DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, June 02, 2015 NEWS Ruger's "2 Million Gun Challenge" to Benefit NRA-ILA Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has pledged to donate $2 to the NRA for each new Ruger firearm sold between the 2015 and 2016 NRA Annual Meetings, with the goal of giving $4 million. Ruger's donation will benefit the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). "We're bringing back the One Million Gun Challenge with a twist," said Ruger CEO Mike Fifer. "Our goal is to sell 2 million firearms in a 12-month period. With that, we pledge to donate not one, but two dollars to the NRA for every new firearm sold. We accomplished our goals to support the NRA in 2012, and with the help of our loyal customers, we believe we can do it again." LEGAL & LEGISLATION Maine: House Passes “Constitutional/Permitless Carry” Legislation On Monday, June 1st, the Maine House of Representatives passed the “Constitutional/Permitless Carry” legislation by an 83-62 vote. GUN LAWS Armed cabbie fights off pair of knife-wielding robbers, Florida Today, Brevard County, Fla. May 30, 2015 Two men hailed a cab in Sebastian, Fla. then attempted to rob the driver at knife-point. The cabbie responded by retrieving a gun and shooting one of the criminals, prompting them both to flee. Police captured the wounded criminal after following a blood trail to his nearby home. Police were also able to capture the other thief. The wounded criminal later died. LEGAL & LEGISLATION North Carolina: Second Amendment Affirmation Act to be Considered by the Full House House Bill 562, the Second Amendment Affirmation Act, could be considered by the full North Carolina House of Representatives any day, perhaps as early as tomorrow. As previously reported, H 562 has faced opposition from anti-gun extremists such as former New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg who continue to funnel out-of-state money into North Carolina to promote a deceptive, misinformation campaign. It is critical that state Representatives hear from gun owners and sportsmen who support this legislation! ******** THE HILL Administration preps new gun regulations The Justice Department plans to move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration. ******** AL.COM Bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance or pay $10,000 fine There's been a surge of gun-control legislation in Congress in recent weeks. The latest efforts would require gun owners to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon or face a fine of up to $10,000. ******** THE ALEXANDRIA TOWN TALK Sen. Vitter (R-La.): Obama biggest threat to 2nd Amendment U.S. Sen. David Vitter expressed strong support for the Second Amendment on Thursday in Alexandria and said the biggest threat to the constitutional right to bear arms is the Obama administration. THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Texas: Open carry bill goes to governor The open carrying of handguns in Texas is just a signature away from becoming law as the House and Senate voted in rapid succession Friday to send the contentious bill to Gov. Greg Abbott. THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE Texas GOP pushes through 'campus carry' as Legislature ends The Texas Legislature wound down Sunday by lifting a ban on firearms on college campuses after years of thwarted attempts, putting a final conservative stamp on new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's debut that included tax cuts and a dramatic rise in border security spending. THE RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL Nevada: Key gun bill awaits Gov. Sandoval's signature One of the most important gun bills of the 2015 Legislature has been placed on Gov. Brian Sandoval's desk with little fanfare, awaiting his signature to become law. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nevada Legislature: Assembly OKs revived bill allowing more guns on colleges Nevada Assembly members have again approved a hot-button bill allowing concealed weapon permit holders to bring firearms onto college campuses.Assembly members voted 26-16 to approve AB487 on Friday. The measure now moves to the Senate. THE STAR EXPONENT New law will restore gun rights for some Virginia felons A new state law going into effect July 1 will restore the gun rights of some convicted felons, though not without controversy.Sponsored by Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, House Bill 2286 allows any person who had their rights fully restored in another state to possess firearms in Virginia. GQ MAGAZINE Vince Vaughn defends gun rights "I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's not about duck hunting; it's about the ability of the individual. It's the same reason we have freedom of speech."