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NRA Feed - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 15:23
With only two days left in the 2014 regular legislative session, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has made his first attempt to limit the legal use of firearms in Virginia by returning an amendment to House Bill 962 that would further restrict how handguns may be stored in vehicles. Sponsored by Delegate Ben Cline (R-24), HB 962 would codify an Attorney General opinion from 2012 (see here), and a decision of the Virginia Court of Appeals from last year, Doulgerakis v. Com., 737 S.E.2d 40 (Va. Ct. App. 2013). House Bill 962 has passed in the House of Delegates by a 70 to 27 vote as well as in the Senate by a 27 to 13 vote.
NRA Feed - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:49
Yesterday, Senate Bill 317 passed in the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee by a voice vote. SB 317, sponsored by state Senator John Unger (D-16), is a statewide firearms preemption bill which would bring Charleston and three other cities that currently have and enforce local gun control ordinances into uniformity with the rest of the state.
NRA Feed - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 10:00
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre delivered a blistering campaign-style speech Thursday, blaming the media and gun-controlproponents for a decline in American economic standing and for threatening "God-given" gun rights. "You feel it in your heart, you know it in your gut: Something has gone wrong" in America, LaPierre told a packed audience at theConservative Political Action Conference. "Neighborhood streets once filled with skateboards ... and laughter in the air are now filled with silence." LaPierre, who received the loudest applause of any speakers so far at the conference, put the blame squarely on the media and "political elites," saying that Americans feel their freedoms "slipping away."
NRA Feed - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:42
Tomorrow, House Bill 276 is scheduled to be heard in the state House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee at 8:00 a.m. in Room 25 of the House Building. Sponsored by state Representative Curt Oda (R-14), HB 276 would provide that the mere carrying or possession of a holstered or encased firearm does not constitute a violation of the Disorderly Conduct statute.
NRA Feed - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 08:14
Yesterday, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee passed House Bill 1407 and House Bill 1483 by a voice vote. Both bills have already been scheduled for next week’s House Civil Justice Committee agenda. This committee hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 12, at 12:00 noon in House Hearing Room 30 (HHR30) of the state Capitol.
NRA Feed - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:25
Today, the Idaho House of Representatives is expected to consider and vote on Senate Bill 1254. This NRA-backed self-defense bill, sponsored by state Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13), would permit qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho “enhanced” concealed carry license to possess a firearm on public college or university campuses.
NRA Feed - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:04
Today, the South Dakota Senate passed House Bill 1229 by a 26 to 9 vote. HB 1229, introduced by state Representative Timothy Johns (R-31), would ensure that South Dakota state law meets the requirements set forth in the federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) of 2007 and would ensure a strong restoration of rights provision for South Dakotans.
The number of residents holding gun licenses in Massachusetts communities north of Boston climbed last year, continuing a long- term trend, as the state considers stricter laws that would give police chiefs more power to deny licenses to people.
A federal judge on Wednesday allowed Sunnyvale to enforce a voter-approved ban on large-capacity gun magazines, saying it would have little impact on the constitutional right to possess firearms for self-defense. The ruling comes two weeks after another judge rejected gun advocates' attempt to block a similar law in San Francisco.
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens received $1.5 million from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to help process a flood of applications for concealed-weapons permits, though she said she doesn't believe it will be a regular annual request.
A bill aimed at creating an online application for Kentuckians wanting licenses to carry concealed weapons has been passed by the state Senate.
The first steps toward liberalizing Rowan County's concealed carry laws were taken Tuesday by a handful of planning board subcommittee members in a small room at the county office building.
A Senate committee has approved a proposal to let people carry loaded pistols in their vehicles without a concealed carry permit.The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill Wednesday by a 6-2 vote.
NRA Feed - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 14:00
Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) published an article dispelling exaggerated allegations about House Bill 875. HB 875, which we have previously reported on here, is a comprehensive pro-gun reform bill seeking to update Georgia firearms law in numerous ways.
NRA Feed - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:48
Yesterday, March 4, the House General Laws Committee conducted a hearing at which multiple pro-gun bills were presented and testimony was taken. The NRA-ILA would like to give a special thanks to the chairman of this committee, state Representative Caleb Jones (R-50), for allowing this hearing to take place. While the hearing was completed, no votes were taken on any of the bills.
NRA Feed - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:47
Tomorrow, the Idaho House of Representatives is expected to consider and vote on Senate Bill 1254. This NRA-backed self-defense bill, sponsored by state Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13), would permit qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho “enhanced” concealed carry license to possess a firearm on public college or university campuses.
NRA Feed - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:18
On April 4, 2013, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy (D) signed Senate Bill 1160 into law, unleashing one of the most draconian gun control laws in the nation on his constituents. Among other things, the 140-page law bans large classes of firearms and magazines that had been obtained lawfully by tens of thousands of Connecticut residents. Limited grandfather provisions apply to those who registered otherwise banned items before January 1, 2014. Others in possession could face felony penalties for violations. President Obama himself was in Connecticut four days after this bill became law, praising it as a model for the nation.
They did it again. In a battle over the ability to talk guns and makes sales on Facebook with anti-gun advocates like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the National Rifle Association, with its 3 million Facebook supporters, is attempting to temper liberal efforts to rid the site of gun-themed pages.
After almost a month of pressure by Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America (MDA) to get Facebook to "prohibit the private selling or trading of guns on its platforms," Facebook announced "new educational and enforcement measures for commercial activities" that essentially restate what a company spokesperson said a week ago when they announced Facebook is not an online retailer and does not sell anything--including guns.
The NRA enjoys 150 times more support on Facebook than Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That’s why Bloomberg and the gun control groups he funds tried to pressure Facebook into shutting down discussion of Second Amendment issues on its social media platforms. Bloomberg failed. NRA members and our supporters will continue to have a platform to exercise their First Amendment rights in support of their Second Amendment freedoms. – Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action.