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Friday, 19 December 2014
 
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  • Michigan: Update 2013-2014 Legislative Session Adjourns
  • Early this morning, Senate Bills 789 and 790 passed in the Michigan House of Representatives and received a prompt concurrence vote in the state Senate. In the state House, SB 789 passed by an 84 to 26 vote and SB 790 passed by an 85 to 25 vote



  • Ohio: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Signed into Law Today
  • Today at a public signing ceremony, Governor John Kasich (R) signed into law House Bill 234, comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation.  HB 234 will take effect in ninety days. 



  • Pro-Gun Protections Enacted Into Law
  • Last week, Congress approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act.  Included in the Act were a number of pro-gun provisions that prevent the Obama administration from implementing its anti-gun agenda.



  • U.S. Appeals Court rules on firearms prohibitions
  • In the first legal ruling of its type, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Thursday deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.



  • Second Amendment and people who had been committed to a mental institution 28 years ago
  • Under federal law, people who have been involuntarily ?committed to a mental institution? ? however long ago ? are barred from possessing guns. Congress agreed that people with long-past mental problems might now be sane, and thus not especially dangerous, and provided for a means to apply for restoration of gun rights. But then in 1992 Congress ordered ATF not to spend any money applying the restoration program. And while it provided, in 2007, that people could get their rights restored by applying to a state that has a qualifying program for evaluating applicants? mental fitness, many states have no such program.



  • Gun advocates again lobby so students can carry firearms on Indiana college campuses
  • Another gun battle may be looming at the Capitol, this time involving firearms on campus.Gun advocates again hope to prevent state colleges and universities from restricting students who want to bring licensed handguns on campus.



  • A deeper look at claim Georgia leads the nation in school shootings since Sandy Hook
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the Everytown for Gun Safety findings when they were first released last week.But a follow-up story noted concerns that PolitiFact found in previous Everytown school shooting report, centered on the group?s overly broad definition of a school shooting.





 

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