Maine: Senate Passes Handgun Permit Confidentiality Legislation, Goes to Governor for His Expected Signature

Maine: Senate Passes Handgun Permit Confidentiality Legislation, Goes to Governor for His Expected Signature
Today, the Maine Senate passed Legislative Document 345, important Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) confidentiality legislation, by a 27-8 vote.  LD 345 passed in the state House by a 106-40 vote yesterday.  LD 345 will now be sent to Governor Paul LePage (R) for his expected signature and will take effect immediately upon that approval.

Maryland: Join NRA President David Keene at the Caroline County Lincoln Day Dinner
Please join NRA President David Keene at the Caroline County Lincoln Day Dinner on Wednesday, June 5, at the Preston Fire Hall, located at 3680 Choptank Rd., Preston, MD 21655.  The event will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Prospect of Federal Funding Inspires Gun Control Research Gathering
On Tuesday, April 23, the Committee on Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence–a body formed under the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences–met in Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania: Gun rights activists rally to keep up Second Amendment fight
Hundreds and hundreds of gun rights supporters filled the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday, vowing to keep up their fight over the Second Amendment a week after a gun control proposal lost a critical vote in Congress.

Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Has to Change
According to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the recent terror bombings in Boston require a new interpretation of the Constitution to give the government greater power to protect citizens.

Outrage of the Week
National Public Radio describes its trademark, long-running weekday show, All Things Considered, as a mix of “news, interviews, commentaries, reviews, and offbeat features.”  We can now add “acerbic rants” to that descriptive list, thanks to the outrageous comments of anti-gun Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D). 

Lifetime Right-to-Carry permit bill passes Louisiana House
Second Amendment rights advocates in Louisiana claimed another victory Wednesday, when the lower house of the Legislature approved a bill to allow for lifetime concealed carry permits.

Montana: Miles City Resource Management Plan Will Affect Motorized Off-road Big Game Retrieval
The Bureau of Land Management has released a plan that updates the 1996 Big Dry Resource Management Plan and the 1985 Powder River Resource Management Plan.  The Plan will guide the future management of approximately 3 million surface acres and 12 million acres of federal minerals in Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Wibaux and portions of Big Horn and Valley counties.

Illinois: Proposed Statewide Shall-Issue Right to Carry Legislation Jeopardized
Recently, some Republican and Democratic Senators have begun to discuss and consider exempting Chicago and Cook County from the “shall-issue” portion of the concealed carry law that a federal court has ordered be adopted by June 9.  Such an exemption would allow Chicago and Cook County authorities to deny a concealed carry permit to an applicant even if that person meets all of the statutory requirements.  The rest of the state, however, would be required under law to grant concealed carry permits to anyone who meets the requirements.

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