Jun
06
Judge sides with county board; strikes down part of Fla. gun law

Florida Gov. Rick Scott does not have the power to remove Palm Beach County commissioners from office for trying to preempt a state gun law that took effect in 2011, a Leon County circuit judge has ruled.Circuit Judge John C. Cooper, in an order released Thursday, ruled that provisions in the law allowing the governor to remove county commissioners from office are “unconstitutional” and “a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers.’’
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Jun
27
New Mexico: Santa Fe City Council Votes Down Gun Magazine Ban on a 6-2 Vote

Last night, citing concerns about enforceability and the potential for a lawsuit based on a violation of the firearms preemption clause in the state constitution, the Santa Fe City Council defeated Bill 2013-27.  If enacted, this local ordinance would have outlawed the future possession, sale or transfer of standard capacity magazines that are compatible with commonly-owned self-defense pistols and rifles used by recreational and competitive shooters.
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Jan
07
Calls from Gun Owners Overwhelm the Illinois State House – Legislators Back Down from Vote on Semiautomatic Firearms and Magazine Ban for Now

Last night, anti-gun legislators in the Illinois House were scheduled to vote on an amendment to Senate Bill 2899 which would have turned this bill into a semiautomatic firearms/magazine ban and registration scheme (previously reported by NRA-ILA here).  However, in a large part thanks to your telephone calls and e-mail messages, the Illinois House decided that it would not vote on the anti-gun amendment to SB 2899, and did not even hear this amendment in committee.   The announcement of this decision was made by state Representative Elaine Nekritz, Chairman of the House committee where this bill had been sent.  To view this announcement, please click here – she says it herself — your calls and e-mails made a difference!
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