Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Posts in 'Legislation'

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.

MI: Reform of Antiquated Knives Law Goes to Governor Snyder

Michigan is on the verge of repealing its antique ban on automatic knives. Michigan was the first state to ban switchblades. It was an early test of the power of the post-war media to push emotional, irrational, legislation. The law, which had an exemption for one-armed people, was passed in 1952.

Eighth Circuit: Open Carry not Reasonable Suspicion for a Police Stop

The Eighth Circuit, on 23 August, 2016 reversed the trial court decision, finding that police did not have reasonable suspicion to stop Duffie, because the open carry of handguns is legal under the law in Nebraska.

TX: Legislature lowers License to Carry Fees Texas, Governor Abbot Likely to Sign

SB 16 Reforms the fee structure of the concealed handgun license in Texas. The Lone Star State has one of the highest shall issue concealed carry fees in the United States. The current cost is $140 for the original license and renewal is $70.

Three Gun Victories You May Have Missed – Gun Owners of America

Pro-gun victories in the courtroom and in the legislature still matter. Gun Owners of America has brought three recent legal gun victories to the forefront.

Pennsylvania Bill to Enforce Firearm Preemption Against Scofflaw Governments

The Pennsylvania legislature is aiming to enforce their strong firearms preemption law. A similar enforcement law was enacted in 2014, but was struck down in 2016.

Alabama Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

The Alabama legislature is moving toward passing Constitutional Carry. The bill, SB 24, has passed the Senate, 26 to 8 on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017. The bill would enforce the Alabama Constitutional amendment passed in 2014.

Wisconsin – Serious Push For Constitutional Carry

Wisconsin legislators are mounting a serious push to bring Wisconsin into the Constitutional carry club. Two weeks ago, on 28 March, 2017, the Right to Carry Act LRB-2039/1, was announced in the legislature.

CT: Bill to Require Carry Permit Holders to “Show Their Papers” Defeated

Second Amendment supporters won another victory, this time in Connecticut. On Thursday, 6 April, 2017, HB6200 was defeated. The bill would have required individuals who open carry handguns to present permits to law enforcement on demand.

South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Passes House, 64-46

H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee. On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.

Castle Doctrine Under Seige: Nevada To Put Homeowners On The Hook For Civil Suits If They Shoot Intruders

In a twisted sense of progressive “justice”, Democrat lawmakers in Nevada are currently looking to undermine Castle Doctrine, the protection from civil litigation if they use force against a home invader.

First Responders look to Carry with New Bills in TX and South Carolina

The legislation looks to give first responders the authority to exercise that right, Flynn said. “To protect themselves because they do go into harm’s way often.”

Arkansas Passes Expanded Campus Carry Bill

Originally, the bill was to allow staff at institutes of higher learning, who had a concealed carry license, to carry on campus. Staff would have been required to notify the administration that they were carrying.

“Modernized” Undetectable Firearms Bill Would Outlaw Glocks, Many AR Clones

The bill “Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2017”, would stifle innovation and experimentation, without impacting terrorists or criminals.

Constitutional Carry Passes Committee in AL & SD

If these three states were able to get their Constitutional Carry bills passed a full THIRD of the country would not require ANY type of oppressive permission in order for its citizens to exercise their rights