Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a gun control bill that would have reduced the permitted size of ammunition magazines, saying it would do nothing to reduce gun violence.
Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed into law Senate Bill 745, sponsored by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18) and handled in the House by state Representative Jay Houghton (R-43). SB 745 includes improved right to carry language and technical corrections related to the 2013 transition of the concealed carry permit issuance process to the sheriffs.
Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed A.2006/S.993, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6) and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37). This legislation sought to arbitrarily lower New Jersey’s magazine restriction from fifteen rounds to ten. New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that already has a restriction on the number of rounds permitted.
Public safety officers armed with semi-automatic pistols will patrol Idaho State University for the first time on Tuesday to safeguard students and staff, in response to a new state law allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.
The largest gun-rights organization in Massachusetts reported Tuesday morning that it is hopeful about the future of a new gun control bill after its members met to voice concerns over an initial draft with House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
As a result of an in-depth debate between the National Rifle Association and the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR), the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) has joined the Washington State Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (WSLEFIA) in opposing the 18-page gun control measure, Initiative 594, on the Washington ballot this fall.
House Bill 2578, signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback (R) on April 22, went into effect today, July 1. HB 2578 includes many important protections for gun owners in Kansas and does the following:
Today, July 1, two NRA-backed bills that were passed in the Idaho Legislature and signed into law by Governor Butch Otter (R) during the 2014 legislative session will take effect. The NRA believes it is important that all citizens in Idaho understand the basic legal parameters of each of these new laws. We encourage all individuals who wish to take advantage of the expansion of those laws to read the following descriptions.
House Bill 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history, goes into effect today, July 1.
The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle on Monday to the governor of South Carolina, its new home.
Tomorrow, July 1, the following pro-gun/pro-hunting laws will take effect in Virginia:
The 2014 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature was another successful one for NRA members. Thanks to your persistent constituent contact and the outstanding pro-Second Amendment leadership of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R) and House Speaker Philip Gunn (R), several key NRA-backed measures were passed and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R) and take effect tomorrow:
Tomorrow, July 1, Senate Bill 1774 and Senate Bill 1777 will take effect in Tennessee.
Tomorrow, July 1, multiple pro-hunting laws will go into effect. As previously reported, Senate Bills 472, 473 and 966 were signed into law on May 15:
Tomorrow, July 1, Senate Bill 229 goes into effect. As previously reported, SB 229 protects law-abiding gun owners from becoming unintentional felons by allowing legally possessed firearms to be locked in a vehicle, out of plain sight, while parked on school property.
Looking down the wrong end of a telescope gives you an entirely mistaken perspective on the universe. The Los Angeles Daily News allowed Tim Rutten to publish an opinion piece (The dangerous illusion of Americans and their guns, May 30, 2014) that displayed just such an inverted perspective on the topic of the social utility of guns in American society.
Bars, houses of worship, and other public establishments are wrestling with what to do about a new law in Georgia that starting on Tuesday dramatically will expand gun-permit holders' right to carry weapons where people congregate.
A man has been ordered jailed until his trial on charges that he was involved in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed the botched federal gun sting known as Operation Fast and Furious.
The Pennsylvania Senate returns to session tomorrow, Sunday, and may consider and vote on House Bill 1750, legislation that would ban pigeon shooting in the Commonwealth. It is critical that you contact your state Senator immediately and urge him or her to vote against the criminalization of this traditional shooting sport.