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Indiana: Victim Defense Bill Needs Your Help

With the end of the Indiana 2017 legislative session approaching, the Senate Judiciary Committee must decide whether they will consider House Bill 1071.  It is imperative that HB 1071 be considered before time runs out.  Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to consider and support HB 1071!

House Passes Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds the House of Representatives today for passing The Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (H.R. 1181), a bill that protects the due process rights of veterans, in a 240-175 vote.

Alabama: Companion Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bill Introduced

This week, House Bill 414, sponsored by state Representative Isaac Whorton (R-38), was introduced as the companion bill to Senate Bill 24, the constitutional/permitless carry bill.  Both HB 414 and SB 24 would eliminate the requirement to obtain a permit in order to lawfully carry.  These bills recognize a law-abiding adult’s unconditional Right to Keep and Bear Arms for self-defense in the manner he or she chooses.  Self-defense situations are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate.  Accordingly, a law-abiding adult’s right to defend himself or herself in such situations should not be conditioned by government-mandated time delays and taxes. 

Iowa: House File 517 Passes Committee and Headed to Senate Floor

On March 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House File 517, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners, with a 10-2 vote and one committee member voting “present.”  HF 517 is now pending consideration by the full Senate.  Your NRA-ILA will keep you updated as this bill is scheduled for a floor vote. 

Homeowner shoots home invasion suspect, 2nd suspect arrested

Police say a fatal shooting Tuesday night at a Moncks Corner home was justified because the homeowner was protecting his family from a home invasion. Police Chief Rick Ollic told reporters Wednesday afternoon their investigation revealed a man the Berkeley County Coroner identified as Elijah A. White, Jr., 30, forced his way into a home on Post Oak Court off Highway 52. White was armed with a handgun and wearing a mask and gloves, he said. "We also retrieved from him rope, which I believe he was going to tie up the victims if he got into the residence, so there was no doubt he was there to do some serious harm to this family," Ollic said. The homeowner fired his gun when White burst into the home, fatally striking him, Ollic said. Police also arrested a woman they say went to the door posing as a representative of a homeowner's association and was wearing a fake badge that read, "HOA."

Two shot in Athens-area home invasion

Two men were shot and killed Sunday near Athens after they invaded a home and attempted to rob two residents, according to Henderson County Sheriff's Office reports.

Suspect arrested after NW Vegas home invasion

A suspect was killed and another was injured and arrested after a home invasion in northwest Las Vegas, according to Las Vegas Metro police. Investigators said they believe a third suspect could be on the run.

ACTION REPORT! Three (3) Good Bills Passed Today 3/15/2017

ACTION # 1:  SB-128, the self-defense bill/burden of proof bill was heard by the full Senate on final passage today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and PASSED 23-15.  The bill will now be sent to the House.  ACTION # 2 HB-779, the bill to protect concealed weapons and firearms license holders from being charges with a crime for temporary and open exposure of a firearm, was heard in the House Criminal Justice Committee today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and PASSED 9-5.   The bill now goes to the House Judiciary Committee.  ACTION # 3:  HB-849 the bill to restore private property rights to churches was heard in the House Criminal Justice Committee today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and PASSED 10-2.  The bill now goes to the House Judiciary Committee.ACTION # 3:  HB-849 the bill to restore private property rights to churcheswas heard in the House Criminal Justice Committee today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and PASSED 10-2.  The bill now goes to the House Judiciary Committee.

Maine Reminder: Several Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings this Friday

On Friday, March 17, the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety will be holding two public hearings on 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.  

Nevada: SB 115 Scheduled for Work Session Tomorrow

Tomorrow, March 16, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a work session to consider Senate Bill 115. 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.

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