DAILY ALERT FOR Saturday, February 07, 2015 LEGAL & LEGISLATION Colorado: Bill to Repeal Magazine Ban Introduced in State Senate Due to the unfortunate and politically motivated dismissal of House Bill 1009 by anti-gun legislators in the House Committee on State, Veterans and Military Affairs earlier this week, Senators Chris Holbert (R-30) and John Cooke (R-13) have reintroduced legislation today that would repeal the rights-infringing legislation passed into law during the 2013 legislative session that arbitrarily limits the number of rounds of ammunition you can use to protect yourself and your family to 15. LEGAL & LEGISLATION West Virginia: NRA-Backed Legislation Moves in Charleston This week in Charleston has seen positive movement for three pro-gun bills. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Arkansas: Campus Carry Bill Defeated in Committee Yesterday, House Bill 1077, an NRA-supported bill that seeks to allow staff members of public colleges and universities with valid Right to Carry permits to carry a firearm for personal protection while on school property, failed to pass out of the House Committee on Education. The vote was 10-10, with all Republican members of the committee voting for the bill, and all Democrats voting against it. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Wyoming: Repeal Gun Free Zones Act Needs Your Help! House Bill 114, introduced by Representative Allen Jaggi (R-19), passed in the Wyoming House of Representatives earlier this week by an overwhelming 42-17 vote, and would eliminate specific “gun free zones” in Wyoming, respecting the right of law-abiding concealed carry permit holders to lawfully carry in any meeting of a government entity, any public K-12 school and on the campus of any public college or university. NEWS Pakistani Teachers Arm Themselves after Taliban School Massacre Back in November, we reported on Israeli Public Security Minister, Yitzhak Aharonovitch, announcing a decision to relax the rules governing the carrying of firearms in the wake of the murder of four Orthodox Jewish men and a police officer in a West Jerusalem Temple by terrorists armed with knives, axes and a gun. We noted then that Israeli officials had rightly recognized the protective benefits of "good guys" with guns. NEWS Important "Ivory" Bill Introduced U.S. Representative Don Young (R-Alaska-At Large) recently introduced H.R. 697, a bill that would prevent the Obama Administration from banning the U.S. sale and trade of legally owned ivory, as well as ensure that sport-hunted elephant trophies can be imported from countries with sustainable elephant populations. NEWS Mementos Reveal Civil Rights Icon's Exposure to Armed Self-Defense On Wednesday, the Library of Congress made the Rosa Parks Collection available to researchers. The compilation includes 2,500 photos and 7,500 manuscripts pertaining to the civil rights icon. Among these documents is a short autobiographical piece highlighting some of Parks’ early experiences with armed self-defense. NEWS Eleven-Year-Old Thwarts Home Invasion According to the FBI's 2013 crime report for the nation, in the United States, there’s a violent crime every 27.1 seconds, a robbery every 1.5 minutes and a burglary every 16.4 seconds. We all hope crime won't happen to us, but would you be ready if your home or family were next? Fortunately for one quick thinking young girl, she was ready, and was able to protect herself and do just enough to thwart a home invasion. LEGAL & LEGISLATION New Hampshire: Right to Carry Reform Legislation to be Heard on Senate Floor Next Thursday Next Thursday, the New Hampshire Senate will consider and vote on Senate Bill 116, NRA-backed Right to Carry reform legislation. It is critical that you begin contacting your state Senator immediately and urging him or her to support this important update to New Hampshire firearm laws. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Virginia: Report on Legislative Action for the Week of February 6 Today, the Virginia House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee took up the following pro-gun bills: LEGAL & LEGISLATION Arizona: State Preemption Bill Scheduled for Hearings Senate Bill 1291, the state preemption bill, is scheduled for two hearings next week. The first hearing is in the Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility on Tuesday, February 10, at 9:00 a.m., in SHR 3 of the State Capitol. The second hearing will be in the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Military and Technology on Wednesday, February 11, at 9:00 a.m., in SHR 1. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Montana: Campus Carry Bill Narrowly Passes Senate, Moves to House of Representatives Yesterday, the Montana Senate passed Senate Bill 143 by a 26 to 23 vote. Sponsored by Senator Cary Smith (R-27), SB 143 would prohibit restrictions on firearms that forbid law-abiding adults to protect themselves on college and university campuses. HUNTING LEGAL & LEGISLATION Nevada: Proposed Closures to Recreational Shooting in Las Vegas-Pahrump Area of Nevada The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) to guide future management of 3.1 million acres of public land by the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices in southern Nevada. The RMP will affect where recreational shooting will be allowed in the planning area. LEGAL & LEGISLATION South Dakota: Pro-Gun HB 1096 Passes House, Heads to Senate Yesterday, the South Dakota House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed House Bill 1096 by a 52 to 15 vote. HB 1096 will now head to the Senate where it will be assigned to a committee. THE HARTFORD COURANT Lawmakers introduce magazine ban The bill would ban large capacity ammunition clips for everyone but military members and law enforcement officers. It was introduced by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, in the House and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., in the Senate. THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH Virginia: House panel scraps more gun-control bills In a final sweeping move before crossover, Tuesday’s deadline for each chamber to act on its own bills, a GOP-controlled House of Delegates panel on Thursday voted down the last remaining gun-control measures proposed or supported by Gov. Terry McAuliffe. THE NEW YORK TIMES Gun Debate Reignites in Colorado Two years after Colorado tightened its gun laws in response to mass shootings at a Connecticut elementary school and a suburban Denver movie theater, newly empowered Republicans here at the State Capitol are trying to repeal those measures, reviving an emotional debate over gun violence. THE IDAHO STATESMAN Idaho bill would allow concealed guns without a permit Idaho residents would be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit under a new bill introduced by the House State Affairs Committee on Thursday. THE PATRIOT-NEWS Pennsylvania: Harrisburg tries to shoot down lawsuit that threatens city gun ordinances Attorneys representing Harrisburg will face a gun rights group in Dauphin County Court Friday in an effort to shoot down a lawsuit that threatens the city's finances and gun ordinances. THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL Kansas: Parts of public buildings could be off-limits to concealed weapons under bill Officials could designate parts of public buildings off-limits to concealed weapons, law enforcement and civic associations told lawmakers Thursday. THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Texas: Concealed carry laws unjustly exclude colleges Most arguments against the legalization of licensed concealed carry of handguns on Texas college campuses hinge on the belief that campuses are unique environments requiring unique rules.Opponents of “campus carry” perform all manner of verbal gymnastics to explain why a trained, licensed, carefully screened adult (age 21 or above) who regularly and without incident carries a concealed handgun at a municipal library, a private health club and a Luby’s cafeteria would do immeasurable harm by carrying the same concealed handgun at a university library, a student recreation center or a campus cafeteria.