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DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, April 10, 2015

DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, April 10, 2015
Idaho: Concealed Carry Rewrite Legislation Signed by Governor Otter
Yesterday, Governor Butch Otter (R) signed into law House Bill 301, legislation which ensures law-abiding Idahoans are protected from unwarranted prosecution and excessive fees for merely wishing to exercise their right to carry concealed weapons in accordance with Idaho law.

Mississippi: Governor Bryant Signs NRA-Backed Pro-Second Amendment Reform Bills!
Late Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed Senate Bill 2394, sponsored by Sen. Terry Burton (R), and Senate Bill 2619, sponsored by Sen. Haskins Montgomery (D), into law. These two measures make critical pro-Second Amendment reforms, including a clarification that a state-issued permit is not necessary to transport a loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case.

California: Several Firearm-related Bills Are Scheduled to be Heard on Tuesday, April 14
It is time to start to calling AND emailing your state Senator and Assembly Member respectfully urging them to protect the Second Amendment and California’s hunting heritage. The California legislature returned from spring recess last week and is ready to hear pro- and anti-gun and hunting legislation. The Assembly Committee on Public Safety will hear Assembly Bill 950 in room 126 of the State Capitol at 9 a.m. The Assembly Committee Water, Parks, and Wildlife will hear Assembly Bill 665 in room 437 of the State Capitol at 9 a.m. Lastly, the Senate Committee on Public Safety will hear three firearm-related bills, pro-gun Senate Bill 566 and anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 707 and Senate Bill 347 in room 3191 of the State Capitol at 9:30 a.m.

Connecticut: Unconstitutional Due Process Bill Rescheduled for Vote Today
As reported yesterday, the Judiciary Committee was expected to vote on an unconstitutional bill that denies due process to gun owners, sponsored by “F-rated” Senator Martin Looney (D-11). However, due to a full committee schedule, that vote is now expected today. Since previously reported, Senate Bill 650’s language has become available, and it is even worse than expected.

REPORT on FLORIDA PRO-GUN BILLS for the Week of April 6-10, 2015
On Thursday, 4/9/2015, two bills, important to gun owners, PASSED the House. One bill now goes to the Governor for his signature and the other bill goes to the Senate. HB-7141 Tax Cut Package by Finance and Tax Committee and Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Shalimar) PASSED by a vote of 112-3 and now goes to the Senate. SB-290 Firearms/Evacuation allows citizens to carry their firearms with them during a mandatory evacuation ordered by the Governor or local government during a declared state of emergency.

New Hampshire: House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Passes Right to Carry Reform Legislation
Yesterday, April 9, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee passed the NRA-backed Right to Carry reform bill by a vote of 10 to 6.

Mississippi Governor Bryant Signs NRA-Backed Pro-Second Amendment Reform Legislation
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant today for signing into law Senate Bill 2394 and Senate Bill 2619. The Senate adopted conference committee reports on SB 2394 on a 49-3 vote and SB 2619 unanimously. The House passed them by margins of 103-15 and 98-18, respectively.


Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda worries Democrats heading into 2016
President Obama said this week that he hasn’t given up on pushing for tighter gun controls, but many of his fellow Democrats in Congress are wishing he would drop it, having concluded that the issue is an electoral loser for them. If anything, they fear the politics are getting worse.


An audience of 70,000: Republican hopefuls aim to please at the NRA convention
Talk about accurate aim. A dozen Republican presidential hopefuls are bound for the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, which begins Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a bodacious and powerful event, expected to draw 70,000 folks intent on affirming their allegiance to guns, guts, fellowship and America — with some prayer, country music and family time to go with it.


Obama gun control push backfires as industry sees unprecedented surge
The American firearms industry is as healthy as ever, seeing an unprecedented surge that has sent production of guns soaring to more than 10.8 million manufactured in 2013 alone — double the total of just three years earlier.


Guns seen as force for self-defense, not a danger, poll shows
Economists who research guns and crime overwhelmingly believe that firearms are a force for protection more than a danger to owners and their surroundings, according to a new poll of the academics.


Bill for concealed carry in evacuations headed to Florida Gov. Rick Scott
Floridians soon could be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in the first two days of an emergency evacuation, even if they don’t have a concealed license to do so.

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