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Connecticut: Gun Control to Be Discussed Today in Joint Committee

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:49
On February 1st at 1:00PM, the Connecticut state Joint Committee on Judiciary will be holding a meeting where they will draft anti-gun legislation. 
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South Dakota becomes latest state to allow concealed handguns without permit

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:12
South Dakota has become the latest state to remove permit requirements for gun owners to carry and conceal their weapons. The state’s new Republican governor, Kristi Noem, signed SB 47 into law Thursday. The legislation permits residents to legally carry a firearm concealed on their person so long as they are allowed to possess one.
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South Dakota: Committee Passes Enhanced Preemption Bill

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 09:11
Yesterday, the House Local Government Committee passed legislation that would strengthen South Dakota’s preemption laws, House Bill 1056, by an 8 to 4 vote.
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Last night, Bloomberg-backed SB8, "Universal" Background Check Legislation, Passed Senate Judiciary Committee on a Party-line 6-4 Vote

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 13:02
Thank you to our members, law enforcement and citizens of New Mexico for showing up to committee last night.
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Governor Noem Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry Bill

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:00
South Dakota Governor Noem signs Senate Bill 47, an NRA-backed bill recognizing constitutional carry, into law. This measure allows law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm without a government permit. 
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South Dakota: Noem pledges to sign 'constitutional carry' bill

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:37
Gov. Kristi Noem says she will sign into law a measure allowing people to carry concealed pistols without a permit in South Dakota. The Republican governor tweeted Wednesday that the legislation would further protect the “Second Amendment rights of law-abiding South Dakotans.” Noem plans to sign the bill on Thursday.
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Texas: Proposed law would allow Texans to carry guns in church

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:33
A proposed law would allow Texans to carry guns in churches and other places of worship. State senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 535 to secure Texans' right to carry in church.
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Indiana: Bill to end gun fees is revived

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 09:31
Lawmakers on Wednesday revived arguments over gun legislation that would eliminate handgun licensing fees and allow citizens to carry a firearm on church properties that house schools. The measures died on the final night of session last year, and now are in House Bill 1643 authored by Auburn GOP Rep. Ben Smaltz. A vote will come next week.
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California: Deadline to Provide Comments on the Proposed Ammunition Regulations is January 31

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 17:17
Tomorrow, January 31 is the deadline to provide comments on the proposed ammunition regulations submitted by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). The proposed regulations are a direct result of the enactment of both Proposition 63 and Senate Bill No. 1235 in 2016. 
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New York: Legislature Continues Onslaught Against Gun Owners, Passing More Bills

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:15
Senate Democrats and Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasted little time on their march to ban guns in New York State. 
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Missouri: Self-Defense on Public Transit Bill to be Heard

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:46
On January 31st, the Missouri state Senate Transportion, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee will be hearing Senate Bill 39 to allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense on public transit. 
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South Dakota: Enhanced Preemption Bill Scheduled for a Hearing Tomorrow

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:19
Tomorrow, the House State and Local Government Committee is scheduled to consider legislation that would strengthen South Dakota’s preemption laws, House Bill 1056. 
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Utah Sen. Mike Lee again pushes bill to end restrictions on firearm silencers.

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:04
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has reintroduced legislation to erase restrictions on buying and owning firearms silencers, a move quickly denounced by gun-control groups as a dangerous proposal that will make Americans less safe. In previously introducing the legislation, Lee pitched his bill, dubbed the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act, or SHUSH Act, as a way for hunters and target shooters to lessen the chance their firearms will damage their hearing and noted that silencers only diminish the sound of a shot and don’t make it actually silent.
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NY state legislature passes gun control bills

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:02
The state Legislature passed a package of gun control bills Tuesday aimed at preventing the kind of shooting massacres that have marred the US. The Extreme Risk Protection Order, or “Red Flag” bill, would allow authorities or family members to seek a judge’s ruling to remove firearms from an individual deemed dangerous to himself or others.
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Poll: Kamala Harris gaining among Democratic voters

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:00
Kamala Harris made headlines in her first visit to Iowa as a presidential candidate with her firm support for a “Medicare for all” health care plan. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll suggests the California senator’s stance is connecting with Democratic voters.
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South Dakota House to vote on allowing permitless carry

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:58
A bill that would allow people to carry concealed hanguns without a permit is headed to the South Dakota House for a vote. The House State Affairs Committee approved the bill 10-3 Monday. It has already passed the Senate and Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, has said she supports permitless carry.
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Illinois: New bill could allow police to conduct social media searches on gun owners

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 10:54
Lawmakers are introducing a new bill that would change gun laws in the land of Lincoln, which has some gun owners and senators upset, saying it violates privacy and Second Amendment rights. “Ridiculous, just stupid,” Doug Schmidgall, Owner of Aim 2 Shoot said. The new introduced bill said the Department of State Police can conduct a search of the purchasers' social media accounts.
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Letter: Sorry, New York. The Second Amendment applies outside the home

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:35
While the Jan. 24 editorial “The court trains it sights on guns” correctly claimed that in its two landmark Second Amendment opinions, District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court “enshrine[d] an individual constitutional right to the possession of a firearm at home for self-defense,” it ignored that the justices found the right “to bear arms” for self-defense was not limited to the home. Indeed, Justice Clarence Thomas found it “extremely improbable that the Framers understood the Second Amendment to protect little more than carrying a gun from the bedroom to the kitchen.” Nevertheless, the New York regulation forbids licensed gun owners from taking a gun outside their homes except to a gun range in city limits, and the gun must be locked in a case separate from the ammunition, rendering the gun useless for self-defense.
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Kamala Harris Pushes to Criminalize Private Gun Sales, Ban ‘Assault Weapons’

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 09:20
Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris pushed to criminalize private gun sales and ban “assault weapons” during a January 28, 2019, CNN town hall. 
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South Dakota legislature votes to allow concealed handguns without a permit

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 08:33
The South Dakota legislature has passed a bill allowing residents to carry concealed handguns without a permit, sending the measure to Gov. Kristi Noem (R) for a signature. The state House passed the Senate legislation in a 47-23 vote on Tuesday to allow for the so-called “constitutional carry,” The Argus Leader reported. Noem has vocalized support for the measure before but said she will consider the language in the bill before signing it into law. "We are pleased to see constitutional carry pass the state Senate and House of Representatives. Hopefully Gov. Noem will see the benefit in providing law-abiding South Dakotans with the ability to better defend themselves and their families," an NRA spokesperson said in a statement.
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