State Senator Tick Segerblom (D-3) has scheduled an informational hearing on gun control tomorrow in the Senate Judiciary Committee. This hearing will take place at 9:00 a.m. in room 1214 of the Legislative Building in Carson City, located at 401 South Carson Street. It will also be video-conferenced to room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas, located at 555 East Washington Avenue.
House Speaker Mike Madigan continues to force votes on dozens of amendments filed on shell bills in an effort to build his own omnibus gun control bill. Your state Representative needs to hear from you NOW! Due to Madigan’s trickery and forceful behavior, votes on these amendments have been too close for comfort.
When I go shooting with friends, we head out into the desert and inevitably we admire each other's firearms and swap 'em for a try to compare their accuracy, feel and overall abilities. That makes us criminals under the "background check" bill currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Charles Schumer, who proposed the measure, has packed his legislation full of legal snares virtually guaranteed to turn gun owners into lawbreakers. That's an impressive little sleight of hand for legislation considered to be the only sort of gun control with a chance to make it through Congress.
The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of revising the management plan for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests. When completed, the plan will guide management of the two national forests for approximately 15 years. Nearly all decisions made about public use of national forests across the country, including access and opportunity to hunt and target shoot, flow from these management plans.
Harvard medical researchers just published a scholarly paper in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, claiming that more firearm laws in a state are associated with a lower rate of gun homicides and suicides. However, examination of their data and research methods shows the opposite.McMaster University researcher Caillin Langmann, MD, PhD noted that the Harvard authors' own best analysis:* Does not show that states with more gun laws have fewer gun deaths* Demonstrates that "assault weapon" bans have no effect on homicide* Demonstrates that laws prohibiting guns in public places have no effect on homicideEven more damning, Dr. Garen Wintemute, well known for research advocating gun control, agrees with Dr. Langmann. In his editor invited commentary Wintemute faults the Harvard authors for relying on a state gun law grading system used by the Brady Center (formerly known as Handgun Control, Inc.) and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Both of these organizations are dedicated gun control advocates. Using their political ploy in a scientific journal is disgraceful.
The Kansas House on Wednesday advanced three gun measures, including one that could allow people to carry concealed weapons into some government buildings and another that is meant to bar federal authorities from confiscating firearms made in the state.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he wants the Illinois attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's last in the nation concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, a move that would take it before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A bill that would expand criminal background checks for gun purchases in Delaware to cover sales between private sellers and buyers stalled in a House committee Wednesday after time ran out with opponents still clamoring to speak on the issue.
With a new General Assembly in place, a new effort is under way to allow hunting on Sunday in North Carolina.Senate Bill 224, which would allow Sunday hunting on private land with the owner's permission, passed first reading this past Thursday, a day after being introduced.
With gun safety measures headed to the Senate floor, members of the House and Senate appropriations committees have quietly made permanent four formerly temporary gun rights provisions largely favored by Republicans. Those provisions are part of a spending bill that would keep the government running through Sept. 30.
Now only the signature of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is needed on a bill that bans Coloradans from purchasing ammunition magazines of more than 15 rounds, as lawmakers in the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the measure and shipped it to his desk.
The Glendale City Council has indicated that it will ban gun shows.Before Tuesday night's decision, the attorney for the operator of the Glendale Gun Show threatened legal action."This ordinance, in the way it's drafted ... will necessarily require litigation," Sean Brady said to council members and the roughly 140 people packed inside City Hall.
A Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota's gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.
Today, the Colorado House of Representatives confirmed House Bill 1224 by a 34-30 vote, which will make all newly purchased magazines with a capacity over fifteen rounds illegal as of July 1, 2013. This bill is also so poorly written that it will make ANY MAGAZINE purchased after July 1 illegal to own due to fanatical language inserted by anti-gun extremist New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s puppets in Denver.
Today, the Kansas Senate voted 32 to 8 to pass Senate Bill 45, an important pro-gun reform that would prohibit taxpayer money from financing gun control campaigns in any manner. This bill now goes to the state House of Representatives where it will be assigned to an appropriate committee for further consideration.
House Bill 268, an important disorderly conduct bill, is still pending in the state Senate and must be voted on tomorrow before the end of session. Sponsored by state Representative Paul Ray (R-13), HB 268 would provide that, in the absence of threatening behavior, the otherwise lawful possession of a firearm, whether visible or concealed, does not constitute a violation of Disorderly Conduct.
An NRA-backed bill prohibiting the publication of the names and addresses of individuals possessing permits to acquire and carry firearms has been cleared for final approval in the state House of Representatives. Introduced by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17) originally as House File 81, this privacy protection legislation passed unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20-0 vote last week. It is now eligible to be considered on the state House floor as House File 535.
Recently, there have been several reports that the Missouri Department of Revenue is collecting and sharing personal documents from individuals receiving a concealed carry endorsement with third parties, including the federal government.
House Bill 1819, an important reform to the Governor's Emergency Powers, was given a “Do Pass” recommendation by the House State Agencies & Governmental Affairs Committee today.
House Bill 2654, introduced by state Representative Darin Mitchell (R-13), passed in the Arizona House of Representatives by an overwhelming 52 to 4 vote on March 4. HB 2654 has been sent to the state Senate and assigned to its Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Committee for further consideration.