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Minnesota: Bill to Prevent the Prohibition of Lead Shot Needs to be Scheduled for Committee Action

Recently, Senate File 263 was offered by state Senator Justin Eichorn (R-05) and co-sponsored by state Senators Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-08), Mark Johnson (R-01), Andrew Lang (R-17) and Thomas Bakk (DFL-03).  This bi-partisan bill would prohibit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources from limiting the use of lead shot in Minnesota.  Last year, your NRA-ILA fought on every level to prevent the DNR from imposing a ban in certain wildlife and wetland areas. SF 263 is exactly what your NRA-ILA was urging the legislature to do before they adjourned. 

New Hampshire: Your Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Becomes Law!

Last week, Senate Bill 12 passed its final vote by the House of Representatives and is currently waiting to be sent to Governor Sununu’s desk for his consideration.  Sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), SB 12 would repeal the license requirement to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, unless a person is otherwise prohibited.  For those who choose to obtain licenses, SB 12 would also increase the length of time in which a license is valid from four years to five years.  Unfortunately, this legislation is under attack by some gun control groups in New Hampshire who oppose the bill and have been spreading misinformation about the bill’s intent.  It is imperative that you contact Governor Sununu to urge him to sign SB 12 into law, and also to set the record straight on constitutional/permitless carry.

New Hampshire: Your Urgent Action Needed to Ensure Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Becomes Law!

Last week, Senate Bill 12 passed its final vote by the House of Representatives and is currently waiting to be sent to Governor Sununu’s desk for his consideration.  Sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), SB 12 would repeal the license requirement to carry a concealed pistol or revolver, unless a person is otherwise prohibited.  For those who choose to obtain licenses, SB 12 would also increase the length of time in which a license is valid from four years to five years.  Unfortunately, this legislation is under attack by some gun control groups in New Hampshire who oppose the bill and have been spreading misinformation about the bill’s intent.  It is imperative that you contact Governor Sununu to urge him to sign SB 12 into law, and also to set the record straight on constitutional/permitless carry.

South Carolina: Pro-Gun Bills Continue to Move through Legislature

One of NRA-ILA’s top priorities this session, H. 3240, was given a Favorable Report by the full House Judiciary Committee yesterday, and will soon be considered by the full House of Representatives.  Introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107), H. 3240 would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits issued by other states.  The bill was amended in Judiciary to clarify that the recognition of permits issued by other states applies only to those permitees who are at least 21 years old, unless they are members of the United States Armed Forces.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT H. 3240 without any amendments that would weaken its goal of establishing true RTC recognition in South Carolina.

South Carolina: Pro-Gun Bills Continue to Move through Legislature

One of NRA-ILA’s top priorities this session, H. 3240, was given a Favorable Report by the full House Judiciary Committee yesterday, and will soon be considered by the full House of Representatives.  Introduced by state Representative Alan Clemmons (R-107), H. 3240 would establish that South Carolina recognizes all valid Right-to-Carry (RTC) permits issued by other states.  The bill was amended in Judiciary to clarify that the recognition of permits issued by other states applies only to those permitees who are at least 21 years old, unless they are members of the United States Armed Forces.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT H. 3240 without any amendments that would weaken its goal of establishing true RTC recognition in South Carolina.

Senate nixes Obama-era gun rule

The Senate nixed an Obama-era rule that could block some people receiving Social Security disability benefits from being able to buy a gun.  Senators voted 57-43 to strike down a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI's background check system.  The database is used to determine eligibility for buying a firearm.  The Senate's move will send the resolution of disapproval — which passed the House last week — to President Trump's desk, where he is expected to sign it. 

Victim, alleged robber identified in second shooting in Glen Oaks in less than 12 hours

Deputies responded to the scene of a fatal shooting in the Glen Oaks area. This is the second shooting in that area in less than 12 hours. Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were called to 7700 block of Glenlea Ave. shortly after noon. The initial report indicates that the shooting was the result of an attempted robbery. The suspected robber, and the victim of the shooting, has been identified as Terione Dominique Williams, 19. "According to reports, the suspect pushed his way inside a residence and robbed the occupants at gunpoint," states Casey Rayborn Hicks, Public Information Officer for EBRSO." The adult male victim allegedly retrieved his gun and fired shots at the suspect. Once hit, the suspect fled on foot and died a short distance from the residence as a result of his injuries." This latest shooting happened roughly two blocks from the location of another fatal shooting that happened at roughly 2:30 a.m. The first shooting happened at roughly 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. The victim was found shot to death near the corner of Matthews St. and Maplewood Dr. At this time deputies do not believe the shootings are connected.

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