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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.
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.'
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Federal Court Upholds Obama Requirement To Report Gun Sales In SE States - May 31, 2013
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.
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.
California Legislature Moves Seven Gun Bills Forward - May 30, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.