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Oklahoma gun bill to remove permit and training requirements clears House vote

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:54
A bill in the Oklahoma Legislature that would remove licensing and training requirements for handgun owners cleared the state's House of Representatives on Wednesday with mostly Republican support. The bill – House Bill 2597 – passed in a 70-30 vote, with all 24 Democrats in opposition along with a handful of Republicans. A similar bill passed both the House and Senate last year but was vetoed by then-Gov. Mary Fallin over concerns from law enforcement.
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Nevada: Bloomberg Background Check Bill Passes Senate, Moves to the Assembly

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:46
On February 13th, the Nevada state Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 143 to criminalize private firearm transfers by a party line vote.  SB 143 has been transmitted to the Assembly and referred to the Judiciary Committee where it has been scheduled for a work session tomorrow, February 14th. 
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Oklahoma: House Overwhelmingly Passes Constitutional Carry Legislation

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:51
Today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry Legislation, House Bill 2597, by a 70 to 30 vote.
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Mississippi: Pro-Gun Legislation Passes the House Unanimously and Now on to the Senate

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:28
On Wednesday, February 13th, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 1581 on a bipartisan, unanimous vote, 113-0.  Now, the measure moves to the Senate where it is currently pending committee assignment and a hearing date
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Missouri: HB 643, Self-Defense on Public Transit, Referred to Committee

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 16:15
House Bill 643, which would allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense on public transit, has been referred to the Missouri state House General Laws Committee.
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Iowa: Subcommittee Passes Constitutional Carry

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 14:48
On February 11th, a subcommittee of the Iowa state Senate Judiciary Committee voted 2-1 to pass Senate Fill 165 to ensure that any law-abiding adult who may legally possess a handgun can carry it for self-defense without first having to go through government red tape.  SF 165 will now go to the full committee for further consideration.
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How Democratic Presidential Politics on Guns has Shifted

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:37
Don’t expect to hear much debate about guns in the 2020 Democratic primary. Just about everyone is lined up on the gun control side of an issue that used to split the party and prompt top candidates to tread lightly.
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Despite Debate Over Guns, Schools, Rifle Teams Flourish

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:03
Landon Badac first picked up a gun at around 4 years old.
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Nevada: Bloomberg Bill Criminalizing Private Transfers Passes Committee and is Headed to Senate Floor, Contact Your Lawmakers Today!

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:13
Yesterday, a joint judiciary committee was held to consider Senate Bill 143 less than 21 hours after the bill language became available to the public.  After hearing hours of testimony, the committee recessed shortly before the Senate Committee reconvened and passed the bill on a party line vote.  SB 143 will now head to the Senate floor for a vote, which is anticipated today.
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million anti-Trump moonshot

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:30
Billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg is preparing to spend at least $500 million from his own pocket to deny President Trump a second term, according to Democratic operatives briefed on his plans. Bloomberg has not yet announced whether he will run in the Democratic primary. If he runs, he will use that half-billion-dollar stake — roughly $175 million more than the Trump campaign spent over the course of the entire 2016 election cycle — to fuel his campaign through the 2020 primary season, with the expectation that the sum represents a floor, not a ceiling, on his potential spending. 
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Tempers flare as Nevada lawmakers advance plan to expand gun background checks

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:22
To Democrats, Senate Bill 143 is a long-overdue life saver. To Republicans, it’s little more than a gun grab. That was the takeaway on Tuesday in Carson City, where several hours of pointed public testimony offered little hope of consensus over the state’s latest attempt to implement Nevada’s long-stalled expansion of gun background checks.
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Hawaii: More Anti-Gun Legislation Scheduled for Hearings This Wednesday!

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:34
On Wednesday, February 13th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Public Safety, Veteran and Military Affairs will be hearing several anti-gun bills.  Please contact Committee Members today and urge their opposition to House Bills 720, 1486 and 1543.
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NRA applauds introduction of constitutional carry bill in Kentucky

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:54
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Missouri: Committee Passes Self-Defense on Public Transit Bill, Moves To the Senate Floor

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:53
On February 12th, the Missouri state Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 39 to allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense on public transit.  It has been placed on the Senate informal calendar and can be brought up at any time for consideration on the floor. 
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Florida Democrats Unveil New Gun Control Bills

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:50
Democratic legislators are unveiling new measures that build on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act, approved after last year’s February 14th shooting. That law raised the age to buy a long gun to 21. It added a three-day waiting period to buy guns and bans bump stocks. Other bills expected to be discussed include a ban on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard-capacity magazines, expanded background checks and allowing schools more flexibility to use state money to harden schools.
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Democrats to propose standard capacity magazine ban

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:47
Democrats say they will reintroduce a ban on standard capacity ammunition magazine ban on Tuesday. The Democratic legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, would ban any magazine that exceeds 10 rounds of ammunition. The legislation, which has been dubbed the "Keep Americans Safe Act," currently has no Republican cosponsors, one of many obstacles that would stand in the way of it advancing. 
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I-1639 Lawsuit Removes Ferguson, Adds Police Chief And Sheriff

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:29
The gun rights groups suing to overturn the voter-approved gun safety initiative I-1639 have refiled the suit, naming new defendants, including the Spokane police chief and the Clark County Sheriff. The National Rifle Association and the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation filed the suit against the state and attorney general in November, claiming that I-1639 violates the U.S. Constitution. SAF spokesman Alan Gottlieb said Tuesday that the suit was refiled to exclude Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
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Indiana: Self-Defense Bill Passes House, On To Senate

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:23
On February 11th, the Indiana state House of Representatives voted 80-13 to pass House Bill 1284 to enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others.  HB 1284 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration.
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Oregon lawmakers debate multiple gun control bills

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:20
The Oregon legislature is considering a range of gun control bills this session, including mandatory storage legislation, bans on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines as well as limits on the amount of ammunition gun owners could purchase.  
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Illinois: Gun Tax Legislation Introduced

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:23
On February 11th, legislation was introduced (HB 2331) in the Illinois House that would impose a new gun tax on all firearms and firearm components sold in Illinois. 
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