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Nevada Update: Gun Control Hearing Agenda Posted, But The Bill Remains Secret

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 16:52
The agendas for the February 12th special joint judiciary hearing are now available.  The secret bill still has not been introduced; however, it is expected for Monday.  This gives Nevadans less than 24 hours to review and engage with their respective law makers prior to the joint hearing. 
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Iowa: Constitutional Carry Legislation to be Heard

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 15:37
On February 11th, a subcommittee of the Iowa state Senate Judiciary Committee will be hearing Senate File 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.
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West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill to Be Heard in Committee

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 07:28
On February 11th at 2:00PM, the West Virginia state House Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing on House Bill 2519, the Campus Self-Defense Act.  HB 2519 would ensure that law-abiding adults are not stripped of their right to self-defense when they cross an arbitrary boundary onto a college campus. 
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Rep. Steve Scalise: Democrats don't want you to hear what I have to say about guns and the Second Amendment

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:00
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday on new gun control legislation Democrats plan to push on the American people. The top Republican on the committee, Doug Collins, R-Ga., asked committee Democrats if I could testify about this legislation in an appropriate setting to offer another perspective as both a survivor of a shooting attack and strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights. But the Democrats said no. While liberals may try to silence conservative voices, I will not be silenced. The American people deserve to hear all perspectives. Here is the testimony I planned to give:
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Connecticut: Massive Ammunition Tax Bill Introduced

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:21
Earlier in the legislative session, Proposed House Bill 5700 was introduced to impose a 50% tax on lawful ammunition sales.  Proposed HB 5700 has been referred to the Connecticut state Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding, but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.
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Iowa: Important Self-Defense Legislation Introduced

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:51
On February 6th, The Family Defense Act, House File 259, was introduced to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.  HF 259 has not yet been assigned to a committee for further consideration.
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Indiana: Important Self-Defense Bills to House Floor After Passing Committees

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:32
This week, House Bill 1284 and House Bill 1643 have passed committee and will now head to the House floor for further consideration.  HB 1284, which would enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others, has been placed on the House floor calendar for February 7th.  HB 1643 would improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Indiana by eliminating fees and reducing the areas where they would be left defenseless.  HB 1643 is expected to be placed on the House floor calendar in the near future.
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New Mexico: Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control to be Heard Tomorrow in Committee

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:22
Tomorrow, at 1:30pm in Room 321, the Senate Public Affairs Committee will hear a bill that is critically important to your rights.
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Background Checks Bill Would Turn Many Well-intentioned Americans Into Criminals

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:04
Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun? Under a bill being heard today before the House Judiciary Committee, loaning her your gun soon could land you in prison. An exception is made only for cases of “imminent” danger — where her stalker is right in front of her at that very moment. Even those annual Boy Scout shooting trips will face legal dangers. Adults who lend troops their guns for a day might soon find themselves in prison.
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House Judiciary Committee to hold first hearing on gun violence in 8 years

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:02
In just hours the House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing on gun violence in eight years. And it comes one week before the one-year anniversary of the Parkland High School shooting in Florida which happened on Valentine’s Day last year.
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Rep. Liz Cheney says Republicans must hold Democrats and their 'radical' agenda accountable

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 09:00
From the 'green new deal' to increasing gun control and limiting free speech, Republicans must lay out the Democratic Party's radical agenda, says Liz Cheney, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
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Assault weapons ban push tests Dem support

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 08:59
Liberal Democrats are pushing legislation to ban assault weapons, hoping to flex their muscles with the new House majority to revive the controversial prohibition on military-style firearms that expired 15 years ago. The effort by progressives will pose a challenge for House Democratic leaders and test how far they are willing to go when it comes to gun control. Party leaders have made clear they intend to tackle gun reform early this year but plan on prioritizing a background check bill that enjoys bipartisan backing on Capitol Hill and the overwhelming support of voters nationwide.
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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearings This Thursday!

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:04
On Thursday, February 7th, the Hawaii state Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs is scheduled to hear Senate Bills 556, 600, 621, and 1466.
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Connecticut State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest Wants A 50% Tax Increase on Ammunition

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:21
A Connecticut state representative is proposing a 50-percent tax increase on ammunition, breaking new ground in the gun control debate. Freshman Democratic Rep. Jillian Gilchrest from Hartford introduced House Bill (HB) 5700, which would enshrine the tax into state law, in late January. A companion bill has been introduced in the state Senate by Democrat Will Haskell, who recently became the youngest Senator in state history at the age of 22. (RELATED: NRA Statement On Bump Fire Stock Rule)  
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Pennsylvania: Senate Committee Passes Sunday Hunting Ban Repeal

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:16
Today, the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee passed pro-hunting legislation, Senate Bill 147, by an 8 to 3 vote.  SB 147 now heads to the Senate floor for further consideration. 
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Oklahoma: House Committee to Consider Constitutional Carry Legislation

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:14
On Thursday, February 7, the House Public Safety Committee is scheduled to consider constitutional carry legislation, House Bill 2597.
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Three more Eastern Washington sheriffs say they won’t enforce gun control initiative

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:09
Three more Eastern Washington sheriffs said Monday they will not enforce a state gun-control law that voters passed in November. The sheriffs in Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan counties joined at least seven other county sheriffs who previously pledged to ignore Initiative 1639, which adds requirements on gun storage and background checks and raises the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic assault rifles.
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Don’t impose New York-style gun control laws here

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:06
Gun control advocates are once again pushing a package of unpopular gun control bills in our state Legislature. And once again, each bill comes from the gun control wish list of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has been trying to impose his New York-style gun control scheme on New Mexico for years. Like a lot of Second Amendment supporters in our state, I am sick and tired of big money lobbyists trying to push us around. I urge our lawmakers to put an end to this Bloomberg nonsense. Nothing in any of these bills would make New Mexicans any safer. Bloomberg’s proposals are ineffective, intrusive and unnecessary.
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Final OK given to Arkansas bill cutting concealed gun fees

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:03
Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation that would cut in half the license fees for carrying a concealed handgun.
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Researchers claim to have found cure for deadly deer and elk disease

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:00
The United Sportsmen of Pennsylvania say a doctor at LSU has identified a previously unknown bacterium that causes CWD, mainly in deer and elk, which the group says poses a devastating threat to all wildlife.
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