What states are NOT currently considering even the slightest hint of gun control?


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BK
February 7, 2013, 10:39 PM
It just seems that there are gun owners in nearly every state who are facing some sort of new gun control. Even in some states where there is no state level talk, it may just be one township, city or county in the state that is experiencing a hint of encroachment, like Oak Harbor recently.

I would think that states like Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Texas, and much of the old south have not so much as a word being spoken about new gun laws, but I can't follow all the news from everywhere. And I wouldn't be surprised if a city like Austin, Missoula or Jackson Hole were trying to find a way to stick it to their residents.

How many states in our nation aren't experiencing the slightest government encroachment these days?

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hso
February 7, 2013, 10:40 PM
Tn
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ID-shooting
February 7, 2013, 10:41 PM
Idaho

Silent Bob
February 7, 2013, 10:43 PM
Even here in Texas we have had the liberal mayors of Dallas and Austin announce they want to keep gun shows from taking place in city-owned property. But at least our legislature is not preoccupied with screwing over law-abiding gun owners.

Shadow 7D
February 7, 2013, 10:48 PM
Consider the states that are outlawing more federal guncontrol

gunnutery
February 7, 2013, 10:50 PM
Iowa. I haven't looked at the introduced bills yet, but House Republicans (majority held) have already said they're not going to look at any gun bills. It was implied they were talking about anti-gun bills, but I'm also not sure if they meant pro gun bills too.

Texan Scott
February 7, 2013, 10:53 PM
The city of Austin and Travis County (metro Austin area, you can see Texas from there) are talking about limiting gun shows, and our attorney general (our very own much-beloved Gregg "Bring It" Abbott) is threatening them with serious legal butthurt from the state if they try it even once.

Other than that, we're pushing for open carry, teachers with guns, and felony arrest for anyone attempting to enforce new federal gun bans/ registration/ confiscation.

We're a non-preemption state, so whiny gun grabber wannabes in city offices can go twist in the wind. I feel happy and secure in my civil rights here. Ain't leavin'.

InkEd
February 7, 2013, 11:05 PM
God I wish other states were more like Texas on certain issues.

mljdeckard
February 7, 2013, 11:08 PM
UT. We are still trying to pass Constitutional carry and to clarify that bearing arms shall not be construed to mean disturbing the peace.

Bhi curamach
February 7, 2013, 11:10 PM
Have not heard any for KS.
MO,have heard a few silly ones that probably will go nowhere. Something about parents having to inform schools a firearm is present in the home...uh, yeah. Id comply real quick with that goofy law.
Probably from a St.Louis area ejit but I'm only guessing.
Nothing from NE either but I don't hear much of anything about them about anything outside of some
group who really enjoys husking corn...
Not my thing but I dislike judging.;)

HorseSoldier
February 7, 2013, 11:13 PM
Only gun related legislation I've heard in Alaska is the introduction of a bill to allow permanent employees of school districts to CCW on the job.

BigMustard
February 7, 2013, 11:14 PM
the city of austin and travis county (metro austin area, you can see texas from there) are talking about limiting gun shows, and our attorney general (our very own much-beloved gregg "bring it" abbott) is threatening them with serious legal butthurt from the state if they try it even once.

Other than that, we're pushing for open carry, teachers with guns, and felony arrest for anyone attempting to enforce new federal gun bans/ registration/ confiscation.

We're a non-preemption state, so whiny gun grabber wannabes in city offices can go twist in the wind. I feel happy and secure in my civil rights here. Ain't leavin'.

hallelujah.

Isaac-1
February 7, 2013, 11:21 PM
I have not heard of anything serious here in Louisiana, excluding New Orleans of course who seems to have decided the state law against carrying guns in parades means anyone with or without a CCW permit is subject to arrest if found carrying within 1,000 ft of a parade route.

browneu
February 7, 2013, 11:23 PM
I haven't heard anything from Ohio.

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racenutz
February 7, 2013, 11:24 PM
I haven't seen or heard anything here in Nebraska but I wouldn't be surprised if Omaha was planning something.

colorado_handgunner
February 7, 2013, 11:24 PM
South Carolina is relaxing gun laws. Constitutional Carry is likely going to be voted on soon.

Inebriated
February 7, 2013, 11:26 PM
God I wish other states were more like Texas on certain issues.

New York, New Jersey, California have the exact same tenacity as Texas. Just on the wrong side.

scotch827
February 7, 2013, 11:29 PM
PA seems safe. A few Phithadelphia legislators are introducing some new restrictions. However they have no chance of passing. PA would be a red state in the Presidental elections if it were not for Philthy.

Quick Shot xMLx
February 7, 2013, 11:31 PM
NC hasn't discussed any gun control laws. Quite the contrary the now entirely Republican state government has been discussing restaurant carry and school carry for employees.

blazer610
February 7, 2013, 11:36 PM
No problems in Alabama.

breakingcontact
February 7, 2013, 11:39 PM
We're a non-preemption state, so whiny gun grabber wannabes in city offices can go twist in the wind.

This is huge to me.

I like liberal cities in conservative states, so this protects my rights from whatever Peter Pan types get into city government.

JEB
February 7, 2013, 11:40 PM
i'll second iowa. havent heard anything so far.

JLeòdhas
February 7, 2013, 11:41 PM
So far, nothing in Alabama that I know of.

pty101
February 7, 2013, 11:41 PM
Nebraska, there isnt even any talk of it AFAIK.

vtail
February 7, 2013, 11:58 PM
Oklahoma is OK.

armedaccountant
February 8, 2013, 12:13 AM
Arkansas is actually passing pro 2A legislation. I love my state.

Kybill
February 8, 2013, 12:28 AM
Nothing I'm aware of in KY.

Cesiumsponge
February 8, 2013, 12:32 AM
WA has nothing I'm aware of. "The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation". Gun-grabbing cities whine about it, but they can't do anything. That keeps any gun legislation at the state-level so it's hard to sneak anything by and keeps the laws same anywhere inside the state.

Bovice
February 8, 2013, 12:34 AM
FL seems fine. I don't know of anything coming down the pike. There's a group headed up by Trayvon Martin's mom to repeal the SYG law, but it doesn't have much traction.

Warp
February 8, 2013, 12:35 AM
Pretty sure Georgia isn't.

ol' scratch
February 8, 2013, 12:48 AM
I haven't heard or read anything in Ohio. Some local districts are passing laws allowing staff members in schools to carry. The only states I have read about that are jamming crap through are typically regarded as the liberal states. California's new laws sound scary and unconstitutional.

paramedic70002
February 8, 2013, 01:09 AM
A smattering of anti bills came up in VA but are all dead. A smattering of pro bills continue to move forward. Here's VCDL's bill tracker:

http://www2.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/2013leg.html

leadcounsel
February 8, 2013, 01:46 AM
Back and forth in Washington state.

But this bill makes it a felony for Federal agents to pursue WA residents for federal gun control laws.

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2013-14/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1371.pdf

And the State Attorney General may DEFEND WA residents against Federal laws!

Twiki357
February 8, 2013, 01:51 AM
No anti-gun stuff going to pass in Arizona. A couple of proposed bills, but they wont go anywhere. The city of Tucson either passed or has proposed an ordinance to require background checks for all sales (gun shows) that take place on city property. But, then, Tucson is to Arizona what san francisco is to california.

Shanghai McCoy
February 8, 2013, 02:10 AM
Kansas seems to be acting mature on the firearms issue.

r1derbike
February 8, 2013, 03:15 AM
Arkansas is actually passing pro 2A legislation. I love my state.
Dang, you beat me to it, by a few hours!

-v-
February 8, 2013, 03:36 AM
MS is working on/passed a resolution telling Obama to "get bent" with any new gun control.
TN has a similar resolution bobbing around in the state senate right now.

Spike_akers
February 8, 2013, 04:01 AM
Virginia is trying to pass a bill that will forbid all state entities from aiding in enforcing any federal gun control legislation. as far as i know, its on the house floor right now.. although some feel it is not strong enough, and should include jailing federal agents... and we are working on further eliminating gun free zones, right now in Virginia, the only places you cant carry, are courthouses, a place of worship while a meeting of religious purposes is being held without good reason, private property where prohibited by owner, and school property. we can carry into a restaurant that has an alcohol license as long we dont consume alcohol... i havent heard exactly what we're pushing foor, but assume schools will be removed from the list after sandy hook, since we are trying to pass legislation to increase armed security in schools... and gun sales are climbing where as our gun crimes are down by 40% and still dropping as sales increase... so it seems that removing gun free zones does help in crime stopping... but then again our crime rates have always been lower then adjacent states MD, and DC, as they have stricter gun laws and gun free zones... go figure... and oddly enough, you can OC in virginia at 18 even though you cant buy a handgun... logic...

bikerdoc
February 8, 2013, 04:38 AM
A smattering of anti bills came up in VA but are all dead. A smattering of pro bills continue to move forward. Here's VCDL's bill tracker:

http://www2.vcdl.org/webapps/vcdl/2013leg.html
__________________

Indeed VCDL is doing a great job.

Kudos to Phil Van Cleave and staff.

thorazine
February 8, 2013, 05:31 AM
PA seems safe. A few Phithadelphia legislators are introducing some new restrictions. However they have no chance of passing. PA would be a red state in the Presidental elections if it were not for Philthy.

Are you sure about that?

What is the status of...

SB 435 - Memo: Assault Weapons Ban Bans firearms with certain cosmetic features that make them look scary. No grandfathering. Possession of scary-looking firearms after the effective date is an M1 the first time (read: lifetime prohibitor of firearms possession) and F3 each subsequent time.

HB239 "All firearms...shall be registered...." Photos, SSN, and fingerprints required with annual renewal fees!

SB192 An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for a limit on handgun purchases and sales in cities of the first class; establishing the Violence Prevention Fund; and further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition and for limitation on municipal powers.

SB191 An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for a limit on handgun purchases and sales and establishing the Violence Prevention Fund.

SB190 This bill would allow judges, the Pennsylvania State Police, mental health review officers, and county mental health administrators to share all documents concerning mental health treatment with the FBI.

HB122 An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for trained school personnel.

SB189 An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting persons ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment on an outpatient basis from owning firearms.

House Bill 335 This bill would add a mental health question relating to if someone has "ever been treated".

Boostedtwo
February 8, 2013, 05:53 AM
Ky just today was talking about trying to pass gun legislation, but either way Im from indiana and I don't beleive we have any either.

Stargazer65
February 8, 2013, 06:08 AM
Interesting enough, there are a bunch of pro-gun bills as well as the anti-gun bills being floated in CT.

radiotom
February 8, 2013, 06:08 AM
After Sandy Hook the governor of MI veto'd a no gun free zone bill for a level 2 ccw. Other than that, I think nothing for MI.

kerreckt
February 8, 2013, 06:28 AM
A clarification about post #38. In VA you CAN carry on school grounds if you are dropping off or picking up student/students but only under these conditions. Keep up the good work VCDL

SleazyRider
February 8, 2013, 06:35 AM
I'm unaware of anything new that is happening in New York; after all, the only thing that hasn't been enacted---yet---is door to door confiscation. I figure we're safe for at least another year.

Pilot
February 8, 2013, 06:40 AM
Are you sure about that?

What is the status of...

SB 435 - Memo: Assault Weapons Ban Bans firearms with certain cosmetic features that make them look scary. No grandfathering. Possession of scary-looking firearms after the effective date is an M1 the first time (read: lifetime prohibitor of firearms possession) and F3 each subsequent time.

HB239 "All firearms...shall be registered...." Photos, SSN, and fingerprints required with annual renewal fees!

SB192 An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for a limit on handgun purchases and sales in cities of the first class; establishing the Violence Prevention Fund; and further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition and for limitation on municipal powers.

SB191 An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for a limit on handgun purchases and sales and establishing the Violence Prevention Fund.

SB190 This bill would allow judges, the Pennsylvania State Police, mental health review officers, and county mental health administrators to share all documents concerning mental health treatment with the FBI.

HB122 An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for trained school personnel.

SB189 An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting persons ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment on an outpatient basis from owning firearms.

House Bill 335 This bill would add a mental health question relating to if someone has "ever been treated".

You FORGOT this one:

Regular Session 2013-2014
House Bill 357

Short Title: An Act providing that any Federal law which attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm in this Commonwealth shall be unenforceable in this Commonwealth; and imposing penalties.

Prime Sponsor: Representative METCALFE

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 25, 2013 [House]

Memo: Right to Bear Arms Protection Act

You also forgot this:

Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution:

Section 21 . Right to Bear Arms
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

CALL91145
February 8, 2013, 07:59 AM
I think here in the midwest, barring CO,MN and WI, you stand a better chance of getting a bill passed saying that you HAVE to own a AR15, along with several 30 rd mags.

Valor35
February 8, 2013, 08:11 AM
I think Indiana is still okay.

Mr Gunsmith
February 8, 2013, 08:12 AM
NC hasn't discussed any gun control laws. Quite the contrary the now entirely Republican state government has been discussing restaurant carry and school carry for employees.

I'll affirm this & go a step further. New proposed legislation would enshrine in our state constitution the right of all citizens to carry anywhere law enforcement does except fed govt buildings. I believe there is also talk of making it policy to ignore fed gun bans in NC also.

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SaxonPig
February 8, 2013, 08:44 AM
My fellow Arkies didn't give specifics.

The AR lege passed a bill allowing churches to decide if concealed carry is OK. Before it was illegal in church.

They also passed a bill keeping permit holder info confidential so no more leftist rags publishing names of gun owners. This happened here a couple years ago and at that time the Dem controlled leg refused to act. Now the GOP led leg came through.

There is a bill to allow college employees to carry on campus but I have not heard anything about its status.

zdc1775
February 8, 2013, 08:45 AM
This is the only thing I have heard about in Alabama

SB 129, sponsored by state Senator Scott Beason (R-17) and cosponsored by state senators Rusty Glover (R-34), Jimmy Holley (R-31), Bill Holtzclaw (R-2), Del Marsh (R-12) and Paul Sanford (R-7), seeks to restore and protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners in Alabama by addressing the following issues:

•No employer may prohibit the otherwise lawful possession, transportation or storage of firearms or ammunition that is kept out of sight within the locked or attended private means of conveyance of an invitee who is otherwise permitted to operate or park the conveyance on the property.

•Removes the requirement to obtain a pistol permit to carry a pistol in a vehicle.

•Shifts the current “May Issue” concealed carry permitting system to a “Shall Issue” permitting system and requires that a sheriff must issue the permit within thirty days as long as the person applying for the permit is not prohibited by federal law.

•The permit to carry a concealed pistol shall be good for one to five years (decided by the person seeking the permit to carry).

•States that sheriffs shall use the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to run a background check on a concealed pistol permit applicant.

•Allows for all other valid state-issued permits to carry a concealed firearm to be recognized in Alabama.

•Strengthens Alabama’s current firearms preemption by giving the state legislature complete control over regulation and policy pertaining to firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories in order to ensure that such regulation and policy is applied uniformly throughout the state

Pretty pro-gun if you ask me. Also Alabama residents if you haven't already write to you senator and express your support.

Akita1
February 8, 2013, 08:49 AM
Updated below

tonytor58
February 8, 2013, 08:52 AM
Im in NH and have not heard anything about any bills for the residents of the state, but they just passed a bill where the state legislators can not carry in the state house. I have noticed a huge shift to the democratic party within the state considering there is only 1 republican Ayotte in the senate. With is being in the New England states I hope we stand by our state creed Live Free or Die! But lots of liberals up from MA now and spreading that into the state. Of the responses I get back from the emails I sent which I jave received 4 ,3 of the 4 support the mag limits and universal checks the only one who was not in support was Ayotte, I fear we will see something at the state level soon.

Akita1
February 8, 2013, 08:56 AM
Florida

•Governor's office: Republican Gov. Rick Scott has called on schools to reassess safety measures.
•Legislature: A bill from the House minority Democratic party would allow local governments to ban possession of concealed weapons at specific events held at government buildings or o public locations. On the majority Republican side, Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter said "it's too soon" to say whether significant gun legislation wil happen in the session beginning mid-March

glennv
February 8, 2013, 09:02 AM
You kidding guys. Living in the northeast is great when you know things could go "Red Dawn" any day now.

Gato Montés
February 8, 2013, 09:04 AM
Wisconsin's safe. Governor's office plus both chambers controlled by Repubs, nothing's happening here.

rtroha
February 8, 2013, 10:53 AM
Define "considering". If an Ohio Democrat introduces an anti-gun bill that will never make it out of committee for a floor vote, is Ohio "considering" anti-gun legislation?

As a matter of fact, one Democrat last week introduced one bill mandating gun storage (House Bill 31). I predict that bill will never make it out of committee.

The Ohio Democratic Party said a few weeks ago that they would introduce some anti-gun bills, but nothing has been introduced other than the one mentioned above.

Skribs
February 8, 2013, 11:18 AM
Washington is hit-or-miss. We've got bills going forward on both sides.

Bianchi?
February 8, 2013, 11:20 AM
Nothing that's gaining any traction in Ohio. There have been some bills introduced, but they won't survive Congress.

rtroha
February 8, 2013, 11:26 AM
Nothing that's gaining any traction in Ohio. There have been some bills introduced, but they won't survive Congress.
"bills"? Are you aware of something besides HB 31?

Rezin
February 8, 2013, 01:33 PM
No changes here in PA.

JayBird
February 8, 2013, 02:10 PM
Florida

•Governor's office: Republican Gov. Rick Scott has called on schools to reassess safety measures.
•Legislature: A bill from the House minority Democratic party would allow local governments to ban possession of concealed weapons at specific events held at government buildings or o public locations. On the majority Republican side, Senate President Pro Tempore Garrett Richter said "it's too soon" to say whether significant gun legislation wil happen in the session beginning mid-March
I don't really see any 'anti gun' measures passing anytime soon in The Gunshine State.

When I spoke to my local rep recently, he pretty much said 'don't worry'.

Some democrat from Orlando did put forward a bill on ammo taxes, but I have heard it ain't going anywhere.

I wish they would actually buck the system and put forward some pro gun legislation, but I think they are just all keeping a low profile and letting the battle happen at the fed level for now.

Sniper66
February 8, 2013, 02:23 PM
There are no anti-gun bills before the Kansas legislature that I am aware of. There is, however, a pro-gun initiative that will likely pass. It has to do with recognizing CC permits held by non-residents. We have a conservative pro-gun legislature and governor. The level of gun freedom in Kansas is good and getting better. Republicans and conservatives hold strong majorities in most parts of the state and most are pro-gun and pro 2nd Amendment.

matrem
February 8, 2013, 03:00 PM
Nothing that's gaining any traction in Ohio.

And, considering our governor signed a "pro gun" bill into law the week following Friday 12/14; (That took some guts)
I believe we're in much better shape than we would've been a few years ago, and in far better shape than a lot of other states.
We still do have dear old Sherrod though.

71Commander
February 8, 2013, 03:22 PM
I like liberal cities in conservative states, so this protects my rights from whatever Peter Pan types get into city government.

It's because of these liberal cities that we are having this discussion.

Take NYC out of NY state and the state goes Red. Same for Boston, obamaville, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St Paul and so on.

Liberal mecca's dictate the legislation of the entire state.

TenDriver
February 8, 2013, 03:23 PM
Already stated, Alabama. To further the info, there was a state level conference on school security with some legislatures, LEOs, and school types. It was specifically stated additional gun control was NOT on the table.

An aside, there was an incident locally where a CCW permit holder left his pistol in a school. One of the state reps went nuclear over it and began to draft legislation prohibiting carry at schools (again, this is a past issue). He was contacted by a large number of folks, actually listened to them and dropped the bill. He seemed pretty adamant about getting something passed before he heard from law abiding gun owners and really came around on the issue. I was very impressed with him.

gamestalker
February 8, 2013, 03:53 PM
Nothing in Arizona. I love living I a state that allows me to carry in any way, shape, or form, without the need for a CWP. Castle doctrin alive and well, can carry into banks, church and any where we want with very few exceptions.
Although we still need to fix a couple of issues regarding "gun free zones" our law makers are working on the issue, and doing everything to defeat any imposing gun laws.

GS

Inebriated
February 8, 2013, 03:56 PM
NC has introduced a few house and senate bills.

Allowing restaurant carry, armed security guards in schools, armed employees in schools (training obviously required), the right to leave the firearm in the locked vehicle, where carry is prohibited. I'm sure I'm forgetting something... OH, required confidentiality of PPP and CHP holders.

All good things. Most have just been introduced, some have been through the first reading. I'm excited, I think these all have a strong chance at passing.

HoosierQ
February 8, 2013, 04:05 PM
Nothing along those lines in Indiana. Democrats and Republicans alike are pro-gun in Indiana politics. The mayor of Indianapolis, the former governor, and the new governor are very pro-2ndA. Our new democratic senator has even come out, in washington, against an AWB...but that's national.

The only pocket of pro gun control politicians are...here's a shock...in Gary which is a suburb of Chicago.

thorazine
February 8, 2013, 04:22 PM
Pilot

Those are the GOOD ones. :D

I'm not concerned about those.

After all this topic is about gun controls and those are laws are gun freedoms.


You FORGOT this one:

Regular Session 2013-2014
House Bill 357

Short Title: An Act providing that any Federal law which attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm in this Commonwealth shall be unenforceable in this Commonwealth; and imposing penalties.

Prime Sponsor: Representative METCALFE

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY, Jan. 25, 2013 [House]

Memo: Right to Bear Arms Protection Act

You also forgot this:

Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution:

Quote:
Section 21 . Right to Bear Arms
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.



I am concerned about...


Rezin

No changes here in PA.

They want to make changes in PA. :cuss:

SB 435 - Memo: Assault Weapons Ban Bans firearms with certain cosmetic features that make them look scary. No grandfathering. Possession of scary-looking firearms after the effective date is an M1 the first time (read: lifetime prohibitor of firearms possession) and F3 each subsequent time.

HB239 "All firearms...shall be registered...." Photos, SSN, and fingerprints required with annual renewal fees!

SB192 An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for a limit on handgun purchases and sales in cities of the first class; establishing the Violence Prevention Fund; and further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition and for limitation on municipal powers.

SB191 An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for a limit on handgun purchases and sales and establishing the Violence Prevention Fund.

SB190 This bill would allow judges, the Pennsylvania State Police, mental health review officers, and county mental health administrators to share all documents concerning mental health treatment with the FBI.

HB122 An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for trained school personnel.

SB189 An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, prohibiting persons ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment on an outpatient basis from owning firearms.

House Bill 335 This bill would add a mental health question relating to if someone has "ever been treated".





AND they might actually be able to make a lot of changes here in PA since gun the owners here live under rocks lol and don't realize what is happening in Harrisburg until it is too late. :D

theriflespeaks1863
February 8, 2013, 05:27 PM
Wisconsin's safe. Governor's office plus both chambers controlled by Repubs, nothing's happening here.
Of course, Paul Ryan kind of turned on us a little, talking about 'compromise' on the whole universal BC thing, but you're right- nothing at a state level. The rally in Madison on the 19th showed pretty well what the climate was... :D

Ole Coot
February 8, 2013, 07:39 PM
WEST VIRGINIA of all states with high gun ownership has been sold down the river by both senators & governor that I know about. One house member answered with a six of one, half a dozen of the other so who knows about him.
Guess I will be working in the next elections IF we have a choice.

tt5
February 8, 2013, 08:41 PM
Radiotom said
After Sandy Hook the governor of MI veto'd a no gun free zone bill for a level 2 ccw. Other than that, I think nothing for MI.

He signed two, vetoed 1 that day. We did get a simplified, streamlined permitting and registration process.
NRA ILA article on the subject (http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2012/12/michigan-two-pro-gun-bills-signed-by-governor,-one-vetoed.aspx)

USAF_Vet
February 8, 2013, 09:00 PM
Michigan is doing okay. We did get some decent pro-gun legislation passed, and still might have some hope for CPL reform to CC in PFZ's.

But, we still have handgun registration and pistol purchase permits. And we still have an OC hating RINO Governor, who despite having financed his own campaign in order to not be pressured by special interests, still caves to special interests.

I think for awhile, gun laws in Michigan will remain fairly stable.

WCraven
February 8, 2013, 09:47 PM
I just got this letter today..

Dear Mr. Craven III:



Thank you for contacting me regarding recent proposals for gun control. It is good to hear from you, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

The recent tragedies in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut were indeed horrifying. We all agree that we need to protect our children, but we need to take a reasonable approach and not react in a way that damages the constitutional rights of law abiding citizens. We must look at the facts and make well thought out decisions.


Guns did not perpetrate these crimes, evil people did. There are certainly many things we can do to prevent these events from happening in the future, but restricting gun ownership for those who use them responsibly is not one. We need to look at a number of factors, including mental health and overall school security.

Additionally, the 2nd district of North Carolina is overwhelmingly against additional regulation. In fact, a poll taken during my recent tele-townhall showed that over 65% of my constituents are against any further laws restricting guns, magazines, or ammunition.


As a woman and a mother, I object to anyone telling me which tools I may use to protect myself and my family. Please know that I will continue to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens, which are the foundation of our republic.



Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me on this matter. I look forward to communicating with you in the future as I serve the people of the Second District of North Carolina. If you would be interested in receiving my e-newsletter, or for other information, please visit my website at www.ellmers.house.gov to sign up or contact me.





Sincerely,



Renee Ellmers
Member of Congress

RE/AW

jdo1911
February 8, 2013, 09:58 PM
So glad iI moved to North Carolina from Connecticut 8 years ago.

Deltaboy
February 8, 2013, 10:00 PM
I am proud that Greg Abbott is putting our liberal city mayors on notice.

Sauer Grapes
February 8, 2013, 10:14 PM
PA seems safe. A few Phithadelphia legislators are introducing some new restrictions. However they have no chance of passing. PA would be a red state in the Presidental elections if it were not for Philthy.
I see a large turnout in April for the 2nd Amendment rally in Harrisburg. Typical Philly BS.
Our new anti gun nazi attorney general has just started changing riciprocity rules with Florida.

OpelBlitz
February 9, 2013, 12:32 AM
I think here in the midwest, barring CO,MN and WI, you stand a better chance of getting a bill passed saying that you HAVE to own a AR15, along with several 30 rd mags.

Governor Potatohead and the Madigan Mob is working hard to come up with a ban on semi-autos in Illinois.

superdecals
February 9, 2013, 02:22 AM
WV has not saw any legislation introduced yet, but Joe Manchin can't make his mind up if hes for a AWB or against it. Seems as if his view changes daily.

savanahsdad
February 9, 2013, 03:38 AM
nothing going on here , WI:)

thorazine
February 9, 2013, 04:31 AM
Speaking of PA...

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1438386_Attn__PA_gun_owners__Response_from_Sen_Casey.html

Dear Mr. Beitler:

Thank you for taking the time to contact me about recent proposals related to guns. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

As you know, on December 14, 2012, an individual in Newtown, Connecticut forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on teachers and staff in the building. In total, the perpetrator murdered 20 students between the ages of six and seven years old, as well as six adults, many of whom heroically sought to stop the shooter and save the lives of children. Like many Americans, I was deeply affected by the scope and brutality of this act. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

The motives that led to this senseless massacre will likely never fully be comprehended. However, I believe that all public officials have a responsibility to work to prevent such an event from occurring again. This incident reflects a complex problem that requires a comprehensive strategy, including funding for law enforcement officers and the mental health care system. Too many individuals with mental illness are not receiving the services they need and tragically, sometimes a small number of these individuals turn violent. I have supported access to affordable and accessible mental health services for all Americans and I will continue to review proposed solutions to improve our mental health system. As lawmakers consider an appropriate response to this challenging issue, we should consider all of the factors that could prevent such heinous acts.

As you may know, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Pennsylvania has a fine hunting and sporting tradition, and I will defend the right to bear arms as it is enshrined in our Constitution. I will continue to back the right to bear arms for purposes of self-defense, recreation, sporting and collection. However, I also believe that the attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School highlights very serious dangers posed to public safety by the misuse of certain weapons and technology originally developed for warfare. According to reports, the shooter was able to kill many children and adults very quickly because he possessed a military-style semiautomatic weapon. He also allegedly used magazines containing up to 30 rounds of ammunition and carried hundreds of rounds more. After much reflection and careful study of the issue, I have decided to support a federal assault weapons ban as well as legislation restricting high capacity magazines. In light of what occurred at Sandy Hook, these are two measures that will lessen the chances that this will happen again. Before supporting such a law, I would first and foremost ensure that it did not unduly abridge the right to bear arms as established by the Second Amendment.

Our Nation has already begun a critical dialogue as we examine what steps must be taken to prevent this type of tragedy in the future. On January 17, 2012, President Obama unveiled a package of proposals to reduce gun violence, which included strengthening the system of background checks, reinstating the assault weapon and high-capacity magazines ban, improving school safety and expanding access to mental health services. I look forward to reviewing these proposals in detail and to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address this complex issue.

On January 24, 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California introduced S. 150, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. This legislation would explicitly permit the possession of affected firearms that were owned prior to the bill’s enactment; firearms that are manually operated; firearms used by military, law enforcement and retired law enforcement; and antique weapons. Further, this legislation lists 2,258 hunting and sporting rifles and shotguns that are entirely exempt from the ban.

This legislation would ban the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of all semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one of seven specified military features. S. 150 would further ban semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one of certain listed military features, as well as ammunition magazines that can accept more than 10 rounds. The Assault Weapons Ban would also regulate the transfer and storage of permitted, grandfathered weapons and allow local law enforcement to use certain federal funds for voluntary gun buyback programs. The Assault Weapons Ban was referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, of which I am not a member. Please be assured that should this legislation come before the full Senate for consideration, I will have your views in mind.

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.

For more information on this or other issues, I encourage you to visit my website, http://casey.senate.gov. I hope you will find this online office a comprehensive resource to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington, request assistance from my office or share with me your thoughts on the issues that matter most to you and to Pennsylvania.

Sincerely,
Bob Casey
United States Senator

Mr_Polite
February 9, 2013, 05:54 AM
Indiana just elected a pro 2nd amendment governor. We are strong in Indiana

jim in Anchorage
February 9, 2013, 06:16 AM
Of course nothing in beautiful Alaska. Any Pol that suggested a anti gun law here would be tared and feathered. God I love living here.

gym
February 9, 2013, 09:52 AM
FL, so far so good.

9MMare
February 9, 2013, 04:11 PM
WA has nothing I'm aware of. "The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation". Gun-grabbing cities whine about it, but they can't do anything. That keeps any gun legislation at the state-level so it's hard to sneak anything by and keeps the laws same anywhere inside the state.

I've heard that Maguin, Seattle mayor, wants to go after changing the state constitution on the news. Also, there has been at least one thing proposed...by an ex-cop or military guy, pro-gun, who's now a representative...it actually sounded interesting and I wanted to hear more. I wish I could remember his name!

BK
February 9, 2013, 06:46 PM
Define "considering". If an Ohio Democrat introduces an anti-gun bill that will never make it out of committee for a floor vote, is Ohio "considering" anti-gun legislation?
No, not really. I was referring to situations in a city, county or state where something is happening governmentally and voters will have to get involved in order to stop it. We see it at the federal level, in some states we see it at the state level or in cities like Oak Harbor we see it at the very most local level.

HorseSoldier
February 9, 2013, 06:58 PM
Of course nothing in beautiful Alaska. Any Pol that suggested a anti gun law here would be tared and feathered. God I love living here.

When my wife and I moved up here, I went to a gun store here in Anchorage to talk about shipping my handguns from down south up here to AK. While there, my wife asked the guy behind the counter for information on procedures for getting a CHP in Alaska to replace hers from down south.

The guy behind the counter explained, "Well, up here, the way we handle concealed carry is so you get a pistol and then pause for a minute and then put it in your pocket. Welcome to America."

callenlee
February 9, 2013, 06:59 PM
Tennessee is not restricting gun rights:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/feb/07/parking-lot-guns-bill-to-be-up-in-senate-on/

wgaynor
February 9, 2013, 07:32 PM
I've been emailing my representatives like crazy and hope it works. Found out today about the plan for gun control legislation in Kentucky thanks to some Democrat from Louisville. Always thought Kentucky was a common sense state. Guess I am wrong.

USAF_Vet
February 10, 2013, 01:36 AM
I've been emailing my representatives like crazy and hope it works. Found out today about the plan for gun control legislation in Kentucky thanks to some Democrat from Louisville. Always thought Kentucky was a common sense state. Guess I am wrong.
I grew up in Louisville. If there are any Leftists in the state, it's there. If I ever move back, it won't be to my old hometown, as much as I loved it there.

jim in Anchorage
February 10, 2013, 07:24 AM
When my wife and I moved up here, I went to a gun store here in Anchorage to talk about shipping my handguns from down south up here to AK. While there, my wife asked the guy behind the counter for information on procedures for getting a CHP in Alaska to replace hers from down south.

The guy behind the counter explained, "Well, up here, the way we handle concealed carry is so you get a pistol and then pause for a minute and then put it in your pocket. Welcome to America."

:) Spot on. It's amazing how good we have it here. buy it, drop it in your pocket. Or open carry if you wish. It's all good.
I wonder if I moved back outside if I would not be in jail in a week. Permit? Whats that?

meanmrmustard
February 10, 2013, 07:59 AM
MO Senate Bill 124 will not pass. No one likes it but Chappelle-Nadal, and I'm going to bet bottom dollar at least no suburban or rural parents who own firearms is going to comply.

How will you know I own a gun? Interrogate my child?

How do you know how I store my arms, that you don't know I own?

$100 fine if I don't tell on myself? Bite me.

$1000 fine if a kid brings a gun to school? You have bigger concerns than collecting the fine if a child feels the need to bring weapons to school. You do your job, I'll do mine.

But, I'm not complying. Ever.

Boostedtwo
February 10, 2013, 08:02 AM
Nothing along those lines in Indiana. Democrats and Republicans alike are pro-gun in Indiana politics. The mayor of Indianapolis, the former governor, and the new governor are very pro-2ndA. Our new democratic senator has even come out, in washington, against an AWB...but that's national.

The only pocket of pro gun control politicians are...here's a shock...in Gary which is a suburb of Chicago.

Thank god, we are safe in Indiana.

HorseSoldier
February 11, 2013, 12:03 AM
Members of the Alaska legislature introduced a nullification bill today, prohibiting enforcement of any new federal gun laws.

xwingband
February 11, 2013, 10:41 AM
FL, so far so good.

Not anymore. Someone just introduced a bill to repeal "stand your ground".

GrOuNd_ZeRo
February 11, 2013, 02:08 PM
OK is A-OK,

Nullification of any federal gun laws is on the books.

Senator Coburn is thinking of selling us out on BGC's though.

USAF_Vet
February 11, 2013, 02:15 PM
Not anymore. Someone just introduced a bill to repeal "stand your ground".
That's nothing new. Stand Your Ground has been under fire since the Zimmerman/Martin incident.

Jath
February 11, 2013, 02:34 PM
There is a large amount of pro gun legislation being put forth in the Arizona legislature right now. There's a few aunt again proposals but they are going nowhere fast. Arizona is a safe haven for gun rights.

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MarkDido
February 11, 2013, 04:07 PM
Florida just passed the 1 million mark on concealed carry permits!

:neener:

Sam Cade
February 11, 2013, 04:35 PM
Nothing I'm aware of in KY.

Well there is this:



The measure, among other things, would repeal a controversial state law that bars local governments from regulating guns. It also would prohibit guns on college campuses and require background checks for private gun sales to close the so-called "gun-show loophole."

It is competing against several pro-gun measures that already have been introduced in this year's General Assembly. They include House Bill 168, sponsored by Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville, which states that Kentucky would not recognize federal statutes and regulations that deny or abridge the right to keep and bear arms.

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/02/07/2506973/group-of-liberal-lawmakers-propose.html


I can't help but think that the folks behind the anti-gun stuff are committing political suicide.

C5rider
February 11, 2013, 04:57 PM
Responses from my reps here in FL.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=702632

and an email from Marco Rubio

Thank you for writing to me regarding the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. I share your concern for the victims of this tragedy.

My heart breaks for the victims and families impacted by this senseless act of violence. In a world that can at times be defined by its darkness, children are a reminder of what is good, cheerful and beautiful about life. An act of violence against these defenseless young people, as well as the faculty and staff who dedicate themselves daily to educating and caring for them, is a deed of unconscionable evil. I pray that God holds Newtown close as the community continues to heal from this tragedy.

In the aftermath of this unspeakable tragedy, like millions of Americans, I am looking for public policy changes that might prevent such a horrible event from happening again. I continue to be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees citizens the right to safely and responsibly bear arms. At the same time, I have always been open to measures that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. In light of this horrible tragedy, I am open to new ideas to prevent mass tragedies like this from happening again.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your United States Senator. I appreciate your concern regarding this situation. If I can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Sincerely,

Marco Rubio
United States Senator

JTHunter
February 11, 2013, 05:37 PM
Ole Coot said in post #72:
WEST VIRGINIA of all states with high gun ownership has been sold down the river by both senators & governor that I know about. One house member answered with a six of one, half a dozen of the other so who knows about him.

As has Illinois. Between "Q-Ball" Quinn (Gov.), Sen. "Tricky Dickie" Durbin (D), and Sen. "Stroked Out" Mark Kirk (R), we're getting it from all sides.

Durbin the Turban has always been a "pain".

"Q-Ball" is in Bloomie's cabal and has already tried to follow New York's lead on bans. Fortunately, his "amendatory veto" was overturned, despite the fact that the Dams have majorities.

Mark Kirk is a sore point. He's an "R" and went in as a "semi" pro-gun. After Newtown, he came out supporting further restrictions, including an AWB!!

It shows you can't trust anybody's "label". :(

briney11
February 12, 2013, 09:08 AM
Iowa is no longer safe. Iowa HF164 needs to be squashed quick. Basically universal background checks and registration.

Godsgunman
February 12, 2013, 10:44 AM
I like Kansas more and more. We have a good AG and I've heard nothing legit on any gun regulatiions. Of course if you read the KC Star newspaper one would believe Obama is god and guns are the devil.

Cesiumsponge
February 18, 2013, 04:41 PM
I regret to inform everyone that three Seattle Democrats tried to sneak in a gun book with annual police inspections on assault weapon owners. No chance of passing, but their symbolic bill speaks volumes about certain areas of the state http://www.humanevents.com/2013/02/17/washington-state-proposed-gun-law-calls-on-sheriff-to-inspect-homes-of-assault-weapon-owners/

Torian
February 18, 2013, 05:00 PM
Funny how many libertarians this last election were telling me the democrats and Obama were just as progun as any republican.

Now we are seeing just how far liberals will go to get what they want...to include taking a bit sh-t on the constitution along the way.

Amusing. Hopefully people will start wising up come 2014 and kick these idiots out of office.

Cesiumsponge
February 18, 2013, 06:06 PM
Funny how the last several Republican presidents either passed anti-gun laws or didn't bother loosening gun laws and kept the status quo. Voting in a Republican POTUS hasn't been a guarantee of gun rights at the federal level...not in a long time. Republicans are good at " taking a bit sh-t on the constitution along the way", they just wipe with a different part of the document. I put Republicans far above Democrats on many issues, but they're no saving grace either. No major or minor parties right now are 100% pro-freedom.

All the pro-gun legislation has been grassroots movements at the state level. Heller v. DC was a libertarian victory, not a Republican or NRA victory. It was almost derailed by the NRA.

whetrock
February 18, 2013, 09:00 PM
^^^^ I here you, I don't want to get too incendiary, but as a Libertarian minded individual I've been disenchanted by Republicans (in general), but am equally disappointed by the Dems as well. Republicans have been pushing more mainstream candidates lately, like Chris Christie and Mitt, that are pretty neutral if not Anti-gun on the 2A issues in the past and present and only offer "promises" on how that they'll do more in the future to be pro-gun. Talk is just that, for me I just need to vote and support a candidate, that has proven himself with some sort of action to protect, and gain rights from past efforts to fight and battle for the second amendment. Such is hard to find in Washington today. I'm no Republican or even Democrat hater. Come to a rural area off the beaten path and you'll find a plethora of pro-2A Dems. It's really not a party issue when it comes down to it, be careful when it comes to generalizations about parties. You can't spew the Democrat hate around here if you wan't to garner support for the second amendment, many if not most in this neck of the woods, would be offended if not turned off totally.
Back to the subject, OK isn't even entertaining stricter gun control at the moment in the least bit, and this makes me incredibly proud to be an Okie.

Thermactor
February 18, 2013, 09:51 PM
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/02/07/2...s-propose.html


I can't help but think that the folks behind the anti-gun stuff are committing political suicide.
I think there's literally about a zero point zero percent chance of that garbage passing here. The majority of Kentuckians haven't lost their minds.

BK
February 18, 2013, 09:59 PM
I was surprised to see the name of Idaho in the title of another thread about new gun laws.

Cesiumsponge
February 19, 2013, 08:01 PM
The three Seattle Democrats which crafted the bill I posted above declined to talk to KIRO news radio about it. They all claimed they had no idea that was in the bill. That suggests they're not reading the bills or they were caught with their hands in the cookie jar. They have since REMOVED the bill and put up an amended version without retaining the original bill for reference. I tracked down that two of the sponsors introduced an almost identical bill in 2010 and 2005. It just gets a hearing in committee and dies. Same language was in it so clearly it's a case of the latter...being caught trying to sneak in invasive unconstitutional actions on an already unconstitutional bills. Sounds like those particular individuals are the resident crackpots with no pull that waste time during the regular session.

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