Posts from the ‘Gun Laws’ Category

  • June 27, 2015 | Comments
    California: Firearm-Related Legislation Expected to be heard Next Week

    Pro-gun Assembly Bill 950 is scheduled to be heard this Monday, June 29 in State Capitol room 4203 at 10:00 a.m. by the state Senate Committee on Appropriations. AB 950 would allow a person who is subject to a gun “violence” restraining order to transfer his or her firearms to a licensed firearms dealer. Please contact the members of the state Senate Committee on Appropriations and urge them to SUPPORT AB 950.... Read More »

  • June 26, 2015 | Comments
    Vermont: Suppressor Legalization Bill Signed into Law by Governor

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA: On June 17, Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed into law House Bill 5, the Fish and Wildlife bill. Thanks to the efforts of state Representative Patrick Brennan (R-Chittenden-9-2), the suppressor language was successfully added as an amendment to H.5 allowing the lawful possession and use of firearm sound suppressors at “sport shooting ranges” in Vermont. This legislation... Read More »

  • June 25, 2015 | Comments
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Signs Bill Repealing 48-hour Waiting Period

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association scored another victory for gun rights in Wisconsin today when Governor Scott Walker signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 35. The new law eliminates a 48-hour waiting period on all point-of-sale handgun purchases in the state. “This important measure marks the end of an antiquated law that’s served as nothing but a needless... Read More »

  • June 24, 2015 | Comments
    Ohio: Employer Parking Lot Legislation to be Heard in Senate Committee Tomorrow

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. Please contact Senate Civil Justice Committee members and ask for their support on this bill! Tomorrow, June 24, the Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee will hear sponsor testimony on Employer Parking Lot legislation, Senate Bill 180, at 2:30 p.m., in the Finance Hearing Room. As previously reported, Senator Joe Uecker (R-14) has been circulating a memo for co-sponsorship... Read More »

  • April 18, 2015 | Comments
    Texas House Passes Open Carry Bill

    It's been a long and hard fight for Texans who support the open carry of handguns. Some people might be surprised to learn that openly carrying a handgun, even if you have a carry permit, is illegal in Texas despite their pro-gun reputation. That might be soon changing. The state house voted this week to pass an open carry bill. According to local media reports: urning aside a flurry of Democratic amendments,... Read More »

  • April 02, 2015 | Comments
    Maine Begins Debate On Constitutional Carry

    In the coming days Maine is about to begin debating a bill on constitutional carry.  Maine would be joining Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont and Wyoming in the club that doesn't require government permission slips to carry a firearm concealed.  From several different sources it appears as if this bill has a chance at passage as well. With both Democrats and Republicans co-sponsoring the bill. While I am sure that... Read More »

  • March 29, 2015 | Comments
    Federal Gun Bill Would Restore the Right to Bear Arms in Washington DC

    The following is from NRA-ILA: This week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) introduced “The Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015” in the U.S. Senate and House respectively. These bills would restore the fundamental individual right for law-abiding D.C. residents to Keep and Bear Arms to defend themselves in accordance with the law. This bill would also conform... Read More »

  • March 20, 2015 | Comments
    BREAKING: WV Governor VETOES Constitutional Carry Bill

    West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) has officially vetoed a bill that would have made WV a constitutional carry state. Tomblin issued the following statement: “Throughout my career, I have strongly supported the Second Amendment, as demonstrated by my repeated endorsements and high grades from the National Rifle Association. However, I must also be responsive to the apprehension of law enforcement officers... Read More »

  • March 07, 2015 | Comments
    White House Says “Everyone” Agrees That Banning M855 is a Good Idea

    On Monday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that President Obama supports the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives'--which is to say, President Obama's--ongoing attempt to ban M855-type AR-15 ammunition. Obama "has long believed that there are some common sense steps that we can take," Earnest said. "[E]veryone should agree that if there are armor-piercing bullets available that can fit into... Read More »

  • March 04, 2015 | Comments
    Hundreds of Congressman Sign Letter Opposing ATF 5.56 M855 Ammo Ban

    The NRA has been busy acquiring hundreds of congressional signatures on a letter that will be sent to the ATF opposing the agencies proposed ban on the popular M855 5.56 round. The round is very popular with AR-15 owners due to its cost, availability and performance. According to the NRA-PVF: Fairfax, Va. – In an overwhelming show of bipartisan opposition, 238 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have... Read More »