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Gun Legislation Action Alerts

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Reid Shelves Gun Control Bill - April 18, 2013

Federal Bill SB649

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will set aside proposed gun legislation on Thursday without a final vote following the defeat a day earlier of major provisions sought by President Barack Obama and Democrats

Federal Law SB649

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/18/reid-to-shelve-gun-bill/?hpt=hp_t3


Proposed North Carolina Law Repeals Stand Your Ground, Requires Liability Insurance For Gun Owners, Bans High Capacity Magazines - April 18, 2013

North Carolina State Bill H976

A 'mixed bag' proposed North Carolina law would redefine current 'stand your ground' laws to limit the use of deadly force to the home when a person feels their life is in danger. Another provision of the law would require anyone who wishes to own a firearm to first purchase a $100,000 liability insurance. Gun buyers would have to show proof of insurance before accepting transfer of any firearm.

Additionally the law would outlaw the sale or possession of any magazine that can hold more than 15 rounds.

State Law H976


Senate reaches deal on amendments to S649 - voting begins today! - April 17, 2013

Federal Bill SB649

Every amendment MUST have 60 votes to pass so every vote counts ...now's the time to make those phones light up in Washington!

Voting begins at 4pm this afternoon so there's plenty of time today to tell them how you feel.

Federal Law SB649

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-reaches-deal-on-amendments-to-gun-bill/2013/04/16/30ce3568-a6bf-11e2-b029-8fb7e977ef71_story.html


Manchin Toomey Amendment Fails To Pass Senate - April 17, 2013

Federal Bill SB649

Senators voted today to abandon the Manchin Toomey amendment to SB649.

Federal Law SB649


High Capacity Magazine Ban Amendment Defeated In Senate - April 17, 2013

Federal Bill SB649

Senators only got 48 votes on Frank Lautenberg's (NJ) high capacity magazine ban today, there were 60 votes required to add the amendment to SB 649

Federal Law SB649


Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Amendment Defeated - April 17, 2013

Federal Bill SB649

Senator Feinsteins' assault weapoon ban amendment was defeated in the senate today, only receiving 40 of the required 60 votes it needed.

Federal Law SB649


Senate To Begin Voting On S649 Today - April 16, 2013

Federal Bill S649

The US Senate will convene today and begin voting on amendments to S649. The first amendment to be addressed should be the Machin-Toomey amendment.

Please contact your senators and tell them you do not support this bill, nor any of the amendments they are trying to attach to it.

Federal Law S649


Citizens Committee for the Right to Bear Arms Backs New Gun Law - April 15, 2013

Federal Bill S649

In a stunning turn of events the Citizens Committee for the Right to Bear Arms has come out in support of the newly proposed Manchin-Toomey gun control bill, something no supporter of the 2nd amendment would believe.

We reject these groups and refuse to support them in any way, shape or form! They may accept this abomination of a law but we will not! Write your senators today and tell them we in no way endorse this law or the amendments to it.

Federal Law S649

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/14/nra-endorses-compromise-legislation-on-background-checks/


Assault Weapons Ban Amendment Submitted To Reid Gun Bill S649 - April 13, 2013

Federal Bill S649

Several amendments have been submitted to be attached to Harry Reid's gun bill S649. Among them is Diane Feinstein's assault weapon ban of 2013.

Federal Law S649

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/L?d113:./temp/~bdaXIus:1[1-5]%28Amendments_For_S.649%29&./temp/~bdrpPF


Lautenberg Introduces Large Cap Magazine Ban To Senate - April 13, 2013

Federal Bill SB691

NJ Senator Frank Lautenber has introduced SB691, a ban on any magazine with a capacity over 10 rounds.

The bill has 10 co-sponsors, Blumenthal, Richard, Cowan, William M. "Mo", Feinstein, Dianne, Hirono, Mazie K., Kaine, Tim, Merkley, Jeff, Murphy, Christopher S., Rockefeller, John D., IV, Whitehouse, Sheldon

Federal Law SB691


Proposed Ohio Law Would Require All Transfers To Go Through FFL - April 13, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB119

Ohio represenative Tracy Heard has introduced HB119 in the house April 10th, 2013. The law would require all firearm sales to go through a federal firearms dealer along with a background check. The law also requires the FFL to maintain a record of all sales, something which is already federal law, and report and denied background check to inform police within 24 hours.

State Law HB119


First Lawsuit Filed Against Connecticut Gun Laws - April 12, 2013

State: Connecticut

Lawsuits have been threatened against the state's new sweeping gun legislation, and the first to be filed is by the Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, a relatively new organization.

The suit represents Scott Ennis of New London, the group's founder, who suffers from Hemophilia A, which has caused him severe joint damage. The legal move was first reported by the Hartford Courant.

http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_23007090/first-lawsuit-filed-against-new-connecticut-gun-laws


Proposed NC Law Would Require Background Checks For All Sales Except Between Family - April 12, 2013

North Carolina State Bill H914

Newly proposed NC law H914 would require all sales or transfers of any firearm with the exception of family members to go through a background check.

State Law H914


Text Of Toomey-Machin Amendment Released - April 12, 2013

Federal Bill

The so-called compromise Senators Manchin and Toomey authored that stopped the fillibuster and allowed SB 649 to move to the floor of the Senate was released last night. The amendment if passed would require all sales and transfers of firearms, even if temporary, to go through a background check unless the sale or transfer is between 'family'.

The amendment expands the definition of family to include aunts, uncles, cousins and others.

The amendement also includes setting up a commission to determine what constitutes 'mentally incompetent' for people added to the NICS system as prohibited persons.

http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=968


Proposed Rhode Island Gun Law Bans 'Assault Wepaons' - April 12, 2013

Rhode Island State Bill S0859

Newly proposed Rhode Island bill S0859 creates the definition of an 'assault weapon' and a ban on them.

The house has a companion bill H5990

State Law S0859


Senate Moves Gun Control Bill To Floor With 68-31 Vote - April 11, 2013

Federal Bill SB649

The US Senate voted to move Harry Reid's gun control bill to the floor for debate today by a vote of 68-31. The bill could come up for debate by Thursday.

Contact your senators immediately and tell them we will not support them if they support this bill!

Federal Law SB649

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-to-Vote-at-11am-to-Proceed-to-Gun-Control-Legislation/10737439223-1/


Important Week For Your Gun Rights - April 9, 2013

Federal Bill S649

This week could be a make or break week for any new gun legislation passing. On today's calendar is the so-called SAFE act proposed by Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

We need everyone to take the time to call their senators and tell them we will not support this law or any law that restricts our rights. Take 5 minutes today and contact your senators. you can find their contact information here

Federal Law S649

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:s.649:


Senator Toomey Appears To Be Flip Flopping On Gun Rights - April 9, 2013

State: Pennsylvania

PA Senator Toomey reportedly is caving in to the anti-gun agenda and is currently in talks to expand background checks. It is imperative that all PA residents call his office today and tell him we will not tolerate this. You can contact his office at 202-224-4254. The more pressure PA residents can put on him the better our chances of defeating this legislation.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/292265-report-sens-manchin-toomey-in-talks-to-expand-background-checks


More Than 20 Proposed Gun Laws To Be Debated In Maine This Week - April 8, 2013

State: Maine

State lawmakers are preparing for a round of hearings, debates and decisions on proposed changes to Maine's gun laws. More than 20 bills are set to go before the Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee this week, with half of those measures go to public hearings in a few days.

http://www.penbaypilot.com/article/state-lawmakers-address-more-20-bills-gun-related-legislation-week/12236


NJ Bill Would Prohibit Firearm Purchases FOR DWI - April 6, 2013

New Jersey State Bill A3973

A newly introduced New Jersey law would prohibit anyone with three DWI convictions or refusing to take a breathalyzer test within 5 years from purchasing a firearm.

From the bill: "This bill would prohibit a person who has been convicted three times within five years of drunk driving or refusing to take a breathalyzer test from purchasing a firearm. Under current law, a person must apply for a permit to purchase a handgun or a firearms purchaser identification card to purchase a rifle or shotgun. Applicants are disqualified from being issued a permit or identification card if they are drug dependent; have been confined for a mental disorder to a hospital, mental institution or sanitarium; or are habitual drunkards. Under this bill, a person also would be disqualified if he or she has three or more convictions of drunk driving or refusal to take a breathalyzer test within five years."

State Law A3973


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