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California: Legislative Update

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:47
Today, June 2, marked the deadline for bills to pass from their house of origin. Four anti-gun bills and one pro-hunting bill have satisfied this deadline and will continue to move through the legislative process.
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Ohio: Mark Kelly calls for gun control in Columbus

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:35
A well-known advocate for gun control stops in central Ohio to call for a change in laws.Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords who was severely injured in an assassination attempt, joined the Ohio Coalition for Common Sense Wednesday in this mission.
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California gun fee upheld over NRA objections

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:34
The National Rifle Association and other advocacy groups sued the state in August 2011, arguing that the fee placed an unjustifiable financial burden on Californians exercising their right to buy and own guns. They noted that most of the fee-payers were legal gun owners.
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Should N.C. make it legal to carry a concealed handgun without a permit?

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:33
Handgun owners would no longer have to take gun safety courses or submit their fingerprints for background checks in order to carry concealed weapons in public, under a bill under debate by the N.C. House.
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Wisconsin: Lawmakers propose gun safety classes in public schools

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:32
A group of Republican legislators are circulating a bill that would create gun safety classes for high school students.
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Kansas Urgent Action Needed: Gun-Free Zone Legislation Heads Back to House

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 15:25
Today, the Kansas Senate passed anti-gun legislation, House Bill 2278, by a 24-16 vote. 
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Illinois: Legislature Forgoes Official Adjournment to Continue Budget Debate

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 13:07
Due to ongoing debate on the Illinois State budget, the Illinois Legislature resolved yesterday to continue to meet through the summer.
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Releasing The Gun Industry From Obama’s Operation Choke Point

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:45
The Obama administration perfected the use of government agencies against political enemies with Operation Choke Point. OCP was just as insidious as the IRS Tea Party targeting scandal because innocent victims couldn’t escape the ramifications of the government’s illegal actions against them. The Department of Justice utilized the banking industry to “choke off” the ability of certain “fraudulent” businesses in “high-risk” sectors to operate by cutting off their access to financial services.  
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Pro-Second Amendment Justice Neil M. Gorsuch Joins U.S. Supreme Court

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 12:07
Seventy-seven days into his administration, President Donald J. Trump delivered on his most important campaign promise to gun owners: nominating a Supreme Court justice who respects the Second Amendment.
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NRA’s Focus on the States Pays Dividends

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:54
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Florida Alert! Prosecutors Lobbying Governor for Veto of Burden of Proof Bill

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 11:04
The critical self-defense bill/burden of proof bill has not yet reached the Governor's desk but already prosecutors and anti-gun organizations are lobbying the Governor to veto SB-128 Burden of Proof.
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North Carolina: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Headed to House Floor

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:36
This morning, House Bill 746, an omnibus pro-gun bill that makes a number of improvements to existing law, passed the House Finance Committee.  HB 746 is now headed to the House floor for consideration by the full House of Representatives and it could be on the floor as early as today!
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Gun training for Colorado school teachers gains momentum, advocates say

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:15
As state legislators continue to shoot down bills that would give carte blanche approval for Colorado teachers and other staff to carry concealed guns on school grounds, training is gaining momentum for school districts that have taken matters into their own hands.
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North Carolina: Concealed handgun permits would no longer be required

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:14
It would be easier to legally carry concealed handguns under a gun-rights bill that began moving in the state House on Wednesday.
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Wisconsin: Gun Advocates Urge Panel to Support Right-to-Carry Without a Permit

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:14
Gun advocates urged a state Senate committee Wednesday to approve a Republican bill allowing people to carry concealed weapons without permits or training, saying the measure would restore Wisconsin residents' constitutional right to arm themselves.
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Katie Couric Beats Defamation Lawsuit Over Gun Documentary

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:13
A Virginia judge has just shot down a $13 million lawsuit against Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig, Epix and others associated with the documentary Under the Gun.
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North Carolina: Omnibus Pro-Gun Bill Scheduled for Second Hearing Tomorrow

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:50
Today, House Bill 746, an omnibus gun bill that makes a number of improvements to existing law, passed the House Judiciary IV Committee.  HB 746 is now scheduled for a hearing in the House Finance Committee tomorrow.  Introduced by state Representative Chris Millis (R-16), this legislation would establish that carrying a concealed firearm without a permit is legal in North Carolina, just as carrying openly without a permit has always been.  Among other things, HB 746 would also make clarifications to the law that allows for the carrying of firearms on church property when the church also has an education facility as part of its property.  Further, it would eliminate the requirement that applicants for a Pistol Purchase Permit sign a notarized waiver to allow sheriffs to access the mental health records of the applicant.
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California: Senate Passes Bill to Increase Storage Requirements for Dealers - Assembly Passes Pro-Hunting Legislation

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 18:18
Today, May 31, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 464 by a vote of 22-12.  SB 464, sponsored by Senator Jerry Hill (D-13) would increase the storage and security requirements of all firearms in the inventory of a licensed firearms dealer.  Also today, the Assembly passed pro-hunting Assembly Bill 521 by a vote of 51-4. 
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Texas Legislature Adjourns Sine Die After Passing Numerous Pro-Gun Bills

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 15:38
During a session marked by inaction on issues and public disagreement between the two legislative chambers, the Senate and House still managed to approve a number of pro-Second Amendment measures
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Utah Agency Proposes Substantial Increase in Concealed Firearm Permit Fees

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 14:54
The NRA-ILA has learned that the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) is planning to increase the cost of a Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) by more than 50%.  BCI has confirmed to NRA that it is their intention to raise the fee by $20, effective July 1. 
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