Month: May 2020

On May 30th, the Missouri Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2020 legislative session. Thanks to the efforts of law-abiding citizens and pro-Second Amendment lawmakers, extreme “red flag” gun seizure legislation did not make it out of committee. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis stalled efforts to pass legislation to ensure citizens have the right to self-defense
by Cathy Wright Pittsboro, NC – I write in response to Andy Foshee’s post in the May 20, 2020 Chatham Chatlist, “The Constitution & Bill of Rights.” photo collage by cgrape He wrote: ‘Digging deeper, I found the Bill of Rights is “the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans’ rights in
Next week, both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees will be meeting to consider firearm related bills.  Contact members of the committees today and urge their opposition!  Senate Appropriations: Monday, June 1 at 2 p.m. *To view the hearing click here.  * To participate in the hearing, call in information will be made available on the committee website.​
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Editor’s Update 9:45 AM, Everett Police released the following information on this morning’s shooting: Police and medics on scene of the shooting. At about 4:50 a.m. this morning, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of 126th St SE when a homeowner reported shooting someone inside his residence. Arriving officers found an injured male inside
Born during the Harry Turman years, I have experienced 14 presidents from both parties. I am an independent voter with no political party or religious belief maintaining control of my mind. I’ve shown respect for 13 presidents, whether I’ve agreed with their policies or not, as they were acting in the interest of Americans, Democratic
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press Updated 12:57 pm CDT, Thursday, May 28, 2020 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana would ban municipalities from enacting gun restrictions beyond those in state law and loosen restrictions on carrying guns in church, under two measures that moved closer to final legislative passage Thursday. A Senate judiciary committee voted 4-1 to
Today, the Senate Judiciary C Committee passed four pro-gun bills, which will now head to the full Senate for consideration.  These measures will receive a vote sometime during tomorrow’s session, and your Senator needs to hear from you!  The below bills protect our freedom in times of uncertainty and emergency, including during the current Covid-19 outbreak.  Please contact
By Larry Keane Gun control groups fearmongering about lawful firearm owners better be careful. New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham just destroyed their narrative by saying the quiet parts out loud. Gov. Grisham spoke to Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts for Everytown for Gun Safety’s Veepstakes with candidates auditioning to be second fiddle to 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee and former
On June 3rd, the Iowa Legislature is scheduled to reconvene. Before the COVID-19 crisis forced the suspension of the 2020 legislative session, the House passed important legislation to protect shooting ranges from being shut down by unreasonable local ordinances and ensure that Second Amendment rights remain protected across the state. This bill, House File 2502,
In the June 9 primary election, two Republicans are vying for their party’s nomination for a state Senate seat representing Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marshall counties. The two are challenger Jack Newbrough of Weirton and incumbent Ryan Weld of Wellsburg. The winner will face Democratic challenger Randy Swartzmiller of Chester, who is serving the last
Dear Mississippi NRA Member: Back in March, before the legislative session was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi House of Representatives had passed House Bill 1215, sponsored by Rep. Shane Barnett (R-Greene, Perry & Wayne Cos), by a vote of 81-36.  The Legislature reconvened on Tuesday, with the bill having been referred by Lt. Governor
Later this afternoon, important school security measure Senate Bill 317 is scheduled to be considered in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee.  Please contact committee members and ask them to support the right to self-defense of school employees. Senate Bill 317, sponsored by Senator Bill Coley, allows those school employees who are allowed to lawfully carry a concealed
Of all the recent developments in American life arising from state lockdown orders, perhaps none is so sinister as public officials encouraging people to inform on their neighbors and community members for perceived violations of supposed safety protocols. This trend is made all the worse by the fact that people are getting an unprecedented glimpse
With David Beavers and Daniel Lippman ECONOMIC PAIN COMES TO K STREET: The pandemic has hurt industries from restaurants to hotels to day care centers — and K Street hasn’t been spared. “The International Franchise Association, the U.S. Travel Association and the National Rifle Association have all laid off staffers since the pandemic hit,” POLITICO’s
Four pro-gun measures have been assigned to the Senate Judiciary C Committee and are scheduled to be considered on Thursday, May 28th.  The below bills protect our freedom in times of uncertainty and emergency, including during the current Covid-19 outbreak, and committee members need to hear from you!  Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary C Committee
On May 11th, the Michigan Capitol Commission met to create a five-member committee to study whether it can prohibit firearms.  They are discussing the issue with legislative leaders and Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office.  Please contact your lawmakers and ask them to oppose any measures restricting the right of citizens to carry firearms in and around
Steve King (file photo) The five candidates competing in the GOP Primary in Iowa’s 4th congressional district are quarrelling about their conservative credentials and their ability to win the district in November. Incumbent Steve King, who’s seeking a 10th term, said this weekend that he was warned soon after his narrow 2018 win that he