Here Comes The Flood Of New Gun Legislation


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dc dalton
January 9, 2014, 05:10 PM
This time of the year is insane for us, the laws roll in almost as fast as we can check them and it normally doesn't get better until some time in February.

There's no way I can list all the laws in their own thread and to be honest it would be pretty rude to try and do it so I will hit the 'highlights' of what has come in some far this year.

I wont link to them all either as that would be rude too you can find all of these under the Proposed State Legislation (http://amgoa.org/Proposed-State-Gun-Legislation) menu item on the site by clicking on the appropriate state name. BTW, we are also testing out a new 'thumbs up or down' rating system on the site.

These are not in any order BTW, sorry!

Virginia:

HB535 would require background checks at gun shows by any vendor.

SB279 would provide an exception for concealed handgun permits for 'qualifying retired member of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles'

SB287 would make it a class 6 felony to transfer a firearm to a person that is prohibited if the seller does not peform a background check.

HB448 creates a means of reporting to the state police when a felon's firearm rights are restored.

SB520 would make it a class 2 felony for anyone that 'is not a licensed dealer to sell, rent, trade, or transfer a firearm to any other person who is not a licensed dealer.'

HB878 requires LEO to certify NFA applications within 15 days provided the applying person is not prohibited.

Oklahoma: SB1264, SB1266, HB2351

Take the time to read HB2351 - they should call this bill the 'taking stupidity out of schools' bill

Missouri bill SB656 removes the language that requires firing a revolver and semiautomatic pistol for live fire requirements for a concealed carry license. The AND would be replaced by either.

Florida

H0523 allows tax collectors to issue concealed permits, while H0525 makes ALL concealed weapons application information confidential.

Indiana

SB0045 would add a mandatory 8 hours of training for anyone applying for a license to carry after December 31, 2014

SB0169 sets penalties for anyone 'to provide an individual with a firearm if the person knows or has reason to believe that the individual: (1) is legally barred from possessing a firearm due to the commission of a crime; or (2) intends to use the firearm to commit a crime.'

HB1018 sets up preemption laws for firearms carried on state property.

HB1017 would provide immunity from civil liability for damages 'if the other person's use of force was a valid exercise of the other person's right to self-defense.'

Colorado

HB1041 appears to allow anyone over 21 to carry a concealed weapon without a permit as long as they follow the same guidelines and restrictions a permit holder would and they are not prohibited.

SB038 would eliminate the governor's ability to 'restrict the distribution of firearms during a state of emergency.

New Mexico

HB44 has been introduced, requiring background checks on all firearms sold at gun shows except 'relics' (C&R firearms)

Missouri

SB491,SB613, HB1164, SB548, HB1129, SB556.

Most notable (bad) is SB556 which requires reporting of lost or stolen firearms ... the language in 319.515 'owner should have been aware' is dangerous at best.

On the positive side HB1164 would drop the minimum age for a carry permit from 21 to 19

SB549 attempts to set up rules for 'failing to stop illegal possession'

SB565 is the old 'lost and stolen' and again contains language such as 'should have know' in relation to a lost or stolen firearm.


Mississippi

HB64 would allow school districts to appoint certain employees authorization to carry concealed weapons on campus.

HB139 would prohibit cities and municipalities from running gun buy back programs.

West Virginia

SB199 outlines the right of private property owners to prohibit carrying of firearms on their property.

SB298 clarifies the distinction between hunters and shooters in the field. It would allow shooters who are in possession of a firearm in or near the woods to not have to possess a valid hunting license.

SB80 changes the laws about carrying a weapon on the capitol complex.

There are of course more but those are the highlights. At this point we are pulling close to 100 new gun law bills a day so make sure to check back often.

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The_Next_Generation
January 9, 2014, 05:42 PM
Washington State

I-591: Bill would forbid seizure of firearms "without due process" during state of emergency. It would also require that the state follows national standards with reard to background checks. Essentially a one-page counter-bill to the 15 pages of the I-594.

I-594: Bill would require background checks for all transfers and require that they be completed by an FFL. I beleive there are some storage regs thrown in too, see the thread about it for more details...oh, and Bill Gates just tossed in $25k :fire: :banghead: :cuss::banghead:

torqem
January 9, 2014, 06:26 PM
By Federal law it's age 21 to buy one. This is an implicity "ok" for private sales, I'd say? Doesn't seem likely to be passed.

joeschmoe
January 9, 2014, 06:37 PM
This time of the year is insane for us, the laws roll in almost as fast as we can check them ...

These aren't "laws" yet. They are bills or initiatives. Basically just proposals.

MagnumDweeb
January 9, 2014, 06:49 PM
Some good, some bad. Love how UBC is basically being tried at the state level. It's interesting how these laws require a background check, is there a stated degree/type of background check necessary. Could I just use any program off the internet promising a background check?

tyeo098
January 10, 2014, 12:02 AM
These are mostly bad bills.

Where the CHP=no NICS in VA?
Const. Carry in VA?

I'm from VA :)

Sentryau2
January 10, 2014, 12:57 AM
These people dont seem to understand that we are DONE letting our rights be stripped away by know nothings who cannot seem to grasp the simple meaning of the 2nd Amendment

dc dalton
January 10, 2014, 11:35 AM
New Friday January 10

New York

S06268: Not like we didn't know this but NY has officially lost their mind with the introduction of this bill, coded ammunition and a database to track it.

Indiana

SB0229 would prohibit local governments from holding gun buyback programs and would stop firearms bought in any such way from being destroyed unless the serial number is missing.

Virginia

HB827 sets up new language on permit holders and temporary firearms restrictions.

HB8812 requires all firearm transfers to go through a background check.

HB992 adds section 1 (E) to §15.2-915:

'Nothing in this section shall prohibit a locality from adopting an ordinance that prohibits firearms, ammunition, or components, or a combination thereof, in libraries owned or operated by the locality.'

HB823 would require state police to be at every gun show set up to do background checks but conflicts with HB812 (see below) in that background checks would be voluntary.

HB1015 adds language to §18.2-119 specifying that 'no firearms allowed' signs must be 'where they may reasonably be seen at all entrances to the building or to the part of the building to which the restriction applies, (ii) state the nature of the prohibition in conspicuous type, and (iii) have dimensions of at least five inches by seven inches.'

HB809 would outlaw the sale or transfer of any magazine capable of holding more than 20 rounds.

HB786 adds language to §22.1-307 regarding the dismissal of teachers or school officials, adding section b that states they may not be dismissed solely on the grounds they had an unloaded firearm or knife in their vehicle.

Oklahoma

SB1240 changes the language of 21 O.S. 2011, Sections 1902, 1903 and 1904 to allow those legal to carry a handgun to carry on public transportation.

dc dalton
January 11, 2014, 12:09 PM
And the bills keep rolling in:

No text yet but US SB1908 looks like another attempt at national reciprocity ... what is odd is it coming from the senate and not the house.

Proposed Mississippi SB2030 requires all ammunition sold within the state to 'bear a unique identifying mark' - UGH

Mississippi SB2100 would make honorably discharged vets exempt from training for a concealed carry permit.

West Virginia HB2911 would make all records pertaining to 'the issuance, renewal, expiration, suspension or revocation of a license to carry a concealed weapon' exempt from the freedom of information act.

West Virginia SB317 strikes language from current law that prohibits county commissioners from limiting 'the right of any person to purchase, possess, transfer, own, carry, transport, sell or store any revolver, pistol, rifle or shotgun or any ammunition or ammunition components'

In other words gutting preemption.

Oklahoma SB1344 would add in language to 21 O.S. 2011, Section 1289.6 making it illegal for police to disarm and restrain anyone carrying on property they own, rent, lease or legally control.

dc dalton
January 14, 2014, 02:53 PM
Some more new ones today:

Virginia HB118 would exempt gun buyers from a background check if they possess a valid carry permit and one other form of photo identification.

Nebraska LB857 adds language to existing concealed carry application law that state spouses of active duty military will be considered residents.

Florida H0577 creates more 'gun free zones' by adding in 'hospital, mental health facility, or nursing home'

Mississippi HB179 adds in language that removes immunity from their existing castle doctrine for anyone that kills an aggressor outside of their home and also adds in language requiring drug and alcohol testing for anyone that falls under the existing exemption.

Oklahoma SB1408 would add a new section to Section 199.1 of Title 60 stating that NFA gun trusts are valid in the state

Remember the link to the main state legislation page is in post 1

dc dalton
January 15, 2014, 12:31 PM
Bills coming in like rockets today!

Nebraska LB879 makes changes to concealed carry laws and sets up a level II permit that allows a person to carry a concealed weapon in a school. The level II permit requires much more background information and a letter from the governing body of the school

Virginia HB1142 'Clarifies' existing law that all instructors for concealed permit classes must be run by NRA certified or Department of Criminal Justice Services instructors

Virginia HB1145 add language to existing law laying out restoration of firearm rights.

Arizona SB1063 adds an exemption to existing law for 'misconduct involving weapons' for anyone that legally posseses a firearm and enters a public establishment or event when the establishment is not in full compliance of section 13-3102.01 (storage of weapons)

Oklahoma SB1442 adds district attorneys and former district attroneys to their 'special class of people' that can carry anywhere in the state after training

Oklahoma HB2149 also adds legislators to their 'special class of people' that can carry in the state capitol

Oklahoma SB1466 would give immunity from liability to any college or university that provides written consent to any concealed carry holder to carry on school property

Oklahoma SB1473 appears to attempt to clarify exiting laws on open carry (see new underlined section)

Oklahoma HB2461 would add to existing law specifying that LE must process NFA paperwork within 30 days

Tennessee HB1400 would extend handgun permits from 4 to 5 years, it would also allow sheriffs to 'stagger' 2016 licenses so that they expire on the holder's birthday and the same time their drivers license expires.

Tennessee SB1496 would change existing law to allow licensed permit holders to carry in any state, county or municipal park or other recreation area

Tennessee HB1480 provides an exception for carrying a firearm if the person is not otherwise prohibited and the motor vehicle is privately owned

Tennessee SB1607 would also attempt to nullify federal gun laws

Tennessee SB1612 would set up preemption within the state

Tennessee HB1389 would make it so anyone purchasing more than one firearm from the same dealer and the same time and location would only require one background check

Maryland SB164 adds language to current law preventing anyone convicted of using a handgun in a crime from reduced jail time and early release

Missouri HB1399 has no text yet but the summary states 'Imposes a sales tax upon every retail sale of any handgun or ammunition, at the rate of one cent per transaction, for providing funds for mental health services'

Hawaii HB1538 provides an amnesty for anyone owning an unregistered firearm and to reclaim their firearms once they are properly registered.

Georgia HB732 would attempt to nullify certain federal gun laws

Maine LD1728 would prohibit possession of any replica or simulated firearm on or near school property

Minnesota HF2007 would recognize North Dakota permits

New York S06317 increases the distance for discharge of a firearm or long bow to 1,000 feet (note how it is missing compound bow)

Iowa SF2014 would decrease the minimum age to possess a firearm, under the care of an adult, from 14 to 12

Armymutt
January 15, 2014, 02:27 PM
Maybe the changes in the Indiana law will get our permit accepted in more states.

dc dalton
January 16, 2014, 01:01 PM
Here's the new bills in today, as posted before you can get to them from the main proposed state legislation page by clicking on the state you are interested in here: http://amgoa.org/Proposed-State-Gun-Legislation

The new 2014-2105 New Jersey legislative session has begun and the anti-gun bills are just flying in:

Oklahoma:

HB2617 changes existing law on where a concealed weapon can be carried

HB2692 extends the grace period for renewing a license to carry from 30 days to 90 days

HB2691 would give immunity from civil litigation to ranges, gun clubs and private property owners for legal activities, except for acts of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct

HB2657 would change laws pertaining to firearms carried on public transportation, allowing those with a carry permit to travel on them

Virginia:

HB100 would remove any concealed carry permit holders private information for any permits issued prior to July 1, 2008 from the existing law that states such information shall not be publicly disclosed

HB61 would make it illegal for a licensed dealer to sell any firearm to someone who is not a resident of the state

HB102 - strange bill! States 'With the exception of any person who lawfully possesses a handgun, no person shall possess any weapon set forth in subsection A of §18.2-308 while in the Capitol of Virginia or in any other building owned by the Commonwealth and used predominantly for the conduct of the business of the General Assembly'

West Virginia:

HB4166 would add municipal judges to those exempt from 'from fees for application and license to carry concealed weapons'

Arizona:

HB2103 would add in anyone 19 or older and provides evidence of active military service to the list of those eligible for a concealed weapons license

Indiana:

HB1288 - no text yet but the summary states 'Provides that an individual may request that the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau) place a notation on the individual's driver's license or identification card that indicates that the individual possesses a lifetime handgun license.'

Colorado:

SB090 would add in 'step relative' to the list of those exempted from a background check when transferring a firearm

SB094 would strike most the background check language passed in 2013

Louisiana:

HB13 would make it a crime for any licensed firearm dealer to sell a firearm to anyone without first verifying they have passed an approved firearm safety course.

HB20 would remove the restriction for carrying in an establishment that serves alcohol for those who possess a valid conealed carry permit.

Tennessee:

SB1725 would exempt honorably discharged and retired vets from training requirements for a handgun permit.

SB1704 would add in language to existing law about expunging records and other items if the person was found to be justified in using their weapon

HB1506 would allow an employee that was fired for having a firearm or ammunition in a privately owned vehicle the ability to sue the employer in civil court

Hawaii:

SB2158 would remove liability for injury and death from anyone using justifiable force against someone perpetrating a felony crime

Iowa:

HSB513 would add to the list of exemptions anyone serving in active duty from the annual firearms 'permit to acquire'

Missouri:

HB1446 - no text yet but the title states: 'Requires that all sales or transfers of firearms be processed through a licensed firearms dealer'

dc dalton
January 17, 2014, 06:26 PM
New from Oklahoma today and mostly good

HB2957 would remove the fee for fingerprints when applying for a permit

HB2889 would allow residents to submit their application for a permit to any sheriff within the state

HB2886 would add language allowing firearms in parking lots of schools and colleges as long as they are locked in the vehicle (and hidden from view

HB2887 would prevent any college from denying consent to carry a firearm from a licensed person unless that person has shown violent behavior or mental problems

HB2958 is VERY interesting, it remove the line 'any conviction relating to illegal drug use or possession; or' from the current law for prohibiting someone from a handgun license

SB1753 would remove language from existing law that allows permit holders to carry 'if driven onto school property only to transport a student to and from school '

SB1752 would add language that would allow the restoration of firearms rights to those convicted of a non-violent felony and has been pardoned and has not been convicted of another felony OR if the person was convicted of a felony and it has been 20 years since the conviction and no other felonies have been committed

HJR1085 is a joint resolution to 'clarifying manner in which citizens may keep and bear arms'

HB2888 would give active duty military and their family the same rights at citizens for carry permits

HB2805 would create the 'Oklahoma Firearms Sales and Manufacturing Initiative'

New from Tennessee today

SB1774 would remove old language about carrying in a motor vehicle and adding in new language that states the person is not prohibited and the motor vehicle is privately owned

SB1756 would reserve all rights pertaining to firearms to the state rather than federal or local governments

HB1667 is the sister bill for SB1774

South Carolina H4503 has no text at this time but the summary doesn't look good 'Require A National Instant Criminal Background Check Before Any Sale, Exchange, Or Transfer Of A Firearm In The State'

Mississippi HB314 clarifies law pertaining to the governor's declaration of martial law stating he may not confiscate firearms or ammunition

Vermont H0621 would remove the prohibition on making, possessing and selling silencers but would also make them illegal to hunt with

West Virginia HB4200 makes changes to the laws governing carrying weapons in state or municipal building

Hawaii SB2168 is HUGE for this state where getting a license to carry concealed is now almost impossible, this bill looks to make the state a shall issue state

Hawaii SB2247 sets up means for a person that is prohibited because of involuntary commitment to to petition the court to be removed from that list

New today from Missouri

HB1474 would allow schools to designate one or more teachers or administrators that may carry a concealed weapon

HJR61 has no text yet but the title looks promising 'Proposes a constitutional amendment on the right to bear arms and to possess and purchase ammunition and parts for such arms'

New from Arizona today

HB2346 would make it illegal to sell or transfer an 'assault weapon' without a background check by a licensed dealer

HB2412 would set up training and allow a 'school safety officer' to carry on school property

HB2209 would change current language about the use of deadly force

HB2186 would allow faculty of a community college to possess a concealed weapon on campus

Ryanxia
January 18, 2014, 11:36 AM
Thanks for keeping us updated. We need to be ever vigilant. In a world where information is transferred instantly via internet there's no reason we should allow any anti-freedom Bill to be put through without our voiced opposition.

dc dalton
January 18, 2014, 01:28 PM
New today from Colorado

HB1157 would allow charter schools to select a person in each school to carry a concealed firearm

HB1151 would repeal the magazine ban passed last term

Virginia HB1266 would add trusts to existing law for machine guns

Maryland HB214 would a 'Castle Doctrine' for use of deadly force inside the home

New today from Illinois

HB4233 deletes language from concealed carry laws that prohibit carrying on public transportation

HB4234 deletes language from concealed carry law that prohibits carrying in any building that has been issued a special event retailers license (liquor)

Hawaii HB1802 would prohibit the manufacture of any firearm or firearm part by digital printing

New today from Oklahoma

SB2101 would add a new section to firearm law regarding transfer of firearm, including at gun shows

SJR67 would direct the secretary of state to add a ballot item to reword the state constitution in regards to the right to bear arms

SB2109 - would limit 'bulk purchases of any type of firearm by any person or entity' to one a month

New New Jersey gun bills out today: A2028, A672, A113, A995, A253, A1800, A677, A843, A1880, A2169, A2172, A104, A328, A1427, A2006, A546, A671, A998, A837, A675, A989, A1261, A379, A1803, A1571, A851, A823, A674, ACR92, A2062, A1230, A2066, A673, A1659, A2146, A1579

Everything from microstamping to requiring your entire family to be screened for mental health problems, reducing maximum mag capacity (one to 10 another to 5), ridiculous additions to their 'assault weapon ban', requiring guns stored at home to be unloaded and locked.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Laws

Trent
January 18, 2014, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the update dc.

OldMac
January 18, 2014, 04:55 PM
NJ seems nuts to have so many bills on top of their already crazy infringements. You would think that a certain governor with potus aspirations would freeze that silliness with a commitment to veto all of the anti bills just to prove he is not just a democrat, stuffed in a turkey, wrapped in several pizzas, deep fried, and sprinkled with sugar just to look like a republican that is not opposed to the 2nd ammendment. At least Tennessee has all positive bills introduced.

pwhfirefighter
January 18, 2014, 09:57 PM
Mississippi Governor response to anti-2A bills:

Gov. Phil Bryant Comments on Proposed Anti-Gun Legislation

JACKSON—“Any bills that attempt to track ammunition, seize weapons or otherwise infringe upon the right of Mississippians to keep and bear arms are a frontal assault on the Second Amendment. I will not stand by and allow gun owner rights to be trampled in this state, and I will immediately veto such bills if they reach my desk.”

http://www.governorbryant.com/gov-phil-bryant-comments-on-proposed-anti-gun-legislation/

And lots of reps saying the anti-2A bills probably won't leave committees. Not a 100% guarantee but makes me feel a little better about it.

Thanks OP for the post.

LeonCarr
January 18, 2014, 10:11 PM
I hope everybody keeps in mind that that the ludicrous anti-constitutional gun laws in New Jersey, and the proposed gun control bills, are being allowed to exist by an alleged Conservative Republican Governor who wants to run for President Of The United States.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Strahley
January 18, 2014, 10:17 PM
Kansas

Now for the unveiling. This is just a summary of what will be in the bill that I initiated on behalf of KSRA and that Representative Jim Howell has sponsored for us. Jim and I both have worked tirelessly for weeks and weeks to make this bill as clean and comprehensive as possible. We will probably have a bill number on Tuesday as Jim introduced it in committee today.

1. Prohibits any city or county from expending funds derived from the proceeds of implementing, administering or operating a firearms buyback program.

2. Preempts any and all local control of firearms and ammunition. No city or county or agent of such will be able to adopt any ordinance, resolution or regulation or take any administrative action governing the purchase, transfer, ownership, storage, carrying on one’s person or transporting firearms or ammunition or any component or combination thereof.

3. No city or county or agent of such will be able to adopt any ordinance, resolution or regulation relating to the sale of a firearm by an individual who holds a federal firearms license that is more restrictive than any ordinance or regulation relating to the sale of any other commercial good.

4. Clarifies that no municipality can enact any ordinance, resolution, regulation or tax relating to the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, gift, devise, licensing, registration or use of a knife or knife making components. Nullifies all existing past ordinances and prohibits future ones.

5. Prohibits the destruction of seized firearms once they are no longer needed as evidence. They may be traded with other departments and KBI, sold or traded to licensed firearms dealers, used for testing or comparison by the forensics laboratory or given to the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism for use in Hunter Education programs. Payments for transfers will be credited to the asset seizure and forfeiture fund of the seizing agency.

6. If a weapon is seized from an individual and they are not convicted or adjudicated as a juvenile it shall be verified it is not stolen and upon verification returned to the individual from whom it was seized within 30 days.

7. Contains some cleanup language from the Public Building Security Act, Senate Sub for HB 2052, passed in 2013. (Page 11 & 13). Better defines “Municipal Buildings” and clarifies that does not include buildings leased to a private entity.

8. Cleans up the Knife Act from 2013 providing intended prohibition of enforcement of local ordinances passed prior to July 1, 2013 and addresses possession of knives by convicted felons.

9. Cleans up language/terminology usage which created a conflict according to an Attorney General Opinion issued in January 2014.

10. Prohibits municipalities from requiring disclosure or making a record of concealed carry permits. If a need is felt due to certain circumstances, the police are to be called to handle it.

Seeing how pro law-abiding citizen Kansas is, I'm sure we'll see these pass :)

Trent
January 18, 2014, 10:55 PM
Strahley - are you a representative in Kansas? Lobbyist? Other?

Nice list, BTW. :)

Strahley
January 19, 2014, 12:28 AM
Nope, just a good citizen passing on the findings from my local CCL board

hueytaxi
January 20, 2014, 05:22 PM
"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms."
— Tench Coxe (1755–1824), writing as "A Pennsylvanian," in "Remarks On The First Part Of The Amendments To The Federal Constitution," in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789, p. 2 col. 1

dc dalton
January 21, 2014, 10:30 AM
New today

Washington HB2529 would make firearms and ammunition tax exempt

Mississippi

HB467 would prohibit enforcement of any federal law by any public servant or dealer for anything that is manufactured and remains within the borders of the state

HB507 would add an exemption to current law for anyone 'engaged in a firearms-related business' to carry a concealed weapon in the course and scope of their business

HB363 would make it a felony to discharge a weapon near any business or property that contains flammable or explosive petroleum products and such discharge is likely to cause ignition

West Virginia HB 4229 would prevent the enforcement of 'All future federal, state and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders and rules concerning firearms'

Trent
January 21, 2014, 11:57 PM
I hope I'm not off topic. But I didn't find these anywhere else. Back in the special session after the concealed carry act was signed in to law, several new bills were introduced in Illinois. These will be coming up for possible action this session.

ILLINOIS
HB3646 - eliminates "50% of revenue" clause for liquor sales, would prohibit carrying guns ANYWHERE alcohol is sold, period. (Including most gas stations...)

HB3649 - reduces licensing fees of concealed carry from $150 to 100, other cost changes.

HB3650 - establishes concealed carry reciprocity rules, "shall reciprocate" language, provisions for residents moving to IL to honor their CCW for 90 days, etc.

HB3651 - reduces concealed carry training requirements from 16 hours to 8 hours.

HB3669 - increases first time offense of carrying in to a school zone a felony (including colleges and universities, AND including parking areas thereof)

HB3675 - STRONGLY increases penalties for carrying a gun in to a gun free zone.

HB3714 - Establishes state wide 2% tax surcharge on ammunition

HB3725 - exempts federal firearms dealers from concealed carry training requirements

HB3762 - reduces age of obtaining Firearm Owners ID card from 21, to 18 (consent of guardian age change)

Trent
January 22, 2014, 12:06 AM
And on the senate side:

ILLINOIS

Senate:


SB2594 - same as HB 3646

SB2646 - institutes mandatory $100,000 liability insurance for ALL gun owners (with FOID). Provisions to seize or revoke FOID card and firearms if liability insurance isn't maintained.

SB2652 - repeals gun free zone on "Special Events" (concerts, etc)

SB2653 - repeals gun free zones on public gatherings (carnivals, parades, community festivals, etc)

SB2654 - repeals gun free zones for hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, etc.

SB2669 - effectively prohibits carrying firearms on ALL private property unless you have permission from owner IN ADVANCE.

dc dalton
January 22, 2014, 03:46 PM
West Virginia HB4250 looks like an attempt at constitutional carry as it strikes most of the current exceptions for carrying but leaves the phrase 'Any person'

Colorado HB1166 makes minor modifications to the concealed weapons application process that might make it a bit easier

Washington HB2551 would remove text from current law regarding the declaration of a state of emergency that prohibits the possession of firearms during a state of emergency

Kentucky SB88 would prohibit any regulations of firearms in any form by county, city or district boards of health

Utah HB0276 would change existing law to confirm that 'The mere carrying or possession of a holstered or encased firearm, whether visible or concealed,' does not constitute disorderly conduct

South Dakota HB1066 strikes one word, 'not' from Section 1. § 22-14-27 of existing law (carrying in public building) making it a defense to a prosecution that the defendant holds a concealed carry permit

Missouri

HB1535 doesn't have any text yet but the title reads 'Specifies that certain firearms, firearm accessorie, and ammunition be considered instrastate commerce and subject to serial number checks', might want to add this one to your watch list to see what the actual text of the bill is.

HB1539 also has no text yet but the title states it would modify provisions related to safety training requirements for a concealed permit.

Mississippi

SB2478 would decrease some fees for concealed carry licenses

SB2465 would grant enhanced carry benefits for members of the military

SB2657 would add a new section to existing law to authorize gun trusts

Illinois

SB2646 would give authority to the state police to deny or revoke a FOID if the holder does not have at least $10,000 insurance that covers negligent acts

SB2669 would make it illegal to carry a firearm onto private property without prior permission from the owner

SB2653 would remove language about prohibited places (for carrying) in any public gathering or special event on public property

SB2654 would remove language about prohibited places striking 'Any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public or private hospital or hospital affiliate, mental health facility, or nursing home.'

SB2652 would remove language about prohibited places 'Any building or real property that has been issued a Special Event Retailer's license as defined in Section 1-3.17.1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special Event Retailer's license, or a Special use permit license as defined in subsection (q) of Section 5-1 of the Liquor Control Act during the time designated for the sale of alcohol by the Special use permit license.'

pezo
January 22, 2014, 04:51 PM
Ha! Illinois is trying all sorts of attacks on people wanting to carry. While most other states are making it easier on lawful carry. It just proves even more it's a peeing contest on gun rights over in Illinois.

Trent
January 22, 2014, 05:35 PM
Well, Pezo, there are a few good ones too, but we know they'll never get called to the floor for a vote while Michael Madigan is running the show in the House. Best we can do for now is play defense. UNLESS he wants something else unrelated that isn't too distasteful, then our reps might be able to call the pro-gun bills in as leverage (conservative trading stock.)

Illinois's legislative system is about as corrupt and power-driven as it gets.

dc dalton
January 23, 2014, 12:16 PM
New today:

Georgia HB807 would allow firefighters to carry firearms on duty (with permission of department)

Kansas HB2473 would set up preemption within the state

New today from Mississippi:

SB2798 would set up preemption within the state

SB2831 would make it illegal for any state or local law enforcement from cooperating with any federal law or regulation created after January 1, 2014

New today from Nebraska

LB1110 would allow active duty military to apply for and receive a concealed carry permit

LB1035 would require the state police to report the number of people denied when trying to purchase a firearm

LB1030 would create the 'State Firearms Rights Act' which includes preemption and nullification of federal firearms laws for any firearm or ammunition that is within the state

LB1027 adds language to existing law about the seizure of firearms when a person is in 'emergency protective custody' and the restoration of firearm rights once the person is released from treatment

New today from Missouri

HB1530 would add changes domestic violence laws adding in provisions that would allow a responding officer to seize firearms

HB1556 has no text yet but it's title is 'Establishes the Missouri Firearms Freedom Act and changes the laws regarding firearms and concealed carry endorsements' - probably worth watching

New today from Hawaii

SB2938 would set up a means of online registration for firearms

SB2957 would require anyone apply for a permit to buy a firearm to provide a medical clearance from their doctor

SB2795 would set up a means for anyone prohibited to petition the court to be removed from the prohibited list

HB2246 is the house companion bill to SB2795

New today from Tennessee

SB1955 removes the requirement for judges to complete training in order to carry a firearm, once again creating a special class of citizen

SB1983 changes language in 39-17-1307 of current law in regards to unlawful carrying of a firearm, it clarifies the law by adding ' A person commits an offense who carries a firearm when such person is otherwise prohibited by law from carrying or possessing a firearm.' and adjusts penalties for the offense

HB1794 is the companion bill to SB1983

HB1827 would stop health care providers from asking about firearm ownership as a condition of treatment

HB1885 has no text yet but the title states 'specifies that the Class C misdemeanor offense of carrying a firearm, knife or club with intent to go armed is committed only if the person carrying the firearm, knife or club is prohibited by law from purchasing, owning or possessing a weapon.'

SB1974 is the companion bill to HB1885

Yo Mama
January 23, 2014, 12:27 PM
Hey dc,

You're information was what prompted me to set a meeting with Minority Leader Congressman Chad Campbell. He was the sponsor for Arizona HB2346.

First time meeting with a Congressman, should be fun. I was impressed he was still open to meeting knowing I'm pretty much opposed to everything he is for. :)

dc dalton
January 23, 2014, 12:36 PM
Hey dc,

You're information was what prompted me to set a meeting with Minority Leader Congressman Chad Campbell. He was the sponsor for Arizona HB2346.

First time meeting with a Congressman, should be fun. I was impressed he was still open to meeting knowing I'm pretty much opposed to everything he is for. :)
EXCELLENT NEWS Yo Mama! We need more people like you that are willing to get involed to let these legislators know we are watching, good or bad bills face to face, emails and phone calls actually do work.

Hats off to you!

dc dalton
January 24, 2014, 12:28 PM
West Virginia HB4271 would allow the possession of a handgun in a vehicle without a concealed carry permit

Georgia HB826 would remove private schools from current law regarding the possession of firearms

Utah HB0075 would change laws regarding prohibited persons for non-violent felony convictions

Louisiana HB72 would allow the possession of firearms within an establishment that serves alcohol by employees, law enforcement and those with a concealed carry license

Virginia SB39 would require all persons buying a firearm at a gun show to go through a background check

Hawaii

HB2607 is a companion bill to the previously introduced Senate bill making the state a shall issue state

HB2606 would remove liability for anyone that uses justifiable force and is not in the act of a crime

Tennessee

SB2031 would change existing language about storing a firearm in a motor vehicle to 'Notwithstanding any provision of law or any ordinance or resolution adopted by the governing body of a city, county or metropolitan government, including any ordinance or resolution enacted before April 8, 1986, that prohibits or regulates the possession, transportation or storage of a firearm or firearm ammunition by a handgun carry permit holder

SB2158 would create a 'State Interposition Act' relative to the Second Amendment.

Mississippi

HB705 would add language to the laws regarding declarations of a state of emergency that specifically prohibits the confiscation of firearms

HB667 adds language to existing law concerning carrying of firearms that states carrying may not be disallowed at highway welcome centers and rest areas

HB708 adds language to existing law that clarifies that county, or local government may not confiscate weapons during a state of emergency

HB899 would lower the fee for concealed carry permits to $75

HB700 would lower the fee for a concealed carry permits to $50

HB691 would lower the cost for a concealed carry permit to $5 for anyone over 65 & older

HB1019 would prohibit public housing authorities from restricting 'lawful possession' by residents

LubeckTech
January 24, 2014, 01:23 PM
NJ seems nuts to have so many bills on top of their already crazy infringements. You would think that a certain governor with potus aspirations would freeze that silliness with a commitment to veto all of the anti bills just to prove he is not just a democrat, stuffed in a turkey, wrapped in several pizzas, deep fried, and sprinkled with sugar just to look like a republican that is not opposed to the 2nd ammendment. At least Tennessee has all positive bills introduced.
Chris Christie = RHINO

dc dalton
January 25, 2014, 11:22 AM
In today:

Colorado SB100 would repeal the high capacity magazine ban passed last year

Wisconsin people take special note of these two HORRIBLE bills, if passed they would remove just about all means of self-defense in the state

Wisconsin SB511 would remove immunity from civil litigation for those that use deadly force to protect them self, by repealing § 895.62 & would remove the ability to defend oneself and others by repealing § 939.48

AB652 is the companion bill to SB511

Mississippi HB1385 would clarify that weapons shall not be confiscated during a natural disaster

West Virginia HB4310 would make concealed carry permit registrations and application confidential and not subject to disclosure to anyone except law enforcement

HB4288 would set up preemption in the state

HB4308 would set up criminal penalties for any municipality that enforces any firearm law determined null and void (from the municipal home rule pilot program) after July 1, 2014

HB4309 would allow a person to store a firearm in their vehicle at the state capitol complex as long as it is locked up and out of view

dc dalton
January 28, 2014, 11:04 AM
New today

Colorado SB135 would repeal article 27 of title 12, removing all language that allows the purchase of firearms in contiguous states.

Illinois HB4319 would add more prohibited places for carrying a firearm including bars, licensed video gaming, licensed fraternal, licensed veterans & licensed truck stop establishments

Florida S0546 would add confidentiality exemptions for information provided to a tax collector by a concealed permit applicant.

Florida H0733 would create the 'Second Amendment Preservation Act', basically nullifying enforcement of federal firearm laws within the state

Trent
January 28, 2014, 05:29 PM
One other in IL House and one in IL senate (in addition to HB4319):

Illinois HB4290 - A certified firearms instructor who provides or offers to provide false certification that an applicant has completed firearms training is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, not eligible for court supervision, and permanent revocation of the firearms instructor certification.

SB2686 Provides that in cases when the holder of a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card applies for renewal in accordance with the Act and the Department of State Police fails either to approve or deny the renewal of the card within 30 days... shall toll the expiration date of the applicant's Firearm Owner's Identification Card until the Department of State Police has renewed or denied renewal of the applicant's Firearm Owner's Identification Card or until 180 days after the expiration of the applicant's Firearm Owner's Identification Card, whichever is sooner.

Strahley
January 28, 2014, 10:17 PM
would set up preemption in the state

What exactly does this mean? I read the bills but I'm not quite following

pwhfirefighter
January 28, 2014, 11:51 PM
What exactly does this mean? I read the bills but I'm not quite following
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe state preemption means that state law governs what is legal and not local ordinances. In the case of gun laws, a local government can not enact laws more restrictive than the state laws. State sets the standard.

I may be wrong, but this is the way I understand it. I hope someone will correct me if this is incorrect. Always looking to learn.

PWH

dc dalton
January 29, 2014, 12:36 AM
Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe state preemption means that state law governs what is legal and not local ordinances. In the case of gun laws, a local government can not enact laws more restrictive than the state laws. State sets the standard.

I may be wrong, but this is the way I understand it. I hope someone will correct me if this is incorrect. Always looking to learn.

PWH
Yes, preemption means no local government can create any law that is more intrusive than what state law is.. in other words the state runs the rules.

steelerdude99
January 29, 2014, 08:01 AM
Yes, preemption means no local government can create any law that is more intrusive than what state law is.. in other words the state runs the rules.

Preemption means local government "MAY NOT" create any law that is more intrusive than what state law. I use the words MAY NOT in place of "can" as sometimes although not permitted, they pass illegal firearm laws anyhow and wait for the state to "force them" to back down. It is similar to the way "NO GUNS" signs do not prevent persons from entering with a GUN, but depending on state they make it illegal via trespass or direct force of law.

Below is a law firm's opinion from 2011 on preemption that says preemption is not so cut-and-dry (exceptions):

http://www.ciyoudixonlaw.com/firearms-law/home-rule-preemption

Example of locality in FLA that just does not care to follow the law:

http://www.floridacarry.org/issues/firearms-preemption

chuck

dc dalton
January 29, 2014, 11:18 AM
Preemption means local government "MAY NOT" create any law that is more intrusive than what state law. I use the words MAY NOT in place of "can" as sometimes although not permitted, they pass illegal firearm laws anyhow and wait for the state to "force them" to back down. It is similar to the way "NO GUNS" signs do not prevent persons from entering with a GUN, but depending on state they make it illegal via trespass or direct force of law.

Below is a law firm's opinion from 2011 on preemption that says preemption is not so cut-and-dry (exceptions):

http://www.ciyoudixonlaw.com/firearms-law/home-rule-preemption

Example of locality in FLA that just does not care to follow the law:

http://www.floridacarry.org/issues/firearms-preemption

chuck
Agreed there are those local governments that just don't seem to care, we have had several incidents here in PA where a local government had to be sued into complying with state law.

We have also started to see bills being introduced by state legislators that would require civil penalties when a local government is found in violation of state preemption laws (case in point the new Arizona bill I will add in my next post)

dc dalton
January 29, 2014, 11:20 AM
US HB3933 would exempt any firearm valued at $3000 or less from bankruptcy assets

NJ S993 would reduce the maximum magazine capacity to 10 rounds

NJ A2447 has no text yet but the title states 'Adds conviction of unlawfully possessing weapon to list of crimes that statutorily prohibits someone from buying or owning firearm.'

Georgia HB875 makes several changes to existing law including stopping anyone from being excluded from public housing because they own a firearm, removing bars & places of worship from prohibited places, changing the definition of a courthouse, possession on school property

This one you really need to take the time to look through, there are tons of changes in it

West Virginia SB445 clarifies current law about carrying a handgun for protection while hunting

Vermont H0706 changes language about possession on school property from 'while within a school building or on a school bus' to 'on any school property

Tennessee HB2180 would give handgun permit holders the right to pursue civil litigation if they are injured on the property of a business that prohibits firearms if the cause of the injury was the ban prevented the person from being able to defend themselves

Tennessee HB2145 is a federal law nullification bill

Tennessee HB2144 sets up preemption and would void any current local law controlling weapons

Arizona HB2517 also sets up preemption rules along with civil penalties for any political subdivision found to be in violation

Illinois SB2686 sets up a grace period when a firearm owners id card has expired and the holder can show proof of submission of a renewal application

New Mexico HR3 states 'No person carrying a firearm, except a law enforcement officer, shall be permitted to enter the house chamber, galleries, lounge, hallways or committee rooms.'

Trent
January 29, 2014, 12:09 PM
dc dalton; the summary on Illinois SB2686 is incorrect. The bill doesn't address concealed carry licenses; rather, FOID (firearm owners ID cards).

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2686&GAID=12&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=78377&SessionID=85&GA=98

(I posted a summary in post #37 that is accurate)

Trent
January 29, 2014, 12:16 PM
New bills submitted to IL Legislature:

Illinois HB4319 - adds multiple prohibited places to concealed carry; establishments licensed under the Video Gaming Act where alcoholic liquor is drawn, poured, mixed, or otherwise served for consumption on the premises; licensed fraternal establishment, licensed veterans establishment, or licensed truck stop establishment, as defined and licensed under the Video Gaming Act, and alcoholic liquor is not drawn, poured, mixed, or otherwise served for consumption on the premises. Finally, also provides that any person (rather than the owner) lawfully in possession and control of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property (deletes under his or her control).

dc dalton
January 29, 2014, 12:16 PM
dc dalton; the summary on Illinois SB2686 is incorrect. The bill doesn't address concealed carry licenses; rather, FOID (firearm owners ID cards).

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2686&GAID=12&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=78377&SessionID=85&GA=98

(I posted a summary in post #37 that is accurate)
Whoops! Not enough coffee before I read them, thanks for the catch and will update my post

Trent
January 29, 2014, 12:24 PM
No problem, it helps to have a second set of eyes sometimes, especially early in the morning when ours aren't always working good yet! :)

I've only been tracking Illinois, specifically, to keep an eye on things for my concealed carry students - and for my own benefit so I don't get blind-sided by something. You've caught one that I missed the other day when I was doing my "morning routine", too!!!

dc dalton
January 29, 2014, 12:49 PM
No problem, it helps to have a second set of eyes sometimes, especially early in the morning when ours aren't always working good yet! :)

I've only been tracking Illinois, specifically, to keep an eye on things for my concealed carry students - and for my own benefit so I don't get blind-sided by something. You've caught one that I missed the other day when I was doing my "morning routine", too!!!
We really do need input from people, this site is a MONSTER to handle when the laws come rolling in this fast ... and to let you in on a little 'secret' there's only two of us doing all the work (and we both also have our own businesses) so it can be overwhelming some times.

Having so many eyes looking and 'keeping us honest' really helps

dc dalton
January 30, 2014, 11:09 AM
New today:

Maryland HB521 would make the state a 'shall issue' state, they have been trying to get this through in this state for a long time now

Illinois HB4376 adds language to existing law regarding the transportation of firearms in a vehicle

Tennessee HB2232 would exempt honorably discharged and retired vets from certain training requirements for a handgun permit

Kentucky HCR85 would create a 'gun violence task force'

West Virginia HB4369 nullifies 'all future federal and local' laws concerning firearms

Arizona SB1266 adds 'an elected or appointed judicial officer in this state' to the list of exempted people in 13-3102 ' Misconduct involving weapons; defenses; classification; definitions'

Arizona HB2535 would amend Section 1. Title 13, chapter 31 to add section 13-3121 stating a chief law enforcement office must approve a request for certification within 15 days if the person is not prohibited (regarding NFA sign offs)

Florida H0255 would change insurance law making it illegal to discriminate against someone because they own firearms

Utah HB0301 would exempt active duty service members who currently possess a Utah CCP from 53-5-704(4)(a) 'requires permit from home state'

Rhode Island H7214 would add 'containers and storage devices designed and sold for the purpose of safe storage of firearms.' to the list of tax exempt items

Trent
January 30, 2014, 12:12 PM
Somewhat misleading on Illinois HB4376; it does "add" language to the law regarding transportation of a firearm in Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and Unlawful use of a weapon, but the net effect is that it removes certain requirements to transportation.

Currently, people must transport a firearm broken down in a non-functional state, or unloaded and enclosed in a case, shipping container, or other container. This bill would strike the "broken down" and the "in the case..." portion for long guns. So the rifle, shotgun, "or other long gun" just has to be unloaded. Handguns are unaffected.

(Currently transporting an unloaded, uncased, but otherwise functional firearm can be a felony charge).

dc dalton
January 30, 2014, 01:50 PM
Have you seen this nonsense Trent?

http://wizbangblog.com/2014/01/23/illinois-wants-potheads-to-give-up-their-second-amendment-rights/

Illinois is mulling a new medical marijuana law that would force pot users to sign away their right to bear arms.

Those who focus on the right to bear arms love to say, “what part of ‘shall not be infringed’ don’t you understand,” as a catch phrase to show that the founders did not want government to be able to sweep in and take away our rights to self defense. That phrase can be asked of Illinois legislators who are proposing that to get a medical marijuana permit citizens would have to relinquish their right to bear arms.

The plan would require pot users to be fingerprinted for a background check, they’d have to pay a yearly $150 permit fee, and they would be forced to give up their Second Amendment rights to be allowed to get pot.

Trent
January 30, 2014, 06:35 PM
Let's not get derailed on this particular thread, I'll open a new one.

Trent
January 31, 2014, 09:11 PM
ILLINOIS

SB2786 - Provides that it is unlawful for any person to possess a suppressor for any firearm that has had its serial number removed or altered. Provides that a violation is a Class 3 felony. Effective immediately. (Makes suppressors "double special illegal in certain cases...)

SB2806 - Exempts certain licensed security people from Unlawful Use of Weapons. (Background; this is introduced again by Munoz for unknown reasons; it's been a "way around" the concealed carry prohibition by Chicago politicians for awhile, to allow them to carry a firearm when most people couldn't; remember the senator arrested at the airport?)

HB4507 - Provides that the Department of State Police may not retain, copy, or distribute any information previously collected under the provisions concerning the transfer of firearms, stun guns, and tasers. Provides that the Department shall destroy all records of the dial up telephone system with respect to the call, other than the identifying number and the date the number was assigned, and all records of the system relating to the person or the transfer, within 31 days after the call.

(Trailer bill for the new FOID transfer TCN requirement there)

HB4517 Provides that a concealed carry licensee under the Act shall not knowingly carry a firearm on or into any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a restaurant. Defines "restaurant" (highly restrictive, could be used to cover any building with a cooking area, including most workplaces!)


14 paragraph (9.5), "restaurant" means: (A) an eating
15 establishment, including, but not limited to, a coffee
16 shop, cafeteria, and a sandwich stand that gives or offers
17 for sale food to the public, guests, or employees, and (B)
18 a kitchen or catering facility in which food is prepared on
19 the premises for serving elsewhere. "Restaurant" includes
20 a bar area within the restaurant.

gamestalker
February 1, 2014, 04:13 AM
Unless I've missed something or misinterpreted it, I'm just not hearing anything negative about Arizona yet?

GS

dc dalton
February 1, 2014, 12:11 PM
Unless I've missed something or misinterpreted it, I'm just not hearing anything negative about Arizona yet?

GS
One negative one about to be posted

dc dalton
February 1, 2014, 12:13 PM
We had a minor glitch in our import script yesterday so some of these are a day late, I also wont repeat the ones Trent already posted.

New Jersey

S1109 would allow sheriffs to issue firearm identification cards, permits to purchase handguns and permits to carry handguns

S1137 would outlaw 3D printed guns that can not be detected by metal detectors or that 'does not generate an image that accurately depicts the shape of the component.' when run through an x-ray machine

Maryland

HB623 would integrate the criminal justice system information database with the automated firearms system and would require the state police to perform a check for individuals that purchased a firearm before October 1, 2013 and were later convicted of a disqualifying crime

HB659 would allow the transportation of a firearm through the state (to another state) by anyone who is not prohibited as long as the firearm is unloaded and not directly accessible

Rhode Island

H7311 would prohibit anyone convicted of a misdemeanor for owning a firearm for a period of two years, upon a second misdemeanor they would be prohibited for four years

S2242 is the companion bill to H7311

H7310 would prohibit a person from owning firearms if they are convicted of a misdemeanor under section 12-29-5 (crime of violence) with punishments of 3-15 years

Tennessee SB2424 rewrites laws pertaining to concealed carry stating that only those carrying concealed are required to have a handgun permit, essentially legalizing open carry

Kentucky

HB293 would remove from federal regulation any firearm manufactured within the state that remains in the state

SB106 would grant a temporary license to carry a concealed weapon when a person is granted an order of protection and they have no criminal history that would prohibit them from owning a firearm

Florida H0753 would allow schools to designate school safety officers that may carry on school property

Ohio HB420 revises current law about where a firearm can be transported in a vehicle, includes parking garages owned by the state, employer's parking lots and more

Oregon

HB4068 would change law pertaining to concealed carry permits adding in exceptions for convictions for marijuana possession

SB1551 would require all firearm transfers, including private ones, to go through a background check

Utah SB0095 adds 'spouse of active military' to those exempted from license fees

Colorado HB1230 would set up a means for those convicted of a non-violent felony to petition the court to have their firearm rights restored

Arizona

HB2542 would make it a crime to store a loaded firearm 'on any premises under the person's control if the person knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm'

SB1294 is a nullification of federal firearms laws bill

South Dakota

SB133 would set up preemption within the state along with penalties for any local official that would violate it

Trent
February 1, 2014, 02:09 PM
DCDalton:


Illinois SB2786 - Provides that it is unlawful for any person to possess a suppressor for any firearm that has had its serial number removed or altered. Provides that a violation is a Class 3 felony. Effective immediately. (Makes suppressors "double special illegal in certain cases...)


I was scratching my head about why this would even be put forward. It's already a class 3 felony under UUW to possess a device capable of suppressing the report of a firearm, elevated to Class 2 felony under certain situations (proximity to a school, etc).


Sec. 24-1.3. Possession of a suppressor without a serial
8 number or with an altered serial number.
9 (a) It is unlawful for any person to possess a suppressor
10 for any firearm that has had its serial number removed or
11 altered.
12 (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 3
13 felony.


Sloppy piece of legislation. The way (a) is written (lacking commas) it makes it appear that the firearm is the target. It also specifically says "removed or altered", whereas the header indicates that it was meant to target something that has never HAD a serial number.

Odd, why they'd try to tack on yet another class 3 felony.

The only thing a colleague of mine and I could come up with last night is they are trying (with a quite sloppily written bill) to target oil-filter type makeshift suppressors.

Have other states specifically targeted this type of thing in the past?

dc dalton
February 1, 2014, 02:27 PM
I was scratching my head about why this would even be put forward. It's already a class 3 felony under UUW to possess a device capable of suppressing the report of a firearm, elevated to Class 2 felony under certain situations (proximity to a school, etc).

I was thinking the exact same thing when I read it, making something illegal that's already illegal and honestly I have to wonder if the genius that wrote this mess actually knows what they are talking about (like the moron from California with AR that can shoot a full mag in under a second)

Trent
February 1, 2014, 02:32 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing when I read it, making something illegal that's already illegal and honestly I have to wonder if the genius that wrote this mess actually knows what they are talking about (like the moron from California with AR that can shoot a full mag in under a second)

Yes, same thoughts in my head. The language of that is so sloppy a first year law student could get you out of that charge. "Oh, the FIREARM has a serial number, therefore (A) wasn't violated." Such is the difference a couple of commas make....

With Illinois, being Illinois, I'm actually betting that sometime during this "spring session" we'll see the phrase "ghost gun" appear in a piece of legislature, despite there being virtually NO homicides with long guns in this state, year after year after year.

Also, you were right about that Arizona one; that's a doozy. That's more restrictive than handgun storage requirements in Illinois, even. (Here, it's only a crime if the child gains access to a handgun and then uses it to cause serious bodily injury or death).

dc dalton
February 1, 2014, 02:41 PM
Yes, same thoughts in my head. The language of that is so sloppy a first year law student could get you out of that charge. "Oh, the FIREARM has a serial number, therefore (A) wasn't violated." Such is the difference a couple of commas make....

Sloppy wasn't exqactly the word I would use to be honest.

With Illinois, being Illinois, I'm actually betting that sometime during this "spring session" we'll see the phrase "ghost gun" appear in a piece of legislature, despite there being virtually NO homicides with long guns in this state, year after year after year.

I was going to mention that and you are right, there's actually a new one today from NJ that doesn't use the term but it's the same thing.... LOL

Also, you were right about that Arizona one; that's a doozy. That's more restrictive than handgun storage requirements in Illinois, even. (Here, it's only a crime if the child gains access to a handgun and then uses it to cause serious bodily injury or death).

Actually had someone on our FB page that is normally very pro-gun arguing that that was a good bill. The language in that is so vague almost anyone could get charged :eek:

dc dalton
February 2, 2014, 11:35 AM
Well it's a Maryland kind of day with new bills:

HB720 would remove the requirement for training (for a carry permit) for renewals, for those the hold a valid out of state permit where the person had to complete a firearms safety course and a qualified handgun instructor

HB715 would completely remove section 5-131, no longer requiring manufacturers to supply a spent shell from the handgun

HB717 would remove the live fire requirement for issuance of a handgun qualification license

HB719 removes those who received 'probation before judgment' from the definitions of prohibited persons

These bills came in with no text so you might want to add them to your watch list:

HB800 Handgun Permits - Training Requirement for Renewal Applications

SB729 Permit to Carry, Wear, or Transport a Handgun - Qualifications

SB731 Firearms - Prohibition on Provision of Information

SB758 Assault Weapons - Firearms Collector - Possession

SB768 Regulated Firearms - License Issued by Another State - Reciprocity

SB728 Licensed Firearms Dealers - Background Checks

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Maryland-Gun-Laws

JTHunter
February 3, 2014, 01:50 AM
dc dalton said:Missouri

Most notable (bad) is SB556 which requires reporting of lost or stolen firearms ... the language in 319.515 'owner should have been aware' is dangerous at best.

I hope not! Que-ball Quinn already saddled us with that piece of garbage in Illinois! :fire: :cuss:

dc dalton
February 4, 2014, 11:23 AM
New today:

Arizona SB1456 would require all sales of all firearms to go through a licensed dealer

Florida S0818 rewords 790.0655 in regards to the 3-day mandatory waiting period, it appears in an attempt to make all transfers included ... need a lawyer figure out the real meaning of this one I think

Indiana SR0018 adds new sections to chapter 16 (possession and transportation of firearms on state property), adding in 'Except as provided in section 5 of this chapter, a state 30 agency may not regulate the possession or transportation of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories: (1) on land that is; or (2) in buildings and other structures that are; owned or leased by the state.'

Strahley
February 4, 2014, 05:11 PM
HB715 would completely remove section 5-131, no longer requiring manufacturers to supply a spent shell from the handgun

Are they talking about the ones that come with some new guns that go to the new owner, or do they have to supply the state with a spent piece of brass? If the former, I didn't realize that was a law in some places. I figured they did that as a nice way of saying "yep, the gun works..see? no lemon here"

Trent
February 4, 2014, 07:30 PM
Nothing new from IL; they were all too busy congratulating themselves and giving oratories about how great they are as people today. (First day in session, in IL.)

"Point of personal privilege" was the theme of the day.

EDIT: nevermind. Saw a bunch of bills get introduced at the end of the day. Currently tabulating...

Trent
February 4, 2014, 07:41 PM
ILLINOIS

SB2969 - Amends IL concealed carry so that it doesn't diminish or restricts carrying under other acts (e.g. law enforcement retired, security guards, etc)

SB2970 - adds "regulation" definition to FOID act (presumably for pre-emptive language elsewhere?)

SB2994 - Provides that if grants are available to the Department of State Police for this purpose, the Department shall develop and maintain a website and database containing certain information about firearm discharge incidents in public places derived from local incident reports submitted by the law enforcement agency to the Department of State Police on a secure website such as LEADS.

HB4574 - 5 year suspension of Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a person who has been convicted of a third violation of the provision of the Criminal Code of 2012 that makes it an offense for a person who possesses or acquires a firearm and thereafter loses the firearm, or if the firearm is stolen from the person, to fail to report the loss or theft to the local law enforcement agency within 72 hours after obtaining knowledge of the loss or theft.

HB4619 - Provides that a non-resident applicant for a new license or renewal shall submit $150 (rather than $300) with the application, of which $120 (rather than $250) shall be apportioned to the State Police Firearm Services Fund, $20 (rather than $40) shall be apportioned to the Mental Health Reporting Fund, and $10 shall be apportioned to the State Crime Laboratory Fund

HB4620 - Provides that a licensee who presents his or her license to a law enforcement officer who initiates an investigative stop, or a non-resident who presents evidence under the Act that he or she is a non-resident qualified to carry to the officer, shall be deemed to have disclosed that he or she is carrying a concealed firearm as required under the Act.

USAF_Vet
February 4, 2014, 10:28 PM
Haven't seen anything, good or bad, out of the Michigan legislature.

Kaeto
February 5, 2014, 09:34 AM
We are still waiting for the SBR/SBS bill to get out of the House committee. After it passed the Senate with only 5 dissenting votes.

dc dalton
February 5, 2014, 11:36 AM
New today:

Pennsylvania HB2011 would allow anyone 'adversely effected' by a local law that is found to be in violation of preemption laws to sue and receive damages

New York S06536 requires dealers to take and hold photo identification while a potential customer is holding a firearm

Missouri SB819 is called the 'Fourth Amendment Protection Act' and includes a section prohibiting state agencies and school boards from soliciting any information about firearm ownership

West Virginia HJR105 is a joint resolution to resolve the state constitution to add ' The state or any of its subdivisions may not maintain any list or registry of firearms owned by residents of West Virginia.'

Utah HB0075S01 would set up provisions for the restoration of gun rights for nonviolent felons under certain circumstances

South Dakota

HB1229 sets up regulations for reporting those involuntarily committed to NICS and a means to petition the court to have firearm rights restored

HB1211 would add language to existing law making it legal to possess a firearm in a vehicle to any person that is entitled to possess a firearm in their home 'in which he or she has the primary possessory interest'

HB1253 would revise preemption laws along with making it a class 5 felony for 'Any agent, employee, or person acting under the authority of any governmental entity who violates' said preemption

Trent beat me to the new Illinois ones

Trent
February 5, 2014, 11:58 AM
Heck, keeping up with Illinois is almost a full time job anymore.

37 firearms related bills are on the books already this year... and they've only been in session 2 days.

dc dalton
February 5, 2014, 12:08 PM
Heck, keeping up with Illinois is almost a full time job anymore.

37 firearms related bills are on the books already this year... and they've only been in session 2 days.

Try keeping up with 50 states and the federal government! :eek:

Oh and NJ has you beat by a long shot, damn near 70 bills in the new session so far.

Trent
February 5, 2014, 12:25 PM
Try keeping up with 50 states and the federal government! :eek:

Oh and NJ has you beat by a long shot, damn near 70 bills in the new session so far.

Holy crap. You can almost gauge how restrictive infringing a state is on firearms by the amount of legislation that gets submitted.

dc dalton
February 5, 2014, 12:37 PM
Holy crap. You can almost gauge how restrictive infringing a state is on firearms by the amount of legislation that gets submitted.

We live 25 miles from the NJ border, and my wife still has family in NJ and we do anything we can to avoid going there and when we do go we have to 'sweep' the car to make sure there's NOTHING in it ... a single bullet in the car can land you in jail, I kid you not.

Trent
February 6, 2014, 11:00 AM
New in Illinois; yet more ways to screw with us. Read HB4715. It's a doozy.


HB4682 - Removes DOT "rest areas" from prohibited places for CCL.

HB4686 - Adds damage award if a home rule unit violates the preemption clause for businesses by foring them to ban concealed carry in their establishments, beyond what state law calls for.

HB4712 - Adds " accessories, components, attachments, or parts" to pre-emption language, preventing cities from passing ordinances prohibiting people from carrying certain components of handguns (high capacity magazines, extra magazines, speedloaders, flashlight attachments, etc).

HB4715 - oh my. I'm priting the entire preamble:

Creates the Firearms Registration Act. Provides that every person in the State must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses in accordance with the Act. Provides that a person shall not purchase or possess ammunition within this State without having first obtained a registration certificate identifying a firearm that is suitable for use with that ammunition, or a receipt demonstrating that the person has applied to register a suitable firearm under the Act and that the application is pending. Provides that the Department of State Police must complete a background check of any person who applies for: (1) a registration certificate for a firearm that was lawfully owned or possessed on the effective date of the Act, was brought into the State by a new resident, or was acquired by operation of law upon the death of the former owner; or (2) a renewal of a registration certificate unless, within 12 months of the date the renewal application is submitted, the applicant passed a background check conducted by the Department in connection with the applicant's acquisition of another firearm. Provides exceptions. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is a Class 2 felony to sell or transfer ownership of a firearm to another person without complying with the registration requirement of the Firearms Registration Act.

HB4722 - Deletes provision prohibiting a licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm into a public park.

HB4753 - Provides for the regulation of handgun dealers through licensure by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that no person may sell or otherwise transfer, expose for sale or transfer, or have in his or her possession with the intent to sell or transfer any concealable firearm without being licensed under the Act.

HB4754 - Creates the offense of unlawful use of a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she uses a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm, or any piece or part of a firearm, unless the person possesses a license to manufacture firearms under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968

HB4779 - (reverses posting requirements) Provides that a person shall not carry a concealed firearm onto private real property of any type without prior permission from the property owner. Provides that a real property owner shall indicate permission to carry concealed firearms onto the property by clearly and conspicuously posting a sign at the entrance of a building, premises, or real property under his or her control, except this posting is not required if the property is a private residence. Provides that the sign shall be at least 4 inches by 6 inches in size (rather than exactly that size).

dc dalton
February 6, 2014, 11:40 AM
Iowa HF2143 would exempt active military from getting an annual permit to purchase

Florida H0209 would add more exemptions to Section 1. Section 790.01 (carrying a concealed firearm)

Florida H7029 is the so-called 'pop tart' gun bill providing that students can't be disciplined

Tennessee HB2409 is titled the 'Tennessee Open Carry Firearm Act of 2014'

SB2477 is the companion bill to HB2409

HB2374 changes language in Section 39-17-1322 for justifiable use of force

dc dalton
February 6, 2014, 11:41 AM
HB4754 - Creates the offense of unlawful use of a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she uses a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm, or any piece or part of a firearm, unless the person possesses a license to manufacture firearms under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968

So there's your 'ghost gun' bill Trent :D

Trent
February 6, 2014, 11:46 AM
So there's your 'ghost gun' bill Trent :D

Yeah, knew it wouldn't be long before something like that showed up.

HB4715 concerns me. That's like the penultimate anti-gun bill.

dc dalton
February 6, 2014, 11:56 AM
HB4715 concerns me. That's like the penultimate anti-gun bill.

You aren't kidding there. The entire time I was reading that this morning I was shaking my head.

But, while shaking my head I was thinking that a total registration like this (among the other nightmares in there) would probably be struck down as unconstitutional ... maybe not at the state level but probably at the federal level.

And this nonsense about having to show a firearms card for a gun that uses the type ammo you want to buy? REALLY? :fire:

Trent
February 7, 2014, 10:26 AM
Two positive bills today from IL.

ILLINOIS

Two positive bills today:

HB5299 - Exempts from the provision of the unlawful use of weapons statute prohibiting a person from possessing certain rifles, a person possessing a rifle with a barrel or barrels less than 16 inches in length if the person is a member of a trust recognized under the federal National Firearms Act.

(Adds trusts to small barreled rifle law, in addition to the existing C&R and re-enactor clauses)

HB5300 - Allows sale of SBR's to people in HB5299...

dc dalton
February 7, 2014, 11:35 AM
Two positive bills today from IL.

ILLINOIS

Two positive bills today:

HB5299 - Exempts from the provision of the unlawful use of weapons statute prohibiting a person from possessing certain rifles, a person possessing a rifle with a barrel or barrels less than 16 inches in length if the person is a member of a trust recognized under the federal National Firearms Act.

(Adds trusts to small barreled rifle law, in addition to the existing C&R and re-enactor clauses)

HB5300 - Allows sale of SBR's to people in HB5299...
'll post the other new state laws in a bit BUT I was wondering what in the heck this Durkin guy is doing with all these other Illinois bills that came in today where he strikes the word the, or that and then replaces it with the same word .... any take on this Trent?

dc dalton
February 7, 2014, 11:38 AM
New today (besides Illinois)

Kentucky HB351 would allow anyone (not prohibited) that receives a restraining order to also receive a temporary license to carry

West Virginia SB498 would change current law providing for carry weapons in a vehicle without a permit

Georgia HB949 would allow the use of suppressors while hunting

South Dakota HCR1015 is a resolution rejecting the UN weapons treaty - they do realize it was never ratified right?

Alabama SB323 would exempt all firearms and accessories made (and kept within) in the state from federal law

Idaho H0472 would change law relating to carry weapons in a vehicle and other places

South Carolina H4628 strengthens state preemption laws

Missouri HB1778 has no text yet but the summary reads 'Prohibits landlords from prohibiting tenants from legally possessing firearms in individual residences or in common areas'

Maryland HB995 is a federal law nullification bill

Maryland HB997 would exempt the current transport of assault weapons, and detachable magazines laws from 'competition shooting or match shooting'

Trent
February 8, 2014, 01:05 AM
'll post the other new state laws in a bit BUT I was wondering what in the heck this Durkin guy is doing with all these other Illinois bills that came in today where he strikes the word the, or that and then replaces it with the same word .... any take on this Trent?

Yes, this is not unusual. Legislators will file a bunch of "shell" bills.

The "single subject clause" of the Illinois Constitution requires that bills remain on a single subject, to remain constitutional. It keeps someone from putting up a bill labeled "Health Insurance" when they are really trying to modify concealed carry. The bill has to remain in the same "subject" for it's entire course.

These Shell bills typically replace the word "and" with the word "and", etc. They'll file them on all sorts of generic subjects; so later on in the session, they can file floor amendments to modify them to something more specific.

This intertwines with another twist in the IL legislative system. Bills have a deadline to be introduced, and after that, no new bills can be introduced. However, existing submitted bills can be gutted and replaced with entirely new content via floor amendments at any point - which means ALL of those "criminal code" type of bills could *potentially*, and at *any* time, become anti-gun or pro-gun bills.

This makes it *incredibly* frigging hard to keep track of what is happening later in the session because each and every one of those criminal code shell bills must be checked daily to see if they contain a new "bombshell".

And there'll be hundreds of them by the time it is through. I'm actually compiling an additional list for 2/7/2014 for IL right now, there were a bunch introduced today.

Trent
February 8, 2014, 01:13 AM
Illinois Legislation 2/7/2014

New Senate Bills:

SB3010 Provides that nothing in the prohibition on carrying a concealed firearm into any building under the control of an officer of the Executive Branch of government, prohibits a licensee from carrying a concealed firearm onto the real property or building at a Department of Transportation rest area.

SB3018 Creates the offense of unlawful use of a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm. Provides that a person commits the offense when he or she uses a three-dimensional printer to create a firearm, or any piece or part of a firearm, unless the person possesses a license to manufacture firearms under the federal Gun Control Act of 1968

Senate version of HB4715:

SB3094 Provides that every person in the State must register each firearm he or she owns or possesses in accordance with the Act. Provides that a person shall not purchase or possess ammunition within this State without having first obtained a registration certificate identifying a firearm that is suitable for use with that ammunition, or a receipt demonstrating that the person has applied to register a suitable firearm under the Act and that the application is pending. Provides that the Department of State Police must complete a background check of any person who applies for: (1) a registration certificate for a firearm that was lawfully owned or possessed on the effective date of the Act, was brought into the State by a new resident, or was acquired by operation of law upon the death of the former owner; or (2) a renewal of a registration certificate unless, within 12 months of the date the renewal application is submitted, the applicant passed a background check conducted by the Department in connection with the applicant's acquisition of another firearm. Provides exceptions. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is a Class 2 felony to sell or transfer ownership of a firearm to another person without complying with the registration requirement of the Firearms Registration Act.

This one isn't directly firearms but is weapons related:
SB3101: Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 concerning armed violence. Defines a "Category III weapon" as a bludgeon, black-jack, slungshot, sand-bag, sand-club, metal knuckles, billy, or other dangerous weapon or instrument of like character used by the defendant in a similar manner. Effective immediately.

SB3120 Amends the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that a person licensed under the Act has standing to bring an action in circuit court against a unit of local government challenging the validity of an ordinance or regulation of that unit of local government that purports to regulate any activities under the Act that are declared exclusive powers and functions of the State under the Act.

dc dalton
February 8, 2014, 11:24 AM
New today:

West Virginia HB4441 would allow teachers that have a concealed carry license to carry on school property

Kansas HB2578 would require chief law enforcement officers to sign & return NFA paperwork within 15 days of submittal as long as the person is not prohibited

California AB1609 would require all firearms purchased from outside the state to go through a licensed dealer, which is already law

New Jersey A2318 is a serious attempt at allowing law abiding citizens the ability to get a license to carry

Maryland

HB1199 would increase penalties for carrying a loaded concealed handgun

HB1325 is there own version of Florida's 'pop tart' law

dc dalton
February 8, 2014, 11:39 AM
Yes, this is not unusual. Legislators will file a bunch of "shell" bills.

The "single subject clause" of the Illinois Constitution requires that bills remain on a single subject, to remain constitutional. It keeps someone from putting up a bill labeled "Health Insurance" when they are really trying to modify concealed carry. The bill has to remain in the same "subject" for it's entire course.

These Shell bills typically replace the word "and" with the word "and", etc. They'll file them on all sorts of generic subjects; so later on in the session, they can file floor amendments to modify them to something more specific.

This intertwines with another twist in the IL legislative system. Bills have a deadline to be introduced, and after that, no new bills can be introduced. However, existing submitted bills can be gutted and replaced with entirely new content via floor amendments at any point - which means ALL of those "criminal code" type of bills could *potentially*, and at *any* time, become anti-gun or pro-gun bills.

This makes it *incredibly* frigging hard to keep track of what is happening later in the session because each and every one of those criminal code shell bills must be checked daily to see if they contain a new "bombshell".

And there'll be hundreds of them by the time it is through. I'm actually compiling an additional list for 2/7/2014 for IL right now, there were a bunch introduced today.

That's exactly what we thought was happening but we wanted confirmation of it.

We have seen bills in other states that don't have your laws, where someone takes a appropriations bill and guts it and completely rewrites it into an anti-gun bill. All states should have the laws you guys have about this, even though it doesn't prevent some idiot like this from doing what he is trying to do.

dc dalton
February 11, 2014, 10:39 AM
New today

Florida S0968 would allow schools to designate safety officers that may carry on school property

Idaho is a federal law nullification bill that includes penalties for any local official that helps enforce them

Wyoming

HB0111 would allow school districts to adopt rules for allowing employees that have a license to carry to carry on school property

HB0119 would allow anyone that has a carry permit to carry on school property

HB0126 would set up restoration of firearms rights for convicted felons under certain conditions

Trent
February 11, 2014, 06:13 PM
(Mostly) Pro gun bills filed today in IL Legislature

ILLINOIS
SB3141
Deletes provision prohibiting a licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm on any real property under the control of the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

SB3142
Deletes provision that prohibits a licensee from carrying a firearm on a bus, train, or form of transportation paid for in whole or in part with public funds, and any building, real property, and parking area under the control of a public transportation facility paid for in whole or in part with public funds

SB3143
Deletes provision prohibiting a licensee from knowingly carrying a firearm into a public park.

SB3229
Provides for the regulation of handgun dealers through licensure by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that no person may sell or otherwise transfer, expose for sale or transfer, or have in his or her possession with the intent to sell or transfer any concealable firearm without being licensed under the Act.

HB5428
Provides that the waiver of the applicant's privacy and confidentiality rights and privileges under federal and State laws only applies to records sought in connection with determining whether the applicant qualifies for a license to carry a concealed firearm under the Act

HB5443
Provides that a holder of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card which has expired, who is not ineligible for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card under the Act, and who has submitted the application and supporting documentation to the Department of State Police to renew the Firearm Owner's Identification Card, but has not received the renewed Firearm Owner's Identification Card within 30 days as prescribed by the Act is not criminally liable for any offense an element of which is not having a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card.

HB5456
Provides that an officer or official paid or unpaid who has successfully completed firearms training as required by his or her law enforcement agency and is authorized by his or her agency to carry a firearm is exempt from the firearms training required for other applicants for a concealed carry license.

Trent
February 11, 2014, 06:15 PM
Have we caught up with New Jersey on # of bills yet DCDalton??? :)

baz
February 11, 2014, 11:07 PM
There's something to be said to living in Arkansas, were we do not have a full time legislature. They only meet every other year for a 2-3 month session. The Governor can always call a special session for fiscal emergencies, and there is a "legislative council" that is active while the legislature is not in session, but at least we don't have to keep our eyes out all the time for new bills that threaten to take away our rights.

dc dalton
February 12, 2014, 10:51 AM
Have we caught up with New Jersey on # of bills yet DCDalton??? :)

Actually no, NJ has introduced 65, IL has introduced 62 :neener:

In other states today:

West Virginia HB4472 is a preemption bill rolled up inside a federal gun law nullification bill that includes fines up to $10,000 fine for anyone trying to enforce the laws

Wyoming SF0109 would allow school districts to appoint teachers that have a carry license to carry on school property

New Jersey A2496 would authorize the hiring of retired law enforcement officers to provide security in public schools

Kansas HB2627 would exempt hunters from taking the hunter safety course if they have a license to carry

dc dalton
February 12, 2014, 11:31 AM
(Mostly) Pro gun bills filed today in IL Legislature

SB3229
Provides for the regulation of handgun dealers through licensure by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Provides that no person may sell or otherwise transfer, expose for sale or transfer, or have in his or her possession with the intent to sell or transfer any concealable firearm without being licensed under the Act.


You know .... that could be read to mean that no one could sell a concealable firearm TO an FFL :confused: :eek:

Trent
February 12, 2014, 01:11 PM
You know .... that could be read to mean that no one could sell a concealable firearm TO an FFL :confused: :eek:

It exempts individuals;


7 (b) This Section does not apply to a person who makes
8 occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of concealable
9 firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or as a
10 hobby, or who sells all or part of his or her personal
11 collection of firearms.


However, it's still ugly. FFL's would have to:

#1 Must meet zoning requirements and provide proof
#2 Dealers can only transact business at the gun shop or gun show (which bans internet sales?)
(skipping some which just call for federal / state laws to be obeyed)
#7 No concealable firearm may be displayed in any outer window of the business premises or in any other place where it can readily be seen from the outside.
#8 All concealable firearms must be unloaded when delivered (uhh.. duh?)

And then we get in to the grit; the "reasonable precautions"


(10) The licensee must take reasonable precautions to
10 ensure that all concealable firearms that the licensee
11 sells will not be used illegally. These precautions
12 include, but are not limited to, the following:
13 (A) the refusal to sell a concealable firearm to a
14 person the licensee knows or has reason to know is
15 purchasing the firearm on behalf of another person who
16 could not legally purchase the firearm;
17 (B) the refusal to sell a concealable firearm to a
18 person who has provided a home address in a
19 municipality or county in which possession of that type
20 of concealable firearm is illegal, unless the
21 transferee presents reasonably satisfactory evidence
22 that the concealable firearm will not be used or
23 possessed unlawfully in that municipality or county;
24 and
25 (C) the refusal to sell a concealable firearm to a
26 person who has provided a home address in a
1 municipality or county that requires registration of
2 the firearm, unless the purchaser presents
3 satisfactory evidence of compliance with the
4 registration requirement.


And then the REAL nasty part. Registration.


Section 30. Submission to Department.
17 (a) A licensed dealer must, within 24 hours after making a
18 sale or transfer of a concealable firearm to a person who is
19 not licensed as a handgun dealer, submit a report concerning
20 that sale to the Department. The report must contain the
21 following information:
22 (1) the date of the sale or transfer;
23 (2) the identity and address of the dealer;
24 (3) the name, address, age, and occupation of the
25 transferee;
1 (4) the price of the firearm; and
2 (5) the type, description, and number of the firearm.
(b) All records of the reports submitted under this Section
4 must be maintained by the Department on a computer database
5 capable of allowing the retrieval of information for each
6 dealer and each transferee. [snip.. goes on and on]


It also includes 2 year RETROACTIVE mandatory registration for any concealable firearms sold in the 2 years leading up to the passing of the act.

And the kicker; screw up the paperwork? Go to prison.


Section 35. Penalty. Any person who sells, or who possesses
4 with intent to sell, trade, or transfer, any firearm without
5 being licensed under this Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony.

dc dalton
February 13, 2014, 10:30 AM
New today:

Virginia

HB21 would require every school board to designate at least one person in every school to carry a concealed handgun after training

HB8 would drop the application fee for a concealed carry permit from $50 to $25

Tennessee SB2591 would change Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13 to change the misdemeanor of carry a firearm, knife or club with 'intent to go armed' to apply only to those that are prohibited

Trent
February 13, 2014, 02:40 PM
New today:

Virginia

HB21 would require every school board to designate at least one person in every school to carry a concealed handgun after training


REQUIRE?

Whoa.

dc dalton
February 13, 2014, 03:26 PM
REQUIRE?

Whoa.

Yuppers ... if that isn't a message I don't know what is!

Trent
February 13, 2014, 07:00 PM
Yuppers ... if that isn't a message I don't know what is!

That cover universities too?

Taking the "Israeli Route" may end school shootings here.. as it did there...

Ma'alot_massacre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma'alot_massacre)

Which eventually lead to this:

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/121214.Israeli.school.kids_.jpg

Now THAT.. is a message.

Doc7
February 14, 2014, 12:16 AM
I just contacted my NJ Representatives concerning this terrible bill, which makes it illegal to keep a loaded firearm in a safe in your home! Doing so could result in 18 months imprisonment AND a $10K fine! The...."representative" who sponsored this supposedly represents ME!



1. a. Except when lawfully carried on one’s person, a person shall not keep a firearm at the person’s abode, or any premises under that person’s control, unless the firearm is unloaded and:

(1) disabled with a trigger lock or trigger locking device as defined in N.J.S.2C:39-1; or

(2) stored in a securely locked box or container.

b. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.



2. This act shall take effect immediately.





STATEMENT



This bill would require persons who possess firearms in their homes to keep them unloaded and securely locked within the home when they are not being lawfully carried.

Specifically under the bill, a firearm that is not being lawfully carried must be unloaded and disabled with a trigger lock or trigger locking device or stored in a securely locked box or container. A violation of this provision is a crime of the fourth degree. Fourth degree crimes are punishable by imprisonment of up to 18 months, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.


http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A1000/673_I1.HTM




Another bill, http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/A1000/671_I1.HTM wants to outlaw my Marlin 60 by changing the semi auto round capacity from 15 to 5!!


And this one is the same change but to 10 instead of 5
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=S993


I do not know how to keep up with all of these, and how we can stop them all. But will not stop trying...

dc dalton
February 14, 2014, 11:11 AM
New today:

Florida S1060 is another version of their 'pop tart' law regarding students and simulating a firearm or wearing 2nd ammendment related clothing

Alabama SB354 rewrods quite a few sections of firearm law to clarify carrying without a license, disorderly conduct (regarding firearms), and several other laws

Iowa SF2179 would require all firearm sales to go through an FFL

Louisiana HB160 would add binary exploding targets to the list of definitions of explosives

Virginia HB114 removes 'private or religous' from law regarding prohibited places (schools)

Rhode Island

H7483 would set up a 20% tax credit for the purchase of a gun safe for 2014 & 2015

S2390 would remove any possibility of parole for anyone convicted of possession of a stolen firearm

S2387 would remove the possibilit of parole for anyone convicted under 11-47-8 'License or permit required for carrying pistol -- Possession of machine gun.'

S2318 would add an additional 10% tax on all firearm and ammunition sales

S2377 is another bill removing the possibility of parole for person convicted of certain firearm related crimes

Michigan

HB5324 removes the section in current laws that exempts information from the freedom of information act

HB5328 also removes language from current law that exempts information from the freedom of information act

HB5327 would make all records relating to firearms exempt from the freedom of information act

Illinois

HB5605 would make it legal to carry a handgun while hunting as long as the person has a concealed carry license or is LE

HB5579 would make possession of a suppressor without a serial number illegal (which it already is)

Trent
February 14, 2014, 01:06 PM
ILLINOIS

DC covered two of these already

HB5490 Changes unlawful sale or delivery of firearms to require waiting 24/72 hours to deliver the firearm after PAYMENT is made (not agreement to purchase, as it was previously)

HB5514 Provides that trapped beaver, river otter, weasel, mink, or muskrat may be killed with a .22 caliber or a smaller rifle. (wildlife code change)

HB5579 Makes suppressors "doubly illegal" if they are missing a serial #.

HB5605 Provides that a person with a valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, or an off-duty law enforcement official or officer, may carry a handgun on or about his or her person while hunting.

HB5762 Strengthens penalties and sentencing requirements for felons and street gang members in possession of firearms.

dc dalton
February 14, 2014, 01:40 PM
ILLINOIS

DC covered two of these already

HB5490 Changes unlawful sale or delivery of firearms to require waiting 24/72 hours to deliver the firearm after PAYMENT is made (not agreement to purchase, as it was previously)

HB5514 Provides that trapped beaver, river otter, weasel, mink, or muskrat may be killed with a .22 caliber or a smaller rifle. (wildlife code change)

HB5579 Makes suppressors "doubly illegal" if they are missing a serial #.

HB5605 Provides that a person with a valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, or an off-duty law enforcement official or officer, may carry a handgun on or about his or her person while hunting.

HB5762 Strengthens penalties and sentencing requirements for felons and street gang members in possession of firearms.
BTW Trent, Illinois has now officially passed NJ in the amount of bills

Trent
February 14, 2014, 01:47 PM
BTW Trent, Illinois has now officially passed NJ in the amount of bills

Thanks for the update... even though that's a dubious honor to have, it's a "talking point" in debating.

Trent
February 14, 2014, 01:52 PM
Tracking all of those IL bills, plus the shell bills for floor amendments, is going to be insanely time consuming.

armoredman
February 14, 2014, 02:08 PM
Gee, and people wonder why I like living in Arizona. We have bills that are moving such as,
AZ [R] HB 2103 - lowers CCW permit age to 19 for active duty military or honorably discharged vets. That one has traction.
AZ [R] HB 2127 - Removes prohibtion for wildlife guides to carry a firearm other than a revolver or pistol.
AZ [R] HB 2336 - Clarifies that law enforcement officers cannot carry a firearm and consume alcohol at licensed liquor establishments unless in the performance of their duties.
AZ [R] HB 2443 - Would allow active duty military personnel stationed in Arizona to obtain hunting permits.
AZ [R] HB 2483 - Strengthens the protection of the lawful use of firearms, airguns and archery equipment on private property.
This next one I LOVE...
AZ [R] HB 2517 - Would add penalties for political subdivisions (counties, cities, etc.) that enact ordinances, regulations, etc. that violate state firearms preemption law. Also allows for civil actions by those adversely affected by these illegal ordinances.
Also, if forbids local political subdivisions from reimbursing those sued under this act - a Councilman who tries to ban guns can be personally sued, and the city/county can't pay him for it!
AZ [R] HB 2535 - Would facilitate transfers of NFA (National Firearms Act) registered firearms by requiring local law enforcement to sign the required certification on legitimate transfers within 15 days after receiving a request to do so. (This one is HELD in committee, might make it, might not)
AZ [R] SB 1063 - Unless a state or local government facility provides readily accessible storage for those entering with a firearm, the no firearms sign they post is unenforceable.
AZ [R] SB 1064 - Under the expanding gas language in ARS 13-105.19, an air-operated pistol or rifle can be considered a firearm. This differs with ARS 13-3101.4, which uses action of an explosive to define a firearm. By having two definitions, law enforcement can cherry-pick the statute they want to apply.
The next is the only bill monitored by AZCDL to not be in the "support" category to make it past committee, this one is "monitor" category. I don't see a problem with it.
AZ [R] SB 1118 - A hunter can be arrested for criminal tresspass for refusing to leave private land after being requested to do so by law enforcement acting at the request of the property owner.
AZ [R] SB 1294 - Any federal law in violation of the Second Amendment would be void in Arizona. Would also make it illegal for any state agency or employee to enforce any federal firearms laws.
The above information was taken from the Arizona Citizen Defense League website bill tracking website, http://www.azcdl.org/html/bill_tracking.html , and the ones I posted ONLY include those bills which have made it through at least one committee hearing. Bills that don't make it to committee soon will be effectively dead. At this time, none of the "oppose" bills have made it through a committee hearing at this time, although we do have a few proposed, including one to strip Constitutional Carry...but after reading the Governor's signing statement when she signed it, I could confidently state she would veto a repeal without hesitation.

The one I love, that holding political subdivisions criminally/civilly liable for violating preemption...that one has over HALF of the House as sponsors or co-sponsors.:D:neener:

Trent
February 14, 2014, 08:58 PM
More from IL Senate today, including Senator Raoul's annual Assault Weapons ban attempt:

ILLINOIS

SB3254 - Provides that a person with a valid concealed carry license issued under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, or an off-duty law enforcement official or officer, may carry a handgun on or about his or her person while hunting

SB3362 - Allows state police ot dig through jouvenile and medical records for concealed carry applicants.

SB3363 - exempts retired parole agents from unlawful use of weapons

SB3385 - changes SBR laws on transferring short barreled rifles (allows FFL's to do transfers in IL, and stock SBR's in inventory)

SB3444 - strengthens pre-emption language for handguns against home rule units

SB3500 - Eliminates concealed carry license fees for those whose income level is below 133% of the federal poverty level, a resident 60 years of age or older, and for a resident with a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities as defined under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

SB3559 - Limits concealed carry licensee to carry one loaded or unloaded concealed firearm and, whether attached to or detached from the firearm, one ammunition feeding device for that firearm with a capacity of 10 rounds of ammunition or less on or about his or her person. (Also deletes ability to keep a loaded firearm in the vehicle)

SB3560 - Assault weapons registration and ban.

Full summary:

Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts assault weapon registration affidavits. Amends the State Police Act. Authorizes emergency procurement for an assault weapon registration system. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Raises penalty for failure to keep a firearm transfer record. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that after the effective date, it is unlawful to knowingly deliver, sell, or purchase a semi-automatic assault weapon, attachment, .50 caliber rifle, or .50 caliber cartridge. Prohibits possession of these weapons and attachments, 270 days after the effective date. Allows possession of a weapon or attachment possessed before the effective date if the person provides a registration affidavit. Provides that a retired peace officer may possess a weapon or attachment, if lawfully acquired and possessed prior to retirement and a registration affidavit filed. Provides that the person or retired peace officer may only transfer the weapon or attachment to an heir, an individual residing in another state, or a licensed federal firearms dealer. Establishes registration fees. Provides that 60 days after the effective date, it is unlawful to knowingly deliver, sell, purchase, or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device. Provides exemptions and penalties. Raises gunrunning penalties. Provides that a person who possesses or acquires a handgun, semi-automatic assault weapon, assault weapon attachment, .50 caliber rifle, .50 caliber cartridge, or large capacity ammunition feeding device and later loses or has it stolen, must report the loss or theft to law enforcement. Provides severability. Effective immediately.

SB3561 - Adds Churches, etc, (places of worship) to prohibited places on concealed carry act

SB3572 - another church prohibited places bill (different senator)

Trent
February 14, 2014, 09:09 PM
And more from the IL house. Pay particular attention to the BOLD RED one. :)

ILLINOIS

HB5725 - clears up non-resident permits for concealed carry; Removes requirement that a non-resident applicant for a concealed carry license must be from a state or territory of the United States with laws on firearm ownership, possession, and carrying that are substantially similar to the Illinois Act. Removes authority of the Department of State Police to approve states and territories with substantially similar laws.

HB5726 - gives concealed carry instructors civil immunity. (Adds certified firearms instructors to the civil immunity provision that removes liability for damages in a civil action from alleged wrongful or improper granting, denying, renewing, removing, suspending, or failing to grant, deny, renew, remove, or suspend a concealed carry license, except for willful or wanton misconduct.)

HB5737 - allows military ID's to be used on concealed carry application instead of driver's licenses

HB5762 - Repeals the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Effective January 1, 2015.

HB5765 - Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law, a police officer or retired police officer carrying a concealed firearm under 18 U.S.C. 926B or 18 U.S.C. 926C (the federal laws which authorize a qualified law enforcement officer or a qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry a concealed firearm notwithstanding the laws of a State or a political subdivision of the State) who carries a concealed firearm into a privately-designated prohibited area shall not be in violation of the provision that provides that the owner of private real property of any type may prohibit the carrying of concealed firearms on the property under his or her control.

(HAHAH someone screwed up there!)

HB5986 - If a concealed carry licensee carrying a firearm or a non-resident carrying a firearm in a vehicle as provided in the Act is contacted by emergency services personnel, the emergency services personnel may secure the firearm or direct that it be secured during the duration of the contact if the emergency services personnel determines that it is necessary for the safety of any person present, including the emergency services personnel. Provides that the licensee or nonresident shall submit to the order to secure the firearm. Provides that when emergency services personnel have determined that the licensee or non-resident is not a threat to the safety of any person present, including emergency services personnel, and if the licensee or non-resident is physically and mentally capable of possessing the firearm, the emergency services personnel shall return the firearm to the licensee or non-resident before releasing him or her from the scene and breaking contact. Provides that if the licensee or non-resident is transported for treatment to another location, the firearm shall be turned over to any peace officer. Provides that the peace officer shall provide a receipt which includes the make, model, caliber, and serial number of the firearm.

dc dalton
February 15, 2014, 11:41 AM
I'm going to have to start getting up earlier to beat Trent on the Illinois stuff! :D

In other states today:

Utah HB0134 would set up a firearm safety program (voluntary) that would distribute safety packets that include information, a gun lock and a coupon good towards a gun safe

Alaska SB176 would prevent colleges from enacting any gun policy more restrictive that state law

Missouri SJR36 would add a ballot measure to the next election to change the wording of the state constitution regard the right to keep and bear arms

Trent
February 15, 2014, 01:15 PM
I'm going to have to start getting up earlier to beat Trent on the Illinois stuff! :D


Haha it's not about getting up earlier, it's about being later. :)

If you check early in the morning you get "yesterday's stuff."

If you check later in the evening, after all the bills have been filed for the day, you get "today's stuff."

dc dalton
February 15, 2014, 01:24 PM
Haha it's not about getting up earlier, it's about being later. :)

If you check early in the morning you get "yesterday's stuff."

If you check later in the evening, after all the bills have been filed for the day, you get "today's stuff."

We pull our bills at 4:30 in the morning via an automated CRON job, only time we can do it because of all the other jobs running on the server between 11pm and 4am.

And you can be assured my butt will NOT be up at 4:30am when the script is done! ;)

Trent
February 15, 2014, 04:54 PM
I go through IL's by hand. There's other things I watch for besides guns (business, taxes, etc).

Found one yesterday on fireworks. Strong push to legalize them (finally). :)

dc dalton
February 15, 2014, 05:42 PM
I go through IL's by hand. There's other things I watch for besides guns (business, taxes, etc).

Found one yesterday on fireworks. Strong push to legalize them (finally). :)
Well, as you know, we are doing 50 states and the federal government. We try to do as little 'by hand' as humanly possible with the amount we bring in each day.

The wife goes through them first because we are pulling laws via key words and phrases, so she has to eliminate all the ones that come in with one of those phrases but isn't really a gun law. Then I go through them to rate them and do my little synopsis of them so I can post them at forums and on our FB page and group.

Oh and fireworks? They are legal here in PA, as long as you aren't a PA resident :fire: :banghead: :cuss:

Trent
February 16, 2014, 12:24 PM
Yeah I can imagine that it's pretty time consuming. What about the states that don't have a requirement to have the full modified text available (which IL fortunately does)?? E.g. "Change And to Or in Section 2, Paragraph 3, Line 2"?

That has to be really tough to track down sometimes and get a synopsis.

dc dalton
February 16, 2014, 12:27 PM
Yeah I can imagine that it's pretty time consuming. What about the states that don't have a requirement to have the full modified text available (which IL fortunately does)?? E.g. "Change And to Or in Section 2, Paragraph 3, Line 2"?

That has to be really tough to track down sometimes and get a synopsis.

So far (knock on wood) we haven't had many issues but it does take up a good chunk of time every morning. We LOVE days like today when nothing came in

edit: And yes sometimes we have to go to our state laws area and compare, or find the section they are changing so we can understand the context of the change ... not horrible to do

gdcpony
February 16, 2014, 11:42 PM
SB199 outlines the right of private property owners to prohibit carrying of firearms on their property.


This is one place where two of my rights are in conflict. First, as a gun owner, I want to be able to carry everywhere. However, The rights of a property owner should not be trounced upon.

If I own a business, it should be my decision. Just like it was my decision to walk by a business with a "no gun" sign, it is his right to have it up. Of course, I like to let them know they lost a customer as well, but I respect their right as a property owner.

No matter how this particular bill goes, one right will be shaved in favor of another.

hovercat
February 16, 2014, 11:55 PM
WA, where I am currently hanging my hat, seems to have a good compromise to the above. You can walk into a store with your OC firearm. If they ask you to leave, you must, or be arrested for trespass.
Much as you can walk in with your voice and brain, but if you start using your 1st rights by giving a speech, you may be asked to leave and must do so.

dc dalton
February 18, 2014, 11:32 AM
New today:

Louisiana

SB68 would allow the possession of concealed weapons (with a permit) in establishments that serve alcohol

HB186 would allow hunting with suppressors

Mississippi HB1539 would make all firearms related items tax free during the 'Mississippi Second Amendment Weekend holiday'

Wisconsin SB605 changes laws regarding surrendering firearms after being served notice for certain injunction hearings

Indiana SR0038 is a request for a study on nullification of federal gun laws

dc dalton
February 19, 2014, 10:58 AM
New today:

Kentucky SB100 would rewrite quite a few sections of concealed carry permit issuance law

Michigan SB0789 rewrites much of the law concerning issuance of concealed carry permits, including allowing county clerks to issue them and removing some reasons for denial

Idaho H0514 would change law regarding carrying a concealed weapon in a motor vehicle by persons with or without a permit

Iowa HF2284 would change 708.8 (going armed with intent) and 724.4C (Possession or carrying of firearms while under the 33 influence)

Missouri HB1903 has no text at this time but the description states 'Expands the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm and authorizes the court to order relinquishment of firearms in certain circumstances'

dc dalton
February 21, 2014, 10:48 AM
New today:

Louisiana

HB244 would allow nonprofits to hold fund raising events that include auctioning firearms on school property

HB272 would change current law regarding firearm buyback programs to expand them to all municipalities

Utah

HB0373 would require chief law enforcement officers to approve or deny NFA paperwork within 15 days of receiving it

SB0220 would change disorderly conduct law (76-9-102) to add in 'displays a dangerous weapon in a public place under circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear for the safety of any person' and also add 'The mere possession of a dangerous weapon, whether visible or concealed, does not constitute an offense under Subsection 1' (subsection1 being the 1st addition)

South Carolina S1045 would remove all the fees for concealed carry permits

tnxdshooter
February 21, 2014, 10:57 AM
Looks like tn has come out with pretty good bills. I hope they all pass.

vaupet
February 21, 2014, 12:16 PM
whatever happened to 'land of the free' ?

Trent
February 21, 2014, 07:14 PM
whatever happened to 'land of the free' ?

We started having elections. :)

dc dalton
February 22, 2014, 10:58 AM
New today and all positive:

Ohio HB454 would relax laws concerning carrying a firearm on school property

Colorado HB1291 would allow charter schools to have an armed security officer on campus

Wisconsin SB620 would change language in current law related to pardons and restoration of firearm rights

Louisianna

HB279 would require chief officers to certify and return NFA paperwork in 15 days

HB280 reduces fees for concealed permits for veterans

Kentucky

HB429 is a federal gun law nullification bill

SB156 would create 'the Kentucky Pardon Board', which among other things could restore firearms rights

dc dalton
February 25, 2014, 11:07 AM
New today:

Utah HB0397 would prevent schools from asking students about firearm ownership in their home without prior written permission from parents

Alaska HB335 would prevent schools and colleges from creating rules about firearms and knives that are tougher than state law

Iowa HF2381 would legalize the possession of suppressors (with NFA paperwork of coursee)

Florida

S0296 would change concealed carry laws, adding in a section about carrying during a mandatory evacuation

S1222 would set up a means of restoration of firearm rights in certain circumstances

dc dalton
February 26, 2014, 12:32 PM
New today:

Louisiana SB212 would allow hunting of certain species with a suppressor

Michigan HB5355 would allow petitioners for a personal protection order to carry a firearm

Trent
February 27, 2014, 02:46 AM
Just an FYI DC; I've been tied up with work/kids/etc haven't been able to keep up with IL for about a week. Anything new please post. :)

dc dalton
February 27, 2014, 11:51 AM
Just an FYI DC; I've been tied up with work/kids/etc haven't been able to keep up with IL for about a week. Anything new please post. :)

Illinois has been quite, unlike some other states.

New today and Rhode Island people (or anyone that knows people in RI) Pay attention to the note below ... NOT good

Minnesota SF2025 would set up reciprocity with North Dakota

Kentucky HB465 would waive training requirements for a concealed permit for any resident that has a concealed carry license from another state if that state has a reciprocity agreement with Kentucky, it would also allow that person to use the out of state license for the first 120 days they are a resident

New Jersey S1287 would change laws pertaining to issuing firearm purchase permits and carry permits (another attempt at making the state a shall issue state)

Heads up Rhode Island people or anyone that knows anyone in Rhode Island.

Four HORRIFIC bills introduced yesterday, 2 assault weapon ban bills, one high cap mag ban bill and a bill that would change the state from a shall issue state to a may issue state where you would need to show 'proof of need' to be issued a concealed carry license.

H7583 is an 'assault weapons' ban bill, including a list of specific weapons and the 'detachable mag and one other feature' nonsense

H7584 is another 'assault weapon' ban bill based on features alone AND a ban on high cap magazines

H7585 would ban all magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds

H7587 would change the state from a shall issue to a may issue state, including adding a line that says 'upon proper showing of need'

Here's a direct link to the RI page: http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Rhode-Island-Gun-Laws

dc dalton
February 28, 2014, 10:53 AM
New today:

Rhode Island H7688 would make possession of any element that could be used to produce a bomb a crime

Alabama HB559 would set up a yearly tax free period for firearms and supplies

Louisiana

HB519 would allow the possession of a short barreled rifle without a federal tax stamp to anyone who has a lifetime concealed handgun permit

HB520 would exempt anyone who is over 21 years old and is not otherwise prohibited from owning a handgun to carry it without a permit

HB494 is a proposal to amend the state constitution to add 'The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms includes the right to possess a concealed handgun without the necessity of obtaining a permit or license, unless the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under the laws of Louisiana or the laws of the United States'

HB673 would require responding law enforcement to immediately seize weapons during any claim of domestic abuse from the alleged abuser and hold them for 48 hours

HB525 would prevent any local court from bring a lawsuit against a firearm manufacturer, and would make the nineteenth circuit court exclusive jurisdiction

Kaeto
February 28, 2014, 12:24 PM
That RI one is ridiculous. It would make everyone in the state a criminal. Because simple household chemicals can be used to make a bomb.

dc dalton
March 1, 2014, 10:49 AM
New today AND we have our first new federal bill of the year.

US Senate bill SB2068 has no text yet but the subject tells the story. If passed it would require all handguns sold in the US to be equipped with personalized handgun technology

Rhode Island H7744 would impose an additional 10% tax on all firearms and ammunition

New Jersey

A2777 defines reasonable deviations as pertaining to transporting firearms

S1317 would allow certain retired law enforcement to 'possess' hollow point ammunition

Louisiana

HB707 would allow teachers and school staff that have a concealed carry license to carry on school property after completing an additional 8 hours of training

SB471 would add 'designated coroner investigators' to the list of exempted people under 'illegal carrying of firearms'

SB402 looks like the exact same bill as SB471

SB361 would allow 'qualified law enforcement' to carry concealed without a permit anywhere in the state

HB753 would add anyone convicted of 'misdemeanor domestic abuse' to the list of people prohibited to carry a firearm, it would also allow responding officers to seize weapons at the scene of a domestic abuse call if they feel there is impending danger

ColeK
March 2, 2014, 05:12 PM
Quote;
"Mississippi

HB64 would allow school districts to appoint certain employees authorization to carry concealed weapons on campus.

HB139 would prohibit cities and municipalities from running gun buy back programs."


Both of these bills died in committee

GunShowOnTheNet
March 4, 2014, 04:02 PM
These people dont seem to understand that we are DONE letting our rights be stripped away by know nothings who cannot seem to grasp the simple meaning of the 2nd Amendment
Amen! What is so difficult to understand about "shall not be infringed"?

"We condemn, and with arms in our hands,--a resource which Freemen will never part with,--we oppose the claim and exercise of unconstitutional powers"--Journals of the Continental Congress, Dec. 6, 1775.

dc dalton
March 5, 2014, 10:58 AM
New today

Maryland HB1520 would set up a tax free week in April of each year for firearms and sporting goods under $1000

Alabama HB565 would exempt federal firearm laws for anything manufactured and kept within the state

Florida

S0492 would remove all preemption laws, allow any local government to create their own gun laws

H0305 does the exact same thing as S0492

S0438 defines defensive acts in an attempt to clarify them and exempts 'self defense' from the minimum sentence requirement

dc dalton
March 6, 2014, 11:27 AM
Tons of new bills in for Rhode Island today but two really require attention:

S2632 is called the 'Control and Safe Firearms Act' and would ban the sale, manufacture and possession of a semi-automatic 'assault weapon' and a ban on any magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds

S2622 would change law pertaining to concealed carry licensing to make the state a 'may issue' state with proof of need required

I swear they are trying to become NJ and yes this is the second set of bills like this to be proposed in two weeks.

Rest of the new RI bills today:

H7857 would create a 'firearm violence prevention fund' funded by assessing a $50 fine (on top of existing fines) for a huge list of offenses

S2597 would change laws pertaining to possession of firearms by minors

H7856 would change law pertaining to possession of a weapon on school property, changing the language from 'no person' to 'no student or any other person under 18 years old', it would also add this line to the exemptions 'any person on school grounds performing a school authorized function'

S2628 would implement regulations for hunting using non-toxic ammo along with a convoluted plan to have the state sell non-toxic ammo at a reduced rate

H7838 is the companion bill to S2628

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Rhode-Island-Gun-Laws

Also a couple from Florida today:

Florida

H4003 would remove section 776.013 'home protection, use of deadly force' from current law and adds 'As used in this subsection, the term "dwelling" means a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night.'

S0116 is the companion bill to H4003

H0299 would change law pertaining to offenses committed while impaired by alcohol, changing the language pertaining to firearms from 'under the influence' to 'impaired by'

H0329 would set up a means of restoration of civil rights for certain felons that have completed their sentence with one glaring exception, firearm rights. It actually specifically states firearm rights are not included in the bill with this this line 'However, this provision does not apply to restoration of the right to own, possess, or use firearms.'

dc dalton
March 7, 2014, 10:59 AM
New today:

Alabama SB444 would exempt all firearms and ammunition manufactured and kept within the state from federal law

Kentucky SB232 would require chief law enforcement officers to sign and return NFA paperwork within 15 days provided the person is not prohibited

South Carolina H4880 would amend law to limit local and state government from actions regarding firearms during a state of emergency

Rhode Island

S2724 would basically make it illegal to carry any firearm anywhere but in the home illegal, it also would add language that would make it illegal for anyone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from owning a gun.

S2683 is their version of Florida's 'pop tart' law

S2713 would restrict possession and transportation of a firearm through an airport security checkpoint or secured area - do they know this is already illegal?

S2720 states 'A police officer may immediately, without a warrant, seize any weapon found in the possession, custody, or control of any person the officer has reason to believe and does believe poses a substantial risk of serious harm to the person or to others.' under certain circumstances .... the wording is downright dangerous

dc dalton
March 8, 2014, 05:30 PM
US HB4135 came in today, it's called the 'Firearm Importation Fairness Act of 2014' ... if passed it would remove that stupid 'for sporting purposes' clause from current law regarding the importation of firearms

I'd like to say cool, but I can't see this thing getting past the Senate (if it makes it out of the house)

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB4135/Federal-Law/517

dc dalton
March 12, 2014, 10:56 AM
New today

New Jersey

A2869 would eliminate the 'one handgun per month' law

A2895 would create a state sponsored gun buy back program

Missouri

HB2129 is the strangest bill I have seen in a while, its title is 'Protecting the Second Amendment Act' but the text of the bill then goes on to say 'No person residing in a city not within a county shall own, possess, manufacture, transport, repair, or sell: (1) A shotgun; (2) A short-barreled or sawed-off rifle; (3) An automatic handgun; or (4) A flamethrower. It references the city of St. Louis

HR923 is an article of impeachment for the governor due to the release of a list of concealed carry permit holders to the social security administration

Spats McGee
March 12, 2014, 11:01 AM
Hmm. Was there a rash of flamethrower attacks in St. Louis that somehow didn't make the news?

dc dalton
March 13, 2014, 10:23 AM
New today:

Kansas SB438 would rewrite preemption laws, essentially making them tougher

US SB2105 has no text yet but it looks like something you might want to keep track of as the title reads 'A bill to prohibit the Federal funding of a State firearms ownership database'

I would expect something like this out of the house, but not the senate and not with 13 sponsors

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-SB2105/Federal-Law/519

dc dalton
March 14, 2014, 10:58 AM
New today:

Missouri HB2159 is a double whammy bad bill. 1st it would require all firearm sales to go through a NICS check and also includes a 'lost and stolen' section

Minnesota HF3067 is a ridiculous piece of legislation that would change the laws concerning carrying in the capital area to require people written permission to do so

dc dalton
March 15, 2014, 10:57 AM
New today from Rhode Island

H7939 would set up a state panel for those seeking to regain their firearms rights after an adjudication commitment

H7940 removes the line 'or who has been adjudicated or is under treatment or confinement as an habitual drunkard' from the description of prohibited persons

Strahley
March 17, 2014, 02:01 PM
Kansas HB2578 (15 day CLEO sign-off requirement)

This passed today on a 123 to 0 vote, no debate or comments from the floor

dc dalton
March 18, 2014, 11:30 AM
New From Connecticut today

HB05072 would take 5 million tax payer dollars to create a firearms trafficking task force

HB05295 Would make it illegal to possess a weapon on property controlled by the department of veteran affairs, what is confusing is if it applies to people that have a concealed carry license

HB05214 would allow municipalities to opt out of issuing temporary state permits for concealed carry permits and require the department of emergency services and public protection to issue them

HB05214 would add a section to a request for a restraining order for to 'indicate whether the respondent holds a permit to carry a pistol or revolver or possesses one or more firearms or ammunition'

dc dalton
March 19, 2014, 10:30 AM
New today for New Jersey

S1697 would add 'air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other gas or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three-eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure a person' to N.J.S.2C:39-5 regarding possession of a weapon on school grounds.

S1698 would add 'air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other gas or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three-eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure a person' to N.J.S.2C:39-4 regarding possession of weapons for unlawful purposes

New today for Massachusetts

H3965 would replace the words 'a period of 90 days' with 'an indefinite period' in section 129B, chapter 140 of state law (relating to how long a permit is valid for after it has expired)

H3967 would change 129B(3) chapter 140 to change 'within 40 days' to within 90 days' in reference to issuance of a firearms owners card

H3966 would change language in section 131, chapter 140 in regards to issuance of carry permits and validity of licenses after expiration (changes 90 days to 180 days). It also would insert 'and all rights and privileges' into this section following the word 'license'

dc dalton
March 20, 2014, 10:10 AM
New today:

Rhode Island

S2774 would set up a means of relief from firearms prohibition by setting up the 'relief from disqualifiers board'

S2775 would remove the term 'drunkards' from the definition of a prohibited person

Minnesota SF2785 would require anyone who wishes to enter the capitol area carrying to get get advanced written permission

dc dalton
March 21, 2014, 10:44 AM
New today

Kansas SB447 rewrites most of the states preemption laws, really tightening them up

South Carolina H4959 would strengthen preemption laws and would include knives

Minnesota SF2852 would nullify all federal firearm laws

Idaho governor signs two pro-gun bills:

S1332 Bans the enforcement of any federal firearm or magazine ban, or the registry of any firearm by the federal government

S1254 preempts colleges from creating firearm restictions while giving them immunity from civil litigation

dc dalton
March 26, 2014, 11:01 AM
New today:

New Jersey A2995 would provide a partial tuition credit for police officers that are enrolled in colleges and enters into an agreement to provide 'armed security services' while attending classes

Florida S0812 would change laws governing expungment of convictions, including entry of a person's record into the NICS system when the person is found incompetent to stand trial

California AB2098 would rewrite existing criminal law for sentencing guidelines, changing many of the special circumstances involving use of force

dc dalton
March 27, 2014, 10:37 AM
Wisconsin AB885 would make anyone that is convicted of 3 misdemeanors within 5 years a prohibited person

Rhode Island S2814 is another attempt to make the state a may issue state with the need to show cause

Louisiana HB1066 would create provisions for non US citizens to apply for a concealed carry permit, it would also require a NICS check on all applicants

dc dalton
March 28, 2014, 11:49 AM
New bills today

New Jersey A3104 has no text yet but the summary states 'Allows county sheriffs to issue firearms identification cards and permits to purchase handguns; authorizes county sheriffs to accept applications for permits to carry handguns'

Minnesota SF2921 would make the state a constitutional carry state

AND

Signed by the governor(s)

Michigan SB0610 makes short barreled shotguns legal to own with a federal tax stamp, signed by the governor 3-26

Mississippi HB314 creates 'preemption with teeth', including fines for elected officials in municipalities where a law is deemed in violation of preemption - signed by the governor 3-27

dc dalton
April 2, 2014, 11:19 AM
New today:

Louisiana

SB676 would require chief law enforcement officers to sign off on NFA paperwork for suppressors within 15 days

HB1189 would create the crime of unlawful exposure of unsafe firearms to children

Missouri

HB2247 would require a three day waiting period when buying firearms

HB2242 would stop students from being punished for simulating a weapon

HB2264 has no text yet but the subject states 'Changes the requirements for a concealed carry endorsement and adds a concealed firearms exemption'

HB2270 also has no text yet but the subject reads 'Allows certain persons who have lost the right to possess firearms to have their rights restored under certain circumstances'

Strahley
April 2, 2014, 02:20 PM
Kansas HB2473 - preemption and a few other things

This passed with a 34 to 2 vote this morning

JERRY
April 2, 2014, 02:49 PM
some states are just filled with folks who do not like the constitutional rights of others. im surprised some of the bills in certain states will even get entertained in the state capital.

dc dalton
April 4, 2014, 11:08 AM
Here's a new bill all you Minnesota folks can get behind, SF2956 would nullify all federal gun laws that don't follow the constitution

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Minnesota-Gun-Law-SF2956/State-Law/16137

steelerdude99
April 6, 2014, 07:47 AM
Kansas HB2473 - preemption and a few other things

This passed with a 34 to 2 vote this morning

Related story on Kansas preemption by AP who gave plenty of voice to the anti-gunners who opposed the preemption.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/kansas-lawmakers-ok-bill-void-local-gun-rules

The biggest whiner award...

> But Jonathan Lowry, director of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun
> Violence's efforts to defend gun control policies in court and oppose
> the lessening of existing regulations, called the Kansas measure
> "undemocratic."

> "The gun lobby likes to prevent people who believe in sensible gun
> laws from having a say in protecting their own communities," Lowry
> said. "It's cynical, and it's dangerous public policy."

I am not in Kansas, but another state successfully enacting state firearms preemption shows that it works.

chuck

dc dalton
April 6, 2014, 11:34 AM
Two new US bills in today:

HB4380 would prohibit any state from using money from the NICS improvement act of 2007 for any firearm registration of confiscation of any firearm that is legal to own under federal law.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB4380/Federal-Law/530

HB4405 has no text and was introduced by Democrat Steve Israel ... the subject reads:

'To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent juvenile act.'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB4405/Federal-Law/531

dc dalton
April 11, 2014, 11:15 AM
Couple of small but decent wins in Maryland this week as SB184 & HB270 were signed into law by the governor.

SB184 changes law regarding required firearms safety training requirements making it unneeded if you have already taken it, are a honorably discharged vet or if you have been issued a permit to carry.


HB270 makes records on firearm owners and dealers 100% private except for very limited agency uses.

Also signed by the governor is Wisconsin SB527. This law limits actions against shooting ranges for noise or 'nuisance' by local governments

dc dalton
April 11, 2014, 12:25 PM
Another pro-gun bill signed into law in Wisconsin, AB368 makes it clear that residents can purchase or sell rifles or shotguns in other states provided they follow any applicable federal laws.

shamelessinct
April 12, 2014, 12:15 AM
Nnnnnnnn

dc dalton
April 22, 2014, 11:18 AM
Oklahoma HB2888 was signed by the governor yesterday. This new law allows spouses of active military living in the state to qualify for a handgun license

Strahley
April 23, 2014, 01:24 PM
Kansas HB2578 (preemption etc) was signed this morning. It will go into effect on July 1st

https://governor.ks.gov/media-room/media-releases/2014/04/23/governor-sam-brownback-signs-four-bills-into-law

dc dalton
April 23, 2014, 02:00 PM
Georgia's governor has signed HB60 allowing carry in bars and other places

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/23/us/georgia-governor-signs-gun-bill/index.html

dc dalton
April 24, 2014, 03:54 PM
Another 'under the radar attempt by California to sneak in a new anti gun bill.

California SB916 was originally a bill regarding purchasing lubricating oils, only to have all that text stricken and new text added regarding California's gun import list.

What this bill would do would make manufacturers that want to get certified again have to pay for the recertification testing.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-California-Gun-Law-SB916/State-Law/16250

dc dalton
April 30, 2014, 11:37 AM
New today

New York

S07107 would outlaw 'ghost guns and magazines' - e.g. supposed undetectable guns and magazines

S07113 would require any firearm made by a 3D printer to have a serial number and be registered with the state police

Minnesota HF3360 is a federal law nullification bill that would also prohibit any state agency from participating in 'federal violations of the 2nd amendment'

New Jersey

S1933 would regulate the sale of all rifle and shotgun ammo, requiring a valid firearms purchaser identification card, a valid copy of a permit to purchase a handgun, a valid permit to carry a handgun, or a valid New Jersey hunting license

S1928 would set up more 'gun free zones'

S1995 would add anyone convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering and terroristic threats to the list of prohibited persons

dc dalton
May 1, 2014, 10:45 AM
Think New York couldn't get any worse? Think again. Check out this newly introduced bill.

New York S07132 would make it a crime to buy or sell more than one weapon a month (legal sales that is) and includes a 10 day waiting period.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-York-Gun-Law-S07132/State-Law/16285

Also new today:

Iowa HF2473 would make owning suppressors legal as long as they are NFA registered

Michigan HB5500 would set up preemption in the state

MErl
May 1, 2014, 11:50 AM
New York
S07113 would require any firearm made by a 3D printer to have a serial number and be registered with the state police

Does not NY already have a complete registry linked to a permit or is that just parts of the state? I thought the guns you have must be on your permit so what would this accomplish?

dc dalton
May 1, 2014, 01:57 PM
Does not NY already have a complete registry linked to a permit or is that just parts of the state? I thought the guns you have must be on your permit so what would this accomplish?

From some quick research it appears you might be correct. Section 400 paragraph 9 states:

License: amendment. Elsewhere than in the city of New York, a person licensed to carry or possess a pistol or revolver may apply at any time to his or her licensing officer for amendment of his or her license to include one or more such weapons or to cancel weapons held under license. If granted, a record of the amendment describing the weapons involved shall be filed by the licensing officer in the executive department, division of state police, Albany. The superintendent of state police may authorize that such amendment be completed and transmitted to the state police in electronic form. Notification of any change of residence shall be made in writing by any licensee within ten days after such change occurs, and a record of such change shall be inscribed by such licensee on the reverse side of his or her license. Elsewhere than in the city of New York, and in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, such notification shall be made to the executive department, division of state police, Albany, and in the city of New York to the police commissioner of that city, and in the county of Nassau to the police commissioner of that county, and in the county of Suffolk to the licensing officer of that county, who shall, within ten days after such notification shall be received by him or her, give notice in writing of such change to the executive department, division of state police, at Albany.

http://amgoa.org/New-York-Gun-Laws#400.00

dc dalton
May 3, 2014, 11:55 AM
New federal bill came in today. It has no text yet but it is sponsored by Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana.

The title is 'To modify the definition of "antique firearm"'

Should be interesting to see what this one is about once the full text comes in.

Also new today is PA HB2243. The bill has no text but we are pretty sure this is the bill that would make it so PA employers can not tell employees that they can't store their firearms in their cars on company property.

dc dalton
May 3, 2014, 12:14 PM
Signed by the governor:

Colorado SB135. This bill strikes all the language of state law section 12-27-101, 'Purchase of Firearms in contiguous States' adding even more restraints on law abiding business and citizens.

Tennessee SB1774. This bill replaces paragraph e of 39-17-1307 (Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon) by adding an exception that basically says if you are not prohibited from possessing a firearm and the vehicle is privately owned you are good to go.

Tennessee SB1675 extends the expiration time for carry permits from 4 years to 5 years

Frank Ettin
May 3, 2014, 12:43 PM
Colorado SB135. This bill strikes all the language of state law section 12-27-101, 'Purchase of Firearms in contiguous States' adding even more restraints on law abiding business and citizens.That is an incorrect assessment.

The Bill repealed existing law limiting the sale by a dealer in Colorado of long guns to non-residents to only non-residents of contiguous States. But under federal law (18 USC 922(b)(3)), a dealer may transfer a long gun to a resident of any State as long as the laws of both States are complied with.

The Bill thus removes a restraint. It doesn't add one.

HOOfan_1
May 3, 2014, 12:55 PM
> "The gun lobby likes to prevent people who believe in sensible gun
> laws from having a say in protecting their own communities," Lowry
> said. "It's cynical, and it's dangerous public policy."



The anti-gunners especially the politicians want to prevent people who believe in the Constitution from having a say in protecting themselves. It is tyrannical and it is dangerous to free will and liberty.

dc dalton
May 3, 2014, 01:04 PM
That is an incorrect assessment.

The Bill repealed existing law limiting the sale by a dealer in Colorado of long guns to non-residents to only non-residents of contiguous States. But under federal law (18 USC 922(b)(3)), a dealer may transfer a long gun to a resident of any State as long as the laws of both States are complied with.

The Bill thus removes a restraint. It doesn't add one.
Ah okay, misinterpreted that one

enrious
May 4, 2014, 06:17 PM
New federal bill came in today. It has no text yet but it is sponsored by Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Louisiana.

The title is 'To modify the definition of "antique firearm"'

Should be interesting to see what this one is about once the full text comes in.


According to GovTrack (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4547/text?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss), the text is:

A BILL
To modify the definition of antique firearm.

1.Amendment to title 18, United States Code Section 921(a)(16)(A) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking 1898 and inserting 1913.

2.Amendment to Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Subsection (g) of section 5845 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking 1898 each place it appears and inserting 1913.


This would seem to redefine antique firearms as those made prior to 1913 instead of as it is currently, 1898, no?

dc dalton
May 6, 2014, 12:49 PM
According to GovTrack (https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4547/text?utm_campaign=govtrack_feed&utm_source=govtrack/feed&utm_medium=rss), the text is:

A BILL
To modify the definition of antique firearm.

1.Amendment to title 18, United States Code Section 921(a)(16)(A) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking 1898 and inserting 1913.

2.Amendment to Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Subsection (g) of section 5845 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking 1898 each place it appears and inserting 1913.


This would seem to redefine antique firearms as those made prior to 1913 instead of as it is currently, 1898, no?
Yes, the text came in the day after I posted it and it does say the change would be moving the year to 1913

dc dalton
May 6, 2014, 12:50 PM
This has got to be one of the scariest bills we have seen so far this year. While the intent says one thing the way this could be used is frightening .... and they actually use the phrase 'confiscation of weapons'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-York-Gun-Law-A09490/State-Law/16303

smokeyandthebandit05
May 6, 2014, 08:52 PM
I dont have anything useful to add but thank you for putting this thread together. Im so happy that I will be moving from New Jersey to Oklahoma!

dc dalton
May 7, 2014, 03:46 PM
I dont have anything useful to add but thank you for putting this thread together. Im so happy that I will be moving from New Jersey to Oklahoma!
That's what we do!

And on the note of New Jersey the Senate committee has passed A2006 by a vote of 3-2

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/05/06/NJ-Senate-Committee-Passes-22-Rifle-Ban-Magazine-Ban-By-Vote-Of-3-to-2

I wouldn't move back to that state for all the tea in China!

dc dalton
May 9, 2014, 11:02 AM
The Delaware Senate has introduced SB137, a 'ghost gun & ammunition' bill

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Delaware-Gun-Law-SB137/State-Law/16319

dc dalton
May 14, 2014, 11:10 AM
Here we go AGAIN in Illinois!

SB3659 contains language for both a 'universal background check' (even though it does exclude gun shows) as well as an assault weapon and 50 cal ban.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Illinois-Gun-Law-SB3659/State-Law/16344

Also new from Ohio today SB338 would ease some restrictions on concealed carry permits as well as make provisions for non-residents that work within the state and military personnel.

Spats McGee
May 14, 2014, 05:52 PM
Here we go AGAIN in Illinois!

SB3659 contains language for both a 'universal background check' (even though it does exclude gun shows) as well as an assault weapon and 50 cal ban.

I'll be a monkey's uncle. They're actually CREATING a "gun show loophole" for Illinois. :eek:

dc dalton
May 17, 2014, 10:56 AM
New York at it again, this time they are trying to ban 50 cal rifles

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-York-Gun-Law-S07609/State-Law/16364

dc dalton
May 23, 2014, 10:15 AM
Yesterday Senator Markey & Representative Maloney announced the bills:

(Have to warn you reading this article will make your head hurt - the lies are big and multiple)

http://www.markey.senate.gov/news/press-releases/sen-markey-and-rep-maloney-introduce-legislation-to-fund-gun-violence-research

And here they are today. No text yet.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB4707/Federal-Law/541

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-SB2373/Federal-Law/540

dc dalton
May 30, 2014, 11:39 AM
California AB1014 - the 'gun violence restraining order' has been introduced - not good at all

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-California-Gun-Law-AB1014/State-Law/16427

Massachusetts H4121 - the bill we have all been hearing about, has been introduced. This bill would make Massachusetts gun laws as draconian as NY or California. It's long but you should take the time to read through it.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Massachusetts-Gun-Law-H4121/State-Law/16426

Massachusetts S2160 is the yearly appropriations bill, along with new regulations for buying and owning 'self-defense spray'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Massachusetts-Gun-Law-S2160/State-Law/16434

dc dalton
June 7, 2014, 11:37 AM
At least one person in NJ gets the fact they have draconian gun laws!

Assemblyman Michael Carroll has introduced A3284 which would repeal almost every anti-gun law on the books in NJ. (See the bottom of the bill text for the list of repeals)

Doesn't have a chance of passing right now but you have to give the man credit for trying.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Law-A3284/State-Law/16463

Also new for PA today is the yearly budget bill.

So why do we care about a budget bill, especially when it doesn't even have any text yet?

We have inside information about this bill and trust me you are going to want to ad this to your watch list because this bill is going to get VERY interesting for PA people interested in gun rights AND people that are sick and tired of the nonsense Attorney General Kane has been pulling!

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-Gun-Law-HB2328/State-Law/16467

dc dalton
June 11, 2014, 11:13 AM
Well this idea of gun violence restraining orders is spreading ... really a dangerous idea.

Boxer's Senate legislation: http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-SB2445/Federal-Law/553

A US House version: http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB4806/Federal-Law/551

And both a house and senate version in NJ:

House version: http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Law-A3370/State-Law/16476

Senate version: http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Law-S2162/State-Law/16477

greenmtnguy
June 12, 2014, 10:27 PM
What is all the more infuriating, is that after the VA Tech incident, the "Fix NICS checks act" was sponsored in congress, supported by the NRA, and signed by George W Bush. In it, the states were SUPPOSED to review their processes and start reporting individuals with dangerous mental health issues to a database where the present NICS check has access to prevent the commercial sale of firearms to thos individuals. Since then, ALMOST NOTHING has changed by the states, with many of those who were non compliant continuing to be so, or reporting less than a handful of names over several years.
Yet, this Feinstein bill is about imposing a "get your neighbor, search and seize" warrant that will likely be misused by angry ex's and spiteful neighbors on people who may have done nothing wrong, but are then forced to incur expenses and uncompensated lost time from work to get their property back. JMO...

As far as the NY 50-cal ban - so this really would also ban a fancy safari rifle/double rifle in 505 Gibbs, or 600NE, or any of those grand old cartridges, unless the rifle was old enough to be considered exempt by the text of this law, but I bet any exemptions wouldn't last long.

And what about the S&W 500 Magnum? It's a 50 cal, centerfire cartridge..

dc dalton
June 13, 2014, 12:07 AM
What is all the more infuriating, is that after the VA Tech incident, the "Fix NICS checks act" was sponsored in congress, supported by the NRA, and signed by George W Bush. In it, the states were SUPPOSED to review their processes and start reporting individuals with dangerous mental health issues to a database where the present NICS check has access to prevent the commercial sale of firearms to thos individuals. Since then, ALMOST NOTHING has changed by the states, with many of those who were non compliant continuing to be so, or reporting less than a handful of names over several years.
Yet, this Feinstein bill is about imposing a "get your neighbor, search and seize" warrant that will likely be misused by angry ex's and spiteful neighbors on people who may have done nothing wrong, but are then forced to incur expenses and uncompensated lost time from work to get their property back. JMO...

As far as the NY 50-cal ban - so this really would also ban a fancy safari rifle/double rifle in 505 Gibbs, or 600NE, or any of those grand old cartridges, unless the rifle was old enough to be considered exempt by the text of this law, but I bet any exemptions wouldn't last long.

And what about the S&W 500 Magnum? It's a 50 cal, centerfire cartridge..
Very well informed and you are 100% correct ... the NICS improvement act (http://amgoa.org/Firearm-Fact-Check#background_checks) was passed and signed by GW Bush but NEVER funded .. hell even Bloomberg bitches about it.

So Congress passed this act, never funded it and now they want millions more to throw at a problem that should have been fixed years ago ... go figure

dc dalton
June 13, 2014, 10:57 AM
New Today:

Michigan HB5688 is a 'firearm restraining order' bill like we have seen in several other state and congress

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Michigan-Gun-Law-HB5688/State-Law/16494

Michigan HB5689 would change 1927 PA 372 to incorporate terminology about firearm restraining orders, along with several other changes

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Michigan-Gun-Law-HB5689/State-Law/16495

New York S07822 makes it a crime to not lock up weapons in some form of safe within your home

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-York-Gun-Law-S07822/State-Law/16493

dc dalton
June 19, 2014, 11:17 AM
The ultra liberals are at it in the Senate again. Lead by Blumenthal this bill would ban the possession and purchase of weapons by anyone under a temporary restraining order ..... not like anyone has ever filed for one under false pretenses.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-SB2483/Federal-Law/558

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/18/dems-look-to-expand-gun-restrictions-in-domestic-violence-cases/

dc dalton
June 21, 2014, 11:11 AM
Congrats to Florida for passing some common sense legislation yesterday:

H0089 prevents people from being charged if the threaten to use deadly force if they qualify under chapter 776

S0424 Stops discrimination by insurance companies towards gun owners

H7029 AKA the 'pop tart law' provides that simulating a gun, or wearing gun related clothing is NOT ground for discipline

H0523 provides for tax collectors approved by the state to issue concealed carry permits

H0525 protects concealed carry holders personal information from release to the public or media

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Florida-Gun-Laws

dc dalton
June 23, 2014, 10:41 AM
New house water and energy appropriations bill contains language that would allow legal gun owners to carry on any 'project covered under section 327.0 of title 1236, Code of Federal Regulations'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB4923/Federal-Law/563

Just a resolution but they are trying to support June 21 as national ASK day (asking saves kids) which is meant to push parents into asking all their kids friends if they have guns in their house (and I then assume not allowing their kids to go to those houses that have guns)

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HCR102/Federal-Law/564

New North Carolina bill would remove restrictions on certain public safety employees for concealed carry while increasing penalties for illegal concealed carry

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-North-Carolina-Gun-Law-S594/State-Law/16536

dc dalton
June 25, 2014, 11:42 AM
Here's a bill you are going to want to follow. Although it has no text yet this is the bill that would stop many government agencies, like the IRS & EPA, from purchasing weapons and ammunition.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB4934/Federal-Law/565

dc dalton
June 27, 2014, 11:38 AM
PA HB827 has been amended to include language that would require employers to allow employees to keep their firearms locked in their vehicles on company property.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-Gun-Law-HB827/State-Law/16549

dc dalton
July 2, 2014, 11:04 AM
New PA house bill 2398 was specifically crafted to tell AG Kane where to stick it. Basically the bill, if passed, would accept just about any license from any state.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-Gun-Law-HB2398/State-Law/16560

dc dalton
July 10, 2014, 12:04 PM
Never quite seen such a hideous anti-gun bill as this one. Mass H4278 literally has about everything possible in an anti-gun bill, from high cap mag bans, no transfer of any weapon without a valid firearm identification card etc etc

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Massachusetts-Gun-Law-H4278/State-Law/16573

Rhode Island H7939 has been signed by the governor. This new law sets up a 'relief from disqualifiers board' so that those disqualified from owning firearms can petition the board to have those disqualifiers removed.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Rhode%20Island-Gun-Law-H7939/State-Law/15866

dc dalton
July 11, 2014, 11:36 AM
Mass H4287 has morphed itself into H4285 and it didn't get any better with the amendments ... horrific bill

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Massachusetts-Gun-Law-H4285/State-Law/16575

dc dalton
July 18, 2014, 11:36 AM
Well you might have heard rumors about this mess of a bill in the last day or so but the text is in and it's a joke. US HB5093 is a 'solution looking for a problem' by attempting to allow the FTC to ban the marketing of firearms to children, including any clothing that might have a firearm manufacturers logo in it.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB5093/Federal-Law/575

Carl
July 18, 2014, 11:47 AM
Obama executive order banning the importation of Russian AK's. Russia and Ukraine's drama that has nothing to do with the American population is now affecting us.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/16/obamas-latest-executive-order-slapping-russia-with-sanctions-could-affect-some-ak-47-owning-americans/

JJY
July 18, 2014, 02:47 PM
Obama executive order banning the importation of Russian AK's. Russia and Ukraine's drama that has nothing to do with the American population is now affecting us.


Opportunistic gun control.

dc dalton
July 31, 2014, 12:05 PM
New Senate bill in today without any text yet, SB2676's subject states: "A bill to establish a grant program to encourage States to adopt certain policies and procedures relating to the transfer and possession of firearms."

Looking at who the sponsors are I guarantee it's a way to bribe the states into 'universal' background checks

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-SB2676/Federal-Law/581

dc dalton
July 31, 2014, 01:47 PM
Massachusetts people ... you need to get on the phone NOW to your legislators and tell them to vote against H4376.

They have added back in the language giving local law enforcement discretion over who gets an FID card. That language had been stripped up but has been added back in.

The bill should come up for a vote today because it is the last day of the session.

Call now!

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Massachusetts-Gun-Law-H4376/State-Law/16607

dc dalton
August 3, 2014, 11:26 AM
The 'Postal Reform Act of 2013' has been reintroduced, this time with a new section making it legal to carry weapons in post office parking lots, something they actually had to do after a federal judge said it was unconstitutional.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-SB1486/Federal-Law/584

dc dalton
August 11, 2014, 01:24 PM
PA HB2436 has been introduced. While the bill has no text yet we have some inside information about it.

This bill is actually a 'smack down' for Bloomberg backed Attorney General Kane who has recently decimated reciprocity agreements from several states in what she calls 'closing loopholes'.

Here is a memorandum from Representative Will Tallman outlining the details of the bill:

MEMORANDUM
Posted: June 18, 2014 03:45 PM
From: Representative Will Tallman
To: All House members
Subject: Co-sponsorship of legislation – Reciprocity for Concealed Carry Permits

In the near future, I will introduce legislation to provide the Attorney General some much needed guidance when reviewing other states’ laws for the purpose of recognizing each state’s license to carry a concealed firearm in Pennsylvania.

The law in Commonwealth requires the Attorney General to make a determination that “the firearm laws of the state are similar to the firearm laws of this Commonwealth.” (18 Pa.C.S. § 6106 (b)(15)(ii)). This has been in statute since the passage Act 66 of 2005; and generally, the law has worked fairly well for nine years.

Recently, however, the Attorney General as interjected certain political motivations into the process of determining whether the laws of a state are “similar” to Pennsylvania’s. My legislation will give the AG the guidance she needs to focus her analysis on the substance of the law.

Specifically, my legislation would limit the analysis to thirteen criteria (which are already utilized in determining whether someone is eligible to obtain a Pennsylvania carry permit). The AG would need to determine whether the other state’s law prevents any of the following people from obtaining a carry permit:

An individual whose character and reputation is such that the individual would be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety.

An individual who has been convicted of a drug offense.

An individual convicted of the types of crimes that would prevent a person from possessing a firearm.

An individual who, within the past ten years, has been adjudicated delinquent for a serious crime (like those enumerated in section 6105 or for an offense under The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act).

An individual who is not of sound mind or who has ever been committed to a mental institution.

An individual who is addicted to or is an unlawful user of marijuana or a stimulant, depressant or narcotic drug.

An individual who is a habitual drunkard.

An individual who is charged with or has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year (with exceptions for offenses in which the disability has been waived or the individual received a pardon).

An alien who is illegally in the United States.

An individual who has been discharged from the armed forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions.

An individual who is a fugitive from justice (not including nonmoving or moving summary vehicle offenses).

An individual who is otherwise prohibited from possessing, using, manufacturing, controlling, purchasing, selling or transferring a firearm under state law.

An individual who is prohibited from possessing or acquiring a firearm under the statutes of the United States.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-Gun-Law-HB2436/State-Law/16620

dc dalton
August 13, 2014, 11:57 AM
New Jersey is at it again, newly introduced S2347 would allow municipalities to establish their own 'gun free zones'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Law-S2347/State-Law/16625

dc dalton
August 26, 2014, 11:51 AM
PA HB1449 has been introduced. This is a senate version of the bill that would prevent employers from banning firearms in employees vehicles (if they have a LTCF)

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-Gun-Law-SB1449/State-Law/16655

OilyPablo
August 27, 2014, 09:53 PM
Washington State

I-591: Bill would forbid seizure of firearms "without due process" during state of emergency. It would also require that the state follows national standards with reard to background checks. Essentially a one-page counter-bill to the 15 pages of the I-594.

I-594: Bill would require background checks for all transfers and require that they be completed by an FFL. I beleive there are some storage regs thrown in too, see the thread about it for more details...oh, and Bill Gates just tossed in $25k

Bill kicked in $1Meg

Please help us! I donated when CO residents asked!!

https://www.voteno594.com/

https://www.voteno594.com/initiative-594/

Donate Here: http://wagunrights.org/

OilyPablo
August 29, 2014, 11:24 AM
Here is a list of myths about I-594:

http://pws.cablespeed.com/~pablomail//small594.pdf

dc dalton
September 10, 2014, 11:51 AM
Couple of new pieces of legislation for Michigan today.

HB5749 would repeal MCL 752.891-752.892 which bans anyone under 18 from shooting a BB gun

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Michigan-Gun-Law-HB5749/State-Law/16672

SB1028 would prohibit employers from banning firearms in employees vehicle on company property as long as the employee has a concealed carry permit.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Michigan-Gun-Law-SB1028/State-Law/16674

Michigan HB5748 changes one line in MCL 28.422 from

(d) The individual possesses the pistol for a lawful purpose as that term is defined in section 231a of the Michigan penal code, 1931 PA 328, MCL 750.231a.

to

(d) The individual possesses the pistol for a lawful purpose.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Michigan-Gun-Law-HB5748/State-Law/16673

dc dalton
September 17, 2014, 11:23 AM
Well New Jersey is at it again:

A3697 has no text yet but the summary states 'Prohibits investment by State of pension and annuity funds in companies manufacturing, importing, and selling assault firearms for civilian use.'

A3644 would remove the prohibition of 'stun guns' by the public

S2355 would make firearms training a requirement before being able to apply for a firearm purchaser identification card

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Laws

Also new this week from Pennsylvania, our old friend Mr. Greenleaf is at is again.

First he is attempting to rewrite mental health procedures and references to title 18 in SB1470

Then in SB1471 he is attempting some creative re-writing of title 18 itself

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-Gun-Laws

dc dalton
September 19, 2014, 10:59 AM
Couple of new US bills today:

HR732 was introduced yesterday. It is anti 'anti microstamping' bill stating the technology is flawed and that it puts an undue burden on firearm manufacturers

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HR732/Federal-Law/590

HB5522 has also been formally introduced. This is the house bill to abolish ATF

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB5522/Federal-Law/591

dc dalton
September 22, 2014, 11:47 AM
Three new federal bills came in over the weekend, none of which have any text yet.

HB5555 description states 'To prohibit the Federal Government from requiring race or ethnicity to be disclosed in connection with the transfer of a firearm.'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB5555/Federal-Law/592

HB5606 description states 'To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to require homemade firearms to have serial numbers, and for other purposes.'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-HB5606/Federal-Law/593

SB2872 description states 'A bill to protect individuals by strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.'

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Federal-Gun-Legislation-SB2872/Federal-Law/594

dc dalton
September 24, 2014, 11:20 AM
No text yet but "Shaneen's law" has been formally introduced in NJ. This is the bill that would allow more discretion by judges on convictions concerning possession of a firearm

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Law-S2452/State-Law/16717

dc dalton
October 1, 2014, 11:27 AM
Like it isn't already a giant PITA to buy a gun in New Jersey these three knuckleheads in the assembly want to make it harder by requiring training before you can get your initial FID card.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-New-Jersey-Gun-Law-A3764/State-Law/16730

Doc7
October 3, 2014, 12:26 PM
Details on the above Nj bill

2014-2015
Regular Session
(Introduced)Requires successful completion of firearms education program to obtain initial firearms purchaser identification card and permit to purchase a handgun.
[A3764 2014 Detail][A3764 2014 Text][A3764 2014 Comments]2014-10-02
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee

dc dalton
October 6, 2014, 11:46 AM
Michigan HB5887 has been introduced and it is indeed an interesting bill.

Essentially it would make it a crime for any employee of any of the following federal agencies to carry a firearm in the state in the course of their employment with the agency except the following agencies:


(i) The United States department of defense.
(ii) The United States department of justice.
(iii) The United States department of homeland security.
(iv) The nuclear regulatory commission.
(v) The United States capitol police.
(vi) The bureau of diplomatic security.
(vii) The central intelligence agency.
(viii) The military departments, as that term is defined in 5 USC 102.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Michigan-Gun-Law-HB5887/State-Law/24781

Kaeto
October 6, 2014, 02:30 PM
You got that wrong. The bill exempts those agencies from the law. All other federal agencies would be the ones that could not be armed in the state.

dc dalton
October 6, 2014, 02:34 PM
You got that wrong. The bill exempts those agencies from the law. All other federal agencies would be the ones that could not be armed in the state.
You are correct sir, my mistake ... not enough coffee before reading the bill

dc dalton
October 8, 2014, 11:37 AM
Heads up Pennsylvania people. There is movement on HB1243.

We just got a report from Harrisburg, Senator Farneze is attempting to amend the language of HB1091 to this bill. If he is successful the bill would have to go back to the house and there is no time for that.

Secondly the judiciary committee will hold an 'off floor' meeting about the bill today. Greenleaf has NEVER held this type of meeting for a gun-related bill so something is afoot.

Besides calling your senators there's one man that can move this bill and move it fast, that's senator Pileggi.

Emails are ineffective at this time, we need phone calls and we need lots of them to get this bill going.

When calling please tell his staff you want HB1243 moved to the floor for a vote and voted on CLEAN (no amendments)

Today's the day please pick up the phone and call or fax his office now.

Senator Dominic F. Pileggi

Party: Republican

Legislative District: 9

Phone: (717) 787-4712

FAX: (717) 783-7490

dc dalton
October 20, 2014, 11:26 AM
Pennsylvania people ... we need all hands on deck today!

If you have been following the insanity in Harrisburg you know the language of HB2011 (strengthening preemption) has been amended to HB80 and was passed by the senate last week. The bill in now in the house for the final concurrence vote today and is sitting in the rules committee at this very second.

We learned late last night that a conglomeration of anti-gun groups intend to converge on Harrisburg today. The groups include Moms Demand, CeaseFire Pa, coupled with PETA and several other smaller groups. Their intention is to do anything they can to sabotage HB80 (preemption) while pushing through HB1750 (pigeon shoot ban). They may also be bringing in some 'heavy hitters' to help (rumors of Jesse Jackson have been floating around)

How they intend to do this is to lobby the house rules committee to push out HB1750 clean while suspending the rules and adding several anti-gun amendments to HB80. Any changes to HB80 at this point would likely kill it in the house and all it needs to pass at this point is a simple concurrence vote.

Kim Stolfer (Firearm Owners Against Crime) and several other groups are in Harrisburg at this very second in an effort to stop these people, but they need your support. Everyone needs to call their representative AND the following members of the rules committee:

Majority (Republicans):

Matthew Baker - (717) 772-5371
Jim Christiana - (717) 260-6144
Brian Ellis - (717) 787-7686
Mauree Gingrich - (717) 783-1815
Robert Godshall - (717) 783-6428
Seth Grove - (717) 783-2655
Ron Marsico - (717) 783-2014
Kurt Masser - (717) 260-6134
Mark Mustio - (717) 787-6651
Tina Pickett - (717) 783-8238
Mike Reese - (717) 783-9311
Stan Saylor - (717) 783-6426
Mario Scavello - (717) 787-7732
Samuel Smith - (717) 787-3845

Minority (Democrats)
Dom Costa - (717) 783-9114
Neal Goodman - (717) 787-2798
Michael Hanna - (717) 772-2283
Deberah Kula - (717) 772-1858
Joseph Markosek - (717) 783-1540
Robert Matzie - (717) 787-4444
Brandon Neuman - (717) 783-4834

Tell them you want HB80 to be passed out of committee with no amendments and HB1750 killed or the language that bans pigeon shoots (and certain types of dog training) removed.

This is the last chance to get this through. If these anti-gun groups succeed today we are probably dead in the water.

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