DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, February 24, 2015 LEGAL & LEGISLATION Washington: Radical Anti-Gun Bill Passes First Committee by One Vote, Up for Another Vote on Wednesday Last Thursday, February 19, the House Committee on Judiciary passed House Bill 1857, sponsored by Laurie Jinkins (D-27), with an amendment by a narrow 7 to 6 vote. This bill has since been referred to the House Committee on General Government and Information Technology and has been scheduled for executive action on Wednesday, February 25, at 8:00 am. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Nebraska: Stand Your Ground Legislation to be Heard Friday in Judiciary Committee This Friday, February 27, the Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing on Legislative Bill 612, which makes a critical improvement to self-defense laws in Nebraska. WASHINGTON TIMES Mall of America urged to drop ‘ridiculous’ concealed-carry ban in wake of terror threat Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against theMall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their “no guns” policy so citizens can protect themselves. LEGAL & LEGISLATION North Dakota: Two Pro-Gun Bills Before the House of Representatives Tomorrow Tomorrow, February 24, the North Dakota House of Representatives will take up the following two important pro-gun measures: LEGAL & LEGISLATION South Dakota: Senate Judiciary Committee to Hear Two NRA-Backed, Pro-Gun Pieces of Legislation Tomorrow, two critical pieces of NRA-backed legislation, House Bill 1116 and House Bill 1096, will be heard at 8:00 A.M. in the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Both of these pro-gun bills are authored by Representative Jim Stalzer (R-11) and look to respect and expand your Second Amendment rights. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Colorado: Today’s Hearing on Senate Bill 175 Postponed Unfortunately, today’s scheduled hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill 175 has been postponed and has not yet been rescheduled. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Arizona: Pro-Gun Bills Pass Through Committees Senate Bill 1291, the state preemption bill introduced by state Senator Steve Smith (R-11), passed through both the Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility as well as the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Military and Technology. NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER Women with guns: Equalizing the balance of power Last week, state Sen. Andrew Hosmer, D-Laconia, called “half-baked” the idea that women could better defend themselves against domestic violence if they could carry concealed weapons without first getting a permit. Disarming women must be what the left considers a fully baked self-defense policy. THE SOUTH JERSEY TIMES Antique firearms would be exempt from N.J.'s gun law under lawmaker's proposal A New Jersey State Assemblywoman announced her plans to introduce legislation that would exempt antique firearms from the state's gun law, according to a statement released Thursday. THE HILL Rubio moves to terminate ‘Choke Point’ Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has introduced legislation to eliminate “Operation Choke Point,” by cutting off funding to the controversial initiative, THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON For a DC Carry Permit, Among the Rejected After a federal judge struck down D.C.’s outright ban on carrying firearms I applied for one of the newly created concealed carry permits. A bunch of paperwork, time, and hassle later, the city got my fingerprints and $110 and I got nothing: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wisconsin lawmaker wants to repeal handgun waiting period A Racine lawmaker wants to repeal Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period to buy handguns.The original intent of the waiting period was to give gun dealers enough time to complete a background check, Republican state Sen. Van Wanggaard said. THE REGISTER-HERALD West Virginia: State Senate sets sights on new handgun regulations The West Virginia Senate has set its sights on handgun regulations.Two bills described as “pro-gun” by the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) were introduced a week apart and then referred on to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month. THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD Texas: Shell shock Just like that, the 84th Texas Legislative Session is about a third over, and lawmakers are busy holding hearings and debates over hundreds of proposed new laws.The Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday held a public hearing on one of the most high-profile bills. Senate Bill 17 would allow licensed handgun owners to carry their weapons in plain sight, as long as they are in approved shoulder or belt holsters. This would replace the current concealed-carry law. THE IDAHO STATE JOURNAL BATFE wants to ban popular ammunition The federal government is looking to ban a popular type of ammunition used in AR-15 rifles. In a 17-page proposal issued on Feb. 13, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced its intention to reclassify the 5.56mm green tip bullets used in both M855 and SS109 cartridges in the same category as armor-piercing rounds. BREITBART WaPo: Europe Proves Expanded Background Checks Useless While Democrats, Gabby Giffords, and groups like Moms Demand Action claim that expanding background checks would end mass shootings, The Washington Post looks across the pond and demonstrates that Europe’s expanded background checks prove useless in the face of a booming black market for guns and radicalized Muslims looking to commit terrorist acts.