The North Dakota Legislature has voted to allow most adults to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, but it's not clear whether the governor will support the move.
Employers can no longer forbid workers from bringing guns on company property if the weapons remain locked in vehicles under a new law that took effect Tuesday.
Yesterday, March 21, the Senate passed anti-gun Senate Bill 115 with a 12-9 vote. SB 115 was sent to the Assembly for further consideration. Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list of places firearms are prohibited from being carried and kept to include public library property. In addition to banning firearms within the library, this prohibition would be extended to include the parking lot as well. This would encompass the onsite “book drop” stations commonly used for returning library materials.
Today, March 21, several firearm- and hunting-related bills were heard and passed by their respective committees.
HB-245 by Rep. Bobby Payne, HB-779 and HB-849 by Rep. Neil Combee will ALL be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:00am. HB-245 Burden of Proof by Rep. Bobby Payne restores the presumption of innocence in self-defense cases by putting the burden of proof BACK ON THE STATE where it belongs. CS/HB-779 Open Carry Protection by Rep. Neil Combee removes the criminal penalties for violations of the open carry law and prohibits a person who has a concealed firearms license from being arrested and charged with a crime if their firearm becomes temporarily exposed to sight of another person. CS/HB-849 Carry on Church Property by Rep. Neil Combee to restore private property rights to churches and to eliminate restrictions that prevent churches from allowing firearms on church property if church property is ever used for any type of schooling.
Currently awaiting consideration by the Oklahoma House of Representatives is House Bill 1803.
Today, House Bill 1169 passed the North Dakota Senate with a 34-13 vote! HB 1169 now heads to Governor Doug Burgum (R) for his consideration.
Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect. Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December. This law is another step forward in protecting the Second Amendment rights of active duty members, employees and law-abiding Ohioans across the Buckeye State.
With this year’s NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia (April 27th-30th), rapidly approaching, your NRA-ILA Grassroots Division would like to invite you to two FREE events that the Grassroots team will be hosting. Both events are great opportunities for attendees to better understand what we have accomplished over the past year, what we face moving forward, and how we can better work together in support of the Second Amendment!
The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.
Yesterday, March 20, the Idaho Senate passed House Bill 93 by a 35-0 vote. Introduced by state Representative Don Cheatham (R-3B) and sponsored on the floor by state Senator Marv Hagedorn (R-14), HB 93 would amend current law by exempting active military members from the requirement that they be Idaho residents in order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit inside city limits. HB 93 would simply allow those who have been trained to defend our country to defend themselves in Idaho by exercising the same rights as residents.
Anti-gun politicians in Trenton have no shortage of schemes to separate people from their firearms.
Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.
Police say an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer fatally shot a suspected intruder at his Redding home. The Redding Police Department says officers first went to a home Sunday after receiving a call about a prowler trying break into it through the back door. The officers didn’t find the suspect. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2nBegn2) that while the officers were still in the area, a call was made from a nearby home owned by a CHP officer, reporting the shooting of an unidentified person trying to break into the house. The suspect was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Redding police say the identity of the suspect will be released after his family is notified. The identity of the off-duty officer will not be released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
A New Chapel Hill grandmother used her pickup truck and 12-gauge shotgun to stop two suspected burglars Sunday. Mary Farmer was standing on her back porch Sunday afternoon when she noticed an unfamiliar truck pull up to her elderly parents’ property. After a few moments of watching, she noticed two men begin to load up their truck with her father’s possessions. “After I noticed they started to load up stuff into their truck, that’s when I drove over there and confronted them. That’s when they tried to leave,” Mrs. Farmer said. As the men attempted to leave the property, Mrs. Farmer pulled a 12-gauge shotgun from her vehicle and held the two men at gunpoint as she called 911.
An off-duty police officer shot an intruder inside his home during an apparent home invasion in New Jersey early Monday morning, according to the Somerset County prosecutor’s office. Gunfire erupted from inside the home at 263 North Fifth Ave. near Knopf Street just after midnight Monday, CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported. The off-duty officer shot the suspected burglar in the chest, prosecutors said.
It was a fight that started inside a downtown Hazleton night spot. It ended on the sidewalk with two people seriously hurt -- one stabbed and one shot. Police in Hazleton say the whole thing started around 2:30 a.m. Monday inside Crystal Barbecue and Lounge on East Broad Street. A man and woman argued inside. The argument moved to the sidewalk. Police said Nelson Hernandez Rivera, 35, stabbed a woman multiple times in the chest. Investigators characterized it as a domestic assault. "We know there is some sort of relationship between the two. It appears it had started inside, came outside. There was some sort of altercation. The female was being stabbed. The security guard attempted to intervene and that's when we had the shot fired," explained Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale. Chief Speziale called the security guard "bona fide and licensed."
Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the committee, said she wanted assurances that Gorsuch would not seek to overturn the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. She and other Democrats are also expected to question Gorsuch on whether he would support gun restrictions, campaign finance laws and environmental regulations.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says the Senate is aiming to confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch before a two-week break that starts April 10.
An Omaha man has lost his federal challenge to the constitutionality of a Nebraska law that bars felons from possessing deadly weapons.