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Florida Alert! Florida Sheriffs Association Continues Opposition to Right to Bear Arms

Yesterday, Tuesday, 4/1/2014, SB-296 by Senator Jeff Brandes was heard in the Senate Military & Veterans Affairs Committee and PASSED by a vote of 5-4.  SB-296 is the Senate version of HB-209 that was under attack by the Florida Sheriffs Association in the House Judiciary Committee (passed 17-1) last week and continued to be under attack in the Senate.

Gun bills face Louisiana lawmakers

Several gun regulation bills to allow off-duty law enforcement officers and concealed carry permit holders to bring their firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be heard Wednesday (April 2) in the House Criminal Justice Committee.

Nebraska: Critical Emergency Powers Legislation Passes General File in Senate

Today, the state Legislature passed unanimously the General File reading of the amended form of Legislative Bill 390 with additional amendments.  Introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), LB 390 would strike the word “firearms” from the list of items the Governor may suspend during a declared state of emergency.  

Iowa: Encourage Senate to Consider and Pass Pro-Firearms Legislation

As previously reported, House File 2381 -- NRA-supported legislation to legalize suppressors in Iowa – has faced many uphill battles during this legislative session.  The NRA and the Iowa Firearms Coalition have worked ceaselessly with members of the state House of Representatives and state Senate to advance firearms freedoms for Iowans, but unfortunately, the current Iowa General Assembly is set to once again continue a trend of failing to send strong Second Amendment legislation to the Governor for enactment.

Iowa: Encourage Senate to Consider and Pass Pro-Firearms Legislation

As previously reported, House File 2381 -- NRA-supported legislation to legalize suppressors in Iowa – has faced many uphill battles during this legislative session.  The NRA and the Iowa Firearms Coalition have worked ceaselessly with members of the state House of Representatives and state Senate to advance firearms freedoms for Iowans, but unfortunately, the current Iowa General Assembly is set to once again continue a trend of failing to send strong Second Amendment legislation to the Governor for enactment.

Kentucky: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Goes to Governor

Yesterday, the Kentucky House of Representatives voted to concur on House Bill 128, as amended by the state Senate, by a 92-6 vote.  This important pro-gun reform legislation passed in the state Senate last Thursday by a 37-1 vote.  HB 128 will now be sent to Governor Steve Beshear (D) for his signature.

Armed homeowner fights off armed home invaders, The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, N.D. 03/31/14

Jeff Gegelman was at home in Golden Valley, N.D. when three men in a car drove onto his property, then knocked on his door. Suspicious, Gegelman retrieved a .22-caliber pistol and watched as the men returned to the vehicle, and then as two of the men returned to the house. The pair of men then forced open the door, at which point Gegelman leveled his gun at the intruders and told them, “You came to the wrong house today.” Gegelman and the home invaders exchanged fire, resulting in wounds to both Gegelman and one of the intruders. Following the exchange, the criminals fled, but not before Gegelman was able to record the license plate of the car they were driving. Police captured the wounded home invader a short time later, as he was seeking medical attention. Gegelman has been released from the hospital, and has told a local news outlet that he intends to acquire “a bigger gun and more bullets.” 

Challenge to Colorado gun laws begins in federal court

A constitutional challenge of Colorado's new gun laws began in U.S. District Court Monday and will stretch for two weeks as Second Amendment advocates try to eliminate magazine limits and universal background checks.

Pennsylvania: Bill would strengthen preemption

A bill pending in the state House of Representatives will open the door for lawsuits against Lancaster city and 29 other Pennsylvania municipalities.The bill, which is scheduled for debate Monday, would allow any Pennsylvania gun owner or a membership organization such as the National Rifle Association to sue municipalities with ordinances regulating firearms or ammunition.

Minnesota: Suppression of Political Speech Legislation a Major Threat to Minnesotans

House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, continue to move quickly through the Minnesota legislature and could be voted on at any time by either chamber.  These flawed and dangerous bills overreach to impose excessive regulatory burdens and pose a grave risk to freedom of speech in Minnesota.  

Connecticut: Important Gun Rally at the Capitol This Saturday

This is an important reminder to attend the Rally at the state Capitol on Saturday, April 5, where we will gather together to mark the one-year anniversary of the enactment of SB 1160.  This onerous legislation, which bans commonly owned semi-automatic firearms, requires registration of gun owners, and limits magazine capacity, passed in the state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Dan Malloy (D) last year.

Louisiana: House Committee Scheduled to Hear Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Legislation in Baton Rouge This Week

This Wednesday, April 2, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will hold a public hearing on two NRA-supported measures which seek to clarify that concealed handgun permit holders may possess firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol: House Bill 72, sponsored by state Representative Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie) and House Bill 20, sponsored by state Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City) . Also on Wednesday, this House committee will hear a strongly NRA-opposed measure, House Bill 13.  Sponsored by state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), HB 13 would impose a mandatory training requirement on anybody purchasing a firearm.

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