State Legislation

Search this Section and/or

September 13, 2013

Virginia: York County Board of Supervisors to Consider Site Plan Update for Lafayette Gun Club

Next Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m., the York County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing to discuss the Lafayette Gun Club’s application for a site plan update.  A final vote by the county board is expected to take place after this public hearing.  This application includes a request to make modest facilities upgrades that will allow them to better serve the shooting community in York County.  Their site plan update application can be viewed here.
FULL STORY

September 13, 2013

Illinois Supreme Court Declares State's Ban on Carrying Firearms Unconstitutional

In an unusually forceful and straightforward opinion in the case of People v. Aguilar, the Supreme Court of Illinois unanimously held that the state's "comprehensive ban" on the "use of an operable firearm for self-defense outside the home" is invalid on its face under the Second Amendment.  The NRA had participated in the case with an amicus brief.
FULL STORY

September 13, 2013

Total Recall: Colorado Lawmakers Ousted in Historic Vote

When legislators disregard the voice and will of the people who vote them into office, the people should rightly vote those legislators out of office. 
FULL STORY

September 13, 2013

Florida: Sarasota City Commission Makes Repealing Your Right to Self-Defense a Priority for the City

Yesterday, the Sarasota City Commission worked on their legislative priorities for 2014.  In finalizing this list of priorities they decided and voted to support repealing Florida’s “Stand your Ground” statute.  On Wednesday, September 18, the City Commission will be presenting their 2014 legislative priorities list to the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation.   It is crucial that you e-mail the members of the Sarasota County Legislative Delegation and urge them to OPPOSE the city commission’s legislative priority of repealing Florida’s “Stand your Ground” statute.
FULL STORY

September 12, 2013

Maryland: Legislative Hearing in Annapolis to Review Proposed MSP Regulations to Implement SB 281

On Monday, September 23, at 1:00 p.m., the Maryland General Assembly Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review (AELR) will hold a hearing to review emergency regulations proposed by the Maryland State Police (MSP) to implement the provisions of Senate Bill 281. This hearing will take place in the joint hearing room in the Department of Legislative Services building in Annapolis.
FULL STORY

September 12, 2013

Wisconsin: Contact Your State Legislators in Support of a Bill to Expand Interstate Long Gun Sales

Despite the fact that 42 other states allow their residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in any state, provided that the purchase or transfer of the long gun complies with state and federal law, Wisconsin only allows their residents to purchase long guns in bordering or contiguous states.  
FULL STORY

September 12, 2013

California: You Must Contact your State Legislators NOW to Urge Them to Oppose All Pending Anti-Gun Legislation

The 2013 California Legislature is working until midnight tonight.  It is CRITICAL that your state Senator AND Assemblyman hear your OPPOSITION to the anti-gun bills below.  It is VITAL that you express your opposition TODAY, because the 2013 legislative session in Sacramento ends tomorrow.  
FULL STORY

September 11, 2013

Oklahoma: Firearms Manufacturer Liability Protection Signed into Law by Governor

Last night, Governor Mary Fallin (R) signed into law House Bill 1004, authored by state Representative T.W. Shannon (R-62) and state Senators Brian Bingman (R-3) and Anthony Sykes (R-24).  This new law took immediate effect upon the governor’s signature.  It provides that lawsuits may not be brought against manufacturers, distributors or sellers of firearms if such suits are based on criminal or unlawful use of the product by a third party.
FULL STORY

September 11, 2013

Florida: Homestead Pulls Anti-Gun Resolution from Today’s City Council Agenda

Thanks to your overwhelming calls and e-mails, early this morning we received a telephone call from Acting Mayor Jon Burgess informing us that CAR #944 has been removed from today’s city council agenda.
FULL STORY

September 10, 2013

Illinois: Chicago Anti-Gun Laws to be Overhauled Following Passage of State Concealed Carry Law

This week, the Chicago City Council Committee on Public Safety approved Ordinance O2013-5015, a rewrite of the city’s current gun control laws. The City of Chicago must update provisions of the Municipal Code regarding firearms in order to comply with the preemption clauses in recently passed concealed carry legislation. This amended ordinance will go before the full City Council for a vote tomorrow, September 11.
FULL STORY

September 10, 2013

Massachusetts: Final Public Hearing on Gun Control Legislation this Friday on Beacon Hill

This Friday, September 13, marks the last of a series of public hearings conducted by the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.  Over the course of several months, this legislative committee has received public comment on nearly 60 pieces of legislation that would impact your Second Amendment rights if passed and enacted into law.  This could be your last opportunity to make your voice heard to this committee.  
FULL STORY

September 10, 2013

Florida: Homestead Considering Anti-Gun “Mayors Against Illegal” Gun Agenda Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Homestead City Council is going to consider a major anti-gun resolution.  CAR #944, requested by Councilman Judy Waldman entitled “Support Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence and Illegal Firearms Trafficking,” is supposed to help reduce the Homestead’s gun-related violence and illegal firearms trafficking.  What Waldman is not telling the citizens of Homestead is that “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” (MAIG) is just a front group for anti-gun extremist New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, founded and funded by him, to promote his radical anti-gun ideas throughout the nation.
FULL STORY

September 10, 2013

California: State Senator Ben Hueso Must Hear Your Opposition to Legislation Trying to Destroy California’s Second Amendment Rights and Hunting Heritage

The 2013 California legislative session ends this Friday and state Senator Ben Hueso is a key vote to stopping several anti-gun bills.  He MUST hear your OPPOSITION to these bills TOMORROW, September 11.  It is CRITICAL that you express your opposition during this last week of the legislative session in Sacramento.  Contact information for Senator Hueso is provided below.  Assembly Bill 48 (Skinner) bans the sale of parts and repair kits capable of converting magazine capacity to greater than ten rounds and bans the simple possession of any magazines holding more than ten rounds.
FULL STORY

September 9, 2013

This is the Last Week to Contact Your State Legislator Urging Them to Preserve California’s Second Amendment Rights and Hunting Heritage

The 2013 California legislative session ends this Friday and state Senator Norma Torres is a key vote to stopping several anti-gun bills and one anti-hunting bill.  She MUST hear your OPPOSITION to these bills TOMORROW, September 10.  It is CRITICAL that you express your opposition during this last week of the 2013 legislative session in Sacramento.  Contact information for Senator Torres is provided below.
FULL STORY

September 9, 2013

Oklahoma: Firearms Manufacturer Liability Protection Goes to Governor for Signature

Today, the Oklahoma Senate unanimously passed House Bill 1004, authored by state Representative T.W. Shannon (R-62) and state Senators Brian Bingman (R-3) and Anthony Sykes (R-24). This bill passed in the state House of Representativesby a 92-0 vote on September 5.
FULL STORY

September 9, 2013

Maryland: State Police Release Confidential Application Information to Other State Agencies

As directed by Governor Martin O’Malley (D), the Maryland State Police (MSP) released confidential firearms purchase application information to employees of four other state agencies in a misguided attempt to move forward in clearing the backlog of unprocessed 77R applications this weekend. 
FULL STORY

September 8, 2013

California: D-Day is Looming for Several Anti-Gun/Anti-Hunting Bills Pending in the state Senate and Assembly

This week is the final week of the 2013 legislative session.  There are several anti-gun bills and an anti-hunting bill with seriously consequences for gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporter awaiting their final vote on the floors of the state Senate and Assembly before adjournment of the California Legislature on Friday, September 13.  These misguided anti-gun/anti-hunting bills could be up for its final vote on any day and at any time this week.  Don’t let your state Senator and Assemblyman think their constituents support this anti-gun/anti-hunting legislation.  To ensure that your state Senator and Assemblyman know that their district have many pro-gun constituents you MUST contact them daily this week making your pro-gun voice heard.
FULL STORY

September 6, 2013

Oklahoma: State House Overwhelmingly Approves Firearms Manufacturer Protection Bill

Yesterday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 92-0 to approve House Bill 1004, authored by state Representative T.W. Shannon (R-62) and state Senators Brian Bingman (R-3) and Anthony Sykes (R-24).  HB 1004 contains critical protections against attempts to bankrupt the American firearms industry through erroneous lawsuits that would threaten the availability of firearms to consumers.
FULL STORY

September 6, 2013

Virginia: "All In" in Virginia!

All eyes will be on Virginia's elections this year (Nov. 5th).  Electing pro-Second Amendment lawmakers to office on Nov. 5th will not only strengthen our rights in the Old Dominion, but the entire nation will be watching these results with an eye toward the 2014 elections! 
FULL STORY

September 5, 2013

Immediate Help Still Needed to Preserve California’s Second Amendment Rights and Hunting Heritage – Contact State Senator Jim Beall NOW

State Senator Jim Beall is a key vote to stopping several anti-gun bills and one anti-hunting bill.  He MUST hear your OPPOSITION to these bills TOMORROW, September 6.  It is CRITICAL that you express your opposition during this final stretch of the 2013 legislative session in Sacramento.  
FULL STORY

September 5, 2013

Texas: Urge State Lawmakers to Create a Tax-Free Holiday on Firearms and Hunting Supplies

This coming weekend, your neighbors in Louisiana will enjoy an exemption from their state and local sales and use taxes on individual purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies.  Since 2009, the Sportsmen’s Paradise has celebrated a “Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday” during the first full weekend in September.  This places firearm and sporting goods retailers in East and Southeast Texas at a competitive disadvantage around the time hunting season begins.
FULL STORY

September 5, 2013

Alert: The NRA Joins Lawsuit Against NSA Snooping

We thought you need to know this.  Please take a moment to read Shaun Waterman’s article, NRA joins lawsuit against NSA snooping in The Washington Times.
FULL STORY

September 4, 2013

California’s Second Amendment Rights and Hunting Heritage Needs Your Immediate Help – Contact State Senator Marty Block NOW

State Senator Marty Block is a key vote to stopping several anti-gun bills and one anti-hunting bill.  He MUST hear your OPPOSITION to these bills TOMORROW, September 5.  It is CRITICAL that you express your opposition during this final stretch of the 2013 legislative session in Sacramento.  
FULL STORY

September 4, 2013

Iowa: Dubuque City Council Votes to Table Discriminatory Ordinance

Yesterday, the Dubuque City Council voted 6-1 to table a discriminatory city zoning ordinance amendment that targets law-abiding gun owners and attacks firearm sales in residential areas by Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealers.  The lone vote of opposition to tabling this measure was cast by At-Large Councilman David Resnick.
FULL STORY

September 3, 2013

California: Contact NOW State Senator Cathleen Galgiani -- a Key Vote to Preserve California’s Second Amendment Rights and Hunting Heritage

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani is a key vote to stopping several anti-gun bills and one anti-hunting bill.  She MUST hear your OPPOSITION to these bills TOMORROW, September 4.  It is CRITICAL that you express your opposition during this final stretch of the 2013 legislative session in Sacramento.  Contact information for Senator Galgiani is provided below.
FULL STORY

August 30, 2013

Missouri: Pro-Gun Laws Took Effect This Week

On August 28, House Bill 533, sponsored by state Representative Jeanie Riddle (R-49) and state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18), took effect.  Additionally, a provision in Senate Bill 75, sponsored by state Senator Dan Brown (R-16) and state Representative Eric Burlison (R-133), took effect on August 28.
FULL STORY

August 30, 2013

Iowa: Dubuque City Council to Hold Hearing on Anti-Gun Ordinance on Tuesday

On August 18, the Dubuque City Council voted 5 to 2 in favor of a city zoning ordinance amendment that would prohibit firearm sales by home-based Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealers in residential areas.  A second hearing on this issue is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3 at the Historic Federal Building on 350 West Sixth Street in Dubuque.  It is possible that a final vote will be taken at this time.
FULL STORY

August 30, 2013

Swing and a Miss: Anti-Gunners Strike Out In Their Bid to Block Open Carry Law

On March 4, 2013, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Mississippi House Bill 2 into law.  Among other things, this legislation clarified Mississippi law regarding the open carrying of firearms.  Specifically, it limited the state's prohibition on the unlicensed carrying of handguns and certain other weapons to situations in which the item is "concealed on or about one's person …."  It also defined "concealed" to mean "hidden or obscured from common observation" and further explained that a "loaded or unloaded pistol carried upon the person in a … holster that is wholly or partially visible" does not fall within the prohibition on carrying concealed weapons.  The bill contained additional amendments that clearly established that the open carrying of a holstered handgun is not, in itself, a violation of law.
FULL STORY

August 30, 2013

Colorado: Help Recall Senators Morse and Giron! Attend One Of Our FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops

To ensure we defeat anti-Second Amendment State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron in their recall elections on September 10th, we need your help!  Learn how you can get actively involved in our efforts to recall Sens. Morse and Giron at one of our free NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops.
FULL STORY

August 30, 2013

California: Anti-Gun Bills Now Go to the state Senate and Assembly Floors

Today, both the state Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees passed several anti-gun and one anti-hunting bill by party-line votes.  These misguided anti-gun/anti-hunting bills now go to the floor of the state Senate and Assembly, and could be up for a final vote at anytime.
FULL STORY

August 30, 2013

New York: Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education presents the 2013 Firearm Civil Rights Conference

Please join the Sportsmen's Association for Firearms Education (S.A.F.E.) for its 2013 Firearm Civil Rights Conference.
FULL STORY

August 29, 2013

Mississippi: Supreme Court Upholds House Bill 2!

Today, the Supreme Court of Mississippi unanimously granted the appeal sought by state Attorney General Jim Hood (D) and without further briefing found that Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd erred as a matter of law when he found House Bill 2 to be vague and unconstitutional.  The Supreme Court vacated the Circuit Court’s order which had granted the law's opponents injunctive relief, thereby allowing the NRA-backed law to take effect immediately.
FULL STORY

August 29, 2013

Colorado: Bloomberg Has Gone ‘All In’ for the Recall Elections, Have You?

This week, billionaire anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $350,000 to help defend state Senators John Morse (D-11) and Angela Giron (D-3) against efforts to recall them.
FULL STORY

August 29, 2013

California: Contact Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee NOW to Preserve Traditional Ammunition and California’s Hunting Heritage

Assembly Bill 711, Assembly Bill 48 and Assembly Bill 169 are on the suspense file of the state Senate Appropriations Committee.  These bills are scheduled to be heard tomorrow, August 30, so it is CRITICAL that everyone continue to voice their opposition during this final stretch.  To preserve California’s rich hunting and conservation heritage, recreational shooters and gun owners MUST actively contact members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee and respectfully urge them to oppose AB 711.  Please forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen, conservationists and gun owners throughout California and ask them to do the same.  
FULL STORY

August 28, 2013

California: Important Call to Action Opposing Drastic Anti-Gun Legislation is Needed

This Friday, August 30, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be casting a series of historic votes on your gun rights in California.  Currently the following anti-gun bills are in this committee suspense file due to the excessive cost of MILLIONS of dollars for implementation being imposed on YOU and the other citizens of California. It is essential that you voice your opposition to these nonsensical bills that would only affect and punish law-abiding citizens.  Please contact Assemblyman Richard Pan tomorrow, August 29 and urge him to VOTE NO on ALL anti-gun bills in Assembly Appropriations Committee suspense file.  
FULL STORY

August 28, 2013

Texas: Key Pro-Second Amendment Law Changes to Take Effect this Sunday

The Texas Legislature passed a record number of pro-gun measures before adjourning its 2013 regular session on Memorial Day.  A number of these new laws will take effect this Sunday, September 1.
FULL STORY

August 28, 2013

Wisconsin: Urge Your State Legislators to Cosponsor a Bill to Expand Interstate Long Gun Sales

Currently circulating in the Wisconsin Legislature is legislation that would allow residents of the Badger state to purchase a shotgun or rifle in non-contiguous states, provided that the purchase or transfer of the long gun complied with federal law and the laws of both states.  Despite the fact that 42 states allow for the purchase of long guns in non-contiguous states, Wisconsin only allows for the purchase of long guns from states with which they share a border.
FULL STORY

August 27, 2013

California: Key Member of the Assembly Appropriations Committee MUST Hear Your Opposition to Drastic Anti-Gun Legislation

This Friday, August 30, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be casting a series of historic votes on your gun rights in California.  Currently the following bills are in this committee suspense file due to the excessive cost of MILLIONS of dollars for implementation being imposed on YOU and the other citizens of California.  Vital for You to Contact Assemblyman Susan Eggman NOW
FULL STORY

August 26, 2013

Tennessee: Limited Sandhill Crane Hunting Season Approved by State Fish and Wildlife Commission

Last Friday, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) approved the establishment of a sandhill crane hunting season.  Over the last three decades, the population of the sandhill crane has grown more than 300% to the point where hunters in fifteen states (AK, AZ, CO, ID, KS, KY, MN, MT, ND, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY) currently enjoy being able to participate in the hunting and proper management of this abundant species.  Now, sportsmen in Tennessee will be able to enjoy this same opportunity beginning on November 28 through January 1, 2014.
FULL STORY

August 26, 2013

California: Contact a Key Legislator who MUST hear Your Opposition to Drastic Anti-Gun Legislation

This Friday, August 30, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be casting a series of historic votes on gun rights in California.  Currently the following bills are in this committee suspense file due to the excessive cost of MILLIONS of dollars for implementation being imposed on YOU and the other citizens of California.
FULL STORY