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Saturday, 19 April 2014
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  • Grassroots Alert: Vol. 21, No. 16 04/18/2014

  • Arizona: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills, Other Bills Await Consideration and Signature
  • Yesterday, Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed House Bill 2103 into law.  Introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend (R-16), HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been honorably discharged.  This legislation is a good way to thank our military for their service and will benefit law-abiding gun owners in Arizona.  HB 2103 passed in the state Senate by a 20 to 10 vote on Wednesday and in the House by a 39 to 18 vote on March 10.

  • Rhode Island: Senate and House Committees Stall Multiple Anti-Gun Bills
  • More than a dozen gun control bills were scheduled for a hearing this week in the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.  The good news is that those anti-gun bills which were scheduled to be heard, as previously reported, were held for further study in both committees

  • Nebraska: Legislature Adjourns with Passage of Emergency Powers Legislation
  • Yesterday, in the final hour of its 2014 legislative session, the Nebraska Legislature unanimously passed critical emergency powers legislation in its Final Reading.  Legislative Bill 390, introduced by state Senator Mark Christensen (44), now goes to Governor Dave Heineman (R) for his expected signature.

  • Man fells vicious dog, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona, Fla. 04/15/14
  • Robert Powell was out walking his dog in DeBary, Fla. when a pit bull leashed outside a home broke free and began to attack his pet. Powell, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, drew a .40 caliber pistol and shot the pit bull, killing it. A report by local law enforcement documented the bite marks on Powell?s dog. 

  • Sen. Cornyn Sends Letter to Holder Demanding Answers on DOJ's Proposal to Push "Smart Guns"
  • As we reported last week, Attorney General Eric Holder recently testified on Capitol Hill that the country needs to spend $2 million to study "smart" gun technology, as part of a $382 million expenditure on what the Obama administration calls "gun safety."

  • N.J. man?s handgun case before U.S. Supreme Court on Friday
  • The U.S. Supreme Court will decide in the coming days whether it will hear a Sussex County man?s challenge to New Jersey?s handgun carry laws.The lawsuit, brought by John Drake, challenges the ?justifiable need? requirement the state asks for carrying a handgun. It has drawn the support of the National Rifle Association and 19 other states, who see the case as a possible watershed moment for reevaluating how the Second Amendment and state regulations interact.


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