New Hampshire Governor Signs Constitutional Carry Into Law

Measure Effective Immediately. Today was a great victory for gun owners in New Hampshire when Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 into law, allowing law-abiding New Hampshirites to carry their firearms in the manner that best suits their needs.

Woman shoots man fighting with Indiana officer

A woman in Southeastern Indiana shot and killed a man who was fighting with a conservation officer Monday afternoon. The officer responded to a suspicious person call at around 12:30 p.m. Monday in Rising Sun, Indiana — just outside Cincinnati. According to a news release from Indiana State Police, the unnamed officer made contact with Justin Holland, 25, and the two men started fighting.

New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Signs Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Into Law!

Today, in a private signing ceremony, Governor Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 12 into law.  Similar legislation had been vetoed by former Governor Maggie Hassan for two years in a row, but thanks to your active involvement, law-abiding gun owners will now be able to carry their firearms without a required permit in the state of New Hampshire!  Please take the time to thank your state legislators for passing this important legislation and  Governor Sununu for signing it into law.  

Iowa: Important Pro-Gun Bill Officially Introduced in Des Moines

House Study Bill 133 has been offered in the Iowa House of Representatives and scheduled for a sub-committee hearing this Thursday, February 23.  HSB 133 is a large omnibus bill which aims to reform many Iowa gun laws.  Your NRA-ILA will be working tirelessly with the Iowa Firearms Coalition to see this bill progress through the legislative process and enhance the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Iowans!  Please begin contacting your state Representative in support of this important legislation!  

Arkansas: Urge Your Lawmakers to Fix Flawed Campus Carry Bill

Last week, House Bill 1249, the employee campus carry bill introduced by state Representative Charlie Collins, was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Unfortunately, the following day, Senator Hutchinson offered a similar hostile amendment on the Senate floor which was adopted.  With the addition of excessive training mandates for employees, the patchwork of prohibited places and the significant criminal penalties they carry, NRA does not support HB 1249.  Subsequently, Senator Trent Garner, the Senate sponsor of HB 1249, introduced an amendment to create an "enhanced" permit system.  This would allow those who acquire this new endorsement on their permit to carry on public college and university campuses. Unfortunately, the Garner amendment maintains the excessive 16 hour training requirement and a patchwork of prohibited places in addition to setting an arbitrary campus carry age limit of 25.  Without prior notice, the Garner amendment was adopted today in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and still contains the excessive training requirement and arbitrary campus carry age limit of 25.  As amended by the Senate Judiciary Committee, NRA does not support HB 1249.  

Federal Appeals court upholds Maryland semi-auto ban

A federal appeals court upheld Maryland's ban on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles, concluding that the guns outlawed by the measure are not entitled to protection under the Second Amendment. The 10-4 ruling, issued by the entire Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, reverses a decision by a smaller panel of judges from the court last year that called the law's constitutionality into question.

Indiana: Victim Defense Bill Passes House

Today, House Bill 1071 passed the House of Representatives with a 72-26 vote.  HB 1071 will now go to the Senate for consideration.  Your NRA-ILA will keep you updated on the status of this bill as it continues progressing through the legislative process.

North Dakota: Important Self-Defense Bills Pass House

Today, February 21, two important pro-gun bills passed the House of Representatives.  House Bill 1169, the constitutional/permitless carry bill, passed the House with a 83-9 vote and House Bill 1310, the school carry bill, passed with a 73-19 vote.  Both of these bills will now go to the Senate for further consideration.  Your NRA-ILA will keep you updated on the status of these two important bills as they continue progressing through the legislative process.

ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair

This month, Congress repealed a rule that would have registered thousands of Social Security recipients with mental disabilities, who have others manage their benefits, into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to prevent them from owning firearms.

Bill introduced to mandate further security at California gun stores

Under Senate Bill 464, gun retailers would be required to lock guns in a secure facility when the business is closed, such as an area that has steel bars on the windows, deadbolts, or a metal grate on the doors. Retailers must either take their guns out of their display cases and lock them in a safe or vault, or lock up the guns in display cases with a steel rod or cable through the trigger guards. Steel or concrete pillars must also be placed in front of the store.

Connecticut: Malloy on increasing pistol permit fees: ‘I’m not anti-gun’

Gun owners and Second Amendment supporters fought back Friday against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to raise pistol permit fees, with many calling the move politically motivated.Lawmakers and advocates questioned why else Malloy, who has pushed for gun control, would propose increasing permit fees by $230.