Earlier today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed five pro-Second Amendment Senate conferees on House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation that has now passed both chambers and has been sent to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.
Yesterday, House Bill 1092, to expand Illinois’ program of suspending Second Amendment rights without due process, was resurrected after it previously had been re-referred to the House Rules Committee.
The Texas House has sent House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.
Today, the House voted 83-34 to concur with the Senate on House Bill 3094, the open carry and free CWP bill. It will now go to Governor Henry McMaster for his signature. This is a big advancement for Second Amendment rights benefitting law-abiding citizens.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a work session for Assembly Bill 286, where it will have a vote. They heard AB 286 just yesterday and added the bill to today’s agenda this morning. Despite opponents bringing up many issues with the bill, they are pressing forward with a vote.
Late last month, President Joe Biden used his first address to a joint session of Congress to push for major gun control initiatives, often using blatant lies and mischaracterizations in the process. One of Biden’s more egregious mischaracterizations was the common trope that the nation is experiencing a “gun violence epidemic.” The plain data simply does not support such a claim. The rates for gun homicides and nonfatal gun crimes remain far lower today than in the early 1990s.
Today, the House Judiciary Committee issued a favorable report to Senate Bill 3, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry. It now goes to the House floor for further consideration.
Last year, a coalition of retired federal law enforcement officers and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association sued the Garden State for denying their right to carry under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).