Month: January 2023

Two NRA-opposed bills advanced from committee at the Roundhouse yesterday in Santa Fe. House Bill 9 ​by Rep. Pamela Herndon (D-ABQ), a firearm owner liability bill, was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee on a 7-4 party line vote. The bill creates back-door gun storage requirements by imposing criminal penalties on firearms owners if a third-party minor displays, brandishes or injures someone with their firearm. ​​Please thank State Representatives Ryan Lane
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Today, January 31st, the Ohio Legislature begins the 2023 legislative session. As in 2022, the Legislature can expect to see both pro and anti-gun agendas this year. Gun owners and sportsmen throughout the state must stay actively involved to defend freedom. Your NRA will continue to fight to promote and protect your right to keep and bear
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Diane Denish  |  Corner to Corner In 2013, about this time, I attended a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall. It was called “Three Perspectives: Past, Present, Future.” Recently retired U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, newly elected Sen. Martin Heinrich, and Udall were all there. The event was less than a month after the Sandy Hook
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Legislation introduced by lawmakers in Florida could potentially hand gun owners throughout the rest of the country a significant victory. Republican state Rep. Chuck Brannan and Florida House Speaker Paul Renner introduced HB 543 on Monday. The bill “authorizes person to carry concealed weapon or concealed firearm if he or she is licensed to do
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Retired Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer Kim Varner said the idea that Floridians could buy a gun without a permit makes him uncomfortable. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Florida lawmakers are proposing new legislation that would no longer require gun owners to have a concealed carry permit. Governor Ron DeSantis, the National Rifle Association and Florida Sheriffs Association have
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Sign up for the daily Inside Washington email for exclusive US coverage and analysis sent to your inbox Get our free Inside Washington email Proposed legislation from Republican lawmakers in Florida would allow residents to carry firearms in the state without a permit, a measure supported by Governor Ron DeSantis and the National Rifle Association.
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Today, Representative Chuck Brannan (R-10) filed House Bill 543, the NRA-backed constitutional carry bill. The Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee will hear it on February 7th from 4-6PM. Florida is currently in contention with Nebraska to become the 26th constitutional carry state. Please contact subcommittee members and ask them to SUPPORT
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Legislative Republicans have taken the first step toward allowing any adult Floridian without a criminal record to carry concealed weapons free of any need to take gun-safety classes or register with the state. They wouldn’t be allowed to openly pack handguns, as in the Wild West. Still, Democrats warned that bills introduced Monday in the
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DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick will not face censure after comments earlier this month in which he said his department would not enforce some components of the state’s ban on assault weapons. According to a joint statement, the decision was reached after conversations involving Mendrick, DuPage County Board Chair Deborah Conroy and DuPage County State’s
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Home » Florida Bill Proposal Would Allow People to Carry a Concealed Firearm Without Government-Issued Permit Bill has support of the NRA and the Florida Sheriff’s Association Watch the latest video at foxnews.com ABOVE VIDEO: This is why the Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry matters (FOX NEWS) – Florida lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday
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On Monday, January 30, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ (ATF) published the final Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached “Stabilizing Braces” rule for public inspection in the federal register. As we reported earlier this month, the rule would subject essentially all firearms with attached stabilizing braces to the registration and taxation requirements of
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Calling the proposal an effort to “remove the government permission slip,” House Speaker Paul Renner on Monday announced legislation that would allow people to carry concealed weapons without licenses. Renner, R-Palm Coast, was flanked by Republican lawmakers and county sheriffs who backed the 63-page proposal, which would create what supporters call “constitutional
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Florida House Speaker Paul Renner, along with the National Rifle Association, announced a new bill in the Florida legislature that would allow a constitutional carry law to go into effect in the Sunshine State. Renner previously stated that “the Florida House will work to expand constitutional rights that empower law-abiding citizens to defend themselves,” while
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Last week, Senator Chase Blasi introduced Senate Bill 116, a bill that expands access and standardizes firearm safety education for schools. Please use the link below to contact your legislators asking them to please support SB 116. This important legislation educates children, promotes safety to help reduce the risk of accidents, and increases awareness among
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Florida lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday to allow people to carry a concealed firearm without having to get a government-issued permit – a move that could make the majority of U.S. states permitless-carry territory. “Our right to bear arms, of course, is enshrined in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” Republican state Rep. Chuck
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Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association joined House Speaker Paul Renner and representatives from the Florida Sheriffs Association in Tallahassee today to announce the introduction of a constitutional carry bill in the Florida legislature.  “Half of the country currently recognizes the fundamental right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a firearm for self-defense as enshrined in
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On Monday, January 30th, two NRA-opposed bills will be heard in separate committee meetings at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.  First, House Bill 9, ​by Rep. Pamela Herndon (D-ABQ), a firearm owner liability bill, will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee starting at 1:30pm in Room 309 (Zoom Link). The bill creates back-door gun storage requirements by imposing criminal penalties on firearms owners if a third-party
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He clutched a battered backpack. Congregation deacons who edged closer heard him murmuring to himself. Suddenly, the man screamed, “Get back, demons!” The deacons grabbed the man and hustled him outside. He opened the backpack for them. It contained t-shirts and a screwdriver. They called 911 — and gave the man cinnamon rolls and coffee
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