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Gun Legislation Action Alerts

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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.

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

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

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.

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

Missouri State Bill HB436

State Law HB436

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.

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

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.

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

State: Colorado



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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

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

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"

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.

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.

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.

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