Month: February 2021

Today, the Washington Court of Appeals struck two firearms-storage ordinances under the state’s preemption law in an NRA-ILA case. The City of Edmonds passed two ordinances that required firearms be locked at all times within the home, and imposed liabilities on gun owners if their firearms were ever accessed by a prohibited person. Edmonds passed these unlawful ordinances despite
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even though the term is legally and factually meaningless. Against this backdrop, a depiction of the gun alone may be enough, given the vague language of the bill. Under the “red flag” confiscation provision in Section 4, any person may apply, ex parte, for an “emergency prohibition order” to prohibit another person from possessing “any
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Last Friday, important emergency powers legislation, House Bill 504, was introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.  The committee has scheduled this legislation for a hearing tomorrow and committee members need to hear from you now! Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 504.
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Dear New Mexico NRA Member: It was a busy end of the week, and will be a packed week ahead on mostly-bad firearm-related bills, with one bright spot for pro-Second Amendment legislation. Senate Bill 224 by Sen. Sedillo Lopez (D-ABQ) The Senate Health & Public Affairs Committee advanced this bill on a 4-2 vote late Friday, after deleting
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The city of Columbus recently discussed implementing a ban on bowhunting for deer hunting in Columbus and Muscogee County on any tract of land that is less than 10 acres. The issue came up for discussion on Feb. 9, and it’s expected to come up for more discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 pm.
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This week, the House Committee on Judiciary passed HB 2827 and HB 2840, legislation to prevent discrimination against the firearm industry and to improve self-defense. The bills will next be considered in the House Rules Committee on Monday, February 22nd.   House Bill 2827 prohibits financial institutions from discriminating against firearm businesses. Anti-gun banks and their executives have expressed
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This week, the Colorado General Assembly convened for its 2021 Legislative Session.  Multiple pro- and anti-gun bills have already been introduced, though no hearings have currently been scheduled. Below are a handful of important measures to be aware of. Pro-gun bills: House Bill 1038 allows those with a concealed handgun permit to carry concealed handguns on
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Today, the House held a second reading for House Bill 1369, to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones. This is further into the legislative process than similar bills advanced in previous years, and it is because of hard work from, and strong leadership by, Representatives Smaltz, Lucas, Lehman,
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FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte for signing House Bill 102 into law. HB 102 is NRA-backed legislation that recognizes law-abiding gun owners’ right to carry a firearm without first obtaining a permit. “On behalf of the NRA’s more than five-million members, we thank
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On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider anti-self-defense legislation, Senate Bill 554.  Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE Senate Bill 554. Senate Bill 554 will create new “gun-free zones” by giving authority to local governments, universities, and airports to prohibit concealed carry permit holders from carrying in local government buildings, colleges and universities
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The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte for signing House Bill 102 into law. HB 102 is NRA-backed legislation that recognizes law-abiding gun owners’ right to carry a firearm without first obtaining a permit.  “On behalf of the NRA’s more than five-million members, we thank Gov. Gianforte for
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A Democratic bill introduced in the House of Representatives this year aims to create a mandatory and publicly accessible registry listing the names of gun owners, how many guns they have, and even where they keep their firearms. Additionally, the bill, H.R. 127, would ban several types of commonly used ammunition .50 caliber or greater,
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SB 224: Lock Up Your Guns or Face State Charges. Teach Your Kid Firearm Safety and Possibly Face State Charges  See Tuesday’s alert for information on SB 224 (Click Here) Dear New Mexico NRA Member: The Senate Health & Public Affairs Committee postponed hearing SB 224  yesterday and will now consider the bill on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Please
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2021 has seen the introduction of a large number of pro-gun bills in the Sooner State.  A few of them are outlined below.  It is important for NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters to stay active this legislative session.  Stay updated through NRA-ILA Alerts, and at our website, www.NRAILA.org. House Bill 1673, sponsored by Rep. Kevin West, would allow
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Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 2543. This measure removes an important failsafe during the background check process that could create an indefinite delay during a firearm purchase. This would give the government unlimited discretion to prevent someone from exercising their Second Amendment rights.  Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee and ask them
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Experts say President Biden could use executive authority to restrict background checks and regulatory authority to slow down arms sales.  Gun control wasn’t part of the new president’s first batch of dozens of executive orders, but less than a month into the administration, Biden officials are meeting with advocates demanding gun reform.  Domestic policy adviser
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Amid litigation, investigation, and the threat of dissolution, the NRA’s gravest threat may be estranged members like Mike Chapdelain.  From a small shooting sports group to one of the nation’s most powerful lobbying outfits, the association rose to power through its enormous grassroots base. As the politics of gun control changed, the NRA maintained its
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Last week, the House Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee considered House Bill 1283.  Previously, this measure could have caused the lawful open carry of a firearm to become a felony offense.  While the substitute measure removes certain language from the original measure that triggered the felony charge if an individual “felt threatened,” the substance of the bill
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