On Wednesday night, gun owners turned out at the Statehouse in Providence in a massive showing of opposition to the sweeping gun control package being championed by Governor Lincoln Chaffee (I), Attorney General Peter Kilmartin (D) and a handful of state lawmakers. The House Judiciary Committee hearing lasted into the early morning hours Thursday. This committee affirmed that all of the gun bills under consideration will be “held for further study,” which means the committee did not pass the bills, but reserves the right to revisit this legislation anytime during the session.
House Bill 937, a comprehensive firearms reform bill, is scheduled to be considered on the North Carolina House floor this Monday, May 6. This legislation seeks to make a number of important pro-gun reforms including, but not limited to: Allowing Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) holders to lawfully carry their personal protection firearm into a restaurant that serves alcohol. Removing the prohibition on CHP holders from carrying into a place where tickets are sold for admission and would fix the problem of anti-gun localities overstepping their authority regarding restricting CHP holders from carrying firearms into locally controlled parks. Addressing some issues regarding firearms in a vehicle, as well as certain firearm issues on campus grounds.
Yesterday, Senate Bill 286 passed in the Alabama House of Representatives by an overwhelming 74-27 vote. Sponsored by state Senators Scott Beason (R-17) and Roger Bedford (D-6) and state Representative Ed Henry (R-9), SB 286 will now return to the state Senate for a concurrence vote expected next Tuesday, May 7. Please contact your state Senator and urge him or her to vote to concur with the House amendments to this critical pro-gun reform. Click here for help identifying your state Senator and his or her contact information.
NRA Members rolled up their sleeves and went to work at today's NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop, held in conjunction with NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas. Though many attendees were home state Texans, NRA members were represented from states all across the country. Diversity in geography notwithstanding, all were united in a singular mission--learning what MORE they could do to protect and preserve our Second Amendment rights!
The assault on our Second Amendment rights continues with anti-gun bills moving through the California Legislature. Unfortunately, there are several anti-gun bills that have been scheduled to be considered on the state Senate and Assembly floor with more anti-guns bills scheduled to be heard in their respective state Senate and Assembly committee. Please call and e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman, along with members of the respective state Senate and Assembly committee urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun measures below.
Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has just begun.
President Obama vowed Thursday during a press conference in Mexico City that the White House would continue pushing for an expansion of background checks to cover firearms purchases online and at gun shows.
Vice President Joe Biden is planning a new gun control offensive -- one he told a group of law enforcement officials he hasn't informed President Barack Obama about yet.Biden, who will appear Friday night at a South Carolina Democratic dinner, told the officials during a meeting Thursday that he is planning trips around the country to stump for the expanded background checks and gun trafficking laws that failed to pass the Senate last month.
The Delaware Senate narrowly passed amended legislation Thursday that would require gun owners to call police if they lost or had their weapon stolen.
By close votes Thursday, a legislative committee supported expanding mandatory background checks on gun show purchases and rejected a proposal to allow Mainers to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.
The Alabama House has approved a bill that allows gun owners to carry a pistol in their vehicle.The House voted 74-27 to pass the legislation. It now goes back to the Senate to approve changes made to the legislation in the House.
Senate Bill 69 as amended by the conference committee was given its final approval by both legislative chambers on Monday. The state Senate voted 23-1 and the state House voted 48-3 to send this anti-gun legislation to Governor Neil Abercrombie. This is your last chance to stop this bill! Contact the Governor IMMEDIATELY and urge him to veto Senate Bill 69.
This legislative session marked huge victories for gun owners and sportsmen in the Mountain State as four critical pro-gun reforms were passed in the West Virginia Legislature.
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) who failed to fill out the NRA-PVF candidate questionnaire in his last election, has recently demonstrated an anti-gun and anti-veteran position, by revoking reciprocity with Florida for concealed weapons and firearms license holders.
A robber toting a shotgun entered Sandie’s Beer Wine and Spirits in Irvington, Ala., put the gun to the owner’s head and demanded the money in the register. The owner responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminal, striking him in the torso and causing him to flee in a getaway car. Police captured the robber a short time later. Recalling the incident to local media, the owner stated, “He had a shotgun and held it to my head. I saw my life passing by and I thought I wasn’t going to see my kids anymore. That’s when I got really angry. That’s when I went after him.”
Young people have helped push the gay marriage issue to the forefront, with so many voters 30 and under supporting marriage equality that Republicans have been forced to accept -- or at least re examine -- the matter. Sticking to an anti gay rights agenda could cost the GOP votes down the road, and many Republicans are wisely seeing that on a purely political basis, things need to change.The same trend, however, is not mirrored on the matter of gun control. According to a recent study by Harvard University's Institute of Politics, voters aged 18 29 are not clamoring for more gun control, even after the tragedies in Colorado and at Sandy Hook elementary school.
Gun control legislation that would ban the sale of high capacity ammunition magazines is headed to the full House for consideration following a 3 2 House committee vote Wednesday.
House Speaker Paul Thissen decided Wednesday that the Minnesota House won't vote on any gun control bills this year, a major priority for many Democrats coming into the legislative session but one that got stymied by divisions in the party over access to guns.
The sweeping gun control measure signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and hailed by Democratic leaders has a surprising critic: Hollywood.Officials in the movie and television industry say the new laws could prevent them from using the lifelike assault weapons and high capacity magazines that they have employed in shows like "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and films like "The Dark Knight Rises."
You can tell the conservatives liberals fear most because they start being automatically referred to as "discredited." Ask Sen. Ted Cruz. But no one is called "discredited" by liberals more often than the inestimable economist John Lott, author of the groundbreaking book "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws."Lott's economic analysis of the effect of concealed carry laws on violent crime is the most thoroughly vetted study in the history of economics, perhaps in the history of the world.