DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, April 17, 2015 LEGAL & LEGISLATION Oregon: UPDATE Anti-Gun Bills Moving Through Legislature, Your Action Needed Today, the Oregon Senate Judiciary committee passed Senate Bill 913 as amended. SB 913, the ivory regulation bill, was introduced with the intent of curbing poaching and helping to end the illegal ivory trade. LEGAL & LEGISLATION North Carolina: Update on Firearm-Related Bills in Raleigh The NRA-backed omnibus pro-gun bill, House Bill 562, is still awaiting consideration by the House Judiciary I Committee. This comprehensive reform bill seeks to make a number of critical pro-gun reforms, and we hope that it will be given a hearing soon. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Tennessee: Park Carry Legislation Passes Both Houses, Heading to Governor Your NRA-ILA is pleased to report that House Bill 995’s conference committee majority report has passed both houses of the Tennessee legislature. After a long process of debate between both the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives, HB 995, NRA-backed park carry legislation, was sent to a conference committee earlier this week. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Minnesota: Pro-Gun Bills Pass House, Head to Senate Your NRA-ILA is pleased to report that multiple pro-gun bills passed yesterday in the Minnesota House of Representatives. House File 830, House File 372, House File 1434, and House File 722 have all been sent to the Senate for committee referral. These measures continue to need your strong support as they move through the legislative process! THE HILL Grassley: DOJ gun ban unfair to veterans The Obama administration is unfairly blocking tens of thousands of military veterans from owning guns, a Republican senator is charging.The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is filled with military veterans who are essentially banned from owning guns, even though they may not be a danger to society, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) wrote this week in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. THE HERALD AND NEWS Oregon: Josephine Sheriff says proposed gun check law won't be enforced Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel today repeated his position that a proposed state law expanding gun background checks to cover private sales does not seem in line with the County Charter, and that he does not plan to enforce it if it is approved by the Oregon Legislature. THE OREGONIAN Gun advocates hit three Oregon lawmakers with recall petitions -- warn more could be coming Gun rights activists troubled by surging legislation meant to expand background checks for gun sales have filed recall petitions against three Oregon lawmakers. And they warn more could be on the way. THE KNOXVILLE NEWS Tennessee: House passes Right-to-Carry in parks bill Tennessee lawmakers gave final legislative approval Thursday to the bill allowing handgun-carry permit holders to go armed in local parks regardless of local ordinances against guns in parks. POLITIFACT Which state has the most carry permits? Facing a long list of GOP presidential contenders at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush touted his own pro-gun rights record.