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Ohio: Suppressor Bill Passes House, Goes to Senate

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:25
Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 234 by a 76 to 15 vote.  HB 234 will now be sent to the state Senate where it awaits committee assignment and consideration.  Please contact your state Senator in support of this pro-gun legislation.  
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Ohio: Suppressor Bill Passes House, Goes to Senate

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:25
Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 234 by a 76 to 15 vote.  HB 234 will now be sent to the state Senate where it awaits committee assignment and consideration.  Please contact your state Senator in support of this pro-gun legislation.  
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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Stalled in House

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 15:30
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recessed until next week without acting on House Bill 2011, critical firearms preemption legislation.  Sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), HB 2011 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption statute to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
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Colorado: Bill to Repeal Restrictions on Rifle and Shotgun Purchases Passes House and Heads to Governor

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:35
Today, Senate Bill 135 passed the Colorado House of Representatives by a 61-1 vote and now heads to Governor John Hickenlooper’s (D) desk for his consideration.  SB 135, sponsored by state Senator Greg Brophy (R-1), would repeal restrictions in state law relating to the purchase and sale of rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, and permit the purchase and sale of firearms in states not bordering Colorado by both residents and non-residents.
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Nebraska: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:50
LB 699 repeals an outdated state firearms statute and brings state law into conformity with federal law by allowing Nebraska residents to purchase long guns in non-contiguous states.  This long-overdue reform will align Nebraska with forty other states that already allow their residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, provided that the purchase or transfer complies with state and federal law.  
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Nebraska: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:50
LB 699 repeals an outdated state firearms statute and brings state law into conformity with federal law by allowing Nebraska residents to purchase long guns in non-contiguous states.  This long-overdue reform will align Nebraska with forty other states that already allow their residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in non-contiguous states, provided that the purchase or transfer complies with state and federal law.  
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Opinion: Bullet restrictions - It’s all about politics, not safety

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:00
New Jersey's latest legislation restricting firearms magazine capacity to 10 rounds from 15 isn’t about violence prevention, it’s about confiscating hardware from law-abiding citizens. It is based on the fantasy that we will all somehow be safer if we just wave a magic wand and remove a certain tool from society.
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Miss. creating tax-free weekend for guns, ammo

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:00
Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September.
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Kansas Senate passes preemption bill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:00
A Kansas proposal seen by the National Rifle Association as a model for stripping cities and counties of the power to regulate firearms and nullify existing local gun ordinances is on track to clear the state Legislature quickly after the Senate approved it Wednesday.
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Louisiana: Bill would respect Right-to-Carry in restaurants

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 19:00
Concealed-handgun permit holders and armed off-duty police officers would be able to enter restaurants serving alcohol if lawmakers agree to a bill backed Wednesday by the House Criminal Justice Committee.
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Tennessee: NRA-Supported Bills Still Moving in the General Assembly

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:34
On Monday, the Tennessee Senate was scheduled to consider Senate Bill 2031.  The bill sponsor, state Senator Joey Hensley (R-28), substituted House Bill 1483, sponsored by state Representative Debra Moody (R-81), for SB 2031.  The Senate passed the HB 1483 substitute by a 28 to 2 vote and returned it to the House for concurrence on that substitute.  HB 1483 would remove all grandfathered local ordinances and resolutions enacted before April 8, 1986 relating to the prohibition or regulation of possession, transportation or storage of firearms and firearm ammunition by Handgun Carry Permit (HCP) holders.
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Virginia: Two More Positive Bills Signed into Law

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:20
Yesterday, two more pro-gun/pro-hunting bills, House Bill 357 and Senate Bill 154, were signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe (D).  
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Kansas: Legislature to Consider Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:05
Today, the Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill 447 by a 34-2 vote.  Following its passage, SB 447 was integrated into House Bill 2578 (previously reported on here) in a conference committee and passed again.  
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Oklahoma: Senate Committee Passes Right to Keep and Bear Arms Provision

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:31
HJR 1026 is a critical improvement that provides the strongest possible protection for your gun rights, guaranteeing your Right to Keep and Bear Arms for future generations.  All proposed restrictions to any of your fundamental rights should be subject to a standard that ensures the strongest possible protection for that right, and your fundamental right to keep and bear arms is no exception.  
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Mississippi: Governor Signs NRA-Backed Bills into Law

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:20
Today, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Senate Bill 2425 into law, the NRA-backed legislation creating an annual sales tax-free weekend for individual purchase of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and certain hunting supplies.  SB 2425 passed with amendments in the state House by a 102 to 16 vote, with concurrence in the Senate by a 39 to 11 vote.  
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Anti-Gun Gov. Cuomo Calls for Banishment of Pro-gun Opposition

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:00
Politicians seeking to diminish Second Amendment rights often couch their views in language that hides their true agenda. But, on January 17, pro-gun advocates were squarely confronted with the contempt in which they are held by some political elites. Speaking on "The Capitol Pressroom" public radio program, Governor Andrew Cuomo labeled gun rights supporters who are "pro-assault weapon" and critical of his so-called safe Act as "extreme conservatives" who "have no place in the state of New York." Ironically, this statement says more about Cuomo himself than those he attacks.
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Florida Alert! Florida Sheriffs Association Continues Opposition to Right to Bear Arms

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:00
Yesterday, Tuesday, 4/1/2014, SB-296 by Senator Jeff Brandes was heard in the Senate Military & Veterans Affairs Committee and PASSED by a vote of 5-4.  SB-296 is the Senate version of HB-209 that was under attack by the Florida Sheriffs Association in the House Judiciary Committee (passed 17-1) last week and continued to be under attack in the Senate.
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Nebraska lawmakers advance 'emergency powers' gun bill

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:00
Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would prohibit governors from restricting gun sales in a declared state emergency.
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Gun bills face Louisiana lawmakers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:00
Several gun regulation bills to allow off-duty law enforcement officers and concealed carry permit holders to bring their firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be heard Wednesday (April 2) in the House Criminal Justice Committee.
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Michigan: Gov. Snyder signs short-barreled firearms bill

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:00
Following Gov. Snyder's signature last week, Michigan law now allows the possession and sale of short-barreled firearms, provided their owners comply with certain licensing processes.
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