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While reports about the House passing House Bill 1927, NRA-backed permitless carry legislation, dominated the news this week, there are a number of other significant pro-Second Amendment measures that are progressing through the legislative process as well.  We thank the authors of this important legislation for their work to push these initiatives through their respective legislative chambers! This week the Texas Senate
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Helena-West Helena Mayor Kevin Smith sent me a message this morning about the “Arkansas Sovereignty” law heading to Governor Hutchinson that declares the state won’t enforce gun laws it believes to be unconstitutional. The governor has said these laws trouble him. A veto likely would be speedily overridden, however. This would bring to pass just
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On Friday, April 16th, House Majority Leader Representative Cathy Tilton and 14 Second Amendment supporting co-sponsors introduced HB 179, NRA-backed legislation to protect Alaskans from infringements on their right to keep and bear arms during times of emergency, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact your State Representative and ask them to SUPPORT House Bill 179. House Bill
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Written by John Cole, Managing Editor and PoliticsPA Staff House Speaker Bryan Cutler announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. Here is the Playbook.  Cutler Tests Positive for COVID-19: House Speaker Bryan Cutler announced in a statement on Thursday morning that he tested positive for COVID-19. Dickinson Announces Rematch Vs Doyle: The law professor at
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President Biden’s commission to evaluate proposed overhauls to the Supreme Court is planning to tackle potential changes that range far beyond the hotly disputed proposal to expand the number of justices, according to people familiar with the matter. Named last week, the 36-member, ideologically diverse commission is expected to meet on Friday for a private
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Early Thursday evening, on a 84-56 vote, the Texas House gave initial approval to House Bill 1927, by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), an NRA-backed permitless carry proposal that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry a handgun without a state-issued License To Carry (LTC).  This is the first time a permitless carry bill has been debated by, and passed out of, one legislative
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Earlier this week, the Senate voted to pass House bill 1366 and House Bill 31. The bills will now be transmitted to Governor David Ige for his consideration. Please contact Gov. Ige and ask him to veto HB 1366 and HB 31. House Bill 1366, sponsored by Patrick Branco (D-50), amends language regarding home-built firearms passed last