A bill mandating background checks for gun purchases, prohibiting armor piercing bullets and taxing firearm sales has been introduced in the Nevada Assembly.
Opponents of restrictions on ammunition purchases argue that animals that suffer from lead poisoning could be getting it from another source. They cite the fact that incidences of poisoning have not declined despite a ban since 2008 on the use of lead ammunition in the eight-county area where condor recovery is under way.The National Rifle Association has opposed all bans on lead ammo in the past.
A nearly unanimous West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday approved a measure that would repeal a handful of municipal gun control ordinances, affirming the Legislature's supremacy over that area of law.
Supporters of a proposal to expand background checks to private gun sales struggled Monday to secure a final batch of votes that would ensure the bill's passage.Supporters had hoped to consider the measure Monday afternoon but just a handful of votes short, they were forced to delay deliberations until at least Tuesday.
In January, Governor Jack Markell (D) unleashed a five-point plan to subject Delaware to sweeping gun control measures, as reported by NRA-ILA. Last week, the latest of his measures was filed as House Bill 35. HB 35 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee that scheduled a hearing for it this Wednesday, March 13 at 12:30 pm in the House Majority Hearing Room in Legislative Hall and public comment will be accepted.
The Texas House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety will hold public hearings on the NRA-supported measures listed below this Thursday, March 14, in Room E2.010 of the Capitol Extension in Austin. This committee normally meets at 8:00 am, but with their full agenda, it is the intention of the chairman to take testimony on the firearm-related measures after the House adjourns from its floor session early in the afternoon. Please contact committee members and urge them to support these important pro-Second Amendment bills.
On March 5, Senate Bill 69 passed out of the state Senate by a 21-3 vote. Introduced by state senators Will Espero (D-19), Rosalyn Baker (D-6), Brickwood Galuteria (D-12) and Josh Green (D-3), SB 69 was originally a gun buy-back bill, but has since evolved into a firearm registration and background check bill. In its current state, SB 69 will require fingerprinting and processing through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”) in addition to the already existing registration requirement on ALL firearms brought into the state. It will also allocate an unspecified amount of money to each county to process these mandated background checks during a time when budgets and Hawaii’s economy are already strained.
Your National Rifle Association, in conjunction with the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, hosted a critical Lobby Day today. Over 3,000 Second Amendment activists descended on Hartford to communicate to their state legislators that they oppose legislation that would infringe on their Right to Keep and Bear Arms and inhibit their inherent right to self-defense.
The Wyoming Legislature concluded its 2013 session with mixed results for law-abiding gun owners. Although one pro-hunting reform was passed and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead (R), two more pro-gun reforms were left on the Senate’s calendar and defeated through deceptive procedural tactics without receiving a fair vote.
Today, NRA-backed House Bill 2760, sponsored by Delegate Rupie Phillips (D-24), passed in the House of Delegates by a 94-4 vote.
Senate Bill 76, introduced by state Senator James Settelmeyer (R-17), passed in the Nevada Senate unanimously on March 4. Under this bill, a CCW applicant would only have to qualify with one handgun. Current law requires that CCW applicants qualify with both a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver, should they wish to carry both kinds of handguns. SB 76 has been referred to the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
On Friday, Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) signed into law legislation authorizing local school boards to allow armed teachers, staff or volunteers in schools. House Bill 1087, introduced by state Representative Scott Craig (R-33) and cosponsored by more than 25 other state legislators, passed in the state House by a 42-to 27 vote on January 29. The state Senate approved an amended version of HB 1087 by a 21 to 14 vote on February 27, and the House concurred with the Senate amendments by a 40-19 vote on March 4. This bill will take effect on July 1, 2013.
Gun control advocates have until this Wednesday, March 13, to move House Bill 1588 out of the state House of Representatives. It is imperative that you contact your state representatives NOW and urge them to oppose House Bill 1588, the so-called “universal background check” bill.
Tomorrow, March 12 at 6:00 pm, the Glendale City Council will be considering adoption of the most restrictive firearm possession ordinance in California. What began as a few council members’ desire to end the longstanding Glendale Gun Show, a show with a spotless safety history, has morphed into an all-out assault on firearm possession within the City of Glendale. This proposed ordinance would prohibit possession and sale of firearms on all city-owned property except roadways, and even some private property.
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce this year's Annual Meetings and Exhibits to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas from May 3-5, 2013.
From Montana to Louisiana, these anxious voters have made at least six Democratic senators a little uneasy heading into next year's election season. Both sides are aware that gun owners' rights are taking shape as a campaign issue that could shift the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.
Efforts are underway in Congress and at least half a dozen states, including California, to raise taxes on firearms or ammunition to pay for programs targeting gun violence.In Congress, a group of Democrats, led by Rep. Linda T. Sanchez of Lakewood, is pushing for an additional 10% tax on handgun purchases.
A far reaching package of Democrat sponsored gun control bills will move closer to becoming law -- or be halted -- Monday when the Colorado Senate reconvenes.Democrats hold a 20 15 majority in the Senate and were able to advance five bills Friday, despite more than 12 hours of impassioned floor debate largely from Republicans assailing the measures as flawed and ineffective.Two bills, dealing with liability for assault style weapons and a ban of concealed firearms on college campuses, were spiked by their sponsors Friday because they lacked the votes to pass the Senate.
The Democratic sponsor of a bill to ban concealed firearms on colleges in Colorado defeated his own proposal amid strong opposition from Republicans and gun rights advocates, while other measures will move ahead.Boulder Sen. Rollie Heath on Friday moved to postpone the bill until after the Legislature adjourned for the year, a procedure that kills the bill.
Gun rights advocates who have long lobbied for more concealed weapons in North Carolina are now seeking more concealed records, too.