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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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Bill to Expand Public Shooting Ranges Moving in Congress

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:23
A bipartisan measure in the U.S. Senate that could see the number of shooting ranges available on public land expanded is gaining steam.
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Real Estate Agents Taking Up Arms in America

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 11:09
Realtors often go into houses they don’t know, with people they’ve just met. Safety efforts have become a real focus, but the potential for violence has some of them taking up arms.
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Gun Laws Threaten Sport

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:57
I grew up in a small house on a dirt road along the San Juan River, with a father who hunted to put food on our table and taught me firearm safety.
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Washington: Senate Committee Hearing Rescheduled for Legislation to Expand Gun-Free Zones

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:28
On February 14th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be hearing Senate Bill 5434 that would expand arbitrary zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless while nothing is done to hinder criminals.  Originally scheduled to be heard on February 11th, inclement weather forced the hearing to be rescheduled.  The House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary is still scheduled to hear the companion House Bill 1530 on February 13th.
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Nevada: Bloomberg Background Check Bill Finally Introduced, Hearing Tomorrow!

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 15:21
Today, the much anticipated bill to “fix” the flawed background check initiative from the 2016 election was introduced.  It is now Senate Bill 143. As previously reported, a joint judiciary committee hearing has been scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th at 8:00AM in Carson City. 
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Rhode Island: Senate Committee Will Hear Governor's Gun Tax Tuesday

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:11
On Tuesday, February 12, the Senate Finance Committee will hear one of the Governor Gina Raimondo's budget proposals which includes an additional 10 percent excise tax on all firearms and ammunition, raising the total tax to 17 percent. 
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Lawmakers Once Again Push for Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:02
Lawmakers are pushing for new legislation to increase the power of a concealed carry permit.
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Chronic Wasting Disease Transmission, Spread Addressed in Bipartisan Senate Bill

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:33
Public lands sportsmen and women welcomed the introduction this week of Senate legislation that addresses the growing threat chronic wasting disease poses to big game populations across North America.
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U.S. Appeals Court to Revisit Open Carrying of Guns

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 13:16
A federal appeals court has decided to reconsider its recent decision that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to openly carry guns in self-defense.
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Kentucky: Constitutional Carry Legislation to be Heard

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:59
On February 11th, Senate Bill 150 was introduced to ensure that any law-abiding adult who may legally possess a firearm may carry a handgun for self-defense without first having to go through government red tape.  SB 150 is scheduled to be heard in the Kentucky state Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee on February 12th.
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Oklahoma: Constitutional Carry Legislation to Receive House Vote This Week

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:24
On Wednesday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on constitutional carry legislation, House Bill 2597. 
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New Mexico: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Legislation Tomorrow

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:02
Tomorrow, the House Consumer and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear gun control legislation, House Bill 130.
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New Hampshire: Private Transfer Ban & Waiting Period Bills to be Heard in House Committee

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 09:06
On February 13th, the New Hampshire state House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will be hearing two gun control bills that would impose onerous restrictions on the rights of New Hampshire gun owners and sportsmen. House Bill 109-FN  would effectively criminalize almost all private firearm transfers and House Bill 514-FN would impose a seven business day waiting period on firearm and ammunition sales.
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