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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this video, Kirk Evans, president of Texas Law Shield and U.S. Law Shield, goes over the civil implications of modifying trigger-pull weight on your firearms.
Law Professor Jonathan H. Adler has written that President Obama’s recently announced executive actions will likely have no effect on gun laws. Read the analysis to understand the legal ramifications and the author’s reasoning to assess your potential liabilities or assuage your fears.
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?