversation through any background noise. My doctor tells me it’s irreversible and will get worse as I get older. I am not alone. Every instructor or competitive shooter I know that has been at it as long as I have has the same problem.
Every time gun dealers sell a gun, they must run a background check on the buyer. Now, if the buyer fails that check dealers have to fill out a special report by logging into a special website, entering the information on the failed purchaser, and submit the form.
This week, the city of Tucson, Arizona agreed to repeal their firearm destruction ordinance. This decision came in response to the recent state Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city's firearm destruction policy as a violation of state law that prohibits local governments from regulating the ownership, licensing, or use of firearms.
The NRA has long warned its members about the medical profession’s institutional bias against guns and their owners. This politically-motivated position – backed by flimsy and often misinterpreted “studies” – has even resulted in patients being denied care for refusing to discuss gun ownership with healthcare providers. This discrimination, in turn, has provoked legislation to prevent doctors from injecting their politics into the exam room.