Victims of domestic violence deserve choices when it comes to self-defense. How can relying on a restraining order protect someone against attacks when it’s rendered useless outside of the courtroom? That piece of paper won’t protect a woman from an estranged husband or ex-boyfriend eager to cause harm. It can actually make her vulnerable to attack once again. Given this, law-abiding citizens who’ve been victimized should be given the opportunity for immediate access to concealed handgun permits (CHP) here in Virginia.
On Monday evening, the House Judiciary Committee voted to table New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard's HB 548, the latest version of gun control legislation being pushed by out-of-state interests.
One man was arrested after attempting to rob a couple, before being stopped by two good Samaritans in the Village at Cumberland Park's parking lot. According to a press release by the Tyler Police Department, 34-year-old Chad Boening approached a man and woman in the parking lot between FD's Grill House and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Police say he brought out a knife and threatened the woman saying "do you want to see her die."
A man in his thirties was ambushed in his vehicle last week by a man who not only got off the first shots, but who made the first hit. The victim of the attack rallies, however, drew his own firearm, and ended the threat on his life by being the better shooter.
Today, the Arkansas House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 1249, the campus carry bill, with the NRA-supported amendment. HB 1249 now goes to full House of Representatives for a concurrence vote. Please contact your state Representative and urge them to concur on this important legislation!
Idaho Sen. Jim Guthrie, R-Inkom, can see both pros and cons to allowing teachers and administrators to have guns at school.But after listening to 911 tapes from shootings that took place at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech as part of a recent emergency training for the senate, he said he’s finding more validity to the argument.
More than 300 people turned up for a rally Thursday night with local elected officials and members of law enforcement opposed to the state's SAFE Act.The rally was held at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown, and by the time the first speaker approached the podium, people were standing alongside the walls of the hotel's conference room for a lack of seats and spilling out into the lobby.
This week, House Bill 292, the omnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Georgia gun owners, will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 15, and the full Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 16.
Last week, the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources held a hearing on HB 2566 and it’s – 1 amendment. HB 2566, introduced by state Representative Brad Witt (D-31), would increase the age limit for youth participating in the existing hunter mentoring program from 14 to 17 years of age. This program allows a licensed hunter, 21 years or older, to mentor youth in order to introduce them to hunting.
HB-779 and HB-849 by Rep. Neil Combee will both be heard by the House Criminal Justice Committee on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 9:00am. HB-779 Open Carry Protection by Rep. Neil Combee removes the criminal penalties for violations of the open carry law and prohibits a person who has a concealed firearms license from being arrested and charged with a crime if their firearm becomes temporarily exposed to sight of another person. HB-849 Carry on Church Property by Rep. Neil Combee to eliminate restrictions that prevent churches from allowing firearms on church property if church property is ever used for any type of schooling.
Tomorrow, Senate Bill 1122 has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee at 2:00pm. Sponsored by state Senator Gail Griffin (R-14), this important legislation would prevent the state of Arizona, a county, city or town government from requiring a person to access or facilitate access to any state, federal or third party database as a condition of selling, gifting, donating or transferring personal property. This would include so-called “universal background checks” on the private transfer of firearms.
This week, two pro-gun bills, Senate Joint Resolution 11 and Assembly Bill 118, will be heard by their respective committees.
Please note, the hearing time for SJR 11 has been changed to 1:00pm tomorrow, March 14. Please contact the committee members and urge them to support these two important measures!
Tomorrow, March 14, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on House File 517 will be holding a hearing on the bill. HF 517 is theomnibus bill which would make many pro-gun reforms for Iowa gun owners.
It is imperative that NRA members and Second Amendment supporters attend the hearing to show immense support for this important bill! Hearing details can be found below. Also, please contact the subcommittee members, state Senators Dan Dawson (R-8), Brad Zaun (R-20) and Janet Petersen (D-18), in support of HF 517!
The yearly onslaught of anti-gun legislation in the Empire State is concrete proof that anti-gun politicians will never be satisfied until guns are completely banned. Even though Albany lawmakers passed arguably the nation’s harshest gun control bill in the 2013 SAFE Act, they come back every year for more. This year is no exception with dozens of anti-gun bills having already been introduced.
One of the more egregious bills this year is A.2260. Sponsored by Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, A.2260 would require gun owners to maintain $250,000 worth of liability insurance. This is essentially a tax on a constitutional right. The goal here is simply to make gun ownership so expensive that it prices ordinary citizens out of the market. A.2260 is a backdoor gun ban, pure and simple.