Hall v. Chicago Right-to-Carry Case Moves Forward

Hall v. Chicago Right-to-Carry Case Moves Forward
On January 18, following the Seventh Circuit decision striking down Illinois’ ban on carrying firearms outside the home, another NRA-supported lawsuit was filed to ensure that Chicago abides by the Seventh Circuit ruling and offers Chicago residents the opportunity to protect themselves outside their homes.

Suit Filed to Strike Down New York’s “SAFE” Act
On February 28, NRA President David Keene addressed a rally gathered in Albany, N.Y. to protest the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms (SAFE) Act, telling the crowd of more than 10,000, “We’ll help you overcome these statutes in court.” On March 21, the NRA made good on that promise, assisting the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the Westchester County Firearm Owner Association, the Sportsmen’s Association for Firearm Education and the New York Amateur Trap Association, along with several businesses and individuals, in filing suit. The defendants are Governor Andrew Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and other state officials. 

North Carolina: The Fight in Raleigh Continues to Strengthen Your Second Amendment Rights
While the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA) has caused delays in the passage of an omnibus right-to-carry reform bill, House Bill 937, the NRA remains committed to passing and enacting legislation this year that will dramatically advance the rights of law-abiding gun owners in the Tar Heel State.  

California: Additional Access to Case Mountain Important to Hunters and Target Shooters
The Bakersfield Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be hosting a public information meeting on July 9 in Three Rivers to discuss progress on the opportunity the BLM has to acquire additional lands and public access to the Case Mountain area.  The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Three Rivers Memorial Building, 43490 Sierra Drive.

California: Traditional Ammunition Ban Sent to Senate Committee Suspense File
On Monday, Assembly Bill 711, was sent to the state Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file.  Generally, bills sent to this file have a fiscal impact in any single fiscal year of $150,000 or more.  These bills will be “held” and not heard again until the last two days of the committee deadline, which are August 15 and 16.  It is crucial that you keep the pressure on members of the state Senate Appropriations Committee and your state Senator.  Contact information for members of this Senate committee is provided below and your state Senator’s contact information can be found here.  We need a strong voice of opposition to AB 711.  Yesterday, Senate Bill 299 and Senate Bill 475 passed in the state Assembly Public Safety Committee by a party-line 5 to 2 vote.  These bills will be referred to the state Assembly Appropriations Committee.  A hearing date has not been scheduled, but we will inform you when that date comes available.  Until then, please call AND e-mail members of the state Assembly Appropriations Committee urging them to OPPOSE SB 299 and SB 475.  These anti-gun bills will do nothing to reduce California’s crime rate and will only affect law-abiding citizens, because criminals do not respect or obey the law.  Contact information for members of the state Assembly Appropriations Committee is provided below.

Bill would block Justice’s tracking of border state gun sales
Two House Republicans have proposed legislation that would prevent the Department of Justice from tracking the purchase of rifles and shotguns along the southwestern border.

Coast-to-Coast Action in Right-to-Carry Cases
Just a week before December’s NRA victory in Shepard v. Madigan, the San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments against the abuse of California’s permitting structure by local authorities. The NRA-backed case of Peruta v. County of San Diego targets San Diego County, and Richards v. Prieto (a non-NRA case) challenges the practices of Yolo County. 

Jewelry store owner kills armed robber, The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. 06/17/13
An armed robber entered the Top Dollar jewelry store in Newark, N.J., threatened to shoot the people inside, and demanded that the owner fill a bag with valuables. The owner complied with the criminal, placing merchandise into a bag, but then drew a gun and shot the robber. Upon being shot, the thief fled the store, but succumbed to his wounds a short time later. No charges have been filed against the store owner. 

Maine: House fails background check veto override
A bill designed to encourage background checks for gun sales has failed in the Maine Legislature.The Democratic controlled House on Wednesday voted to sustain Republican Gov. LePage’s veto of the bill.

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