NRA Hosts Clark County Blue Card Shredding Event- Saturday, July 18!

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is co-sponsoring the Nevada Celebration of Freedom in North Las Vegas on Saturday, July 18. Blue card holders and Second Amendment supporters will commemorate the enactment of NRA-backed legislation that abolishes Clark County’s antiquated blue card system by shredding their old blue cards.

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Postponed until March

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has again postponed its second consideration of the NRA-backed House Bill 1523 – this time until the week of March 12.  House Bill 1523, sponsored by state Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-12), would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are uniform throughout the state.  

Oregon: CHL Confidentiality Bill Needs Your Immediate Help!

Yesterday, NRA-supported House Bill 4045 passed in the state House of Representatives by a 44 to 14 vote.  HB 4045 has been forwarded to the Oregon Senate, but has not yet been assigned to a committee.  Sponsored by state Representative Kim Thatcher (R-25), HB 4045 would provide for the confidentiality of Concealed Handgun License holders’ personal information.

New Mexico: Senate Bill 26 Passes House and is Sent to Governor Martinez for Her Signature!

Senate Bill 26, sponsored by state Senator Bill Payne (R-ABQ) and carried in the House during the last few critical days of session by state Representative Bill Rehm (R-ABQ), passed in the state House by an overwhelming 61 to 6 vote the night before the Legislature adjourned sine die today.  This bill is now on its way to Governor Susana Martinez for her signature.  Thank you to everyone who made calls and sent e-mails to your legislators for NRA-supported bills this session!

Michigan Moves in the Right Direction with NRA-Backed Youth Mentored Hunting Program

On February 10, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission approved an NRA-backed program that encourages youth participation in hunting, trapping and fishing.  Although this program contains unnecessary and vague language requiring mentored hunters to “stay at arm’s length” of an adult mentor, Michigan’s Mentored Youth Hunting Program is a significant step in the right direction.  As has been proven in other states, mentored hunting programs are an essential tool for recruiting the next generation of hunters.

West Virginia: NICS Exemption Bill Passes Senate Committee Unanimously

Yesterday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 353 unanimously by a voice vote!  Thank you to all of the Judiciary members who voted to expedite the firearm purchasing process for concealed carry permit holders in the Mountain State.

Miller: Next steps for D.C. gun rights

The D.C. City Council is working on legislation this month that could ease some of the gun restrictions in the nation’s capital.While my ultimate goal is to end D.C.’s firearms registration law, I understand the limitations of dealing with a liberal council. My hope is that my personal experience as documented in the “Emily Gets Her Gun” series will help make the current registration process easier for other residents.

Illinois: State Sen. McCann introduces bill to eliminate FOID cards

The program that issues mandatory ID cards to gun owners in Illinois would be discontinued under legislation proposed by state Sen. Sam McCann, R Carlinville.

Former N.Y. governor to Manhattan DA: drop ‘unusually cruel’ gun charges against Marine

Former New York Democratic Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday evening called on Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to drop gun charges against Ryan Jerome, a former Marine who unwittingly violated the state’s tough gun laws.

John Lott: David Brock, Media Matters and gun control hypocrisy

The news from the Daily Caller website is surprising: David Brock, the founder of Media Matters, had a personal assistant illegally publicly carry a concealed handgun in the District of Columbia in order “to protect Brock from threats.” Few organizations have declared their opposition to gun ownership or concealed carry laws as strongly as Media Matters.