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MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said "nobody in America has suggested banning any guns" during coverage Thursday of new gun control measures in New Zealand, although in fact many people in America have suggested banning types of guns. "Nobody in America has suggested banning any guns, but we have so many guns in this country that it causes other problems, right?" he asked, going on to discuss a recent NBC News report on the prevalence of suicide by guns in the United States. Velshi's comment is curious, given the intense wave of support for gun control measures on the left, particularly in the past year since the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Florida.
Posted: March 22, 2019, 2:16 pm
The Utah Legislature has adjourned from its 2019 Legislative session.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 10:30 pm
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed House Bill 325 and 357 by a party line 6 to 4 vote. 
Posted: March 21, 2019, 7:16 pm
NRA applauds the Vermont Superior Court for allowing a lawsuit challenging the State's ban on standard capacity magazines to proceed. 
Posted: March 21, 2019, 6:58 pm
Judge Mary Miles Teachout says attorneys arguing for and against a high-capacity magazine ban in Vermont need to fight it out in court before she decides on the constitutionality of a law passed last year. The state filed a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the gun owners and sellers bringing the case did not have legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of the ban. Attorneys representing the gun owners were seeking a summary judgement, arguing that the facts of the case proved beyond debate that the ban is unconstitutional.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 5:54 pm
New Zealand moved with relative light-speed political urgency to ban semiautomatic weapons in the wake of Friday’s massacre at two Christchurch mosques, sparking a discussion in Washington: If a ban could happen there, could it also happen here? Democrats looking for a similar path will face different obstacles in a country where gun rights enshrined in the Constitution have been impervious to a row of mass killings. New Zealand has a tradition of hunting and shooting as sport similar to the United States, but there is no legal provision to own weapons for self-defense.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 4:14 pm
On March 20th, Senate Bill 119 was amended by the House Public Policy Committee and passed by a vote of 13-0 to include language that was originally in House Bill 1643.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 2:16 pm
Savannah Lindquist desperately tried to remember what she’d learned in the women’s self-defense class. She jerked her wrists, fighting to break her attacker’s grasp. She couldn’t.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 2:15 pm
Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said late Wednesday the U.S. must follow New Zealand's lead in banning assault weapons, and it should do so by taking on the National Rifle Association — which swiftly rejected the call. “This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand's lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States"
Posted: March 21, 2019, 2:12 pm
On March 20th, the Washington Superior Court rejected the defendant’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the NRA and Second Amendment Foundation against the City of Edmonds to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance passed by the City Council.  The lawsuit can now proceed.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 1:42 pm
Second Amendment rights in Oregon are under attack like never before and it is critical that every NRA member and Second Amendment supporter takes an active role to fight back.  Local Oregon businesses Radian Weapons and Noveske Rifleworks hope you will join them in Salem for the Defend the 2nd rally where law-abiding citizens will remind their elected lawmakers who they work for and tell them to end this assault on our Constitutional rights.
Posted: March 21, 2019, 1:18 pm

NSSF Legislative Action Alerts

From the National Shooting Sports Foundation

Firearms microstamping, signed into by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) in October 2007 and slated to take effect this New Year's Day (2010), is not in effect since the technology remains encumbered by patents.
Posted: January 5, 2010, 2:14 pm
Support S. 941/H.R. 2296 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2009
Posted: December 7, 2009, 10:29 pm
As demand for ammunition continues to outpace supply, it is critically important that an amendment authored by Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) to a seemingly obscure hazardous material bill (HR 4016) be attached to the legislation during consideration on the House floor.
Posted: December 7, 2009, 10:29 pm