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NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS ALERT
Vol. 17, No. 8 02/26/10
Right-to-Carry Takes Effect In National Parks
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On February 22, a new law took effect that applied state firearms laws to national parks and wildlife refuges across America.
The implementation of the new law, which the National Park Service (NPS) has planned for since passage of H.R. 627 last May, has so far been without major problems. NPS management reports that it has worked with the 493 individual parks, promoting a consistent message on several key points:
Under the new law, every park is subject to all the firearms laws of the state (or states) where the park is located.
Park visitors must know and obey state laws, including knowing which state laws apply in parks (such as Yellowstone) that cross state boundaries. (For information on state laws, go to www.nraila.org/gunlaws.
The new law affects firearms possession, not use. Laws regarding hunting, poaching, target shooting or any unlawful discharge remain unchanged.
It will remain unlawful to carry in certain locations, under a separate law that prohibits possession of any firearm in a "federal facility."
U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments In McDonald v. City of Chicago Next Week: As we reported last month, on Monday, January 25, the U.S. Supreme Court granted NRA's motion to allow it to participate in the upcoming oral argument in the landmark McDonald v. City of Chicago case.
Volunteers Needed For 2010 NRA Annual Meetings In Charlotte: The 2010 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits will be an exciting weekend, as thousands of NRA members will come together May 14-16, 2010, in Charlotte, NC. You can contribute to the success of our meeting by participating as an Annual Meeting Volunteer.
Get Your Copy of Stephen Halbrook's Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876: Does the Second Amendment apply to the states? The Supreme Court will soon decide that critical question. As that historic day approaches, there's no better time for all Americans to learn more about this issue.
Join The NRA Online Advisory Panel: Last November, the NRA introduced a new service and community for our members, the NRA Online Advisory Panel. Inside this community, NRA members can vote and comment on Second Amendment issues, see how they compare to Congress, and track key legislation. The panel now has more than 10,000 members. The opinions and feedback of the Online Advisory Panel are helping to guide the strategy and agenda of the NRA heading into a critical political cycle. If you're not already a member of this growing community, you don't know what you're missing. We hope you will take a moment to join today by clicking HERE.
Second Amendment March On Washington Scheduled For April: There will be a Second Amendment March in Washington, D.C., on April 19, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will gather on the northeast corner of the Washington Monument grounds at 10:00 a.m., and the entire event will take place there (due to logistics, the event will be more of a "rally" than an actual march).
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STATE ROUNDUP (Please note the only items listed below are those that have had recent action. For other updates on state legislation, please go to the state legislation section at www.NRAILA.org,
and check each week's issue of the Grassroots Alert.)
ALABAMA: No-Net-Loss Legislation Passes House of Representatives Last week, House Bill 330 passed the House of Representative 95 to 0. HB330 will now move to the Senate. HB330 would require that the state maintain at least the same amount of available public hunting land that currently exists. It requires that additional lands be opened to hunting if land that is currently open to hunting is closed. Please contact your State Senator TODAY at (334) 242-7800 and respectfully urge him or her to support these important pieces of legislation. Contact information for your Senator can be found here.
Legislation to Repeal Ban on Short-Barreled Rifles and Shotguns Advancing! House Bill 2 passed the Senate Industrial Development and Recruitment Committee on Wednesday, February 10 with a unanimous voice vote. The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration with in the coming weeks. Sponsored by State Representative Jeremy Oden (R-11), HB 2 would amend the Alabama statute that prohibits the possession, sale, receipt, or use of rifles with barrels less than 16 inches long and shotguns with barrels less than 18 inches long. These firearms are already legal under federal law when properly registered. Please contact your State Senator TODAY at (334) 242-7800 and respectfully urge them to support this common-sense legislation. Further contact information can be found by clicking here.
ARIZONA: Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment Takes a Step Forward! HCR 2008, Arizona's Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment, passed out of the House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee (MAAPS) on Wednesday by a vote of 6-1-1. Whether sportsmen want to believe it or not, the threat is real and NRA is laying the groundwork of our defense against future attacks with meaningful constitutional amendments such as HCR 2008. Hunters are America's true conservationists. No other group contributes more in order to preserve and reestablish wildlife populations and their habitats. It is time that hunting receives the highest form of protection available and that is what is provided in HCR 2008. The emotional cries of the animal "rights" extremists cannot be allowed to dictate the future of Arizona's wildlife policies. If passed and approved by the voters, HCR 2008 would make Arizona one of nearly a dozen states with such a constitutional protection. It is critical that you contact your State Representatives and respectfully urge them to support this important constitutional amendment. Contact information can be found by clicking here.
Concealed Carry Reform Bill (HB2347) Moving Forward! Last week we told you that State Representative Adam Driggs (R-11), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was refusing to release House Bill 2347. After extensive conversations with Chairman Driggs, he has assured us that he was simply holding the bill in order to work with the bill's sponsor to consider how amendments which were being drafted would affect Arizona's law-abiding gun owners. Chairman Driggs released the bill from his Committee on Monday, February 22 with his full support, so please contact your State Representatives and ask them to support HB2347. Contact information for your State Representatives can be found by clicking here. We understand Chairman Driggs' desire to know the final content of this bill before releasing it from his committee. Chairman Driggs has been a consistent champion for Second Amendment rights and a friend of the NRA.
Hostile Amendment Added to Another Constitutional Carry Bill! Last week, during the Committee of the Whole (COW) debate on Senate Bill 1102 (legislation to clarify the legal carrying of firearms), State Senator Ken Cheuvront (D-15) added a hostile amendment, by a vote of 15 to 14, which would prohibit the private sale of firearms at gun shows, unless the seller asks for "proof of citizenship." The amendment is an unnecessary imposition on lawful private party transfers and heavily flawed. As drafted, if the purchaser presents an Arizona Driver's license issued after 1996 or a photocopy of another state's driver ID card, the purchaser would meet the "proof of citizenship" requirement. The main problem with this amendment is that it arbitrarily and unconstitutionally forbids eligible purchasers from obtaining firearms at gun shows and conscripts private citizens to enforce a flawed understanding of state and federal law. Under this amendment, non-citizens who are legal residents of Arizona, who can serve in the military and enjoy all the protections of the Bill of Rights, would be unable to legally purchase a firearm in their own state. At this time SB 1102 will be held, but there are still other bills pending that would accomplish the same goal of fully implementing Arizonans' right to carry firearms for self-defense. Please continue to check your email and www.nraila.org
U.S. Forest Service Releases Plan Restricting the Use of Motor Vehicles in the Kaibab National Forest
The U.S. Forest Service released a Travel Management Project (TMP) for the Williams Ranger District within the Kaibab National Forest. The TMP will determine the future use of roads and trails for motorized access into the forest and can be viewed on-line at http://fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/projects.
Public comments are being accepted until Sunday, March 7 and can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Martie Schramm, Williams District Ranger, 742 South Clover Road, Williams, AZ 86046.
The TMP will affect what is labeled as Motorized Big Game Retrieval (MBGR). The TMP states that motor vehicles could be allowed within a specified distance of certain designated routes and within specified time periods solely for the purposes of retrieving a downed big game animal by an individual who has legally taken that animal. However, motorized off-road travel for other hunting activities, such as scouting or accessing a favorite hunting site, would not be allowed. Any game retrieval that is not specifically allowed in the final TMP would require non-motorized methods.
Four management alternatives are described and all address MBGR. Alternative 1, the No Action Alternative, would allow big game retrieval to continue to be allowed across the Ranger District. Alternative 2, the alternative supported by the Forest Service, would allow MBGR with restrictions. Alternative 3 would increase the MBGR restrictions. Alternative 4 would prohibit the use of motor vehicles for MBGR off the designated road system. The TMP addresses the impacts of the alternatives on camping as well.
It is important for those sportsmen and women who depend upon the Kaibab National Forest, and particularly the Williams Ranger District, for big game hunting to review the TMP and comment on the four alternatives. The Forest Service needs to know how the alternatives would affect your ability to hunt on these forest lands and which of the alternatives, if any, you support.
The Forest Service will be hosting two meetings on the TMP. The first will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at the Williams Ranger Station from 6-8 p.m. and the second will be held at the Williams Recreation Center (301 W. Railroad Ave., Williams) on Saturday, March 6 from 1-3 p.m. For further information, please call 928-635-5614.
CONNECTICUT: Hunting Related Bills Pending Action Two bills of importance to sportsmen in the Constitution State are currently awaiting consideration by the Environment Committee. To learn more about these bills and how to take action, please click here.
DELAWARE: Governor Signs Right-to-Carry Reform Bill! NRA-ILA is happy to report that Governor Jack Markell (D) has signed House Bill 258 into law. HB258 will extend the validity of a concealed carry permit from 2 years to 3 years for initial licenses and 3 years to 5 years for renewal licenses. Thank you to all of the NRA members who answered the call to action in support of HB258. This victory would not have been possible without you. Please contact Governor Markell and thank him for signing HB258. The Governor can be reached by phone at (302) 744-4101 or (302) 577-3210. To send email, please visit http://smu.governor.delaware.gov/cgi-bin/mail.php?contact.
FLORIDA: URGENT! ** ROUND 3 ** HELP Us Protect Gun Owner's Trust Fund Money Senate Bill 1158 by Senator Charlie Dean (R) has been scheduled to be heard on the Senate floor Tuesday, March 2, 2010 -- opening day of legislative session. SB-1158 is a bill to STOP legislative raids on gun owner money in the Division of Licensing Trust Fund -- that Trust Fund holds funding to administer the Concealed Weapons & Firearms Licensing program. Last year the legislature tried to take $6 million from the Division of Licensing Concealed Weapons and Firearm Trust Fund that is intended, by law, to be used solely for administering the concealed weapons and firearms licensing program. (Read background Information by clicking here) Governor Charlie Crist stood up for gun owners and VETOED that trust fund raid. Senator Dean's bill (like Representative River's bill in the House) will stop raids in the future. You must act quickly. URGENT! The Senate Must Hear From You! PLEASE IMMEDIATELY EMAIL Members of the Florida Senate! For contact information, please click here.
GEORGIA: Right-to-Carry Reform Bill Taking Steps Forward! Senate Bill 291 was reported favorably out of the Senate Public Safety Committee last week. It is now en route to the Senate Rules committee where it will be placed on the calendar for a floor vote by the full Senate. SB291, sponsored by State Senator David Shafer (R-48), would allow a person lawfully licensed to carry a concealed firearm the right to carry while dropping off or picking up passengers at an airport or airport facility. Also included in the bill is a provision that would make the license renewal process much easier by basically creating an automatic renewal. Instead of the licensee having to remember to renew, the probate court will be required to send out renewals 90 days before expiration. No action is needed at this time, but please continue to check www.NRAILA.org
for updates on this important legislation.
HAWAII: You're Invited to Attend the Hawaii Rifle Association's Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 28! This Sunday, February 28, NRA's state association, the Hawaii Rifle Association, will be hosting its annual members meeting at the Kokohead Shooting Complex at the "LIFE" shooting bay (first action shooting bay). The meeting portion of the day's activities will begin at 12:30 p.m., however HRA members are invited to join in the shooting festivities beginning at 9:00 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and after the annual meeting, the shooting events will resume. Attendees will hear from HRA officers and members will have the opportunity to elect board members. HRA membership will need to be verified prior to voting in the proceedings. This promises to be an informative and enjoyable day, so please take the time to attend! For those that would like to come and are current members of HRA, please respond to HRA President Harvey Gerwig via email at email@example.com. If you are not a member of HRA and would like to join at the event, there will be a membership table available at the Shooting Complex on Sunday. Please click here for directions.
ILLINOIS: Many Firearms Bills Introduced in Illinois! Anti-gun lawmakers continue their push for new restrictions on the rights of Illinois' gun owners. Recently we reported on House Bill 180, which seeks to establish a state-based licensing scheme for Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders that sell handguns. We have several more bills to add to the watch list. Please click here to learn more.
KANSAS: Important Self-Defense Bill to be Heard in Kansas State House Last week, the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 2432, a bill making important corrections to Kansas' current self-defense statute. This legislation could be heard on the House floor in the near future. To learn more about HB2432 and how you can take action on its behalf, please click here.
KENTUCKY: Right-to-Carry Reform for Military Personnel Takes Another Step Forward The Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection Committee passed House Bill 19 and it is currently on its second read in the Senate Rules Committee. Sponsored by State Representative Fitz Steele (D-84) and State Representative Bob Damron (D-39), HB 19 would allow military personnel who are on active duty to renew their concealed carry licenses early and via mail. It also allows for those military personnel whose licenses expire while on active duty to renew licenses within 90 days after the end of their deployment, with no late fees or other penalties. Please contact your State Senator at (502) 564-8100 and respectfully urge them to support HB19.
MICHIGAN: Michigan's state legislature has convened for 2010, and important legislation affecting your rights will be considered. In order to ensure that Michigan's gun owners are fully engaged to protect freedom, NRA-ILA will be hosting a FREE Grassroots Workshop to help gun owners join the Frontlines today!
At this FREE Workshop, NRA-ILA Staff will discuss how you can take on an even more active role in your community in our fight to advance and protect our freedoms in this very busy legislative and election year! We will provide you with the materials and strategies needed to educate, empower, and engage your fellow gun owners as well. Please encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to attend, too!
This FREE NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshop will be held:
Friday, March 19, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
110 Cabela Blvd. East
Dundee, MI 48131
(Registration and light snacks from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.) http://www.nraila.org/workshops/Register.aspx?ID=Dundee2010
For more information, please contact the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-8683.
MISSISSIPPI: Make Your Voice Heard Against "No Hunting Zones" in Rankin County Late last year, the Rankin County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance prohibiting the discharge of a firearm within 500 yards (more than a quarter mile) of a platted subdivision, or hunting with a bow within 100 yards of a platted subdivision. The ordinance was passed with little notice or opportunity for affected landowners and sportsmen to express their opposition. State law already makes it illegal to discharge a firearm into a dwelling. The effect of this far-reaching local ordinance has been to create large "No Hunting Zones" that extend far beyond subdivision property lines into neighboring tracts of land - without regard for the property rights of those landowners or for cases in which firearms could safely be discharged on those properties with absolutely no threat to neighbors. Please contact the Board Supervisors and urge them to repeal this misguided ordinance! Contact information can be found here.
NEW YORK: Laundry List of Anti-Gun Bills Introduced! A number of anti-freedom bills have been proposed in Albany. To learn more about these bills and how to take action in opposition, please click here.
NEW MEXICO: Legislature Adjourns For the Year The Legislature adjourned sine die from its 30-day budget session last week after having passed NRA-backed Senate Bill 40. Authored by State Senator George Munoz (D-4), SB40 would allow concealed handgun licensees to protect themselves in restaurants licensed to dispense beer and wine. Your phone calls and emails helped make the difference! SB40 now heads to the desk of Governor Bill Richardson (D), who was instrumental in the effort by granting the bill a "message" to make it germane to the normally fiscal-only session.
OKLAHOMA: Hunting Included in Management Plan for Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a draft plan with several options for managing the Tishomingo Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years. Tishomingo is located in south central Oklahoma and consists of more than 16,000 acres. It was established over 70 years ago to preserve nesting grounds for migratory waterfowl. The draft plan describes three management alternatives, all of which include some level of hunting. Comments on the draft are due Tuesday, March 23 and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include "Tishomingo NWR Draft CCP and EA" in the subject line. Comments can also be faxed to Mr. Lujan at 505-248-6874. The plan can be viewed at http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/Plan/planindex.html.
For further information please call 505-248-7458. It will be extremely helpful in the planning process if hunters familiar with the refuge can comment on which of the alternatives best reflect the needs and desires of those who hunt on this refuge.
PENNSYLVANIA: Help Stand Up for Pennsylvania's Hunting Heritage! On Wednesday, anti-hunting, animal "rights" forces met in Harrisburg to rally against organized bird shoots in the Keystone State. Bird shooting is an historic and legitimate activity steeped in tradition with many participants throughout the Commonwealth and around the world. For more than one hundred years, shoots have been held in Pennsylvania by law-abiding, ethical shooting enthusiasts, hunters, and sportsmen who would not tolerate an activity that would constitute cruelty to animals. National animal "rights" extremist groups, led by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), have organized and funded efforts in Pennsylvania and around the country to ban this longstanding traditional shooting sport. Make no mistake; this isn't just about banning bird shooting, but banning all hunting species by species. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that you contact your State Legislators and respectfully urge them to protect Pennsylvania's rich hunting traditions by opposing any attempts by these radical and deceptive groups to outlaw hunting. Please click here to contact your lawmakers.
The Borough of Swarthmore to Consider "Lost or Stolen" Ordinance! Mayor Richard Lowe, a member of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun coalition, "Mayors Against Illegal Guns", has introduced an ordinance that would require gun-owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 72-hours or face a fine up to $1,000 and/or up to 90 days in jail. This proposal not only violates Pennsylvania's state preemption laws, but also potentially turns law-abiding gun owners -- who have already been victimized by theft -- into criminals. This proposed ordinance will be heard on Monday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Swarthmore Borough Hall. A potential vote could take place on Monday, March 8. Please make plans to attend this hearing and show your support for the Second Amendment. Also, please contact the Mayor and the members of the Borough Council TODAY and respectfully voice your opposition to this unwarranted, unjust and illegal proposal. Contact information can be found here.
Stroudsburg Area School District to Consider Ending High School Rifle Program! As we reported earlier this month, the Stroudsburg High School rifle team is in jeopardy of falling victim to budget cuts. The Stroudsburg Area School District is currently weighing the possibility of cutting off funding for the rifle team. Rifle teams, such as these, promote shooting sports, firearms training, and help foster the future of our Second Amendment freedoms. It is unfortunate that the Stroudsburg Area School District may choose to balance its budget on the backs of tomorrow's shooters. It is imperative that you attend the school board's next meeting and voice your support for the school's rifle team. The next meeting will be on Thursday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. in the Stroudsburg High School Cafeteria located at 1100 West Main Street. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John A. Toleno, and the members of the school board TODAY and respectfully make your voice heard. Please click here for contact information.
North Sewickley Township to Consider Gun Ban! The North Sewickley Township Supervisors will soon consider a proposal that would outlaw the possession of firearms in municipal buildings and on township property. This ill-conceived ban, which even includes Right-to-Carry permit holders, creates victim zones by disarming law-abiding gun owners. Moreover, this policy is a clear and direct violation of Pennsylvania's preemption statutes which dictate that only the State Legislature can enact laws pertaining to firearms. Please attend the next Township Supervisors meeting on Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. to voice your opposition to this illegal and unjustified attack on our rights. The meeting will be held at the Township Municipal Building located at 893 Mercer Road in Beaver Falls. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Township Supervisors at (724) 843-5826 and respectfully urge them to oppose this proposal.
Radnor Township Tables Consideration of "Lost or Stolen" Ordinance Until Next Month! The Radnor Township Board of Commissioners has tabled consideration of proposed "lost or stolen" legislation until Monday, March 22. This proposed ordinance would require gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms within 72-hours or face a fine up to $1,000 and/or up to 90 days in jail. This proposal not only violates Pennsylvania's state preemption law, but also potentially turns law-abiding gun owners -- who have already been victimized by theft -- into criminals. Please continue to contact the members of the Radnor Township Board of Commissioners and respectfully voice your opposition to this unwarranted, unjust and illegal proposal. For contact information, please click here.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Several Firearm-Related Bills Awaiting Action in South Carolina The South Carolina General Assembly session is in full swing, and there are a number of firearm-related bills that NRA is closely monitoring. While the focus, at this time, is on budget issues in the Palmetto State, there will likely be opportunities to advance our gun rights this year. Click here for a quick rundown of some of the bills we are currently tracking, both good and bad.
TENNESSEE: Pro-Gun Bill Heads to Governor's Desk! On Wednesday, February 17, the Tennessee Senate unanimously passed House Bill 2376. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Phil Bredesen (D) for his consideration. Sponsored by State Representative David Shepard (D-69) and State Senator Doug Jackson (D-25), HB2376 would prohibit the destruction of confiscated firearms and require them to be auctioned off or sold to a federally licensed firearms dealer. Proceeds from the sale of these firearms are to be used for the benefit of law enforcement agencies. Please contact Governor Bredesen today and respectfully urge him to sign HB2376 into law. The Governor can be reached by phone at 615-741-2001 or email Phil.Bredesen@tn.gov.
NRA License Plates Now Available for Purchase! Thanks to your support, National Rifle Association specialty license plates can be purchased in Tennessee. For more details, please click here.
VERMONT: Update on Bill That Could Outlaw All Ammunition As we have reported, the House Fish, Wildlife & Water Resources Committee is currently considering H. 484, legislation that could potentially ban the sale and use of virtually all ammunition in Vermont. Due to an outpouring of opposition, new language is being circulated that could eliminate the concerns of gun owners and sportsmen. NRA-ILA is currently evaluating the language and will let you know if the new version of the bill will affect gun owners. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org
for updates on this matter
VIRGINIA: Two NRA-Supported Bills Reassigned to New Committee The sponsor of two NRA-supported bills has informed us that House Bill 108 and House Bill 109 were reassigned from the Senate Local Government Committee to the Senate Courts of Justice Committee earlier this week. No hearing date has been scheduled for either bill. Please continue checking your email and www.NRAILA.org
for updates. To learn more about these bills, please click here.
Four Pro-Gun Bills Pass Committee, Head to Senate Floor for Consideration! On Wednesday, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted to pass four important pro-gun bills. To learn more about these bills and how you can take action in support of them, please click here.
Virginia Department of Forestry Accepting Public Comment on Concealed Carry in State Forests! The Virginia Department of Forestry is currently accepting public comment on the proposed amendment to Virginia State Forest Regulation 4VAC10-30-170, which would allow concealed carry permit holders who possess a valid permit to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense within Virginia's state forests. Public comments will be accepted by the Virginia Department of Forestry until Friday, April 16. Please click here to submit comments respectfully urging the Virginia Department of Forestry to amend their Administrative Code and to support the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Virginians. Also, please attend a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 4 at 1:00 p.m. to show your support for this proposed amendment. The hearing will be held at the Buckingham Agriculture Center Auditorium located at 13360 West James Anderson Highway in Buckingham.
WISCONSIN: Help Guarantee Your Right to Self-Defense in the Badger State! Since the Fall of 2009, Assembly Bill 193 has been idle in the Assembly Rules Committee waiting to be scheduled for floor time. Under this bill, if a person used defensive force that was intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm, the court must presume that the person reasonably believed that the force was necessary. With limited time for this important self-defense bill to remain alive during this session, it is important that the Assembly Leadership schedule this bill for time on the floor as soon as possible. AB 193 would help restore the basic right of self-defense to which all Americans are entitled. Please contact your State Representative today and respectfully urge him or her to schedule AB 193 for a vote. Contact information for your legislators can be found here.
Legislation to Prohibit More Gun Owners, Infringe Fifth Amendment -- Now Headed to House Floor! Earlier this month, the Assembly Committee on Corrections and the Courts passed Assembly Bill 558 and Assembly Bill 559 -- two bills that, if passed by the full Assembly, would have severe effects on gun owners in the state of Wisconsin. To learn more about these bills, please click here.
WYOMING: Constitutional Carry Passes Out of Committee! Last week, the House Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 113. This bill would allow those who meet the requirements currently set forth in the concealed carry permit system to carry a concealed firearm for self-defense without a permit. If signed into law, this legislation would also keep the current permit system intact for residents concerned about carrying in other states with reciprocal agreements. Those who are currently prevented from legally carrying, be it open or concealed, will still face the same penalties should they decide to break the law. Please contact both your State Representative and State Senator today and respectfully urge them to support this important carry reform bill. Contact information can be found here.
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