The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action issued the following statement from the past president of the National Rifle Association, Marion P. Hammer, lauding the enactment of Florida Senate Bill 290: “We are pleased to have this issue settled. This bill protects citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying their firearms with them […]
SB-290, Firearms/Emergency Evacuation by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers) was signed into law yesterday by Governor Rick Scott and took effect immediately. SB-290 is a bill to protect citizens from being disarmed and charged with a crime for carrying a weapon or firearm when in the process of evacuating […]
A House Democrat has introduced legislation that would require sellers to obtain a background check for all guns sold at gun shows. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday reintroduced the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act, a bill long championed by former Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.),.
The latest fight over gun control in Washington, DC, looks like one for New York to watch. It’s on the question of whether the District of Columbia can require residents applying for pistol permits to show “good reason.”
With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, the Texas House is all that is keeping a stalled measure requiring public universities and colleges to allow concealed handguns on their campuses from reaching the governor's desk.
In yet another statement that Texas intends to resist cultural attitudes taking hold elsewhere in the country, the Texas Legislature moved Wednesday to have voters decide whether to enshrine a right to hunt and fish in the state constitution.