Title: Firearms matters.
Description: Firearms matters. Makes the current offense of carrying a handgun without a license applicable only to persons who are at least 18 years of age but less than 21 years of age. Allows certain persons who are at least 21 years of age to possess or carry a handgun without a license unless the person fits into one of several categories, including a person who: (1) has been convicted of, or arrested for, specified crimes or delinquent offenses; (2) has been prohibited by a court from possessing a handgun or has been found by a court to be dangerous; or (3) has been found by a court to be mentally incompetent, has been involuntarily committed, or has been the subject of a 90 day or regular commitment. Allows certain persons who: (1) do not meet the requirements to receive a license to carry a handgun; and (2) are not otherwise barred from carrying or possessing a handgun by state law; to carry a handgun in specified instances. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for particular persons to possess or carry a handgun. Increases the penalty to a Level 5 felony in some instances. Defines certain terms. Makes conforming amendments and repeals obsolete provisions. Makes a technical correction.
Session: 2022 Regular Session
Last Action: Senator Messmer added as coauthor
Last Action Date: January 18, 2022
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12 sponsors: James Tomes (R); Elizabeth Brown (R); Blake Doriot (R); Scott Baldwin (R); Erin Houchin (R); Dennis Kruse (R); Aaron Freeman (R); Eric Koch (R); Rick Niemeyer (R); Mike Gaskill (R); Jack Sandlin (R); Mark Messmer (R);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 24% (12 of 50)
|Senate||Jan 18, 2022||Senators Gaskill and Sandlin added as coauthors|
|Senate||Jan 18, 2022||Senator Messmer added as coauthor|
|Senate||Jan 12, 2022||Senator Niemeyer added as coauthor|
|Senate||Jan 12, 2022||Senators Freeman and Koch added as coauthors|
|Senate||Jan 11, 2022||Senator Kruse added as coauthor|
|Senate||Jan 11, 2022||Senator Houchin added as coauthor|
|Senate||Jan 4, 2022||Authored by Senators Tomes, Brown L, Doriot|
|Senate||Jan 4, 2022||Senator Baldwin added as coauthor|
|Senate||Jan 4, 2022||First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary|
|Introduced||Dec 16, 2021||state link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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