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14 Year Old Arrested Over Pro-NRA Shirt Faces a Year In Jail - June 18, 2013
State: West Virginia
The West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association appeared in court this week and was formally charged with obstructing an officer.
14-year-old Jared Marcum now faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison.
Here are all the phone numbers for the interested parties, please call them and voice your displeasure over what's happening to this young man.
Logan Police Department (West Virginia)Chief of Police, David White (304) 752-6535
Logan County School District Superintendent of Schools, Wilma Zigmond (304) 792-2060
Prosecuting Attorney Sabrina Deskins Amick (304) 792-8670
Madigan Seeks 2nd Delay on Illinois Gun Plan - June 18, 2013
Illinois State Bill HB0183
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a second monthlong extension of time to decide whether to appeal a lower court order allowing citizens to carry concealed guns.
Santa Fe City Council Considering Magazine Capacity Limit - June 18, 2013
State: New Mexico
The Santa Fe City Council is currently considering an ordinance that would ban the future possession, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device that accepts, or can be readily converted to accept, more than ten rounds.
Wisconsin Bill Bans Hollow Point Ammo - June 17, 2013
Wisconsin State Bill AB221
A proposed Wisconsin bill would band hollow point ammo for civilian use. The bill states 'Whoever intentionally sells, transports, manufactures, or possesses any hollowpoint bullet, bullet that expands or flattens easily in the human body, or bullet with a hard envelope which does not entirely cover the core or is pierced with incisions is guilty of a Class H felony'.
Wichita School Board Set To Consider Gun Ban Monday - June 17, 2013
Wichita school board members will consider banning firearms from school district buildings or district-owned vehicles, except by law enforcement officers.
Ohio Bill Changes Reciprocity, CCW Training & More - June 13, 2013
Ohio State Bill HB203
A new bill introduced June 11 in the Ohio house amends 13 existing gun laws included automatic reciprocity with any state that honors an Ohio CCW.
Proposed NJ Law Restricts Ammunition Sales - Transfer - June 12, 2013
New Jersey State Bill A4192
The law would restrict the sale of ammo to licensed dealers and a purchaser that possesses a valid firearms purchaser identification card, a valid copy of a permit to purchase a handgun, a valid permit to carry a handgun, or a valid New Jersey hunting license, and first exhibits to the seller, donor, transferor or assignor the card or permit and either a driver's license or non-driver identification card.
Rep. Collins Introduces Bill To Eliminate Unconstitutional 'Sporting Purpose' Distinction In Gun Laws - June 11, 2013
Federal Bill HB2277
Today, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) introduced legislation to eliminate the "sporting purpose" distinction contained in the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Criminal Code. H.R. 2277 restores Second Amendment protections to all firearms.
Help Nevada Gun Owners By Voting In Phone Poll - June 10, 2013
Nevada State Bill SB221
It appears Nevada's governor has set up a hotline for voting on whether he should veto new gun legislation and it is open to people from any state since it effects anyone coming into the state.
Bloomberg and his cronies are asking their people to call and vote for passage we need to call in opposing it 775-684-5670 press #2 to ask for the veto.
NJ Assembly Committee Caught (again) On An Open Mic Breaking Rules Because FID Bill Looked Like It Didn't Have The Votes - June 9, 2013
State: New Jersey
NJ Assembly members get caught on an open mic again, breaking committee rules when an FID amendment looks like it is not going to get enough votes.
Illinois Lt. governor urging cities to pass assault weapons ban before new CCW law goes into effect. - June 9, 2013
Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging Illinois communities to consider banning assault-style weapons before new legislation is signed that could prohibit local governments from doing so in the future.
US House Votes To Delay DHS Ammo Purchase - June 6, 2013
The House late Wednesday voted to stop the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from entering into new contracts to buy millions of rounds of ammunition until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports to Congress on the need for the ammo, and its cost.
San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Ordinance To Ban Guns That Use High Cap Mags - Track All Ammo Sales - June 6, 2013
Supervisor Malia Cohen has proposed an ordinance banning any firearms that have large capacity magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds. Cohen's proposed ordinance would also require firearms dealers in the City to report every single ammo sale, no matter how small, to the police.
New York Law To Ban 3D Printed Guns Could Also Ban All Glocks - June 6, 2013
New York State Bill AO7671
An incredibly poorly worded NY bill leaves room for interpretation as to whether Glock handguns could be illegal. The bill states '(4) SUCH PERSON KNOWINGLY POSSESSES AN UNDETECTABLE AND UNTRACEABLE MACHINE-GUN, FIREARM OR MAGAZINE DIGITALLY MADE AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWENTY-FIVE OF SECTION 265.00 OF THIS ARTICLE, RIFLE OR SHOTGUN WHOSE FRAME OR RECEIVER IS COMPOSED OF OR BUILT WITH OR MANUFACTURED WITH OR FABRICATED WITH MATERIALS THAT ARE NOT DETECTABLE BY A METAL DETECTOR OR MAGNETOMETER WHEN SET AT STANDARD CALIBRATION.
Note the bolded part. If interpreted incorrectly (ignoring the digitally made) this would then outlaw all Glocks due to their polymer receiver.
Ohio Bill Corrects Definition Of Automatic Weapon - June 6, 2013
Ohio State Bill HB191
A newly introduced Ohio bill would correct the definition of automatic weapon in Sec. 2923.11 by removing the sentence that now says '"Automatic firearm" also means any semi-automatic firearm designed or specially adapted to fire more than thirty-one cartridges without reloading, other than a firearm chambering only .22 caliber short, long, or long-rifle cartridges.'
Proposed MIchigan Law Limts Concealed Carry - June 5, 2013
Michigan State Bill SB0407
A proposed Michigan law lays out gun free zones including schools, bars, hospitals, arenas and many more.
Blumenthal May Add Gun Control Amendments To Immigration Bill - June 4, 2013
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.
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
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.
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.