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Kerry Signs UN Arms Treaty - September 25, 2013

Federal Bill

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate will not ratify the agreement.

Everyone needs to contact their senators and let them know this abomination must not be ratified.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/25/kerry-signs-un-arms-treaty-senators-threaten-to-block-it/


Virginia Democratic Governor Candidate Vows To Bring Gun Control If Elected. - September 24, 2013

State: Virginia

Virgina Democratic candidate for governor Terry Mcauliffe has updated his website to include a section called 'Investing in Virginia's Urban Centers' that reads:

"will support mainstream and majority supported gun control measures like universal background checks, limiting the size of magazines, and a return to the 1-gun-per-month rule."

Pro gun voters need to get out is mass numbers to stop this guy.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/23/Terry-McAuliffe-Pledges-Colorado-like-Gun-Control-If-Elected


White House Petition To Retract Re-Import Ban - September 20, 2013

Federal Bill

Hit this petition to retract the re-importation executive order:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/retract-executive-order-against-re-importation-us-military-firearms/Gw1Pc64d


California SB374 Ready For Governor's Signature - September 13, 2013

California State Bill SB374

California SB374 is on it's way to governor Brown's desk. This bill basically makes any semi-auto centerfire rifle that doesn't have a fixed magazine an 'assault weapon' that can no longer be sold in the state and those owning them must register with the state.

If you are in California you need to pick up the phone and tell Brown to veto this bill.

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 445-2841

Fax: (916) 558-3160

State Law SB374


Washington DC Police Under Orders TO Arrest Tourists With Spent Brass - September 5, 2013

Just when you thought it couldn't get any sillier in Washington DC a new book states DC cops are under orders to arrest tourists that possess empty spent brass or shotgun shells. The 'crime' carries a $1000 fine, a year in jail and a criminal record.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/warning-d.c.-cops-under-orders-to-arrest-tourists-with-empty-bullet-casings/article/2535216


Five Anti-Gun Bills Set For Final Vote In California Appropriations Committee - August 22, 2013

State: California

Yesterday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee had Five anti-gun bills on their agenda.

SB 47 (Yee)

SB 374 (Steinberg)

SB 396 (Hancock)

SB 567 (Jackson)

SB 683 (Block)

Only Senator Darrell Steinberg took the opportunity to present to the Committee while the other authors "waived presentation".

All five bills have been put in the Suspense File for final vote on August 29th.


Public Hearing For Mass Gun Bills Monday August 12 - August 5, 2013

State: Massachusetts

There will be joint committee hearing next Monday, August 12th at Wilmington High School at 10:00 a.m.

"Following the same format as the first three hearings, the Chairmen and members of the Joint Committee will receive oral testimony from members of the public pertaining to the approximate 60 bills filed in relation to the firearm legislation. This legislation covers a range of issues including, but not limited to, gun licensing and regulations, hunting, and safety issues."

School is located at 159 Church Street in Wilmington.

http://homenewshere.com/wilmington_town_crier/news/article_ee560fc2-fb7c-11e2-ad01-001a4bcf887a.html


Illinois Concealed Carry Becomes Law - July 9, 2013

State: Illinois

Illinois Senate & House override governors vetoes and pass concealed carry.

Congrats! It may not be perfect but it's a start!

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2021359272_apusxgrconcealedcarryillinois.html


Nixon Signs HB533, Vetoes HB HB436 - July 5, 2013

Missouri State Bill HB533

Missouri governor Nixon signs HB533 to expand gun rights, vetoes HB436 (federal law nullification)

State Law HB533

http://mynwmo.com/missouri_legislative_news/article_053f1190-e591-11e2-90df-001a4bcf887a.html


Illinois Special Session To Debate Governors Amendments To Concealed Carry Bill Tuesday - July 3, 2013

State: Illinois

Illinois people, Tuesday is the day your state legislators will debate (and hopefully override) governor Quinn's amendments to your state concealed carry bill.

While it was passed with a veto proof (and hopefully amendment proof) majority we all know strange things can happen.

It would be well worth your time to call or email your legislators on Monday and tell them to override ANY amendment the governor has added to the bill.

Even better, tell them to sit on the bill until Wednesday and then constitution carry will be the law of the land in your state.


Illinois Governor Intends To Use 'Amendatory' Veto Law to Rewrite Concealed Carry Law - July 2, 2013

State: Illinois

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn intends to take action Tuesday on legislation that would allow guns to be carried in public, and he's widely expected to insert changes to the bill to try to put in place stricter regulations.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-quinn-gun-bill-0702-20130702,0,5126598.story


Mississippi Judge Blocks Open Carry Gun Law - June 29, 2013

State: Mississippi

A state judge blocked Mississippi's open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the injunction.

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Judge-blocks-Mississippi-open-carry-gun-law-4637147.php


Ohio Bill Requires Gun Dealers To Provide Health Department Study, Ammo List To Anyone Buying A Firearm - June 28, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB222

Ohio bill HB22 requires "A printed copy of the study posted on the department of health's web site pursuant to section 3701.051 of the Revised Code that describes the types of bodily injury that can be incurred by the user of the firearm and by others in proximity to the firearm following the discharge of the firearm" and "A list of all of the types of ammunition that can be used in the firearm."

State Law HB222


Proposed Pennsylvania Bill Creates Means For Relief For Prohibited Persons - June 28, 2013

Pennsylvania State Bill SB1052

PA bill SB102, with 12 sponsors at this time lays out a method for 'Any person subject to the prohibitions under subsection (c)(4), or who is prohibited from possessing firearms under 18 U.S.C. ยง 922(d)(4) or (g)(4) (relating to unlawful acts) as a result of actions taken under the laws of this Commonwealth.' to petition the court to have their status changed.

State Law SB1052


Bloomberg Caught Using Taxpayer Money To Run MAIG Website - June 24, 2013

State: New York

It appears Bloomberg has been caught using taxpayer money to fund the MAIG website, how much isn't known but taxpayers are at least covering the website's registration fees and hosting costs.

A WHOIS of the domain shows the domain is registered to NYC DoITT, the New York department of information technology. It also shows the website is being hosted at the nyc.gov servers.

Here is a link to the WHOIS information

This needs to get to the main stream media as quickly as possible. Tell your friends and call your local news station.

http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/06/mayor-michael-bloomberg-busted-using-taxpayer-money-to-fund-mayors-against-illegal-guns/


Santa Fe City Council to Vote on Banning Standard Magazines on Wed. June 26 - June 22, 2013

State: New Mexico

Next Wednesday, June 26, the Santa Fe City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Bill No. 2013-27, which would outlaw the future possession, sale or transfer of standard capacity magazines that are compatible with commonly-owned self-defense pistols and rifles used by recreational and competitive shooters. Introduced by Mayor David Coss (an outspoken member of billionaire New York Mayor City Michael Bloomberg's national gun control coalition), Councilor Patti Bushee and Councilor Ron Trujillo, this ordinance targets any ammunition feeding device that accepts, or can be readily converted to accept, more than ten rounds. With no exception for mere possession in one's private vehicle, even driving through Santa Fe with a standard capacity magazine purchased from another city could put you in violation of this ordinance.

Public comments will be taken by the City Council before next Wednesday's vote, starting at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall located at 200 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe. It is critical that you show up and speak against this measure. Please also contact the City Councilors listed below and urge them to OPPOSE Bill No. 2013-27.

E-mail addresses and telephone numbers for Santa Fe city councilmen are provided below - contact them TODAY in opposition to Bill No. 2013-27.

Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger - District 2 and Mayor Pro Tem. rdwurzburger@santafenm.gov 505-955-6815

Councilor Patti Bushee - District 1. pjbushee@santafenm.gov (505) 955-2345

Councilor Chris Calvert - District 1. ccalvert@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6812

Councilor Peter Ives - District 2. pnives@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6816

Councilor Carmichael Dominguez - District 3. cadominguez@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6814

Councilor Christopher Rivera - District 3. cmrivera@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6818

Councilor Bill Dimas - District 4. bdimas@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6817

Councilor Ronald Trujillo - District 4. rstrujillo@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6811

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/state-legislation/2013/6/new-mexico-santa-fe-city-council-to-vote-on-banning-standard-capacity-magazines-on-wednesday.aspx


Ohio bill requires confiscated firearms be sold at auction or to firearms dealers. - June 22, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB210

The bill strikes all language that would allow local authorities to destroy firearms and inserts language requiring them to sell them either at auction or to a federally licensed firearms dealers.

State Law HB210


PA Senator Alloway To Propose Bill To Allow Residents To Get LTCF In Adjacent Counties - June 21, 2013

State: Pennsylvania

In response to Philadelphia's ridiculous abuses of the LTCF (license to carry firearms) issuing problems Senator Alloway is working on a proposal that would allow residents to apply and receive licenses from adjacent counties.

Philadelphia Democrats are going to scream and yell and fight this one tooth and nail even though they refuse to admit the Philadelphia police are abusing the system so we need all Pennsylvania residents to show support to Senator Alloway on this idea.

You can contact the Senator through his website at senatoralloway.com

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/56356-proposal-would-ease-concealed-carry-permitting-in-philly


'Assault' Weapons Ban To Be discussed during Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 24 Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge, IL - June 21, 2013

State: Illinois

"Assault" Weapons Ban To Be discussed during Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 24 Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge will consider an "assault" weapons ban during a Procedures and Regulations Committee meeting on June 24. If you live/work in the Park Ridge area, please attend this important meeting. In the meantime, please contact the city county members and voice your opposition to any ordinance that infringes on the right to keep and bear arms. Please be polite but firm when communicating with council members.

City of Park Ridge, David Schmidt, Mayor 847-331-7063 dschmidt@cmn-law.com


Health Care Organizations Lobbying To Oppose Wisconsin Bill To Bar Doctors From Asking About Guns - June 19, 2013

State: Wisconsin

Health care organizations are urging Wisconsin lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would bar doctors from asking patients if they own guns.

The measure, unveiled last week by Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, "is detrimental to medical providers' ability to educate patients and in so doing prevent injury and death," the organizations said in a memo Monday to legislators.

Time to back up your legislators and tell the medical corporations to get out of our lives! We don't have a bill number yet but as soon as we do we will let you know.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/health_med_fit/health-groups-oppose-bill-to-ban-doctors-from-asking-patients/article_5b703279-8a1e-597b-bc7c-db66cf4e720c.html


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