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Maryland Governor Signs Gun Control Bill That Includes Assault Weapon Ban & Fingerprinting Of Anyone Wanting A Firearm License - May 16, 2013

State: Maryland

Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a gun-control measure on Thursday to give Maryland some of the nation's tightest gun laws and the National Rifle Association plans to challenge it in court.

Part of the law requires people to submit fingerprints to the state police to get a license to buy a handgun.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-governor-to-sign-gun-control-measure-with-fingerprint-requirement-for-handgun-purchases/2013/05/16/5fd8493c-bdf0-11e2-b537-ab47f0325f7c_story.html


DC Considers $250,000 Insurance Policy To Own A Gun - May 16, 2013

State: District of Columbia

DC councilwoman Mary Cheh introduces bill to require $250,000 personal liability insurance before anyone can purchase a gun.

No way this one would stand up in court but they keep trying.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/05/16/d-c-considers-mandatory-250k-insurance-policy-for-gun-buyers/


Square Reader Changes Business Terms & Conditions To Exclude Gun & Ammunition Sales - May 16, 2013

We wanted to be 100% sure about this before I posted anything but one of our members at AMGOA just got the new terms and conditions for his business from Square reader and found this:

"By creating a Square Account, you also confirm that you will not accept payments in connection with the following businesses or business activities: ...(23) sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury, ... "

Needless to say he cancelled his account (gun business) immediately. Call it anti 2A or whatever you want but it's now part of their terms.

If you are a vendor that use Square and are looking for a gun friendly alternative product check out Phone Swipe

You can contact Square Reader at the link below:

https://squareup.com/help/en-us/contact


Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Report Raises Concerns Over Glock Firing Pin - May 16, 2013

A never before released report by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office raises questions about the reliability of the Glock semi-automatic handgun used by its deputies.

The confidential sheriff's department document outlines a series of incidents in which problems with the Glock firing pin caused the gun to malfunction and not fire.

Issued by the department's armorer, or gun expert, the March 13 report is titled simply: Firing Pin Issue. In each case where there was a misfire, the gun was taken apart and the firing pin was found to be cracked or chipped.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/05/13/report-raises-concern-about-glock-handguns/


Proposed Ohio Law Requires Anyone Under Temporary Protection Order To Turn In Guns - May 10, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB160

A new Ohio law introduced May 8th would require anyone under a temporary protection order to turn in their guns to either police or an FFL until the order is lifted. While to some laws like this make sense they are all to often 'used' by partners going through a divorce to attack each other.

State Law HB160


Alabama Lawmakers Near Agreement On Gun Legislation - May 10, 2013

Alabama State Bill SB286

Alabama lawmakers are close to an agreement on a gun bill after a conference committee voted to make minor changes to the legislation.

Senators at around 9 p.m. voted 25-5 to agree to the conference committee report. The House is expected to vote May 20, the final day of the legislative session.

State Law SB286

http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/05/conference_commmittee_on_gun_l.html


NJ Reps Recorded Saying Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate - May 10, 2013

State: New Jersey

An audo tape of NJ representatives (it is unknown at this time whose voices are on the tape) came to the attention of NJ2AS and has been published on youtube. The conversation goes like this:

We need a bill that is going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate

They want to keep the guns out of the hands of the bad guys but they dont have any regulations to do it.

They don't care about the bad guys, all they want is to have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.

That's the line they've developed ... yeah ... yeah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jMptQ_YfvzE


US Government Seizes DEFCAD Plans For 3-D Printed Gun - May 9, 2013

Federal Bill

DEFCAD (the people who published the 3-D printer gun files) has had the files removed and has a banner at the top of their page states:

"DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information"

http://defcad.org/


Government Gun Statistics Report Ignored By Main Stream Media - May 8, 2013

A new government report exposing every lie the anti-gun people and the MSM are using to push for new gun laws was released yesterday. The study shows gun crime and gun violence have plummeted since 1993, even with the repeal of the assault weapons ban, the supreme court siding with gun owners, gun ownership rates skyrocketing and with most states relaxing carry laws.

But they will never admit it and I guarantee you will never hear a mention of this report on NBC, ABC, CBS or CNN

Pass these links around, probably the only way to get the truth out there.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/07/us-usa-guns-study-idUSBRE94611020130507

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/05/07/gun-homicide-rate-down-49-since-1993-peak-public-unaware/


Senator Flake of Arizona Considering Vote Change on Background Checks - May 7, 2013

Federal Bill

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns if the Senate sponsors change on the bill's provision dealing with internet sales.

Flake said the only reason he voted no was because of his concern that the requirement for background checks on internet sales is too costly and inconvenient, given the way guns are often sold among friends in his state of Arizona and others.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/07/flake-willing-to-support-background-checks-with-changes-to-internet-sales/?hpt=hp_t2


Senator Isakson of Georgia Considering Vote Change on Background Checks - May 7, 2013

Federal Bill

Capitol Hill aides Monday declined to identify the two Republicans who have approached Democrats about restarting the debate. But Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) signaled through their spokesmen that they would be open to debating the background-check proposal again if Democrats make significant changes.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gun-control-debate-may-return-as-republicans-signal-willingness-to-talk/2013/05/06/d7ab4844-b669-11e2-92f3-f291801936b8_story.html


Health And Human Services Propose Changes To HIPAA Regulations For NICS Reporting - May 4, 2013

Federal Bill

The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing changes to HIPAA regulations to comply with an executive order to get those who have been involuntarily committed, or adjudicated as mentally incompetent into the NICS system.

The public can comment on the changes by clicking on the blue comment now button at the top right of the page.

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=HHS-OCR-2013-0002-0001


Manchin To Reintroduce Background Checks Bill - April 29, 2013

Federal Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said he would re-introduce a measure that would require criminal and mental health background checks for gun buyers at shows and online.

The West Virginia Democrat says that if lawmakers read the bill, they will support it.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/usworld/article/311114/6/Manchin-Gun-bill-to-be-reintroduced


Proposed Delaware Law Requires Owners Of Stolen Firearms to Report In 48 Hours - April 29, 2013

Delaware State Bill SB16

Under new legislation proposed in Delaware, individuals who fail to notify police of a stolen or missing gun would face a fine of up to $500 for a first offense and could lose their right to own a gun as a second offense.

The bill was unveiled last week by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Lt. Gov. Matt Denn and Attorney General Beau Biden at the Delaware State Police building in Newark, Del.

State Law SB16

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/business/legal/delaware-officials-unveil-gun-bill-685471/


Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies from Stockpiling Ammunition - April 26, 2013

Federal Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) today introduced in their respective chambers the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013. The legislation would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the purchasing of ammunition by federal agencies, except the Department of Defense, and its affect on the supply of ammunition available to the public. The AMMO Act would restrict agencies from obtaining additional ammunition for a six-month period if current agency stockpiles are higher than its monthly averages prior to the Obama Administration.

http://www.okgop.com/inhofe-lucas-introduce-bill-limiting-federal-agencies-from-stockpiling-ammunition/


Proposed PA Law Grants Immunity From Prosecution, Right To Sue - April 25, 2013

Pennsylvania State Bill SB876

A newly proposed PA law would grant immunity from prosecution to anyone using justifiable force as defined under current law. The bill also provides a 'general rule for unlawful regulations of firearms', allowing parties to sue local governments that overstep their bounds.

State Law SB876


South Carolina Proposed Law Requires Gun Dealer To Do Multiple Checks On Gun Buyers Wanting An 'Assault Weapon' - April 25, 2013

South Carolina State Bill S0650

A newly proposed South Carolina bill would require gun dealers to conduct a criminal background check, a family background check, a medical and psychological evaluation as well as a personal interview before selling a 'assault weapon' to anyone.

State Law S0650


New Federal Law Gives Judges, Federal Employees Right To Carry - April 21, 2013

Federal Bill SB698

While congress is attempting to take away your rights as gun owners this newly introduced law gives judges, law enforcement, and federal employees the right to carry concealed weapons, protects them from lawsuits and sets up new laws for the 'protection of prosecutors, judges and their families.

I've read this bill twice and it just smacks of Orwell

Federal Law SB698


Proposed Ohio Law Requires All Firearm Sales To Go Through FFL - April 20, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB137

Proposed Ohio law HB137 would require all firearm sales to go through a federal firearms dealer with the only exception being a 'The transfer is a bona fide gift between immediate family members, including spouses, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren.'

State Law HB137


NJ governor Chris Christie proposes new laws that require mental health background checks for firearms purchases - April 19, 2013

State: New Jersey

Gov. Chris Christie proposed new legislation Friday designed to curb gun violence that expands existing gun laws and mandatory mental health screenings and requires parental consent for juveniles buying violent video game.

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2013/04/19/christie-seeks-expanded-gun-laws/


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