In recent weeks, Shall Sign legislation has advanced in a number of states across the country. On April 2, Governor Herbert signed House Bill 373 into law, making Utah the first state this session to pass this type of legislation. On April 11, Gov. Beshear of Kentucky signed House Bill 128 into law, an omnibus … Continue reading "SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW IN FOUR STATES"

At noon today, Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) signed NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60  into law. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. Included in the bill is a provision to legalize suppressor use while hunting. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2014. … Continue reading "GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW"

Yesterday, ATF Deputy Assistant Director Marvin Richardson issued a letter to eForms users, breaking the near two week radio silence on the future of the eForms system. ATF took the eForms system down nearly two weeks ago, with little to no public acknowledgement as to why or when it would come back. There were many … Continue reading "An Update on ATF eForms"

Iowa House File 2381, a bill which sought to legalize the possession and ownership of firearm suppressors in Iowa, was denied a hearing in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee chaired by Senator Thomas Courtney (D-44), and is no longer active. HF 2381, formerly known as HF 384, passed the Iowa State House by an 83-16 margin. The … Continue reading "IOWA: CONTACT CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IMMEDIATELY"

Yesterday, the Kansas State Senate voted unanimously to pass NRA and ASA backed House Bill 2578, with amendment, by a final tally of 40 – 0.  The bill, which already passed the House 123 – 0, seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens in Kansas would receive their CLEO signature within 15 days of submitting their NFA application. … Continue reading "KANSAS: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES SENATE, GOES TO HOUSE FOR CONCURRENCE"

Just before midnight on Thursday, the Georgia House of Representatives voted to pass NRA and ASA backed House Bill 60 by a final tally of 112-58. It is one of the most comprehensive gun bills to pass in the state of Georgia. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on Tuesday, spent the majority of Thursday in … Continue reading "GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR HUNTING BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR"

Last night, the Georgia State Senate took a major step forward on critical suppressor hunting legislation when it voted to pass House Bill 60 with amendments by a 37-18 vote. State Senator Bill Heath (R-31), the original sponsor of SB 93, successfully introduced the amendment to repeal the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while … Continue reading "GEORGIA: SUPPRESSOR LANGUAGE ATTACHED TO HB 60, IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED"

Just before midnight on Thursday, the Utah State Senate voted unanimously to pass ASA backed House Bill 373, with amendment, by a final tally of 27 – 0 – 2.  Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox (R-7) and Sen. Mark Madsen (R-13), the bill seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens within the state would receive their CLEO … Continue reading "UTAH: SHALL SIGN BILL PASSES LEGISLATURE, GOES TO GOVERNOR"

Today is the last day of session for the Utah State Legislature. As such, Utah House Bill 373, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox (R-7), must pass the Senate by midnight.  The bill seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens within the state would receive their CLEO signature within 15 days of submitting their NFA application. … Continue reading "UTAH: SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION MUST PASS BY MIDNIGHT"

Utah House Bill 373, sponsored by Rep. Ryan Wilcox (R-7), will likely come up for a vote on the Utah Senate Floor on Wednesday afternoon.  The bill seeks to ensure that law abiding citizens within the state would receive their CLEO signature within 15 days of submitting their NFA application. Although we expect HB 373 … Continue reading "UTAH: SHALL SIGN LEGISLATION SCHEDULED FOR SENATE VOTE"