House Bill 58 will be heard in the House Administration Committee tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. in the House Chamber of Legislative Hall in Dover. If passed by this committee, HB 58 could be voted on by the entire House as early as this Thursday. Sponsored by state Representative Helene Keeley (D-3), HB 58 would prohibit the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer or delivery of magazines with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition. Please contact members of the House Administration Committee TODAY and your own state Representative, and respectfully urge them to oppose House Bill 58.
An anti-gun bill that will criminalize the private transfer of handguns and certain semi-automatic rifles at gun shows will likely be heard this week or next in the House Rules Committee. House File 285, introduced by state Representative John Lesch (DFL-66B), passed in the House Public Safety, Finance and Policy Committee by a 10 to 8 vote on April 8 after being amended to include a ban on private sales. If HF 285 passes in the House Rules Committee, it will be eligible for final consideration on the House floor as early as this week.
This Thursday, May 2, the Alabama House of Representatives is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 286. SB 286 recently passed in the House Commerce and Small Business Committee by a 6 to 2 vote. State Representative Ed Henry (R-9) offered a substitute for Senate Bill 286 in committee, and this will be the version of this bill that will considered on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives this Thursday.
Elderly business owner defends wife, fells attacker, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. 04/28/13
Alfred and Sylvia Armen were tending to their music store, Armen’s House of Music, in Bethel Park, Pa. when a man, who had just been inside the store, returned with a club. The criminal struck 71-year-old Sylvia in the head, prompting a physical altercation between 73-year-old Alfred and the attacker. During the struggle, Alfred was able to retrieve a .38-caliber revolver and shoot the criminal, killing him.
Sylvia and Alfred suffered minor injuries during the incident, but Sylvia assured local media that she is “a tough cookie.”
As gun owners across the South prepare to gather in Houston for the 142nd NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits next weekend, I want to thank the 5 million members of the NRA for all they do to make America safe and free.If you’re an NRA member, you deserve to be proud.Because today, yet again, it’s NRA members and the millions who agree with us – not the press or some in the political ranks – who are doing the thankless and heroic work of standing up for freedom. And it’s NRA members who are demanding proven solutions – instead of empty soundbites and slogans – that will make Americans safer.
Bill Clinton, burned badly in 1994 on the issue of gun control, warned President Obama earlier this year that he was setting himself up for a fall. But Obama did not listen. “A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the people proposing these things,” Clinton counseled Democratic donors in January. “I know because I come from this world.” The current president most definitely does not.
In 1863 President Lincoln signed a congressional charter creating the National Academy of Sciences. Now, 150 years later, President Obama is enlisting NAS to implement an item in his January 16 plan to change the lives of America’s 100 million gun owners. He has directed the Centers for Disease Control to resume research on gun injuries and deaths, and the NAS’s Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a public workshop last week specifically tasked with shaping the direction of the CDC’s firearm research.Government funded gun research was openly biased in the 1990s. CDC officials unabashedly supported gun bans, used CDC funds to advocate strict gun control, and poured millions of taxpayer dollars into funding “research” that was in fact advocacy — thinly disguised medical journal hit pieces against gun ownership. Congress investigated and in 1997 forbade the use of CDC funds “to advocate or promote gun control.”
Accidental shooting deaths have declined since 1981, with just 609 nationwide in 2010, the last year of available data. To say it another way, accidental deaths from guns have fallen nearly 70 percent in the last 30 years.This incredible success story has not received much attention because it is attributable, in large measure, to efforts of the NRA’s education and training division, which has led the way in providing firearm training to millions of men, women and children.
Arizona cities and counties that hold community gun buyback events will have to sell the surrendered weapons instead of destroying them under a bill Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Monday.
One of the top pro gun bills before Texas lawmakers this session was green lighted Monday for a House floor vote this weekend, and a top backer predicted approval there for the plan to allow concealed weapons permit holders to carry their handguns into college classrooms.