California: Moraga Town Council Holds Final Reading of Mandatory Firearm Storage Ordinance

On Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 PM, the Moraga Town Council will have a meeting where a final reading and adoption of a mandatory locked-storage ordinance is scheduled. If enacted, the proposed ordinance would require any person who keeps a handgun in their residence to store the handgun in a locked container or disabled with a DOJ approved gun lock unless carried on their person or in the person’s immediate control.

California: Healdsburg Planning Commission to Hold Special Meeting for Zoning Restrictions on Firearms Dealers

Today, March 13, the Healdsburg Planning Commission will hold a public discussion regarding Land Use Amendment LUA 2018-02 (Firearm Sale Ordinance).  If enacted, the ordinance will prohibit firearm businesses from operating within 500 feet of a church, school, park, or other firearm business, and would require all firearm businesses to first obtain a special permit from the City as a condition of opening a new business location. 

West Virginia: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

On Saturday, March 10th, the West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2018 Legislative Session having passed Senate Bill 451 and House Bill 4187.  Both bills are currently on Governor Jim Justice’s desk awaiting his signature.  Please call Gov. Justice at 304-558-2000 and politely ask him to sign these bills into law.

Washington: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

On Thursday, March 8th, the Washington Legislature adjourned sine die from the 2018 Legislative Session with anti-gun Senate Bill 6620 failing to receive a vote.  SB 6620 would have prohibited the purchase and transfer of all semi-automatic rifles to adults under 21, and would have also established up to a 10 day waiting period. 

Don’t use tax dollars to promote gun control

The NRA fully supports research, both private and public, which examines the root causes of violence in our communities. What we do not support is using tax dollars to promote gun control. The problem is not funding restriction, but researchers who are unable to drop their anti-gun bias long enough to examine this issue objectively.

Illinois: Senate to Hear Gun-Ban & Surrender Legislation

On Wednesday, March 14th, the Illinois state Senate will consider a number of extreme gun control bills.  These bills ban the possession of most semi-automatic firearms and magazines by law-abiding adults aged 18-20, requiring them to be surrendered within 90 days, impose a 72-hour waiting period on modern semi-automatic firearms, and ban certain firearm accessories and historical firearms. These bills have already passed the state House of Representatives and it is urgent that you contact your state Senator and ask them to OPPOSE House Bills 1465, 1467, and 1468.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Senator.

Florida’s new gun law attacked by both sides

The political and legal fallout from Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s decision to sign a sweeping gun bill into law following a school massacre was nearly immediate as the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit to stop it and political candidates in both parties criticized it.

Indiana: Conference Committee Tomorrow for Pro-Gun Legislation to Improve Self-Defense Opportunities

On March 12th, at 10:00AM, a conference committee will be hearing House Bill 1214.  There is a proposed amendment through the conference committee process for House Bill 1214 to include language to eliminate the fee for a License to Carry a Handgun (LTCH) as well as expand carry opportunities throughout the state.  Please contact your state Representative and  Senator urging them to support Proposed Conference Committee Report #1 for HB 1214.  Click here to find your legislators and contact them by phone and the "Take Action" button below to contact them by email.  Second Amendment supporters are invited to attend the conference committee.

West Virginia: Parking Lot Protection Bill Heading to Governor’s Desk

Yesterday, the West Virginia state House of Delegates concurred with House Bill 4187 as passed by the state Senate.  Now, HB 4187 will head to the desk of Governor Jim Justice to await his signature.  Please contact Gov. Justice and politely urge him to sign House Bill 4187 into law.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact Gov. Justice.

Nevada: Wildlife Commission Considering Proposal to Push Discharge Ordinance to Almost One Mile!

On March 16th, the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Commission General Regulation 473/LCB File No. R111-17 which would prohibit the discharge of a rifle within 5,000 feet of an occupied dwelling and the discharge of a shotgun or bow within 1,500 feet of an occupied dwelling.  The proposed regulation is a solution in search of a problem, and the distances are completely unreasonable.  Please contact the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners and urge them to OPPOSE LCB File No. R111-17.  In addition, please consider attending the hearing.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact the board.

Pre-Existing Trends: The 2013 CT Gun Control Law

Connecticut is often held up as a model of gun-control by gun control advocates and in-state legislators alike. The state enacted some of the most stringent gun control laws after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Specific measures included expanding the list of banned firearms, limiting magazine capacity, requiring registration of certain rifles and magazines previously –acquired, and expanding background checks.  

NRA Files Suit Challenging Florida Gun Control Law

The National Rifle Association today announced   that it has filed a lawsuitchallenging the State of Florida’s newly-enacted ban on the purchase of firearms by young adults between the ages of 18-21. Florida’s ban is an affront to the Second Amendment, as it totally eviscerates the right of law-abiding adults between the ages of 18 and 21 to keep and bear arms.