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Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Approved by Senate

Illinois Concealed Carry Bill Approved by Senate

The Illinois House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill on May 31, 2013 that will allow the state to issue concealed carry permits. After a federal appeals court ruled that an outright ban on concealed carry was unconstitutional in December, the state legislature was given a deadline of June 9 to come up with a law allowing…

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Senate Moves on Bill to “Muzzle the Web”

By now, you are no doubt aware that several websites have either gone totally or partially “dark” today in protest of the pernicious internet legislation that will be coming to a vote next week. Wikipedia and Google are just two of the websites which are protesting in this manner. And while you may have not…

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National Right-to-Carry Bill Under Attack

National Right-to-Carry Bill Under Attack

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security recently held a hearing on H.R. 822, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011." This critically important bill, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and cosponsored by more than 240 of their colleagues, would enable millions…

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Senator Thune Introducing Another National Reciprocity Bill.

Senator Thune Introducing Another National Reciprocity Bill

Sen. John R. Thune, R-S.D. says he will be introducing a new national concealed carry bill in just a few weeks. His 2009 National Reciprocity Bill S. 845 (see below) received 58 votes but that number is slightly deceiving. Some Democrats knowing he would not receive enough votes may have votes for him just to get a pro-gun…

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North Carolina HB 111 Restaurant Carry Bill

Urgent: North Carolina HB 111 Restaurant Carry Bill

HB 111 in the North Carolina House would enable concealed handgun permit holders to protect themselves in restaurants, and in both municipal and state parks. House members need to hear from you ASAP: Even if you have already contacted them, do so again. There are still a few problems getting the Republican caucus to hang…

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Oklahoma Open Carry HB 1647 in Trouble

Oklahoma Open Carry HB 1647 in Trouble

Rep. John Bennett's (R-Sallisaw) open carry bill was severely damaged in the Oklahoma House of Representatives late last night.  Apparently Rep. Emily Virgin (D-Oklahoma City) had her amendment approved which adds the language "“if the person has filed an emergency protective order, or if a protective order has been granted by a district court".  This…

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National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill Reintroduced

HR 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill, has been reintroduced with the hope that the new Congress will be more enthusiastic about passing it.  The current bill provides that anyone who has a valid firearm carry permit can use that permit in any other state that issues concealed weapons themselves, provided they are not a…

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Nevada Campus Carry Bill Introduced – SB231

Yesterday, March 9, 2011, Nevada Senate Bill 231 was introduced that would allow current Nevada concealed carry permit holders carry on the property of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Current law only allows permit holders to carry on campus if they have written permission by the president of a branch or facility of the System.…

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