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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.
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.
Texas HB 48 Passes Senate, Moves To Governor For Signing. - May 22, 2013
Texas State Bill HB48
Missouri Legislature Nullifies All Federal Gun Control With Veto Proof Margin - May 21, 2013
Missouri State Bill HB436
New Alabama Gun Laws Head To Governor For Signature - May 21, 2013
Alabama house passes (mostly) pro gun laws, now to governor for signature.
Atlanta Council Member Introduces Bill To Stop Opening Of Gun Range - May 21, 2013
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.
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.
California DOJ Issues Letter Requiring All Semi-Automatic Handguns Sold In The State To Include Micro-Stamping Technology - May 19, 2013
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
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.
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.
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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Maryland Governor Signs Gun Control Bill That Includes Assault Weapon Ban & Fingerprinting Of Anyone Wanting A Firearm License - May 16, 2013
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.