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California: Anti-Gun Legislation Continues to Move Forward

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:10
Earlier this week, both the Assembly Public Safety Committee and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee considered and passed several anti-gun measures.  
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Rhode Island: Gun Control Night – Round 2

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 11:53
A couple of weeks after Rhode Island gun owners flooded the Statehouse with a sea of yellow for House hearings on gun bills, lawmakers are returning to Providence to hold another round. 
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Republicans Introduce Bill to Prevent Big Banks from Targeting Gun Industry

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:29
A pair of Republican senators introduced a bill on Friday that they say will prevent large financial institutions from denying service to gun and ammunition makers and dealers. Sens. Kevin Cramer (R., N.D.) and John Kennedy (R., La.) introduced S821, the Freedom Financing Act, in an effort to keep banks with more than $10 billion in assets from denying services to members of the gun industry. The Republicans said the bill was designed to prevent major financial institutions from effectively crippling legal gun transactions they don’t like. They said the banking industry should not be able to decide whether Americans can lawfully purchase legal gun products.
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Colorado’s Dave Kopel to U.S. Senate committee: “Red Flag” laws must fully respect due process

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 10:19
Colorado constitutional scholar David Kopel today testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on implementation of “Red Flag” gun confiscation laws in the states.  Several U.S. senators, including Committee Chair Lindsey Graham, are exploring the idea of giving federal grants to states to implement such laws. Kopel is research director at the Independence Institute*, a free market think tank in Denver, and adjunct professor of constitutional law at Denver University’s Sturm College of Law.
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Idaho: Self-Defense Legislation Passed Out of Senate, Heads to Governor

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:53
Yesterday, the Idaho Senate passed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206, by a 28 to 7 vote.
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Oregon: Comprehensive Anti-Gun Bill to Be Heard

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 09:42
On April 2nd, the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a public hearing where they will discuss Senate Bill 978.  Though Senate Bill 978 as introduced would direct the Oregon State Police to study unlawful transfers, anti-gun legislators will be amending it into an omnibus gun control package that will include provisions from legislation already introduced during this session.
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Nevada: Bill To Criminalize Firearm Modifications And Allow Local Infringements to Be Heard!

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 21:02
On Monday, April 1st at 8AM in room 4100, the Nevada Legislature will be holding a joint hearing of the Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees to consider Assembly Bill 291.  Introduced by Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui (D-41), this omnibus anti-gun legislation is a threat to both law-abiding gun owners residing in Nevada and those who are visiting.
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Arkansas: Gun Control Bill to be Heard in Committee

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 14:27
Tomorrow, the Senate City, County, and Local Affairs Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 621, legislation that could deprive you of your Second Amendment rights without due process.
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Connecticut: Gun Control Bills Pass Committee

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 13:03
The Connecticut state Joint Judiciary Committee has voted to pass a number of gun control bills.  They will now go to their respective chambers for further consideration. 
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Proposal to arm teachers moves forward in Florida Senate, despite opposition

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:04
A proposal to arm teachers advanced along party lines in the Florida Senate Tuesday, despite opposition from students and educators who say it won’t make schools safer and could put children in harm’s way. A Senate panel approved the measure in a 5-3 vote — just over a year after a gunman opened fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and killed 17 students and staff.
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Mike Crapo warns big banks against caving to progressives on guns

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:02
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, warned the nation’s largest banks Tuesday against cutting off access to gun manufacturers and other controversial industries due to political pressure. “Banks serve customers who are geographically and politically diverse, and it is wrong to use essential banking services as a way to choke off such services to lawful, creditworthy businesses,” Crapo wrote to the CEOs of Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, State Street Bank, and Wells Fargo.
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Kansas: House Overwhelmingly Passes Permit Recognition Legislation

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 10:00
Today, the Kansas House passed permit recognition legislation, House Bill 2326, by a final vote of 83 to 41.  HB 2326 now heads to the Senate for further consideration.
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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard This Week

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 18:21
Tomorrow, March 27th, the Hawaii state House Committee on Judiciary will be holding a decision making hearing on anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466.  On Thursday, March 28th, the Senate Committee on Judiciary will be holding a decision making hearing on House Bill 720.
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Tennessee: House Committee Hearing Scheduled for Tomorrow Morning

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 17:25
Tomorrow, the House Constitutional Protections and Sentencing Subcommittee is scheduled to consider multiple gun bills, and committee members need to hear from you now!
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Kansas: House to Have Final Vote on Self-Defense Legislation Tomorrow

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:56
Today, the Kansas House passed House Bill 2326 on a voice vote, and is expected to hold a final vote on the pro-gun legislation tomorrow.
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Delaware: House Passes Gun Control Legislation to the Senate

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:52
Today, the Delaware House passed gun control legislation, House Bill 63, by a 22 to 19 vote.  HB 63 now heads to the Senate for further consideration. 
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Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 15:21
Yesterday, Governor Gary Herbert signed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 114 into law. 
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Idaho: Senate Committee Passes Self-Defense Legislation

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:36
Yesterday, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee passed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206.  HB 206 now heads to the Senate floor for final consideration.
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Florida Alert! Deja Vu! Moms Demand Action Give INACCURATE Testimony AGAIN

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:00
On Monday 3/25/2019, SB-1238 - Guns on Private Property of Churches by Sen. Debbie Mayfield  was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee and PASSED by a vote of 4-2.  However, the story of the day was the arrogance and lack of professionalism by Bloomberg's Moms Demand Action lobbying group and their "lobbyist of the day."
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Ohio: Settlement allows students to store firearms in cars on Ohio State campus

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:41
A student gun-rights group has announced a settlement with Ohio State University over the ability of concealed-carry permit holders to store guns in vehicles.The Students for Concealed Carry Foundation group says the settlement resolves a lawsuit first brought in 2014.
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