Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.
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.
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.
Tomorrow, March 28, the House Civil Justice Committee will hold a hearing to consider HB 508.
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!
Two baffling and very troubling things happened during testimony on HB-245, the Burden of Proof bill, in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 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.
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.
Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter. Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on firearm suppressors.
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.
The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety.
Several pro-gun bills are on the move in Tennessee!
Today, the Maryland Senate passed anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 946, by a 27-20 vote.
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.
The Montana Senate could hear Senate Bill 236 as early as next Tuesday, March 28.
This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322.
Today, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 2679 by an overwhelming 94-4 vote.
The Georgia Senate was scheduled to consider pro-gun bills, House Bill 292 , House Bill 280, and House Bill 406 today.
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.
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.