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
On Tuesday, January 30 at 5:30pm in Room 1, the Legislature has scheduled a public hearing on three gun bills at the Statehouse.
Yesterday, the Utah Senate Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee passed Senate Bill 16 by a 5-0 vote.
A Chicago man's protest of U.S. gun policy failed to draw supporters outside the firearms industry's biggest annual trade show in Las Vegas.
Floridians could start carrying concealed guns in public schools and in churches if two new bills make their way through the Florida Legislature this year.
Rep. Lawrence McClure (R-Plant City) says the goal of his bill is simple.“House Bill 1419 restores the private property rights of churches and other religious institutions,” he said. “It narrowly amends the concealed weapons and firearms’ licensing law, and says specifically, that churches make their own decisions and may allow persons with licenses to carry firearms to carry on church property for security and protection.”
An Alabama lawmaker wants protections for the use of deadly force to defend churches, and their parishioners.
A proposed new ammunition tax is drawing opposition from Nebraska gun-rights groups, business organizations and advocates for taxpayers and sportsmen.
The Crookston school board is revising its policy on yearbook photos following a controversy that erupted over a student’s request that a photo of him holding his gun be published as his senior photo in the high school yearbook.
Tomorrow, the House of Delegates Militia Policing and Public Safety Subcommittee will hear numerous bills that threaten your Second Amendment rights and your right to self-defense.
As previously reported, Senate Bill 87 received limited testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this week and is scheduled for a vote tomorrow.