DAILY ALERT FOR Tuesday, January 27, 2015 LEGAL & LEGISLATION New Hampshire: Senate Judiciary Committee to Take Up Permitless Carry Legislation this Week On Thursday, January 29, at 1:00 P.M., the state Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on Senate Bill 116 in Reps Hall. Sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), SB 116 will address several key Second Amendment issues including: LEGAL & LEGISLATION Wyoming: Support Repeal of the Gun Free Zones Act Last week, state Representative Allen Jaggi (R-19) introduced House Bill 114, which seeks to restore trained, law-abiding concealed carry permit holders’ constitutional right to possess a firearm for self-defense on nearly all state-owned property. This LEGAL & LEGISLATION Texas: Summary of Major Pro- & Anti-Gun Legislation Filed To Date in the Legislature The Texas Legislature convened for its 2015 Regular Session on January 13. Dozens of pro-Second Amendment measures were either pre-filed or have been introduced in recent weeks, along with a handful of sweeping gun control bills. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Washington: Committee Hearings Set for Ivory Regulation Bills This Week As previously reported, committee hearing dates for the pair of misguided ivory regulation bills has been set for this week. House Bill 1131 will be taken up by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee tomorrow in House Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building at 10:00 a.m. On Wednesday, January 28, the Senate Natural Resources & Parks Committee will take up Senate Bill 5241 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 3 of the J.A. Cherberg Building. GUN LAWS Right-to-Carry permit holder stops knife-wielding robber, Deseret News, Deseret, Utah, 01/26/15 A knife-wielding woman entered an Arby’s in Vernal, Utah and attempted to rob the restaurant. At the same time, a Right-to-Carry permit holder was ordering from the drive–thru. When the person taking his order did not respond, the permit holder went inside the restaurant, where an employee alerted him to the robbery in progress. The permit holder went back to his vehicle, retrieved a gun, then confronted the robber. When the thief moved towards him with the knife, the permit holder pointed the firearm at her. Eventually the criminal was disarmed and the permit holder was able to hold the thief at gunpoint until police arrived. The robber faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and aggravated robbery. THE CONCORD MONITOR New Hampshire: Concealed weapons on Legislature’s agenda Republicans already scored one victory in the firearms category: allowing concealed weapons back into the House Chamber. Now they are going for the second: a constitutional carry law that would mean you don’t have to get a state-issued license in order to carry a concealed gun. THE WASHINGTON POST D.C. police urged ‘Meet the Press’ execs to use picture of high-capacity magazine Days prior to the taping of a 2012 “Meet the Press” episode, D.C. police told an NBC News editor to use a photograph of an empty gun ammunition magazine and not display an actual clip, which would have been illegal in the city, according to a recently released copy of a D.C. police arrest warrant. THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR Indiana lawmaker wants to allow guns on college campuses An Indiana lawmaker who had proposed allowing guns on school parking lots now wants to allow firearms on college and university campuses. THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL New York: State Police eye early pistol-permit registration State Police are planning a pilot program to start getting pistol-permit holders to re-certify their weapons as part of the state's controversial SAFE Act. THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR Should Hoosiers have a constitutional right to hunt and fish? Should Hoosiers have a constitutionally enshrined right to hunt and fish?If a state senator has his way, they will. THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t be defenseless on college campuses Since the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007, in which 32 students and faculty members were killed and an additional 17 were wounded, gun-rights activists have pushed to allow concealed carry on college campuses. Unfortunately, that push has been widely lambasted by the media and ignored by lawmakers and higher education officials — while shootings in gun-free zones continue at schools large and small. THE WORLD-HERALD Nebraska: Gun permits to protect private schools spur debate during legislative hearing A member of a church security team can carry a gun at Sunday school but not Monday school.A bill heard by the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee on Thursday would allow private schools and colleges to decide whether the holders of concealed gun permits can serve as school security. WOODWARD NEWS (OKLA.) Why is gun ownership inquiry showing up on routine patient history paperwork? Like many people over the last several weeks, Angela Squibb of Woodward caught a small case of the flu and when her symptoms didn't subside, she went to the doctor."But what surprised me, was that while they were taking my medical history, right after they asked me if any of my family had a history of cancer, diabetes etc . . . then they asked me if I had guns in my home," Squibb said. THE NEWS-JOURNAL Texas: Bill seeks tax holidays for firearms, hunting supplies State Rep. Chris Paddie filed a measure Friday that would create two sales tax holidays for the purchase of firearms and hunting supplies. FOX NEWS Firearms enthusiasts crash gun turn-in to hunt bargains A recent gun buyback event in Oregon, aimed at curbing the number of weapons on the street, turned into a planned profit making opportunity for a group of firearms enthusiasts. THE DAILY CALLER Gun businesses seek ways to survive while denied basic business services Josh Karrasch, a small business owner in Falls Church, Va., discovered quickly that making an honest living within the firearms industry does not prevent his bank account from being closed or from being kicked out of commercial real estate space. CNN Army may issue tighter gun rules after Fort Hood shooting The U.S. Army general who investigated the 2014 Fort Hood shooting recommended in his final report issued Friday that the Army consider requiring soldiers to register their personally owned weapons with their command. THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR Unsealed Dobyns files look bad for DOJ Retired ATF agent Jay Dobyns’ lawsuit against the federal government alleged they broke a settlement deal with him and mistreated him, in part by calling him a suspect in the 2008 arson of his own Tucson home.Newly unsealed documents in his case suggest that the government misbehaved during the trial in 2013, leading to DOJ attorneys being barred from filing further documents in the case. More eerily, the misbehavior may have extended to surveillance of Dobyns’ Phoenix attorney even up into this month. THE LAS VEGAS SUN Nevada: Tech mogul donates to gun-control measure Tech tycoon Sean Parker forayed into Nevada politics by donating $250,000 to a controversial gun control initiative being debated in Nevada. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oregon focus of effort to criminalize private transfers Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks.