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Oregon: Bills Aimed at Seizing Rights of Law-Abiding Citizens Rescheduled for Tomorrow and More Gun Bills Added to the Schedule
The four anti-gun bills that were supposed to be considered today, Senate Bill 347, Senate Bill 699, Senate Bill 700, Senate Bill 796, have been carried over on the committee agenda to tomorrow and two more guns bills have been added to their schedule. The chairman of the state Senate Judiciary Committee is considering additional amendments to these bills.
The state's gun manufacturers say Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is creating a hostile work environment and essentially driving them out of the state with comments they view as "offensive'' regarding their industry.
Key measures of New York's tough new gun law have kicked in, meaning owners of firearms now reclassified as assault weapons are required to register their guns. There are also new limits on the number of bullets allowed in magazines.
A top official in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration abruptly resigned Monday, becoming the first person to step aside amid a controversy over the way Missouri gathers information about people with concealed gun permits.
Debate on a major overhaul of the of the nation’s gun-control laws is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, but there were still not enough votes late Monday to assure expansion of the national gun background check program for gun sales, which is the centerpiece of the proposal.
Despite grassroots lobbying from you and fellow gun owners, Governor Steve Bullock (D) vetoed HB 304 on Friday, April 12. There are two other pro-gun bills now pending action by Governor Bullock. Please call AND e-mail Governor Steve Bullock today and respectfully urge him to sign House Bills 446 and 459 into law.
Many anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in committee TOMORROW. Call AND e-mail your state legislators TODAY urging them to OPPOSE the bills listed below. Remind them that a criminal by definition does not obey or respect the law and any legislation infringing on gun owners will do nothing to affect criminals or their access to and misuse of firearms. Instead, urge them to focus on meaningful legislation relating to school safety, mental health issues, marketing of violence as entertainment for our children and the collapse of federal prosecutions of violent criminals.
Moments after clearing the first procedural hurdle, Democrats and gun control groups began readying themselves for a potentially more difficult fight: Weeks of Senate debate defending their carefully crafted legislation against possible amendments — particularly a plan to allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons from one state to another — that would kill the bill’s underlying goal.
Supporters of a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks for gun sales are racing to secure Senate votes this week for what would be the most significant gun-control legislation in years. Opponents, meantime, are raising questions about whether the measure would reduce gun violence or could have prevented the recent high-profile shootings, such as in Newtown, Conn., that motivated lawmakers to act.
Even before his most ambitious gun-control proposals were falling by the wayside, President Obama was turning for help to the United Nations. On April 2, the United States led 154 nations to approve the Arms Trade Treaty in the U.N. General Assembly. While much of the treaty governs the international sale of conventional weapons, its regulation of small arms would provide American gun-control advocates with a new tool for restricting rights. Yet because the Constitution requires that two-thirds of the Senate give its advice and consent to any treaty, Second Amendment supporters still have a political route to stop the administration.
NRA Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 14:02
Connecticut: Attention Gun Owners and Sportsmen—You are Immediately Impacted by the State’s New Draconian “Gun Control” Law
NRA Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:00
On April 4, Governor Dan Malloy (D) signed Senate Bill 1160 into law and, as expected, this law contains many onerous and damaging provisions that will only penalize responsible gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut. Some provisions of this law are effective immediately, while others will go into effect in several months. It is critical that you stay tuned to www.nraila.org to understand the impact of this new gun control law. Your NRA is doing everything in its power to reverse this dangerous law that has no affect on criminals and only impacts responsible gun owners and sportsmen in Connecticut.
This week, Governor Lincoln Chaffee (I), Attorney General Peter Kilmartin (D), Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed (D-13) and House Speaker Gordon Fox (D-4) announced the introduction of a package of gun control bills in the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Yesterday, House Bill 6, the School Security Act of 2013, passed in the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee by a voice vote. HB 6 now goes to the Calendar and Rules Committee to be placed on the House floor calendar. A vote on this crucial school security legislation could come early next week. Please contact your state Representative today and respectfully urge him or her to vote for HB 6. Contact information for your state Representative can be found here.
Yesterday, Governor Mike Beebe (D) signed into law Senate Bill 858, introduced by state Senator Jason Rapert (R-35). This new law goes into effect in mid-July and establishes that Arkansas must recognize any valid Right-to-Carry permit issued by another state and replaces the current conditional reciprocity standard. We thank Governor Beebe for signing this important pro-gun reform.
Yesterday, House Bill 533 passed in the Missouri House of Representatives by an overwhelming 126-25 vote. Sponsored by state Representative Jeannie Riddle (R-49), HB 533 would protect the right of a state employee to store a firearm in his or her private vehicle on state property as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible.
Pro-gun legislation that would prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms will be voted on next week by the Arizona Senate. House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), is an important pro-gun reform and your state Senator needs to hear from you TODAY that you support this much-needed improvement in the Grand Canyon State.
NRA Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 09:00
Next Wednesday, April 17, the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice will have its first hearing this legislative session at 9:30 am in House Committee Room 6 of the Capitol Building in Baton Rouge. This Committee will consider a host of firearm legislation, including three egregious anti-gun bills. Please contact members of the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice TODAY and urge them to OPPOSE House Bill 4, House Bill 141 and House Bill 366.
NRA Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 07:00
House Bill 24, common sense self-defense reform legislation, passed in the state Senate yesterday by a 15-4 vote after receiving overwhelming approval by the House of Representatives in a 29-4 vote last month. HB 24 now goes to Governor Sean Parnell (R) for his consideration. Please call and e-mail Governor Parnell today and respectfully urge him to sign HB 24 into law.
Utah: Encourage Senate and House to Stand Strong in Support of Right to Carry and Reconvene for Veto Override Session
NRA Feed - Fri, 04/12/2013 - 07:00
On March 22, Governor Gary Herbert (R) vetoed House Bill 76, sponsored by state Representative John Mathis (R-55). Your immediate help is needed to save this important right to carry reform bill that received overwhelming approval in the state House by a 51 to 18 vote on March 1 and in the state Senate by a 22 to 7 vote on March 13. Legislative leadership has set April 19 as the deadline for your state lawmakers to decide whether or not they will vote to override the Governor’s veto of HB 76.