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Blumenthal May Add Gun Control Amendments To Immigration Bill - June 4, 2013

Federal Bill

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal said he is "seriously considering" pressing for a fresh debate on gun control during the Senate's consideration of legislation to revise U.S. immigration laws.

Blumenthal said he may offer amendments to limit immigrants' access to guns. The Senate is set to start considering the immigration measure, S. 744, next week.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-06-04/blumenthal-may-push-gun-control-amendments-to-immigration-bill


Illinois Legislators Attach High Capacity Magazine Ban To Mortality Review Team Act Bill - June 1, 2013

Illinois State Bill HB1346

The amendment outlaws "a detachable magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition; or (2) any combination of parts from which a device". The parent bill amends the Department of Juvenile Justice Mortality Review Team Act

State Law HB1346


Proposed Wisconsin Bill Outlaws 'Assault Weapons' And High Capacity Magazines - June 1, 2013

Wisconsin State Bill AB222

AB222 was introduced in the Wisconsin assembly May 29 titled 'Ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines and providing a penalty'. This bill would ban any rifle that meets one of many features. The bill also includes a ban on any magazine with a capacity of more than 7 rounds.

State Law AB222


Illinois Legislators Attach Gun Control Amendment To Sex Offender Bill - June 1, 2013

Illinois State Bill HB1189

An amendment prohibiting any transfer of "any firearm, firearm ammunition, stun gun, or taser to any person within this State unless the transferee with whom he deals displays a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card" was attached to HB1189 May 31. The parent bill amends the sex offender registration act.

State Law HB1189


NJ Senate Passes Changes To Firearm Purchase Cards, Requires Training For First Purchase - May 31, 2013

New Jersey State Bill S2723

The bill calls for the firearms permit information to be encoded in driver's licenses, or a "smart card" for people without a driver's license.

State Law S2723

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20130531_N_J__Senate_passes_package_of_gun_measures.html


Federal Court Upholds Obama Requirement To Report Gun Sales In SE States - May 31, 2013

Federal Bill

A federal appeals court panel Friday unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/22469110/court-upholds-rifle-sales-reporting-requirement


NJ Senate Approves Ban On 50 Caliber Rifles - May 31, 2013

New Jersey State Bill A3659

The state Senate on Thursday gave final passage to a bill banning the sale of .50-caliber rifles, high-powered weapons that are accurate to more than one mile and popular with some firearms enthusiasts.

State Law A3659

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20130531_N_J__Senate_passes_package_of_gun_measures.html


California Legislature Moves Seven Gun Bills Forward - May 30, 2013

State: California

A package of seven bills to tighten gun regulations, including one to require registration for the purchase of ammunition, was approved by the state Senate on Wednesday after emotional debate about the limits of the Second Amendment's guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms.

Here are the bill texts:

SB396 Would remove the grandafther clause for any magazine with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, requiring owners to ship them out of state or dispose of them by January 1, 2014

AB180 Gives the city of Oakland special permission to write it's own more restrictive gun laws

AB231 Would create the offense 'criminal storage of a firearm in the 3rd degree' when a person leaves a firearm in a location where the person knows, or reasonably knows a child is likely to gain access to it

SB47 Prohibits so-called bullet buttons and other devices that gun manufacturers use to circumvent the state's assault weapons ban and allow swift reloading. A similar bill, AB48, passed in the Assembly and bans conversion kits that allow people to modify their weapons.

SB53 Requires ammunition buyers to get a permit, have a background check and pay a fee.

SB755 Expands the list of those prohibited from owning weapons to include people convicted of additional drug and alcohol offenses.

SB683 Expands the requirement for a firearms safety certificate from handguns to rifle purchases.

SB374 Prohibits the sale, purchase, manufacture, importation or transfer of semi-automatic rifles that can accept detachable magazines.

SB293 requires that guns sold in the state be equipped with technology, such as biometric readers, that would prevent anyone but the registered owner from firing them.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/may/29/newtown-inspired-gun-regulations-approved-by/


Proposed Change To Michigan Law Requires License For All Firearms - May 29, 2013

Michigan State Bill HB4774

A proposed change to Michigan law would strike the word pistol from several licensing requirements and put in it's place the word firearm. This change will require a license to purchase, carry, possess, or transport.

State Law HB4774


Illinois concealed carry law passes house with a vote of 85-30, moves to senate. - May 24, 2013

Illinois State Bill SB2193

A compromise bill that allows the carrying of concealed guns in public won approval Friday in the Illinois House, and now goes to the Senate.

The bill passed 85-30.

State Law SB2193

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130524/NEWS02/130529851/illinois-house-passes-concealed-carry-law


Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Moves Forward - May 24, 2013

Illinois State Bill SB2193

Under the order of a federal judge Illinois has moved a concealed carry bill forward in the Senate. The bill includes multiple restrictions on where a firearm can be carry and allows local law enforcement officials to 'object' to issuing a permit to someone even if they otherwise qualify.

State Law SB2193

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/New-Ill-House-gun-bill-has-more-restrictions-4539896.php


Gun Background Check Passes Nevada Senate, Moves TO Assembly - May 23, 2013

Nevada State Bill SB221

A bill requiring background checks for private sale gun purchases won approval Wednesday in the state Senate on an 11-10 party line vote with Democrats in support.

It now goes to the Assembly, where Democrats have a 27-15 majority.

State Law SB221

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/gun-background-check-bill-clears-another-hurdle-nevada-senate


Connecticut Citizens' Defense League Takes 2nd Amendment Suit to Federal Court - May 23, 2013

Today, a widely-anticipated lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut, challenging the constitutionality of the new firearms law that was passed hastily by the Connecticut legislature in response to the tragic shooting in Newtown by a disturbed individual. The lawsuit seeks immediate injunctive relief and a ruling declaring the new law unconstitutional under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

http://dcclothesline.com/2013/05/22/connecticut-citizens-defense-league-takes-2nd-amendment-suit-to-federal-court/?fb_source=pubv1


Texas HB 48 Passes Senate, Moves To Governor For Signing. - May 22, 2013

Texas State Bill HB48

This bill repeals Government Code sections 411.188 (c) and 411.188 (j), which require a continuing education course for CHL renewal and would specify how DPS should adopt rules for this course.

State Law HB48


New Alabama Gun Laws Head To Governor For Signature - May 21, 2013

State: Alabama

Alabama house passes (mostly) pro gun laws, now to governor for signature.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9f224b231cae44a3b7c54e59b643e593/AL-XGR--Gun-Compromise


Missouri Legislature Nullifies All Federal Gun Control With Veto Proof Margin - May 21, 2013

Missouri State Bill HB436

State Law HB436

http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2013/05/missouri-legislature-nullifies-all-federal-gun-control-measures-by-a-veto-proof-majority/


Large Capacity Magazine Ban Moves Forward In Illinois - May 21, 2013

Illinois State Bill SB1002

Newtown shooting victim's parents testify in Springfield Monday. Three amendments and one co-sponsor addded.

State Law SB1002

http://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/newtown-victims-parents-ask-for-gun-control-senate-panel-endorses/article_b89eff28-c1a8-11e2-ae98-0019bb2963f4.html


Atlanta Council Member Introduces Bill To Stop Opening Of Gun Range - May 21, 2013

State: Georgia

City councilmember Yolanda Adrean has introduced a bill that would prevent gun ranges near a residential area after learning that a local businessman planned to open an indoor gun range in an abandoned warehouse near Atlantic Station.

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/22301613/gun-range-near-atlantic-station-debated


California DOJ Issues Letter Requiring All Semi-Automatic Handguns Sold In The State To Include Micro-Stamping Technology - May 19, 2013

State: California

California DOJ sent out a letter last week requiring all semiautomatic handguns sold in the state to be equipped with micro-stamping technology.

http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/firearms/infobuls/2013-BOF-03.pdf


Magpul Joins Lawsuit To Invalidate Colorado Gun Laws - May 17, 2013

State: Colorado

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT TO INVALIDATE COLORADO GUN CONTROL MEASURES

Denver, Colorado - May 17th, 2013 - Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, announced today that it has joined 53 Colorado County Sheriffs and other plaintiffs in filing a lawsuit this morning to invalidate gun control measures recently passed by the Colorado legislature and enacted by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court and establishes that Colorado House Bill 1224 (magazine restrictions) and House Bill 1229 (universal background checks) violate the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners located in Colorado.

Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing for Magpul Industries, said that these gun control laws do nothing other than restrict the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and Magpul is committed to invalidating these infringements:

"Colorado's recently passed gun control laws are a direct assault on the constitutional rights of the responsible people who live in and visit this great state. These laws will do nothing to enhance public safety and only place unreasonable limitations on the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves. While Magpul is currently in the process of moving its operations out of Colorado, we will not turn our back on our native state. Extreme gun control interests have forced the passage of these unconstitutional laws in Colorado, and as a company, we are resolved to restore those rights to the people."

Magpul's outside legal counsel, Jon Anderson, of Holland & Hart LLP, said that the Colorado gun control bills are unconstitutional and so poorly drafted that the new laws would be enforced in an inconsistent manner:

"Colorado's gun control laws are in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution. In addition, these bills were so poorly drafted that no one agrees on the scope of the government regulation. If teams of lawyers cannot agree on what these bills prohibit, how can we expect citizens to abide by these laws and how can we rely on law enforcement to implement these laws in a consistent manner?"

Magpul will continue to support productive efforts to FREE COLORADO from government regulations that imperil the rights of law abiding firearm owners.


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