Security guard shoots gunman inside North Las Vegas 7-Eleven

A confrontation on Sunday night might have led to a deadly shooting this morning at a North Las Vegas convenience store, News 3 has learned. The gunman’s family has identified him as 19-year-old Geraldo Moncayo. Fabiola Grajeda says one bad decision may have cost her cousin his life. “He had an argument last night with the clerks from 7-Eleven, and they got in a fight. One of the guys from 7- Eleven knocked his teeth out and really beat him. He had to go to the hospital,” Grajeda said. Just before 5 a.m. Monday, Grajeda says Moncayo went back to the 7-Eleven on Lake Mead and Pecos. “He came back with one of his friends, and they say he started shooting up to the ceiling,” she explained.

California Lawmakers Aim to Strengthen Gun Ban in Schools

California lawmakers have passed a bill to revoke superintendents' ability to let people carry guns in a school zone.The California Assembly passed AB424 43-23 Monday, sending the measure to the state Senate.

Nevada Permits Young Soldiers to Exercise Right-to-Carry

Nevada is lowering the age requirement for permits to carry concealed weapons to 18 for active-duty soldiers and honorably discharged veterans.The special exemption for young military members and veterans takes effect immediately under the bill Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law on Monday.

Oregon: Vote Rescheduled on Anti-Hunting Amendment

On Thursday, May 25, the Oregon Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources will be voting on House Bill 2525A and its amendments.  This bill was originally scheduled for a hearing last week, but it was pulled from the agenda and rescheduled.  Sponsored by state Representative Knute Buehler (R-54), HB 2525A would modify the requirements for game meat to be donated to charitable organizations.  The NRA applauds such programs, as it is another way for hunters to contribute to the needy in their communities by providing them access to lean, nutritious game meat at minimal cost to the charitable organization.  In addition, it ensures that game meat obtained through wildlife management culls and seized by law enforcement from poachers is not wasted.

Ohio: Pro-Gun Legislation to be Heard Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, May 23, the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will be hearing “proponent” testimony on House Bill 201.  This legislation, sponsored by state Representatives Ron Hood (R-78) and Thomas Brinkman, Jr. (R-27), would repeal the existing provision of law which requires individuals to have a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) in order to carry a concealed handgun. 

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Last week, attorneys on behalf of the NRA filed an amicus brief in Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (Kitsap II), the case which challenges Kitsap County’s firearm discharge ban and range licensing scheme.  Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club, a local shooting range that has served the Kitsap community for almost 100 years, is at risk of being shut down by the regulations set forth in the Kitsap County anti-gun ordinance.  In the amicus brief, the attorneys establish that Washington state law preempts firearms and shooting range regulations and that the Kitsap County ordinance is in violation of the state’s preemption statutes. 

Nevada: Governor Sandoval Signs AB 118!

Today, May 22, Governor Brian Sandoval signed important pro-gun legislation, Assembly Bill 118, into law.  AB 118, sponsored by Assemblyman Skip Daly, will 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.  This legislation goes into effect immediately.

Pennsylvania: Self-Defense Bill Could be Voted on This Week

This week, Senate Bill 383 could be considered by the full Senate for a floor vote.  SB 383, sponsored by state Senator Donald C. White (R-41), would clarify the Pennsylvania school boards’ authority to allow school staff to carry firearms on school property.  Please contact your state Senator in support of SB 383! 

Armed burglary suspect shot by homeowner during break-in

Police said an armed burglary suspect was shot and killed by a homeowner during a break-in on Sunday. According to a release, Evansville Police was called to the 1100 block of Washington Avenue around 4 a.m. for a report of shots fired.  We're told officers in the area were flagged down by a pedestrian who told them someone had been shot. He told the police the person was in the area on foot.

Texas: Pflugerville City Council allows concealed carry in council chambers

The Pflugerville City Council approved an amendment to an ordinance at its meeting Tuesday night that allows concealed carry of handguns in the City Council chambers — an act that was previously prohibited by the council after Texas’ open carry gun law went into effect Jan. 1.

Gun control and the Va. governor's race: the issue both parties are eyeing

The Alexandria forum will be hosted by Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC. It could be closely monitored by Republicans ahead of November’s general election, where gun control is likely to be a topic that puts the state’s partisan divide on full display.Republicans have termed the Democratic primary a “race to the left” ever since former Rep. Tom Perriello unexpectedly entered the campaign in January to challenge Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who had already locked up the support of most of the state’s party establishment but has faced a competitive race ever since. A Washington Post poll released Thursday showed that 40 percent of likely Democratic voters support Perriello, while 38 percent support Northam.