Florida Gun Show attracts a diverse crowd, organizers say

Vendors and show organizers say women, like Guzzo, are among a growing and changing demographic at shows around the state. Numerous women attended the 2.5-hour concealed-weapons permit course offered at the show.

Use of high-tech tool to locate shooters may greatly expand in California under proposed bill

Now, one state lawmaker is looking to expand the use of the technology to communities throughout the state, including small, cash-strapped cities that might not be able to afford an adequate police force or the shot detection system. Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and Oakland are among 11 California cities that currently use the system, called ShotSpotter.

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Oppose Anti-Gun Bill

Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249, could be considered by the House Judiciary Committee as early as tomorrow.  It is imperative that you contact members of the House Judiciary Committee IMMEDIATELY and urge them to OPPOSE this bill!  Let them know that law-abiding gun owners in Arkansas deserve to enjoy the benefits of House Bill 1249!

Florida Action Alert! 7 Wins for Gun Owners This Week 3/21-23/2017

SB-1536 (Trespass Issue) was heard in Senate Agriculture Committee and the language we opposed was amended out of the bill.  SB-616 Firearms/Courthouses  by Sen. Greg Steube was heard in the Senate Government Oversight and Accountability Committee and PASSED 4-3.  SB-1052 Justifiable Use of Force by Sen. David Simmons was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee and PASSED 7-2.  SB-1330 Firearms on Church Property by Sen. Kelli Stargel was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee and PASSED 5-3.  HB-779 Protection of CW License holders  by Rep. Neil Combee was heard in the House Judiciary Committee and PASSED 12-6.  HB-849 Firearms on Church Property by Rep. Neil Combee was heard in the House Judiciary Committee and PASSED 12-6.  HB-245 Burden of Proof by Rep. Bobby Payne & Rep. Jason Fischer was heard in the House Judiciary Committee and PASSED 12-6.

NRA will target Democrats who vote against Gorsuch

In a new threat to Senate Democratic leaders trying to harness members in opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, the influential National Rifle Association has leveled the threat that it will make sure members know who votes for — and against — the conservative judge they've endorsed. In what in Washington is called "scoring," the NRA's lobbying shop said that it will include the Gorsuch vote on election scorecards that members use for voter education and that the Second Amendment group uses to determine who to support and fight in elections.

Maine: Update on Gun Bills Considered in Work Session Today

Today, the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety held a work session and voted on several pro- and anti-gun bills.  The following bills will now go to the floor of the respective chambers where they will receive further consideration.  

Promise Kept

I think it’s fair to say that before late January, few Americans outside of the legal profession had heard of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver. That all changed, of course, once he was nominated by President Donald Trump to replace the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia.

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city’s firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a week later, we now know the more likely reason that Seattle failed to disclose this tax revenue; because the money raised fell woefully short of the figure projected by supporters of the tax.

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California specific information.