CalGunLaws | On Target Legal Resources Online http://www.calgunlaws.com CalGunLaws | On Target Legal Resources Online Tue, 30 May 2017 00:21:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pennsylvania Republican Pushing Ban on Private Gun Sales http://www.calgunlaws.com/pennsylvania-republican-pushing-ban-on-private-gun-sales/ http://www.calgunlaws.com/pennsylvania-republican-pushing-ban-on-private-gun-sales/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 00:21:11 +0000 http://www.calgunlaws.com/?p=36219 Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check.

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Pennsylvania State Rep. Jamie Santora (R-163) is pushing a ban on private gun sales nearly identical to the ones Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action pushed in Washington state, Maine, and Nevada. Santora’s bill would bar the private sales that Americans have enjoyed since the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 and would require that every sale be processed in front of an agent of the government via a background check.

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Gun Owners Attend Second Amendment Rights Rally http://www.calgunlaws.com/gun-owners-attend-second-amendment-rights-rally/ http://www.calgunlaws.com/gun-owners-attend-second-amendment-rights-rally/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 00:19:57 +0000 http://www.calgunlaws.com/?p=36217 Hundreds of gun owners and gun right advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda just one week ago to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg. A number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

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Hundreds of gun owners and gun right advocates were joined by a large bipartisan group of lawmakers in the state Capitol rotunda just one week ago to voice their support for the second amendment rights of Pennsylvania citizens. This was the twelfth annual second amendment rights rally to be held in Harrisburg. A number of nationally noted speakers shared their perspectives on legislative and judicial efforts to protect and preserve the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

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Lawmakers consider major changes to gun laws in Ohio http://www.calgunlaws.com/lawmakers-consider-major-changes-to-gun-laws-in-ohio/ http://www.calgunlaws.com/lawmakers-consider-major-changes-to-gun-laws-in-ohio/#respond Tue, 30 May 2017 00:18:33 +0000 http://www.calgunlaws.com/?p=36215 Gun-rights supporters are pushing for the right to carry concealed weapons in more places in Ohio, eliminate the requirement that people tell cops who stop them that they have a firearm and no longer require someone to retreat from a threat before using a gun.

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Gun-rights supporters are pushing for the right to carry concealed weapons in more places in Ohio, eliminate the requirement that people tell cops who stop them that they have a firearm and no longer require someone to retreat from a threat before using a gun.

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10 ways Michigan lawmakers are aiming to change gun laws http://www.calgunlaws.com/10-ways-michigan-lawmakers-are-aiming-to-change-gun-laws/ http://www.calgunlaws.com/10-ways-michigan-lawmakers-are-aiming-to-change-gun-laws/#respond Sun, 28 May 2017 20:12:46 +0000 http://www.calgunlaws.com/?p=36213 Bills aiming to change Michigan gun laws have ramped up over the past few months in Lansing, with some earning contentious hearings and others waiting in the wings. The greatest number of gun proposals have come from House Republicans. The caucus outlined “defending second amendment rights” as one of its priorities for the 2017-2018 session. “I always go back to Article 1, Section 6 of the state constitution. And there is no doubt that Michigan citizens have a right, constitutionally, to keep and bear arms for the protection of themselves and others,” said House Speaker Tom Leonard, R-Dewitt. ]]> Bills aiming to change Michigan gun laws have ramped up over the past few months in Lansing, with some earning contentious hearings and others waiting in the wings. The greatest number of gun proposals have come from House Republicans. The caucus outlined “defending second amendment rights” as one of its priorities for the 2017-2018 session. “I always go back to Article 1, Section 6 of the state constitution. And there is no doubt that Michigan citizens have a right, constitutionally, to keep and bear arms for the protection of themselves and others,” said House Speaker Tom Leonard, R-Dewitt. ]]> http://www.calgunlaws.com/10-ways-michigan-lawmakers-are-aiming-to-change-gun-laws/feed/ 0 Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals http://www.calgunlaws.com/kansas-legislators-to-reopen-debate-over-guns-at-hospitals/ http://www.calgunlaws.com/kansas-legislators-to-reopen-debate-over-guns-at-hospitals/#respond Sun, 28 May 2017 20:11:23 +0000 http://www.calgunlaws.com/?p=36211 Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities. While the conservative state frequently embraces pro-gun policies, this debate is unique. Even Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP lawmakers who are strong supporters of concealed carry don’t want the exemption for hospitals to disappear, fearing the prospect of guns around mental patients or in areas with specialized equipment.

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Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities. While the conservative state frequently embraces pro-gun policies, this debate is unique. Even Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP lawmakers who are strong supporters of concealed carry don’t want the exemption for hospitals to disappear, fearing the prospect of guns around mental patients or in areas with specialized equipment.

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Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill http://www.calgunlaws.com/tennessee-governor-signs-nra-backed-metal-detector-gun-bill/ http://www.calgunlaws.com/tennessee-governor-signs-nra-backed-metal-detector-gun-bill/#respond Sun, 28 May 2017 20:10:06 +0000 http://www.calgunlaws.com/?p=36209 Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people’s bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam. Opponents of the law, including the cities of Nashville and Knoxville and gun control advocates, contend that it gives local officials bad choices. It also threatens local governments with expensive lawsuits by groups like the National Rifle Association on behalf of anyone who feels slighted by local gun control actions, a “giveaway to the gun lobby,” according to the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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Many Tennessee city and county buildings, parks and buses will either have to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check people’s bags, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns, under a law signed Friday by Gov. Bill Haslam. Opponents of the law, including the cities of Nashville and Knoxville and gun control advocates, contend that it gives local officials bad choices. It also threatens local governments with expensive lawsuits by groups like the National Rifle Association on behalf of anyone who feels slighted by local gun control actions, a “giveaway to the gun lobby,” according to the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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