Jun
29
New Jersey: Final Gun Control Legislation Passes Senate and Awaits Governor Chris Christie’s Signature

This week, the New Jersey Legislature took final action on the remaining “centerpiece” gun bill, Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s Senate Bill 2723 / Assembly Bill 4182.  This legislation passed the Assembly on a 43-34 vote on Monday and the Senate on a partisan vote of 22-16 on Thursday.  This bill now moves to Governor Christie’s (R) desk to await consideration.  Contact Governor Christie to request his veto of S 2723 AND the .50 caliber ban bill Assembly Bill 3659 / Senate Bill 2178, which also received final approval this past week.
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May
18
Kansas: Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Gun Control Advocacy Sent to State House for Final Approval

As the state legislature’s veto session comes to a close, a vital pro-gun reform passed in the Kansas Senate yesterday by a 31 to 6 vote. House Bill 2162, which was recently amended to include the language in the NRA-supported Senate Bill 45, will now go to the state House of Representatives for a final vote which could be held as early as this Monday.
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May
07
Texas House Gives Final Approval to Impressive Number of Pro-Second Amendment Bills

Gun owners’ patience and persistence was rewarded on Saturday and yesterday, as the Texas House of Representatives led by Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) gave approval to a wide range of pro-gun legislation while the NRA Annual Meeting was underway in Houston.  Most of these bills passed overwhelmingly, in spite of repeated attempts by anti-gun members of the minority party to kill some of these measures by raising parliamentary “points of order” against them for alleged violations of House rules.  Many violations are procedural in nature, involving the committee process and committee reports.  Thanks to the meticulous work of House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee Chairman Joe Pickett (D-El Paso) and his staff, none of the points were sustained, and debate and votes on the bills were allowed to proceed on the House floor.
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Apr
29
Hawaii: Conference Committee Sends Bill Requiring Background Checks on Legally Possessed Firearms Back to House and Senate for Final Approval

The conference committee tasked with reconciling the House and Senate versions of Senate Bill 69 reached a decision last week, sending their recommended version back to both legislative chambers for approval.  Both chambers will vote on this bill tomorrow.  
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