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General

Gun Control: Will Triggers Soon Make the Gun Illegal?

While it is still pending a committee referral, Hawaii Senator Karl Rhoads’ (D) SB 2046 would make it a crime to own, manufacture, possess, sell, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquire a firearm accessory that can be used to increase the gun’s rate of fire. Such accessories include competition triggers, muzzle brakes, and ergonomic changes, all of which are modifications that law-abiding gun owners commonly make to their firearms.

Texas Law Shield Attorney Edwin Walker with TSRA Legislative Director Alice Tripp.

Legal

Texas Legislative Wrap-Up: More Great News for Gun Owners

The 85th Texas Legislature adjourned May 29. In the session, legislators passed several bills that enhance gun-owners’ rights in the state. The bills include regulations involving curios, reduced LTC fees, IEDs, employment rules prohibiting staff members at schools from from having a firearm in a vehicle, the legal classification of knives, and more.

Sen. John Cornyn

News

Cornyn Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill in Senate

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has introduced the NSSF-supported Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (S.446), a companion to the House of Representatives bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.). The proposed legislation, with 30 co-sponsors, would compel states to recognize concealed carry permits issued from other states that have concealed carry laws within their own borders—much in the same way a driver’s license is recognized. The bill aims to eliminate the confusion of varying state-by-state laws and provide protection for Second Amendment rights for permit holders.

Man's face with out of order sign on his ear

Legal

NRA: Gun Control Advocates Want You to Lose Your Hearing. Why?

Not surprisingly, those who hate any legislation that might be helpful to America’s law-abiding gun owners immediately went on the attack. Last week, a Los Angeles Times columnist took a page from The Washington Post to launch his own little campaign of FUD—fear, uncertainty and doubt—demonizing the devices. Not surprisingly, those who hate any legislation that might be helpful to America’s law-abiding gun owners immediately went on the attack.

Proposition 63 new California laws sign

News

California Proposition 63 — Magazine Bans, Ammo Licensing, and More!

Regulations of ammunition sales, requirements forcing patrons to have a license to buy ammunition, background checks to buy ammunition, large capacity magazine bans, reversing grandfathered protections… California’s Proposition 63 even requires ammunition legally purchased out of state and then brought into California a crime unless shipped through a licensed firearm dealer. These are only some of the new regulation from Proposition 63. Read the full story.

State of Florida with a 1911 handgun and mortar board hat

Concealed Carry

U.S. Law Shield: Survey Shows Support for Guns in Florida Schools

In an interview reported by Sunshine State News, Sean Caranna of Florida Carry said that his group is working to bring the FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response) program to Florida. Under FASTER, school officials select willing, competent, capable staff members to train with experts on school violence in armed response, crisis management, and emergency medical aid. Fortunately, A recent University of South Florida Sunshine State Survey shows that 56 percent of adult Floridians are in favor of allowing trained staff to carry firearms on school campuses.

Senate Judiciary Committee

News

Hey Gun Control People, the Gun Genie is Already Out of the Bottle!

Have better words ever been uttered? “The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks.” The gun control push is rearing its ugly head once again and the threat of the President’s pen is looming. What are the likely ramifications?