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Maine House approves changes to concealed weapon permitting process

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
The bill, LD 222, sponsored by Rep. Timothy Marks, D-Pittston, a retired state trooper, had been hammered out in committee for more than a year. It passed along party lines, 82-54, with majority Democrats joined by a handful of Republicans.
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Georgia gun rights bill triggers debate

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
A Georgia gun rights bill will expand your right to carry a gun into a church, bar or airport if approved. House Bill 60 passed in the House and Senate and sits on Governor Nathan Deal's desk to be signed into law.
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Hawaii: Senate Committee Waters Down Pro-Hunting Legislation with Amendment

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:00
Last week, the Hawaii Senate Water and Land Committee passed House Bill 1902 with amendment SD1 by a 7 to 1 vote.  As introduced by state Representative Cindy Evans (D-7), HB 1902 originally intended to integrate a no net loss policy for public hunting lands in Hawaii.  However, as amended by the Senate Water and Land Committee, it has now been stripped of its purpose and instead only creates a hunting advisory council.  Protection of hunting lands for future generations is of the utmost importance to the NRA, to sportsmen and to conservation across the Aloha State. 
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Nebraska: Legislature Passes Pro-Gun Legislation

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:32
Today, the Nebraska Legislature passed Senator Tyson Larson’s (40) bill, Legislative Bill 699, unanimously.  It will now go to Governor Dave Heineman (R) for his expected signature.  
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Attention Connecticut Gun Owners and Sportsmen - Next Round of Anti-Gun Law Provisions Take Effect on April 1

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:24
The last major round of provisions in Senate Bill 1160 (now Public Act 13-3), passed in the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Dan Malloy (D) last year, take effect on Tuesday, April 1.
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Iowa: Madison County Holding Meeting Tomorrow to Discuss Ban on Carrying Firearms in Courthouse

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:15
The Madison County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet tomorrow, March 28, at 11:00 a.m. in the Winterset Courthouse to discuss ideas for additional security measures in the courthouse, including a potential ban on firearms.  
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Michigan: Bill to Repeal State Ban on Short-Barreled Rifles and Shotguns Signed into Law by Governor Snyder

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:45
Today, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bill 610 into law, making it Public Act 63 of 2014.  SB 610, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), repeals Michigan’s ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns.  
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Maine: Senate Could Consider “Constitutional Carry” as Early as Tomorrow

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:51
Due to a drafting error in the amendment, received just minutes before the vote, the “constitutional carry” amendment to Legislative Document 222 was postponed indefinitely yesterday in the state House of Representatives by 76 to 59 vote.  
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Indiana: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Legislation into Law

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:47
Yesterday, Governor Mike Pence (R) signed into law legislation that will expand the Second Amendment freedoms of gun owners in Indiana.  Senate Bill 229 protects law-abiding gun owners from becoming unintentional felons by allowing legally possessed firearms to be locked in a vehicle, out of plain sight, while parked on school property.  SB 229 also prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars for gun “buybacks” and removes the “roaming school zone” language set to return on the books on July 1.
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California: Plaintiffs to Seek En Banc Review of Ninth Circuit Decision Allowing San Francisco to Ban Self-Defense Ammunition and Mandating Locked Storage of Firearms

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00
On March 25, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a November 2012 federal district court ruling that denied a request to block enforcement of two extreme San Francisco gun control ordinances.  The San Francisco ordinances challenged in the Jackson v. San Francisco case require handguns to be kept under lock and key in the home at all times unless actually being carried, and ban the sale of all “non-sporting” and common “hollow-point” self-defense ammunition.
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Florida: Scott backs bill allowing concealed guns without permits in emergencies

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00
A measure backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow people to conceal a firearm without a license during an emergency now has the open support of Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida National Guard but is still on hold in the Senate.
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California: State Sen. Leland Yee indicted on arms trafficking, corruption charges

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00
Known for navigating the state Capitol's backrooms and this city's complicated political landscape, state Sen. Leland Yee now is accused of consorting with notorious felons, accepting money for his cash-strapped political campaigns in exchange for favors and promising undercover FBI agents he could deliver connections to international gun runners.In a stunning development that almost certainly torpedoes Yee's quest for statewide office, the San Francisco Democrat wound up glum and disoriented in a federal courtroom Wednesday. The politician who introduced anti-gun-violence legislation is now charged with trafficking in firearms and public corruption in an FBI undercover operation that could land him in prison for years.
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California: Leland Yee crusaded for gun control before indictment on gun charges

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00
Before he was arrested and indicted on numerous federal charges Wednesday, including allegations of gun running, State Sen. Leland Yee was a major advocate for gun control and pushed to ban a device called a “bullet button.”
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D.C. man found guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for muzzleloader bullets

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00
In a surprising twist at the end of a long trial, a District of Columbia judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for antique replica muzzleloader bullets.Judge Robert Morin sentenced Mr. Witaschek to time served, a $50 fine and required him to enroll with the Metropolitan Police Department’s firearm offenders’ registry within 48 hours.
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10 Times The California Lawmaker Accused Of Trading Guns For Money Supported Gun Control

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was arrested and charged Wednesday for allegedly accepting contributions in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms dealer.
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Tennessee: House Committee Passes Pro-Gun Bills

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:24
Today, the House Civil Justice Committee passed House Bill 1399 and House Bill 1480 by a voice vote.
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Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:20
Yesterday, the Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 447 by voice vote, sending it to the Senate floor.  If passed and enacted into law, SB 447 would expand Kansas’ firearms preemption provisions to open carry and prohibit municipalities from implementing local ordinances relating to the transportation of firearms.  
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Nebraska: Legislature Considers Critical Emergency Powers Legislation Tomorrow

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:10
An important “emergency powers” protection bill that would ensure your right to self-defense is not infringed on by the government during a declared state of emergency will be considered by the state Legislature tomorrow.
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Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun State Lawmakers Attempting to Derail Firearms Preemption Bill

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:56
Anti-gun lawmakers in Harrisburg are attempting to kill an important firearms preemption bill, and have filed 122 amendments in an attempt to derail House Bill 2011.  
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Kansas: “Shall Certify” Legislation Passes Senate, Returns to House for Concurrence

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:50
Yesterday, House Bill 2578 passed unanimously in the Kansas Senate.  It is now returning to the Kansas House of Representatives, where it will likely face a conference committee.  
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