Posts in 'Legislation'

Review: 1934 National Firearms Act, Original Bill and Hearings

The Hearings of the National Firearms Act of 1934 provide an immensely valuable resource in understanding the intentions of the law. It provides a good look at how the intricacies and provisions of the first really significant Federal Firearms law concerning individuals, came to be.

New Hampshire: Constitutional Carry, SB 12, passes House Committee

The New Hampshire House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety has passed SB 12. SB 12 is the New Hampshire permitless or “Constitutional carry” bill for 2017.

Chaffetz Kills Public Lands Bill After Backlash From Sporting Community

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced he is withdrawing a bill that would have sold off 3.3 million acres of public lands across 10 states following backlash from the sporting community.

Knife Law Reforms Advance in Several States

Knife Rights is a small organization that is producing big results. The founder, Doug Ritter, has said that they have created a “second front” in the war to restore the Second Amendment.

Three Of the Ten Most Viewed Bills Before Congress Are About Gun Rights

As the Trump administration continues to exceed expectations and keep promises, Second Amendment supporters look to Congress to see what bills may be moving.

Trump Must Undo Obama’s Ban on Lead Tackle, Ammo Use on Public Lands

Outgoing U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service director Daniel M. Ashe issued a Director’s Order – Order 219 – on January 19th. It immediately went into effect. What does this Order entail? The purpose is stated below:

New Hampshire: Democrats Propose Voter Suppression for Second Amendment Practitioners

A bill has been introduced into the New Hampshire legislature. It is designed to suppress the exercise of the Second Amendment and voting.

NH: Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Senate

The New Hampshire legislature has passed permitless “Constitutional carry” both of the last two years. Both times the bill was vetoed by Democrat governor Maggie Hassan.

Donald Trump Jr. Helping Lead Charge to Deregulate Gun Silencers

The eldest son of President-elect Donald Trump is partnering with SilencerCo to help deregulate gun silencers nationally.

Trump’s Effect on Gun Sales

Last week gun dealers in Missouri are reporting what they call the ‘Trump effect’ already impacting their sales. What is the ‘Trump effect’?

Bill Introduced to Repeal Gun-Free School Zones Federal Law

Representative Thomas Massie, (R) KY, has re-introduced a bill to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) of 1990 and its amendments. Donald Trump has pledged to eliminate Gun Free Zones, but he will need Congressional help for the GFSZA.

WI: Kremer Pushes Campus, Constitutional Carry for 2017

Kremer has introduced gun related reforms for the 2017 session. They include removing some restrictions on school carry and campus carry for people with concealed carry permits, and a bill to remove the requirement of a permit for most concealed carry.

OUTRAGE: Savannah Georgia Lists a Top Priority – Destroying Guns

There is something unhealthy about a city administration that lists destroying valuable property as one of its highest priorities. That is the case with Savannah, Georgia.

Thanks to a Republican LOSS, Open and Campus Carry Coming To Florida in 2017

Portilla, for two years has single handedly blocked campus and open carry from becoming the law of the Sunshine State even though the State Senate is overwhelmingly pro gun.

The Hearing Protection Act is Getting a lot of Attention

The Hearing Protection Act, or HPA, was filed by Matt Salmon of Arizona. Matt has been a stand up guy for he Second Amendment. Matt is retiring this year, but the HPA will go forward in 2017.

2017 is Best Chance Yet for Permitless “Constitutional” Carry in Indiana

Indiana has always been a good candidate for permitless carry. It was one of the first states to have a shall issue permit. That was because of a judicial ruling on the Indiana Constitution, not legislative action.

TX: Constitutional Carry Bill HB 375 Filed

“It’s time in Texas to restore our Second Amendment rights to their originally intended level,” said state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, a Fort Worth-area Republican who last year spearheaded the successful open-carry bill.

Campus Carry Reform is Advancing. This is Why.

Campus carry is one of several fronts where Second Amendment supporters are advancing. As is common in the struggle to restore Second Amendment rights, the two sides have dramatically different assumptions about reality.

Second Amendment supporters use straightforward logic and premises.