Last week, the Violence Policy Center shared their analysis of 2016 fatal injury statistics, which are released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and available for public analysis.
The FBI released the first-round of 2017 crime data earlier this week. The Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report covers January through June of 2017 and the results are mixed.
On Tuesday, January 30th, the South Carolina state Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing Senate Bill 449 to enact constitutional carry. Please contact committee members today and urge them to SUPPORT this legislation. Click the “Take Action’ button below to contact committee members.
On Friday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the opening salvo in his attack on the Second Amendment.
As previously reported, a large number of bills were considered in the House Militia, Policing and Public Safety Subcommittee, and subsequently died.
On Thursday, the House Judiciary B Committee reported out House Bill 1083 by Rep. Andy Gipson, advancing the measure to the full House for consideration.
A Senate panel on Thursday pushed forward a redraft of a bill that would allow people to bring guns to churches with attached schools as long as there are no school-sponsored activities going on.
Like many Arkansans, I grew up an avid hunter. I've spent countless hours on deer stands and in duck blinds taking part in Arkansas' great pastime. But one of the biggest thrills I've had as a hunter came on opening day of duck season last year when I was proud to take my 12-year-old grandson, Malcolm, on his first big duck hunt. We hunted on the Cache River and had a great time.
The state government is one of 122 jurisdictions in the nation to join in a “request for information” to gun manufacturers on what steps they are taking to develop smart-gun technology. The RFI has been orchestrated by an ad hoc group, Do Not Stand Idly By, made up primarily of religious leaders.
Lawmakers on Wednesday stripped a bill that would have allowed Hoosiers to carry guns without a license – instead opting for smaller incremental change on firearms regulations.
Assemblyman Ronald Dancer, R-Ocean, says he wants to ensure the safety of people attending religious services with legislation allowing houses of worship to have an armed person on site to protect attendees.
Pro-gun representatives from the National Rifle Association and the Virginia Citizens Defense League argued that the state should not act because the federal government is already reviewing bump stocks.
A House subcommittee shot down multiple gun control bills Thursday.
The federal government plans to introduce new gun control legislation, which is expected to fulfil promises made during the 2015 election campaign, sometime this spring.
Yesterday, January 25th, a House Judiciary Subcommittee passed House Joint Resolution 13 to propose an amendment to the state constitution guaranteeing “the right of the people to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms.” HJR 13 will now go to the House Judiciary Committee, which could take it up for consideration as early as next week. Please contact committee members today and urge them to SUPPORT this resolution. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
West Virginia has hit the ground running. With session having started only two weeks ago, three pro-gun bills have already been introduced. Two of these bills expand where a person can possess their firearm, while the other seeks to reduce fees for obtaining a concealed carry license in the state of West Virginia. Please contact your state Delegate and urge them to support HB 4298, HB 4187 and HB 2922.
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Currently awaiting consideration by the House Municipal and County Government Committee is House Bill 1749.
Yesterday, January 24th, the Indiana House Public Policy Committee passed House Bill 1424 with a vote of 12-1. Sponsored by Representative Timothy Wesco (R-21), the legislation as passed from the committee would extend the duration of the regular License to Carry a Handgun (LCTH) to five years and remove fees for lifetime licenses.
Church Property Rights/Guns on Church Property Bills PASS House and Senate Committees