DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, February 11, 2015 LEGAL & LEGISLATION Kansas: Permitless Carry Legislation to be Heard in Senate Committee Tomorrow Tomorrow morning, at 10:30 A.M., the Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 45, NRA-backed permitless carry legislation. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Hawaii: Two Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Multiple Committees TOMORROW Tomorrow, February 12, two anti-gun bills, Senate Bill 674 and Senate Bill 783, have been scheduled for committee hearings. SB 674 is scheduled for a joint-hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and the Environment and the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection at 2:45p.m. in Conference Room 225 of the State Capitol. SB 783 is scheduled for a joint-hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation and Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs at 2:45p.m. in Conference Room 229 of the State Capitol. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Virginia: Pro-Gun Bills to be Heard in House Subcommittee Tomorrow Three important pro-gun bills that need your support will be taken up tomorrow before the Virginia House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 at 4:00 P.M. in the 8th Floor West Conference Room of the General Assembly Building. It is critical that you use the information provided below to contact members of the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Subcommittee #1 immediately and urge them to SUPPORT the following pro-gun bills: LEGAL & LEGISLATION New Hampshire: Right to Carry Reform Legislation to Receive Vote on Senate Floor Tomorrow Tomorrow, the New Hampshire Senate will consider and vote on NRA-backed Right to Carry reform legislation. Senate Bill 116, sponsored by Senator Jeb Bradley (R-3), makes various pro-gun reforms including repealing the existing law requiring a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed (permitless carry), increasing the length of time a license to carry is valid, and directing the State Police to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states to recognize their licenses. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Texas: Senate Committee to Consider Campus Carry and Open Carry Bills this Week! On Thursday, the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs will consider two NRA-supported measures LEGAL & LEGISLATION Florida: Urgent! Two (2) Pro-Gun Bills Up in Committee Monday 2/16/15 THE FIRST BILL: SB-290, Firearms/Emergency Evacuation by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, February 16, 2015, at 4:00pm. THE SECOND BILL: SB-176 Campus Carry by CW License Holders by Senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, February 16, 2015, at 4:00pm GUN LAWS Right-to-Carry permit holder stops meth-addled carjacker, The Brazil Times, Brazil, Ind. 02/09/15 A man who was high on meth attempted to carjack three different vehicles in Clay County, Ind. before being stopped by a Right-to-Carry permit holder. First, the meth user attempted to gain access to a woman’s car, after which she used cell-phone to alert police. When this failed, the carjacker attempted to enter a vehicle holding three children. The criminal then stuck his hand through the passenger’s window of a third vehicle and attempted to unlock the door. The passenger sitting in the car, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, responded by retrieving a gun and leveling it at the carjacker, prompting the criminal to flee. Police later captured the meth user at a nearby hotel. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hundreds Gather at Vt. Statehouse to Debate Gun Bill Hundreds of Vermonters on Tuesday night debated proposed legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and impose other new firearms restrictions. THE AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN Texas: Senate sets hearings on open carry, campus carry bills The legislative session’s first public hearings on two high-profile gun bills — open carry and campus carry — will be held Thursday before the Senate State Affairs Committee. THE SACRAMENTO BEE Arizona Senate panel OKs bills involving gun, privacy rights Republicans who control an Arizona Senate committee approved four bills Tuesday designed to protect gun and other constitutional rights. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS South Dakota: House Approves Plan To Allow Concealed Carry Without Permit The state House has approved a proposal that would allow people in South Dakota to carry a concealed pistol without a permit.The full House chamber on Tuesday voted to pass the measure that would remove the requirement for a concealed pistol permit from state law. THE WASHINGTON TIMES Utah lawmaker revives bill for permit-less carry A Utah lawmaker has revived a bill that would allow adults 21 and over to carry a concealed, unloaded gun without a permit, a proposal that Republican Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed two years ago and may reject again. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nevada Senate upholds governor's gun background check veto from 2013 The Nevada Senate has upheld Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2013 veto of a bill that would have expanded background checks on gun purchases. THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL New York City: Judge Upholds City Limits on Transport of Pistols New York City's pistol permit law does not infringe on gun owners' Second Amendment rights by restricting the transport of the guns to and from practice ranges approved by the city, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. THE WASHINGTON POST Maryland gun rights supporters hope Hogan will help their cause Encouraged by an election that sent a record number of Republicans to Annapolis last month, hundreds of Second Amendment activists came to the capital on Tuesday to ask their allies to chip away at one of the most stringent gun-control laws in the country.