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Thursday, 24 April 2014
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  • Virginia: Senate Rejects Governor?s Anti-Gun Amendment
  • Today, the Virginia Senate rejected Governor Terry McAuliffe?s (D) NRA-opposed amendment to Senate Bill 377 by a 15 to 23 vote.

  • Louisiana: Gun Control Bill Defeated in House Committee
  • Today, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee voted 8 to 4 to involuntarily defer House Bill 1189, NRA-opposed legislation sponsored by anti-gun state Representative Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport).  As previously reported, HB 1189 would have made it a crime to intentionally expose children, age ten and under, to firearms that were not locked in a container or equipped with a locking device.

  • Arizona: ?Shall Certify? Legislation Passes in Senate, Goes to Governor for Signature
  • Yesterday, the Arizona Senate passed House Bill 2535 by an 18 to 10 vote.  Introduced by state Representative John Kavanagh (R-23), HB 2535 requires that certification by a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO), when a signoff is required for the transfer of a firearm or other item regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA), be provided within sixty days as long as the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving the firearm or other item.

  • Georgia: Governor Signs Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill into Law
  • Today, Governor Nathan Deal (R) signed into law House Bill 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history.  HB 60 passed in the Georgia Senate by a 37-18 vote on March 18 and in the state House of Representatives by a 112-58 vote on March 20.  HB 60 will take effect on July 1, 2014.  

  • Kansas: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill Signed into Law
  • Yesterday, Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed House Bill 2578 into law.  As previously reported here, HB 2578 passed unanimously in the Kansas House of Representatives on March 25, language from Senate Bill 447 was incorporated into HB 2578 and passed in the state Senate by a 37-2 vote on April 4, and HB 2578 was concurred by the state House of Representatives by a 102-19 vote on April 5.  HB 2578 takes effect on July 1, 2014.

  • Oklahoma: Three Pro-Gun Bills Pass and Head to Governor
  • It has been a busy week for pro-gun legislation in Oklahoma City and your NRA is happy to report that three important bills have passed and will now be sent to Governor Mary Fallin (R) for her signature.

  • Arizona: Senate approves another gun bill
  • Under the bill, officers would be required to certify or deny a weapon within 60 days. Kavanagh says some agencies take too long or don't process the application at all. His original bill called for a 15-day deadline for applications at the local level, but an amendment extended that.


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