An Obama administration proposal to prohibit certain bullets has been raising the ire of lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week, with senators on Thursday joining calls for the executive branch to back down.
On Wednesday, gun control advocate Gabby Giffords stood with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill to demand that everyone buying a gun be required to undergo the same background check Jared Loughner underwent to acquire the Glock he used to shoot her in 2011. Yes, Loughner acquired his firearm via a background check.
On Monday, March 2, 2015, the National Rifle Association (“NRA”), along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (“CRPA”) and FFLGuard, submitted a letter of public comment opposing the California Department of Justice’s proposed “emergency” regulations for California’s new Firearm Safety Certificate (“FSC”) Program and safe-handling demonstrations.
Second Amendment supporters in Congress are rallying against a controversial ammunition ban from the Obama administration. Hundreds of lawmakers wrote to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Wednesday, urging it to “abandon” a proposed ban on a popular armor-piercing bullet commonly used in AR-15 rifles.
SB-290 PASSED by a Vote of 5-1 in the Senate Community Affairs Committee (Voting FOR the bill were Senators Simpson, Brandes, Abruzzo, Bradley, Dean. AGAINST the bill was Senator Geraldine Thompson). HB-493 PASSED by a Vote of 9-2 in the House Criminal Justice Committee (Voting FOR the bill were Representatives. Trujillo, Baxley, Fant, Harrell, Kerner, Latvala, […]