DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, March 27, 2015 LEGAL & LEGISLATION South Carolina: Update on Pro-Gun Bills in Columbia On Wednesday, the “Fraudulent Firearms and Ammunition Purchase Prevention” bill, H. 3116, passed unanimously in the state House of Representatives. H. 3116 is now headed for the state Senate for consideration and committee referral. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Arkansas: Pro-Gun Bills Progress in Legislature, Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk Today, House Bill 1505 passed in the Arkansas Senate by a 33 to 1 vote. HB 1505, introduced by state Representative Michelle Gray (R-62), would remove the absolute prohibition on having a firearm in a vehicle while in certain public parking lots for individuals with a concealed handgun license. TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH Texans should make hunting, fishing rights permanent Hunting and fishing are more than just traditional lifestyles or weekend hobbies in Texas. They’re an economic force. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Idaho: Important Pro-Gun Legislation Heads to Senate Floor Today, the Senate State Affairs Committee passed NRA-backed House Bill 301 by a 7 to 2 vote. HB 301 now heads to the Senate floor for consideration. Please begin contacting your state Senator today in support of this critical fix to the Idaho firearms code. GUN LAWS 84-year-old Right-to-Carry permit holder defends himself and his wife from armed attacker, KOTV, Tulsa, Okla. 03/18/15 84-year-old Doug Jandebeur was walking to his vehicle parked outside his business in Tulsa, Okla. when a man approached him from behind, punched him, and robbed him at gunpoint. After taking Jandebeur’s wallet, the criminal then turned his attention to Jandebeur’s business, where the elderly man’s wife was located. In describing to a local media outlet how he reacted to the threat, Jandebeur stated, “I pulled out my automatic and was getting ready to ventilate him.” Upon seeing the firearm, the armed robber fled the scene. As for Jandebeur’s opinion on the Right-to-Carry, he told reporters, “Anybody who doesn't arm themselves is asking for trouble.” THE LOS ANGELES TIMES California: Appeals court to reconsider ruling against San Diego gun-control rule A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to reconsider a decision that made it easier to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon. THE WASHINGTON POST Sen. Rubio, Rep. Jordan propose repealing D.C. gun control laws Two high-profile Republicans in Congress, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), have introduced legislation that would undo the District’s gun laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS Vermont: House passage likely as Senate backs gun bill An effort to keep guns from criminals and people who have been judged seriously mentally ill has passed a hurdle in the state Senate. THE OREGONIAN Oregon lawmakers introduce bill to expand gun background checks SB 941, dubbed the "Oregon Firearms Safety Act'' and introduced Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Floyd Prozanski, D-Eugene, would expand background check requirements to gun transfers between private individuals, whether through the Internet or personal contact. THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Texas: House panel OKs open carry, but will wait on campus carry A bill that would allow the licensed open carry of handguns in Texas on Thursday sailed out of the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee. THE PORTLAND PRESS HERALD Maine: Proposal to abolish concealed-carry permits is a step forward Imagine what it would be like to live in a state where people didn’t need a government-issued permit to carry a firearm.Would there be shootouts on the street? Gun crime rates soaring? Danger lurking around every corner?Or would it be like every other day here in Maine – where no permit is required to carry a firearm that is openly displayed, and gun crime rates are far below the national average? THE MONTREAL GAZETTE Canada: Supreme Court to rule Friday on Quebec gun-registry challenge For the past three years, a legal battle over long guns has been raging between the federal government and the province of Quebec. The Supreme Court of Canada, the highest court in the country, is expected to bring an end to that battle on Friday morning when it rules on the fate of Quebec’s long-gun registry data. THE HUFFINGTON POST Animal Advocates Cheer As Bill Aimed At High-Kill PETA Shelter Is Signed Into Law A new Virginia law may put PETA's high-kill animal shelter out of the euthanasia business.