Collectively, the State Senate and Assembly passed 20 bills within a 24-hour period Monday and Tuesday, touching on everything from placing armed guards in schools across the state to banning the possession of bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire almost as fast as machine guns. But the approach of each chamber’s legislation left little hope for common ground, with the Republican-led Senate emphasizing security and school safety, and the Democrat-dominated Assembly pushing to strengthen background checks, seize guns from dangerous individuals and prevent domestic abusers from obtaining weapons.
The House voted 178-144 Tuesday to prevent the introduction of a bill that would have prohibited those under age 21 from buying any type of gun.
On March 6th, the West Virginia state Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to pass House Bill 4187. It had previously passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 85-14 and now heads to the Senate floor for further consideration. Please contact your state Senator and urge them to SUPPORT HB 4187! Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.
Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun legislators may attempt to use political maneuvers in order to push through gun control legislation on Thursday, March 8th. Please contact your state Senator and Representative and urge them to stand strong in support of the Second Amendment and reject any attempts by anti-gun legislators to use political maneuvers to move gun control legislation. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state legislators. Anti-gun legislators may attempt to move the following bills on Thursday:
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee passed Senate File 71, and the Senate Agriculture Committee amended and passed House Bill 168 to mirror SF 71.
Can anyone imagine a major newspaper running an op-ed justifying public ignorance on public policy? Actually, not merely justifying the ignorance, but rather arguing that facts only help smother discourse rather than enhance it. It’s improbable. Then again, this is the gun debate. And one side benefits from policy illiteracy.
On Thursday, March 8th, a number of resolutions and concurrent resolutions will be heard to request the Congressional Delegation of Hawaii to vote against any national reciprocity legislation. The state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs Committee will be hearing Senate Concurrent Resolution 9 and Senate Resolution 7 and the state House Committee on Public Safety will be hearing House Concurrent Resolution 37 and House Resolution 29. Please contact members of the committees and urge them to OPPOSE these anti-gun resolutions. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
Last week, the Vermont Legislature passed several gun control measures before Friday's "crossover" deadline.
The National Rifle Association says Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin’s call to eliminate the organization from the gun-permitting process in Connecticut is political posturing. “No organization in the world does more to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms than the NRA,’’ said spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen. “The NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best training available for anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection.”
Police cars surrounded my high school as I walked fast across the street to the science building. Eyes were glancing in many directions. The slight panic—bordering on hysteria—was obvious.
On Thursday, March 8, the Delaware House is scheduled to consider House Bill 300. Previously, HB 300 was released from the House Committee with amendments that walked back some of the more extreme aspects of the legislation.
Last week, your NRA-ILA joined our state association, the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, and dozens of other New Jersey gun owners in testifying against a package of seven gun control bills which were heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after deputies say a homeowner held him at gunpoint in his garage.
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called for a national gun confiscation program in a syndicated column through Black Press USA on Monday.
An Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart discriminated against the 20-year-old when they refused to sell him a rifle.
As stores rush to impose a minimum age of 21 for gun purchases, some Second Amendment supporters say like-minded people should consider mounting legal challenges, saying the companies may have a hard time defending against claims of age discrimination for a core constitutional right.
John Locke described the right of self-defense as a “fundamental law of nature.” It is an unalienable right every bit as essential to human liberty as the right to speak. Indeed, when a person experiences an actual threat, the need to exercise that right of self-defense becomes more immediately primal and deeply felt than any other constitutional right.
The Academy Awards registered Sunday what may be an all-time television ratings low for a politically charged broadcast that featured a slate of nominated movies few viewers had ever seen.
Gun control activist Shannon Watts thinks people who want a gun for self-defense are motivated by “paranoia” and that white privilege helps white women with guns feels safe.
On Saturday, March 3rd, the Oregon Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2018 Legislative Session.