DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 02, 2015
DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Late last night, the Nevada Legislature adjourned their legislative session sine die and today, Governor Brian Sandoval signed pro-gun Senate Bill 175 and Senate Bill 240 into law. The 2015 legislative session was a successful year for gun owners in the Silver State as huge improvements were made to Nevada’s gun laws.
NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Victory for Gun Rights in Nevada
Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law National Rifle Association (NRA) backed legislation that dramatically improves Nevada’s gun laws by ensuring consistency across the state. This historic legislation ends the antiquated “blue card” system in Clark County, expands recognition of out-of-state permits, improves self-defense laws by expanding the Castle Doctrine to vehicles and provides civil liability protection when justified force is used.
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has pledged to donate $2 to the NRA for each new Ruger firearm sold between the 2015 and 2016 NRA Annual Meetings, with the goal of giving $4 million. Ruger’s donation will benefit the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “We’re bringing back the One Million Gun Challenge with a twist,” said Ruger CEO Mike Fifer. “Our goal is to sell 2 million firearms in a 12-month period. With that, we pledge to donate not one, but two dollars to the NRA for every new firearm sold. We accomplished our goals to support the NRA in 2012, and with the help of our loyal customers, we believe we can do it again.”
Anti-gun Democrats are looking to place new restrictions on who can use handguns. The handgun bill would require gun manufacturers to install smart gun technology on all new handguns, starting in five years. Within 10 years, gun dealers would also be required to retrofit used handguns with smart gun technology.
This week, the New Hampshire Senate is expected to concur on Right-to-Carry reform legislation, Senate Bill 116. This NRA-backed bill will then go to the Governor for her consideration.
LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Texas: Major Victories for Gun Owners in the Lone Star State as Legislature Adjourns
As the Texas Legislature adjourns for 2015, the National Rifle Association is proud to have supported numerous successful bills on behalf of its more than 500,000 members throughout the state.
Your NRA has learned that House Leadership may be considering removing language from pro-gun House Bill 562 that would eliminate North Carolina’s outdated pistol purchase permit. This provision would replace the permit with the FBI’s Instant Criminal Background Check System currently used in a majority of states.
A man who a day earlier had been caught stealing from Magnet Package Store in Rockdale County, Ga. returned to the store with a gun and began firing. The attacker shot and killed the store owner and a customer. However, Right-to-Carry permit holder Todd Scott was inside the store during the attack, drew his firearm and fired at the criminal. The armed citizen’s gunfire prompted the shooter to flee. After being driven out of the liquor store, the crazed gunman returned home, where he killed his parents before being shot to death in a gun battle with police. Recalling the incident in an interview with local television station WSB-TV, Scott said, “At that moment I said if this guy’s capable of this, he’s capable of just taking care of everybody in here. So I just stood straight up and started firing.” Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said of Scott and the shooting, “It didn’t appear he cared who he shot and where he was shooting until someone was shooting back at him… I consider [Scott] to be a hero, because although we did have a fatality at that location, he did save some other lives that were inside that business.” Scott went on to add, “I’m not a hero. Just did what I think I should have done. I hope I saved some lives… I definitely wasn’t going to lie on that floor and take it. Not with a gun in my hand.”
THE RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL
Nevada: Time running out for ‘campus carry’ at Legislature
The “emergency” campus-carry bill, which would allow those with concealed weapons permits to carry guns of Nevada’s university and college campuses, appears to be dead with one more day remaining in the 2015 regular session of the Legislature.
The Kansas Senate sent the governor a bill Monday to limit local government control over gun sellers.
THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
Maine a step closer to no-permit concealed handguns
A bill that would allow Mainers to carry a concealed handgun without a permit moved a step closer to becoming law Monday when it cleared a key vote in the House of Representatives.
THE WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
New York: St. Lawrence County adopts new pistol license law; hundreds turn out to lobby for it
Applause erupted Monday night after St. Lawrence County legislators voted 14-1 for a new local law that loosens rules regarding who is eligible to obtain an unrestricted carry-and-conceal pistol license.