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Nevada Assembly introduces new gun law proposals to tax bullets and guns - March 12, 2013
A bill mandating background checks for gun purchases, prohibiting armor piercing bullets and taxing firearm sales was introduced Monday in the Nevada Assembly.
Majority Leader William Horne, D-Las Vegas, introduced AB234. It was one of two bills dealing with guns introduced Monday. The other, AB232, is at the opposite end of the gun debate spectrum and would allow the carrying of concealed firearms without a permit.
"I believe in the Second Amendment rights, but like any other constitutional amendment we have, there are certain restrictions - the Second Amendment is no different," Horne told The Associated Press in an interview.
California Lawmaker Linda Sanchez Proposes 10 Percent Tax On Any 'Concealable Weapon' - March 12, 2013
Amoung so many idiotic bills Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., proposed a bill that would impose a 10 percent tax on "any concealable" firearm. The revenue would be used to help fund a national gun buyback program. The bill is still in committee.
At the state level in California, Democratic state Rep. Roger Dickinson last month introduced a bill to impose a 5-cent tax on every bullet.
"A limited tax on ammunition is a small price to pay for better mental health care for children in our state," he said in a recent statement. The revenue from the tax would go toward screening young people for mental illness.
Wilmington Delaware City Council Tries Pushing State To ENact Tougher Gun Laws - March 8, 2013
While the city can't supercede the state in enacting gun laws, members of the council are sending a message to the General Assembly: pass tougher gun restrictions.
Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz says the ordinance she introduced at last night's would amend the city's code to ban possession of firearms within 1,000 feet of a school and requires background checks for private gun sales and the reporting of lost and stolen firearms--all measures currently being proposed by Gov. Markell.
Senator Feinstein Publicly States All Vets Have PTSD And Shouldn't Own Guns - March 8, 2013
During the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday Senator John Coryn proposed an amendment to Senator Feinstein's 'assault weapon ban' that would have allowed veterans to continue to purchase 'assault weapons' just like retired cops.
In response to the amendment Senator Feinstein publicly stated:
The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, itâ€™s not clear how the seller or transfer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member or veteran and there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this.
Continuing she stated:
I think we have to - if you're going to do this, find a way that veterans who are incapacitated for one reason or another mentally, don't have access to this kind of weapon.
Now you can interpret this as you wish but to us it sounds like Ms. Feinstein has no clue what PTSD is and secondly feels the same people who defend our nation don't deserve their constitutional 2nd amendment rights.
Please contact Ms. Feinstein's office and tell her our troops are not cannon fodder for her political grandstanding!
New Proposed North Carolina Gun Law - March 8, 2013
North Carolina State Bill HB246
A proposed amendment filed this week to restrict what limits can be placed on gun ownership in North Carolina is the latest shot in the growing debate over nullification of federal laws.
Rep. Larry Pittman, R-Cabarrus, filed House Bill 246, dubbed "The Gun Rights Amendment," on Wednesday.
The bill, which would allow a person with a valid concealed handgun permit to carry it pretty much anywhere in North Carolina, also includes language stating that the state "shall never engage in a general confiscation of the weapons of its citizens and shall never cooperate in the effort of any other entity to do so."
45 Day Moratorium on Gun Sales in Los Gatos California - March 7, 2013
A 45 day moratorium on gun sales has been unanimously approved by the Los Gatos Town Council. The moratorium will stay in effect until the town council comes up with permanent ordinances regulating gun sales
Town staff expects to bring up a proposed ordinance in four to six months.
Gun Trafficing Bill In Senate Moves to Full Consideration - March 7, 2013
Federal Bill SB179
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a new law that would toughen laws on gun trafficking today and cleared it's path for full consideration.
Members voted 11-7 to send the proposal to the full Senate, with Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the committee's top Republican, joining Democrats in support.
Florida Legislator Proposes Anger Management For Anyone Buying Ammo - March 6, 2013
Florida state Sen. Audrey Gibson (D-Jacksonville) introduced the bill on Saturday, which stipulates ammunition purchasers must go through a three-day waiting period to buy any ammo if they have not completed anger management courses. The bill would mandate that ammo buyers take the anger management course every 10 years.
Utah Advances Bill to Ignore New Federal Gun Laws - March 5, 2013
The Utah House of Representatives advanced HB114 on Monday, a bill that claims Utah gun laws outweigh federal statutes. It passed with a House Judiciary Committee vote of 7-2, with democrats opposing.
The legislation, proposed by Representative Brian Greene-R, Pleasant Grove, was revised to leave out charging members of federal law enforcement with felonies for attempting to enforce federal gun laws by seizing weapons.
Proposed Alabama Legislation Could Increase Gun Rights - March 1, 2013
New Alabama legislation could increase the rights of gun owners, especially when it comes to concealed carry. One bill would require a sheriff to issue someone a concealed carry permit, unless there is a legal reason to deny it like being a felon.
That same piece of legislation would also require the sheriff to issue a permit to illegal immigrants.