Nevada: Senate Finance Committee passes Bill Criminalizing Private Firearm Transfers Without Dealer-Run Background Check
Senate Bill 221 was amended and passed in the Senate Finance Committee today in a party line 4-3 vote. Contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE and VOTE AGAINST SB 221. This Senate floor vote could happen at any time, so contact your state Senator immediately!
Connecticut: Pro-Hunting Reform Passes House
Yesterday, the state House of Representatives passed legislation that would partially repeal the state ban on Sunday hunting. House Bill 5412, introduced by state Representative John Shaban (R-135), would allow deer hunting on Sundays with a bow and arrow on private lands with written permission of the landowner. HB 5412 passed by a 107-19 vote.
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Woman captures burglar at gunpoint, WTVG, Toledo, Ohio May 16, 2013
Just before 5 a.m., Betty Collins received a phone call from her boyfriend, who was on his way to work, warning her of a suspicious person he had spotted outside her home. Having been the victim of vehicle burglaries on the last two mornings, Collins retrieved a .357 revolver and watched the outside of her home. The suspicious looking man eventually made his way up to Collins’ door and attempted to kick it in, to which Collins responded by shouting at the criminal, “Get off my porch. I have a gun. I will shoot you.” When the would-be intruder did not comply, Collins opened the door, aimed the revolver at the burglar and ordered, “put your face in the dirt and you’re gonna stay there.” The criminal obeyed and Collins held him at gunpoint until police could arrive. Collins later spoke to the media regarding the incident, remarking, “That’s what the Second Amendment’s for.”
New York: Sheriffs say Cuomo tried to quiet criticism of gun law
The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York’s gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet.
South Carolina: Strengthened Self-Defense Bill to be Considered by House Committee
Today, the General Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee strengthened Senate Bill 308, a restaurant carry bill. As amended and passed in the South Carolina Senate in April, S 308 imposed arbitrary restrictions on the hours a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holder may lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol. It also did not allow CWP holders to sit in the bar area of a restaurant, if it had one.
South Carolina: House approves bill allowing concealed guns in restaurants
People with concealed weapon permits could soon be able to carry their guns into South Carolina’s restaurants and bars.The 100-12 vote in the House on Tuesday would allow the measure to become law before this year’s legislative session ends.
Nevada: Senate committee passes bill criminalizing private transfers
Shortly after the speeches ended, members of the Senate Finance Committee did just that by voting 4-3 to advance SB221. The bill now awaits a full vote of the Senate.
Connecticut gun law faces challenge in federal court
A coalition of gun owners, gun dealers and firearms rights organizations have sued the governor and members of the state’s attorney’s office, contending that the gun law passed in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings violates the Constitution.