Gun rights advocates and those seeking stricter enforcement and regulation say the state’s laws regarding guns are confusing. Even judges expected to enforce some of the laws have trouble.Now, there could be more changes on the way.
Texans wanting to obtain or renew a license to carry a handgun would pay significantly less to do so under a proposal unanimously approved by the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee Monday. The measure now heads to the full Senate.
Legislators sent Utah Gov. Gary Herbert a handful of gun bills that both tighten and loosen oversight on firearms. Nearly two weeks after the legislative session wrapped up, lawmakers are waiting to see what Herbert will do on this diverse collection of proposals.
Today, March 20, the Ventura City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance that increases the storage and security requirements placed on firearm and ammunition dealers. This
Senate Bill 115 had its second reading today and will be eligible for third reading and a vote by the full Senate as early as tomorrow, March 21. It is imperative that you contact your state Senator and urge them to oppose SB 115!
Senate Bill 1026, a bill which would create the crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm, was introduced last week by state Senator Chuck Riley (D-15), state Representative Barbara Smith Warner (D-45) and state Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-46). This bill would essentially take away one's inherent right to self-defense by requiring individuals to lock-up their firearms, or render them inoperable. Failure to do so would be punishable by up to five years imprisonment, a fine of up to $125,000, or both.
Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 on second reading.
Tomorrow, Senate Bill 388 will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On Friday, March 24, the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will be holding a work session to consider several pro- and anti-gun bills. Please contact members of the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and urge them to support the following pro-gun bills and oppose the following anti-gun bills.
On Wednesday, March 22, the House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee has scheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 7.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended do-pass to House Bill 1169 by a 4-2 vote. HB 1169 could go to the Senate floor as early as tomorrow. Please contact your state Senator and politely urge them to SUPPORT HB 1169!
Last week, state Senator Shay Shelnutt (R-17) introduced Senate Bill 330. SB 330 would allow a Sheriff to issue or renew a pistol permit to or for a person residing in any county in the state. This bill enables residents to obtain permits in neighboring counties, where fees may be significantly less expensive.
Last week, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 37, a bill which would prohibit employers from banning lawfully possessed handguns in the vehicles of employees with valid Concealed Handgun Carry Licenses (CHCL). Introduced by state Senator Alan Clark (R-13), SB 37 passed with a 24-7 vote. This bill is now in the House Judiciary Committee where it awaits consideration.
Tomorrow, the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee will begin to hear numerous pro-gun and anti-gun bills.
Last week, Governor Dennis Daugaard vetoed House Bill 1072, NRA-ILA backed permitless/constitutional carry legislation.
Tomorrow, the Vermont House of Representatives is scheduled to consider and vote on gun control legislation, H.422.
A published report says Chicago's U.S. Attorney's office has stepped up gun prosecution cases, but the office lags behind those in other cities plagued by gun violence.
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Healey issued a directive making tens of thousands of legal gun owners felons overnight. She overstepped her constitutional authority and infringed on Second Amendment rights by outlawing so-called copycat guns. One lawsuit filed by the National Sports Shooting Foundation and another filed by the Gun Owners Action League and the National Rifle Association. What did she think would happen? These lawsuits are costly. We have to pay for them as well. This is probably another reason why Healey needs more funds.
To what extent should ordinary citizens become involved in stopping violent crime and terrorism?This question has become more relevant in the age of what the police call the active shooter. For decades, law enforcement agencies, particularly big city police departments, have urged residents not to become involved, give robbers what they want, don’t fight back, call 911. According to John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, people who resist criminals with a gun are more likely to survive unscathed than those who do not resist at all. There are now more than 14 million U.S. residents who have licenses to carry handguns for self-defense.
One measure would have allowed carrying concealed weapons in the state without a permit. The second proposed allowing carriers of an enhanced permit to carry concealed weapons at the state capitol.