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Firearm Legislation Action Alerts

Check this page often (or subscribe to the RSS feed for this page) to keep updated on the lastest action alerts about bills that could affect your rights.

Illinois Concealed Carry Becomes Law - July 9, 2013

State: Illinois

Illinois Senate & House override governors vetoes and pass concealed carry.

Congrats! It may not be perfect but it's a start!


Nixon Signs HB533, Vetoes HB HB436 - July 5, 2013

Missouri State Bill HB533

Missouri governor Nixon signs HB533 to expand gun rights, vetoes HB436 (federal law nullification)

State Legislation HB533


Illinois Special Session To Debate Governors Amendments To Concealed Carry Bill Tuesday - July 3, 2013

State: Illinois

Illinois people, Tuesday is the day your state legislators will debate (and hopefully override) governor Quinn's amendments to your state concealed carry bill.

While it was passed with a veto proof (and hopefully amendment proof) majority we all know strange things can happen.

It would be well worth your time to call or email your legislators on Monday and tell them to override ANY amendment the governor has added to the bill.

Even better, tell them to sit on the bill until Wednesday and then constitution carry will be the law of the land in your state.

Illinois Governor Intends To Use 'Amendatory' Veto Law to Rewrite Concealed Carry Law - July 2, 2013

State: Illinois

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn intends to take action Tuesday on legislation that would allow guns to be carried in public, and he's widely expected to insert changes to the bill to try to put in place stricter regulations.


Mississippi Judge Blocks Open Carry Gun Law - June 29, 2013

State: Mississippi

A state judge blocked Mississippi's open-carry gun law from taking effect next week, writing in a Friday ruling that the law was vague and that an injunction was needed to prevent irreparable harm.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd scheduled a hearing July 8 to consider more arguments about whether to extend the injunction.


Ohio Bill Requires Gun Dealers To Provide Health Department Study, Ammo List To Anyone Buying A Firearm - June 28, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB222

Ohio bill HB22 requires "A printed copy of the study posted on the department of health's web site pursuant to section 3701.051 of the Revised Code that describes the types of bodily injury that can be incurred by the user of the firearm and by others in proximity to the firearm following the discharge of the firearm" and "A list of all of the types of ammunition that can be used in the firearm."

State Legislation HB222

Proposed Pennsylvania Bill Creates Means For Relief For Prohibited Persons - June 28, 2013

Pennsylvania State Bill SB1052

PA bill SB102, with 12 sponsors at this time lays out a method for 'Any person subject to the prohibitions under subsection (c)(4), or who is prohibited from possessing firearms under 18 U.S.C. ยง 922(d)(4) or (g)(4) (relating to unlawful acts) as a result of actions taken under the laws of this Commonwealth.' to petition the court to have their status changed.

State Legislation SB1052

Bloomberg Caught Using Taxpayer Money To Run MAIG Website - June 24, 2013

State: New York

It appears Bloomberg has been caught using taxpayer money to fund the MAIG website, how much isn't known but taxpayers are at least covering the website's registration fees and hosting costs.

A WHOIS of the domain shows the domain is registered to NYC DoITT, the New York department of information technology. It also shows the website is being hosted at the nyc.gov servers.

Here is a link to the WHOIS information

This needs to get to the main stream media as quickly as possible. Tell your friends and call your local news station.


Santa Fe City Council to Vote on Banning Standard Magazines on Wed. June 26 - June 22, 2013

State: New Mexico

Next Wednesday, June 26, the Santa Fe City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on Bill No. 2013-27, which would outlaw the future possession, sale or transfer of standard capacity magazines that are compatible with commonly-owned self-defense pistols and rifles used by recreational and competitive shooters. Introduced by Mayor David Coss (an outspoken member of billionaire New York Mayor City Michael Bloomberg's national gun control coalition), Councilor Patti Bushee and Councilor Ron Trujillo, this ordinance targets any ammunition feeding device that accepts, or can be readily converted to accept, more than ten rounds. With no exception for mere possession in one's private vehicle, even driving through Santa Fe with a standard capacity magazine purchased from another city could put you in violation of this ordinance.

Public comments will be taken by the City Council before next Wednesday's vote, starting at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall located at 200 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe. It is critical that you show up and speak against this measure. Please also contact the City Councilors listed below and urge them to OPPOSE Bill No. 2013-27.

E-mail addresses and telephone numbers for Santa Fe city councilmen are provided below - contact them TODAY in opposition to Bill No. 2013-27.

Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger - District 2 and Mayor Pro Tem. rdwurzburger@santafenm.gov 505-955-6815

Councilor Patti Bushee - District 1. pjbushee@santafenm.gov (505) 955-2345

Councilor Chris Calvert - District 1. ccalvert@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6812

Councilor Peter Ives - District 2. pnives@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6816

Councilor Carmichael Dominguez - District 3. cadominguez@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6814

Councilor Christopher Rivera - District 3. cmrivera@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6818

Councilor Bill Dimas - District 4. bdimas@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6817

Councilor Ronald Trujillo - District 4. rstrujillo@santafenm.gov (505) 955-6811


Ohio bill requires confiscated firearms be sold at auction or to firearms dealers. - June 22, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB210

The bill strikes all language that would allow local authorities to destroy firearms and inserts language requiring them to sell them either at auction or to a federally licensed firearms dealers.

State Legislation HB210

PA Senator Alloway To Propose Bill To Allow Residents To Get LTCF In Adjacent Counties - June 21, 2013

State: Pennsylvania

In response to Philadelphia's ridiculous abuses of the LTCF (license to carry firearms) issuing problems Senator Alloway is working on a proposal that would allow residents to apply and receive licenses from adjacent counties.

Philadelphia Democrats are going to scream and yell and fight this one tooth and nail even though they refuse to admit the Philadelphia police are abusing the system so we need all Pennsylvania residents to show support to Senator Alloway on this idea.

You can contact the Senator through his website at senatoralloway.com


'Assault' Weapons Ban To Be discussed during Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 24 Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge, IL - June 21, 2013

State: Illinois

"Assault" Weapons Ban To Be discussed during Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 24 Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge, IL 60068

Park Ridge will consider an "assault" weapons ban during a Procedures and Regulations Committee meeting on June 24. If you live/work in the Park Ridge area, please attend this important meeting. In the meantime, please contact the city county members and voice your opposition to any ordinance that infringes on the right to keep and bear arms. Please be polite but firm when communicating with council members.

City of Park Ridge, David Schmidt, Mayor 847-331-7063 dschmidt@cmn-law.com

Health Care Organizations Lobbying To Oppose Wisconsin Bill To Bar Doctors From Asking About Guns - June 19, 2013

State: Wisconsin

Health care organizations are urging Wisconsin lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would bar doctors from asking patients if they own guns.

The measure, unveiled last week by Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, "is detrimental to medical providers' ability to educate patients and in so doing prevent injury and death," the organizations said in a memo Monday to legislators.

Time to back up your legislators and tell the medical corporations to get out of our lives! We don't have a bill number yet but as soon as we do we will let you know.


14 Year Old Arrested Over Pro-NRA Shirt Faces a Year In Jail - June 18, 2013

State: West Virginia

The West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association appeared in court this week and was formally charged with obstructing an officer.

14-year-old Jared Marcum now faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison.

Here are all the phone numbers for the interested parties, please call them and voice your displeasure over what's happening to this young man.

Logan Police Department (West Virginia)Chief of Police, David White (304) 752-6535

Logan County School District Superintendent of Schools, Wilma Zigmond (304) 792-2060

Prosecuting Attorney Sabrina Deskins Amick (304) 792-8670


Madigan Seeks 2nd Delay on Illinois Gun Plan - June 18, 2013

Illinois State Bill HB0183

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a second monthlong extension of time to decide whether to appeal a lower court order allowing citizens to carry concealed guns.

State Legislation HB0183


Santa Fe City Council Considering Magazine Capacity Limit - June 18, 2013

State: New Mexico

The Santa Fe City Council is currently considering an ordinance that would ban the future possession, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device that accepts, or can be readily converted to accept, more than ten rounds.


Wichita School Board Set To Consider Gun Ban Monday - June 17, 2013

State: Kansas

Wichita school board members will consider banning firearms from school district buildings or district-owned vehicles, except by law enforcement officers.


Wisconsin Bill Bans Hollow Point Ammo - June 17, 2013

Wisconsin State Bill AB221

A proposed Wisconsin bill would band hollow point ammo for civilian use. The bill states 'Whoever intentionally sells, transports, manufactures, or possesses any hollowpoint bullet, bullet that expands or flattens easily in the human body, or bullet with a hard envelope which does not entirely cover the core or is pierced with incisions is guilty of a Class H felony'.

State Legislation AB221

Ohio Bill Changes Reciprocity, CCW Training & More - June 13, 2013

Ohio State Bill HB203

A new bill introduced June 11 in the Ohio house amends 13 existing gun laws included automatic reciprocity with any state that honors an Ohio CCW.

State Legislation HB203

Proposed NJ Law Restricts Ammunition Sales - Transfer - June 12, 2013

New Jersey State Bill A4192

The law would restrict the sale of ammo to licensed dealers and a purchaser that possesses a valid firearms purchaser identification card, a valid copy of a permit to purchase a handgun, a valid permit to carry a handgun, or a valid New Jersey hunting license, and first exhibits to the seller, donor, transferor or assignor the card or permit and either a driver's license or non-driver identification card.

State Legislation A4192

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