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February 15, 2013, 11:21 PM
This is an old list from two weeks ago for Tennessee:
TENNESSEE: NUMEROUS PRO-GUN BILLS FILED AS 2013 LEGISLATIVE SESSION
The 2013 session of the Tennessee General Assembly is off to a good
start with several pro-gun bills being introduced. Even though last
session ended on a sour note, your NRA-ILA is confident that we can take
many legislative steps this year to further protect the Second Amendment
rights of all law-abiding Tennesseans. The following pro-gun bills have
* House Bill 6 , sponsored by state Representative Eric Watson
(R-22), would allow K-12 school personnel to possess a firearm on school
property if the person has a handgun carry permit, is authorized by the
school superintendent, has had 40 hours of basic school policing
training and uses frangible bullets.
* House Bill 9 , sponsored by state Representative William
Lamberth (R-44), makes all information contained in and pertaining to a
handgun carry permit application or renewal application and the status
of a handgun carry permit confidential and not open for public
inspection. State Senator Ferrell Haile (R-18) has sponsored the Senate
companion bill, Senate Bill 108 .
* House Bill 10 , sponsored by state Representative Jeremy Faison
(R-11), prohibits the allocation of state or local public funds to the
regulation or enforcement of any federal law, executive order, rule or
regulation that becomes effective on or after January 1, 2013, that
imposes restrictions on citizens who lawfully possess or carry firearms
in Tennessee. Senate Bill 40 , the companion bill, is sponsored by
state Senator Frank Niceley (R-8).
* House Bill 108 , sponsored by state Representative Sheila Butt
(R-64), provides that a public or private employer cannot require an
applicant for employment or an employee to disclose information about
the ownership or storage of a firearm in the applicant or employee's
* House Bill 118 , sponsored by Representative Jeremy Faison
(R-11), allows those with a valid handgun carry permit to transport and
store a firearm or firearm ammunition in the permit holder’s
privately-owned motor vehicle in public or private parking areas under
certain conditions. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-4) has filed Senate Bill
142 , the companion bill to HB 118.
* Senate Bill 76 , sponsored by state Senator Stacey Campfield
(R-7), limits the number of handgun carry permit records that can be
reproduced in a single day to fifteen.
* Senate Bill 77 , also sponsored by Senator Campfield, allows
certain persons employed by a local education agency as a faculty or
staff member at a K-12 school to possess and carry a firearm.
Montana has several right now (http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_c19ef72e-77d7-11e2-a6ec-001a4bcf887a.html)
These just passed the Judiciary Committee and go to the House floor next.
House Bill 240 allowing college students to bring guns on campus
(may not pass because it contradicts a charter we have with the colleges to govern themselves)
Allow high school students to leave guns locked in their cars
Clear the way for nearly anyone to carry concealed weapons without a permit.
(for this one the individual assumes responsibility for knowing if they qualify or disqualify under an official application)
HB 302 “Sheriffs first” bill says federal agents must get a sheriff’s permission before making arrests or serving warrants – or risk local kidnapping or trespassing charges.
HB 303 Bar police from enforcing any federal bans on assault rifles or high-capacity clips.
A measure allowing the use of silencers [sic] while hunting big game, and removing the potential penalty of disturbing the peace for the discharge of a firearm.
The House is Republican controlled.
There is also a Senate Bill to make personal information on a concealed carry permit application confidential.
NRA-supported Senate Bill 129, sponsored by state Senator Scott Beason (R-17) and cosponsored by state Senators Jimmy Holley (R-31), Bill Holtzclaw (R-2), Del Marsh (R-12), and Paul Sanford (R-7)
SB 129, omnibus firearms reform legislation, 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 on 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.
February 16, 2013, 09:09 AM
SB 36 was just introduced this week so other than being assigned to committee, nothing has or will happen for a while.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That sections 5502.23 and 5502.231 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 5502.23. (A) Except as provided in division (B) of this section, no agency, or employee or agent of an agency, shall seize or authorize the seizure of any firearm from any person who is lawfully in possession or control of a firearm.
(B)(1) A law enforcement officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of the officer's duties may seize a firearm in the possession, or under the control, of any person if the law enforcement officer reasonably believes the immediate seizure of the firearm is necessary for the safety of the law enforcement officer or another individual. The law enforcement officer shall return the firearm to the person from whom it was seized if the person is not arrested, the firearm is not seized under division (B)(2) of this section, and the reason for the seizure of the firearm no longer exists.
(2) A law enforcement officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of the officer's duties may seize a firearm when the seizure is necessary to preserve the firearm as evidence, or for the investigation, of a criminal offense.
(C) As used in this section, "firearm" has the same meaning as in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code.
Sec. 5502.231. (A) No law enforcement officer, federal law enforcement officer, international agent, or other person shall enforce or attempt to enforce a firearm registration requirement or firearm ban in any statute or rule of this state or the United States or any ordinance, resolution, or rule of a political subdivision, unless the registration requirement or ban is in effect prior to the effective date of this section.
(B) No political subdivision shall enact or adopt any ordinance, resolution, or rule that requires a person to register a firearm or establishes a firearm registry.
(C) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of unlawful enforcement of a firearm registration requirement or firearm ban, a felony of the first degree.
(D) As used in this section:
(1) "Federal law enforcement officer" has the same meaning as in section 2921.51 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Firearm" has the same meaning as in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code.
(3) "Firearm ban" means any ban or prohibition on a person's possession of a firearm that is not based on the status or condition of the person or limited to the possession of a firearm in a school safety zone, courthouse, or other designated location.
(4) "Political subdivision" has the same meaning as in section 2921.421 of the Revised Code.
February 16, 2013, 09:14 AM
Texas has 2 that I'm aware of.
HB700. Open carry act
I can't recall nr 2 but it is for the resoulution to ignore the federal assault weapons laws
February 16, 2013, 10:30 AM
MN has 2
SF 339 Not enforce fed bans
HF 419 Not enforce fed bans
Both bills can be found here : http://www.leg.state.mn.us/
both in committee
Has any state passed a no enforcement bill?
February 16, 2013, 10:56 AM
Not Colorado, that's for sure.
February 16, 2013, 11:01 AM
I have heard some talks here in Idaho around one to strengthen our carry permits which would allow us to strengthen our reciprocity with other states and looking to follow suit with some other states to not follow restrictive fed laws.
February 16, 2013, 11:06 AM
Utah is on the way towards Constitutional carry. Also included is a bill to protect those who open carry from prosecution: