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Georgia: Governor Signs Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill into Law

Today, Governor Nathan Deal (R) signed into law House Bill 60 , the most comprehensive pro-gun legislation in state history.  HB 60 passed in the Georgia Senate by a 37-18 vote on March 18 and in the state House of Representatives by a 112-58 vote on March 20.  HB 60 will take effect on July 1, 2014.   Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you! Source: NRA News

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Kansas: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill Signed into Law

Yesterday, Governor Sam Brownback (R) signed House Bill 2578 into law.  As previously reported here, HB 2578 passed unanimously in the Kansas House of Representatives on March 25, language from Senate Bill 447 was incorporated into HB 2578 and passed in the state Senate by a 37-2 vote on April 4, and HB 2578 was concurred by the state House of Representatives by a 102-19 vote on April 5.  HB 2578 takes effect on July 1, 2014. Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you! Source: NRA News

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Oklahoma: Three Pro-Gun Bills Pass and Go to Governor

It has been a busy week for pro-gun legislation in Oklahoma City and your NRA is happy to report that three important bills have passed and been sent to Governor Mary Fallin (R) for her signature. Source: NRA News

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Arizona: Senate approves another gun bill

Under the bill, officers would be required to certify or deny a weapon within 60 days. Kavanagh says some agencies take too long or don’t process the application at all. His original bill called for a 15-day deadline for applications at the local level, but an amendment extended that. Source: NRA News

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Louisiana: House Committee Removes Bill to Repeal Self-Defense Law from Tomorrow’s Agenda

House Bill 826, NRA-opposed legislation sponsored by state Representative Wesley Bishop (D-New Orleans) to repeal Louisiana’s “stand your ground” statute, has been removed from Wednesday’s House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee schedule.  However, another anti-gun measure is on the committee agenda and your help is still needed to stop that one in its tracks! Source: NRA News

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Pennsylvania: Employer Firearm Parking Lot Bans Widespread

Last week, we sent an alert asking Pennsylvania NRA members to report to our State and Local Affairs Division if their employer has a policy which prohibits employees from transporting to/from and storing firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work, and the response has been overwhelming!  Within 24 hours, our office received hundreds of e-mails reporting these types of policies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the local grocery store on the corner.   Source: NRA News

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Georgia: Governor to Sign Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill on Wednesday

This Wednesday, April 23, Governor Nathan Deal (R) will sign House Bill 60 into law, the most comprehensive pro-gun bill in state history.  Once signed into law, HB 60 will take effect on July 1, 2014.   Source: NRA News

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Michigan: Senate Committee to Consider Multiple Pro-Second Amendment Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hear multiple pieces of pro-Second Amendment legislation: the Firearms Record Confidentiality Package, House Bill 5087, and House Bills 5091 and 5092. Source: NRA News

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Virginia: General Assembly to Consider Governor’s Anti-Gun Amendment on Wednesday

This Wednesday, April 23, the Virginia General Assembly is meeting for its reconvened session to consider gubernatorial amendments and vetoes.  It is critical that you contact your state Senator and Delegate and urge them to vote to REJECT the Governor’s anti-gun amendment to Senate Bill 377. Source: NRA News

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Illinois: State officials drop proposed medical pot gun ban

In response to a chorus of calls for cheaper access to medical marijuana, state regulators have proposed lowering the annual registration cost for patients to $100 from $150.The proposed new rules would also eliminate an earlier provision banning medical marijuana patients from owning firearms.

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