Hawaii: Trigger Modification Ban & Other Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled To Be Heard in Committees

On Thursday, February 1st, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs will be considering Senate Bill 2046 and Senate Bill 2436, and the House Committee on Judiciary will be considering House Bill 2024.  Please contact members of the committees and urge their opposition to SB 2046, SB 2436 and HB 2024 by clicking the take action button below.

Maine: Ballot Initiative Reform Legislation Returns to the House

Having been retained from the 2017 session, Legislative Document 31 is now back before the House of Representatives for further consideration.  LD 31 addresses problems and concerns with the state’s current “Citizen Initiative” process.  This bill proposes an amendment to the Constitution of Maine to require that the signatures on a petition consist of voters from each of the State's two congressional districts, and the number of signatures from each congressional district be not less than 10% of the total vote for governor cast in that congressional district in the previous gubernatorial election.  LD 31 will need two-thirds of the Maine House to pass and appear on the Ballot this November.  It is critical you contact your state Representative and urge them to support LD 31!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your Representative.

Florida Alert! HCJ Committee Passes Bill to Stop Abuse for Exposure of a Concealed Firearm

HB-39 by Rep. Dane Eagle was heard in the House Criminal Justice Sub-Committee on Monday, January 29, 2018 and PASSED by a vote of 9-4.  HB-39 is a bill to stop the abuse of law-abiding citizens who are licensed by the State  to carry concealed firearms for self-defense and whose firearm becomes temporarily exposed to ordinary sight of another person.

Iowa needs constitutional amendment to protect gun rights

State constitutions are an essential part of federalism in that they define and limit the powers of state governments to prevent the erosion of individual rights. While the Second Amendment to our federal constitution enshrines our right to keep and bear arms, several states have failed to protect those rights in their constitutions — or, worse, in practice. Regarding the lack of state constitutional protection, Iowa is in the company of New York, California, Minnesota, New Jersey and Maryland — states that are openly hostile to gun rights.

S.C. Senate to discuss permitless carry

South Carolina senators will talk about a bill that would loosen the requirements for carrying a gun. That bill did not move last year, but it may this year. It was first introduced to the Senate last February and would allow South Carolinians to carry a firearm without a permit.

Hawaii: Help Support Apprentice Hunting in the Aloha State!

On Wednesday, January 31st, the Hawaii House Committee on Water and Land will hold a hearing on House Bill 1970 sponsored by Representative Dee Morikawa (D-16).  HB 1970 would allow an individual who is at least ten years or older to hunt under the close supervision of a licensed hunter who is at least twenty-one years of age prior to completing a hunter safety course.  The legislation would further support Hawaii’s strong hunting heritage by ensuring the vital contributions made by hunters to conservation efforts, game management and the economy are preserved for generations to come.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact members of the House Committee on Water and Land and urge them to SUPPORT HB 1970!