DAILY ALERT FOR Thursday, February 05, 2015 LEGAL & LEGISLATION Maryland: Reminder that Second Annual 2A Tuesday is being Held on February 10 On Tuesday, February 10, the NRA-ILA, along with Maryland Shall Issue, the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, and the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association,will be holding the second annual "2A Tuesday.” As a rally and lobby day, “2A Tuesday” is an opportunity for Maryland Second Amendment supporters to meet with their legislators, and introduce themselves to the newly elected Delegates and Senators serving their first term in Annapolis. NEWS HUNTING NRA Backs Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced its support for The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). This legislation seeks to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, shooting and fishing. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Michigan: Air Gun Reclassification Package Reintroduced in the House Today, the House components of last session’s “Air Gun Reclassification Package” have been reintroduced in the Michigan House of Representatives. The House components include House Bills 4151, 4152, 4153, 4154, 4155 and 4156. These bills have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee and are expected to receive a hearing next Tuesday, February 10. BREITBART Woman tells Everytown: Quit using my sister, a gun would have saved her In 2013, Jessie Doyle Cavett was shot and killed by her estranged husband, Josh Cavett. When Everytown for Gun Safety recently called Jessie’s sister–Jennie Cochran–to get permission to use the story to push gun control, Cochran told them not to use the story “for anything.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Montana Senate narrowly endorses campus carry The state Senate narrowly endorsed a bill Wednesday that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses in Montana. THE INTELLIGENCER Pennsylvania: Doylestown Township repeals gun-carrying prohibitions Doylestown Township supervisors approved a change in the township’s code Tuesday night to delete prohibitions against carrying firearms in parks or on other township property, but the code will still prohibit the discharge of firearms in those locations. THE EXPRESS-TIMES Pennsylvania: Allentown repeals its gun laws under threat of lawsuits Allentown City Council on Wednesday repealed all city ordinances dealing with firearms in the wake of lawsuits filed statewide challenging local gun laws. THE MORNING CALL Pennsylvania: Bethlehem poised to repeal $2 gun fee As gun rights groups galvanize around a new Pennsylvania law making it easier to challenge local gun laws, Bethlehem City Council this week began the process of removing an old gun permit fee from its books. THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL Nevada: Gun owners jam Assembly hearing on locking guns in vehicles Gun owners packed an Assembly hearing Wednesday to support a bill that would allow people to have guns on school grounds in their vehicles.“This is not a campus carry bill,” Assembly Speaker John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas, said of his proposal, Assembly Bill 2. THE DETROIT FREE PRESS Michigan: Senate approves gun bill without PPO provision The first bill to get a vote in the state Legislature this year would abolish the county boards that determine whether a person can get a concealed weapons permit. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Washington: Ivory Regulation Bill Passes Out of Committee with Amendments Although House Bill 1131 was weakened by various amendments on Tuesday in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, we aren’t out of the woods yet. This misguided attempt to end the illegal ivory trade, by restricting the trade in legal ivory, passed out of committee on Tuesday on an 8 to 5 vote. THE RUTLAND HERALD Vermont: Gun seller may sue for defamation A firearms dealer accused by a gun safety group of not conducting background checks is mulling a lawsuit for defamation of character. THE GAZETTE Gun bills pass, fail Colorado Legislature committees as expected After a grueling day of emotional testimony, a state House committee killed five bills Monday targeting gun rights, nearly quashing a Republican effort to repeal controversial gun legislation from 2013. THE HARTFORD COURANT Connecticut: Proposal to take away guns from people subject to temporary restraining orders Two years after Connecticut passed one of the nation's toughest gun-control laws, advocates are pushing for a new bill that would allow the removal of guns and ammunition from a person subject to a temporary restraining order, without a hearing by a judge. THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH Virginia: Senate defeats bill to allow guns on school property in off hours The state Senate on Monday defeated a measure that would have allowed firearms on school property during nonschool activities, but it passed a bill that would let Virginians with valid concealed-carry handgun permits transport loaded shotguns or rifles in their vehicles. LEGAL & LEGISLATION West Virginia: NRA-Backed “Shall Sign” Legislation Passes Senate Today, the West Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 284 with an added floor amendment further benefiting law-abiding gun owners.