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Iowa Constitution Amendment to Protect Right to Arms Passes Committee

An Iowa legislator is attempting to remedy the lack of the constitutional protection.  One of the reasons Iowa does not have such a protection in its constitution, is the process to enact constitutional amendment in Iowa is extremely difficult. The resolution for the constitutional amendment has to pass the legislature, then an election must happen, then it must pass the legislature again.

Indiana Constitutional Carry Re-Introduced HB1022

Indiana Representative Jim Lucas has re-introduced a Constitutional Carry bill in the Indiana legislature.

In 2017, Lucas lead the fight to bring Constitutional Carry to Indiana. He was heavily opposed by the Indiana Media. He fought back by proposing a bill to require professional journalists to be fingerprinted and submit an application to the state to be approved for a journalist license, in order to exercise their freedom of the press. 

Alabama Constitutional Carry On The Move

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to strict scrutiny; and to provide that no international treaty or law shall prohibit, limit, or otherwise interfere with a citizen’s fundamental right to bear arms.

Tennessee: Bill to Prohibit use of State Funds for Federal Gun Control Enforcement

Legislators in Tennessee have re-introduced bills in the House and Senate to prohibit state or local governments from using funds or personnel to implement or enforce any federal or international regulation of guns, ammunition, or accessories.  The bill is the same as one introduced in 2017. 

Bill Introduced to Repeal Colorado Restrictions on Magazine Capacity

Republicans in the Colorado Senate have introduced a bill to repeal the limits placed on magazine capacity in 2013. Here is the summary of SB18-052:

The bill repeals statutory provisions:

Sex and Gun Control in Florida Senate

Florida State Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami) was a staunch Second Amendment supporter. She had a 100% rating with the NRA when she was a state representative.  She was elected to the Florida Senate, representing Miami, in 2016.  She was expected to be a key vote in the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, supporting popular gun law reform legislation. She surprised everyone by being the key vote to kill several gun law reform bills instead of aiding their passage.

NJ Moves To Make Gun Buyback Events MANDATORY

There are two gun control bills (annual buyback and bump stock ban) being worked through while Christie is still in office because the NJ Reichstag thinks they are mild enough to get his endorsement but once he leaves office, then the REAL gun control begins.

GA: Anti-Gun Senators Attemp to Legislate Destruction of Valuable Firearms

In 2012, the Georgia Legislature passed a statute to prevent valuable firearms from being destroyed by police. Instead, the statue requires that firearms in possession of police, whether confiscated, seized, or otherwise acquired, be sold to legal dealers, with the proceeds to cover administrative costs.  Anti gun Senators want them destroyed regardless.

GOA Puts Ryan on Notice; Betrayal of the 2nd Amendment Will Be Remembered On Election Day

GOA: “Second Amendment supporters need to let Ryan know that millions of gun owners oppose his compromises.  Ryan must understand that there will be serious ramifications at the polls if he and other Republicans do not stand up for our Second Amendment Rights.”

Gun Owners of America Stands Up Where NRA Cowers Down

There are over 5 million members of the of NRA.  That is a good amount of folk.  But they are not the majority of gun owners and there is a reason that those who are not members call the NRA, the Negotiate Rights Away group.

And So It Begins: Pittsburgh Council Member Moves to Enact Unconstitutional Gun Control Law

I love the city of Pittsburgh.  But sometimes I wish it got it’s metaphorical head out of its own ass and took a lead from literally every surrounding part of Western Pennylvania.  You know, the flag respecting, gun rights acknowledging, God fearing American part.

Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Passes Committee Vote

On 19 September, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Wisconsin Constitutional Carry bill with a 3-2 vote. The vote was along party lines. Republican Senators Wanggaard, Testin, and Stroebel voted to bring Wisconsin statutes in line with the Wisconsin Constitution.

Silencerco Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law

SilencerCo, the innovative silencer company that produces most of the silencers for the United States market, has developed a revolutionary new product. It is an integral silencer on a modern muzzleloader, called the Maxim 50. 

Tucson Stops Illegal Destruction of Firearms, Grudgingly Follows State Law

The City Council of Tucson has finally been forced to stop their irrational violation of state law. For years the city council has been destroying valuable property that could have been sold for the benefit of the public. Instead, they insisted on expensive destruction for political grandstanding. 

Illinois Reform of Switchblade Ban Signed into Law

Illinois residents can thank the busy and productive people at Knife Rights for this much needed reform of Illinois law. Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, was able to negotiate this reform through the labyrinthine Illinois political system.

Firearms Safety Course Opposed by Wisconsin Political Group

A leftist Wisconsin group, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) is opposing teaching children gun safety in schools. They prefer that children not be taught about gun safety, because if they learn about guns, they may decide that guns can be fun and useful.

Maryland “Assault Weapon” Ban Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban on so called “Assault Weapons” (commonly owned semi-automatic rifles) and on standard capacity magazines that hold over 10 rounds of ammunition. The petitioners in that case, Stephen V. Kolbe v. Lawrence J. Hogan, JR., have decided to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Outrage in Oregon: Liberals are all for taxes…until you tax THEM

I initially had a knee jerk reaction when hearing that the state of Oregon was going to be placing a $15 excise tax on bicycles costing more than $200. Then I found out where the money was going.