Please attend the Pleasant Hill Planning Commission’s special meeting this Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. This commission will be reconsidering an anti-gun ordinance and pro-gun supporters need to voice their opposition to this ordinance. Last fall, Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael G. Harris introduced a radical revision to the city’s municipal code, adding significant restrictions and regulations on FFLs operating in the city. The ordinance was an obvious response to a national Brady Campaign crusade against legitimate in-home FFLs. This group put out the following “call to arms” in 2012 during the lead up to the last round of elections in Pleasant Hill:
Below is a link to a youtube video of some of the Testimony before the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 17, 2014. It shows the Florida Sheriffs Association OPEN OPPOSITION to your right to carry your firearms with you during a mandatory evacuation under a declared state of emergency.
Unfortunately, today the state Senate voted to indefinitely postpone the “Mason Permitless Carry Amendment” to Legislative Document 222 by a 19-14 vote.
House Bill 128, sponsored by state Representative Bob Damron (D-39), passed in the state Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee with a committee amendment, and was then passed on the Senate floor by a 37-1 vote.
The state House of Representatives is expected to consider House Bill 2011 when is reconvenes on Monday, March 31. Sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), HB 2011 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
Since 1996, the so-called "Lautenberg Amendment" (named for its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)), has banned the acquisition or possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence." Applicable crimes are limited to those that have "as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon" and that are committed by persons with a specified relationship to the victim, such as a current or former spouse or a parent. The prohibition applies no matter when the offense occurred and can include convictions that predated the 1996 law.
As we reported last week, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), sponsor of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" magazine "ban" of 1994-2004, is asking President Barack Obama to direct the BATFE to reinterpret a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prohibit the importation of various semi-automatic firearms and their parts.
This week's outrage comes to us by way of Rhode Island; from the Rhode Island State House, as a matter of fact. It was there, at the State House, that State Sen. Josh Miller (D-Cranston, Warwick) had one of those defining moments.
Last Friday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) expressed to the audience of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher that he hopes the Democratic Party come outs, not just in favor of more gun control, but against the Second Amendment itself. This is merely the latest episode of an elected official pulling back the curtain on the extreme contempt with which some politicians view the Second Amendment.
Fairfax, VA – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an important pro-gun bill into law, which repeals the previous state ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. Senate Bill 610 earned bipartisan support clearing the House by a vote of 103 to 6, and the Senate by a vote of 36 to 2.
Being good Americans, we take the position that anyone who is arrested and charged with multiple crimes is innocent until proven guilty. That's more than California state senator Leland Yee (D) has done for gun owners in the past.
Defensive gun uses far outnumber suicides with guns and the availability of guns has no effect on suicide rates. Nevertheless, from time to time over the last 28 years, gun control supporters have tried to discourage people from owning guns by suggesting that gun suicides outnumber defensive gun uses.
The fourth week of the Legislative Session was also productive. However, on Thursday (3/27/14) the Florida Sheriffs Association, came out publicly in open opposition to Second Amendment rights.
After the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many in the American media insisted that the tragedy should prompt a "conversation about gun control." These articles were written as if there had never been such a conversation. In fact, the issue had been debated for decades. Given the results, I argued, there was no reason to presume that a new conversation would end in more gun control. That conversation has now come and gone.The result?
Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.
A House committee on Thursday expanded a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons during emergencies even if they don't have a license to carry.
The bill, LD 222, sponsored by Rep. Timothy Marks, D-Pittston, a retired state trooper, had been hammered out in committee for more than a year. It passed along party lines, 82-54, with majority Democrats joined by a handful of Republicans.
A Georgia gun rights bill will expand your right to carry a gun into a church, bar or airport if approved. House Bill 60 passed in the House and Senate and sits on Governor Nathan Deal's desk to be signed into law.
Last week, the Hawaii Senate Water and Land Committee passed House Bill 1902 with amendment SD1 by a 7 to 1 vote. As introduced by state Representative Cindy Evans (D-7), HB 1902 originally intended to integrate a no net loss policy for public hunting lands in Hawaii. However, as amended by the Senate Water and Land Committee, it has now been stripped of its purpose and instead only creates a hunting advisory council. Protection of hunting lands for future generations is of the utmost importance to the NRA, to sportsmen and to conservation across the Aloha State.