DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, January 28, 2015 https://www.nraila.org LEGAL & LEGISLATION Colorado: Defend Your Rights in Denver Next Week Next Monday, February 2, is set to be a busy day in Denver with multiple pro-gun bills being heard in both state Senate and House committees. GUN LAWS Homeowner repels a pair of violent home invaders, KHOU, Houston, Texas 01/26/15, KPRC, Houston, Texas 01/26/15 A homeowner in Tomball, Texas was asleep in his house when a pair of armed criminals kicked in the front door. The homeowner awoke, retrieved a gun and went to investigate. The homeowner encountered the intruders while at the top of the home’s stairs, and fired at them. The home invaders returned fire, but eventually fled the scene. Police believe no one was injured during the incident. Between the homeowner and intruders, at least 30 shots were fired. The amount of firepower required to repel this home invasion illustrates the dangers to law abiding citizens posed by arbitrary restrictions on magazine capacity. LEGAL & LEGISLATION South Dakota: Bill to Benefit Concealed Pistol Permit Holders Introduced Yesterday, House Bill 1096, authored by state Representative Jim Stalzer (R-11), was introduced in the South Dakota House of Representatives. HB 1096 revises the procedure for issuing a permit to carry a concealed pistol. These changes, if enacted into law, will allow the state to apply for NICS exemption certification from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE). THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH Virginia: Senate panel defeats gun control measures If you’re an opponent of gun control, Monday’s Senate Courts of Justice Committee hearing made your day.A host of proposed curbs on guns, including bills that would have required background checks for private firearms purchases and restored the law restricting handgun purchases to one a month, effectively died Monday when they were rejected by the committee. NATIONAL REVIEW Why Firearms Makers Are So Worried Even as The Second Amendment Is Stronger than Ever The SHOT Show — Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show — is the world’s largest gun show. Held annually in Las Vegas, it’s intended for those in the trade, not the general public. Walking its almost 16 miles of booths is a near-marathon feat of endurance, and every mile exhibits more firepower than all the armies of the ancient world combined. THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Texas: Lawmakers try again for campus carry Campus carry is back on lawmakers’ agenda and, with huge support from emboldened Senate Republicans, it could have better odds of making it through that chamber. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS N.D. mulls measure to allow concealed-carry guns in school North Dakota lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow concealed-carry permit holders to pack guns at schools, if officials allow it. THE MANCHESTER UNION LEADER N.H.: A gun fight Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, has introduced a bill to allow legal gun owners to carry their weapons concealed without a permit. We can just hear the howls of horror now. TOWN HALL Heavy Hitters Sharyl Attkisson, Jonathan Turley, Sheriff David Clarke to Testify at Attorney General Nomination Hearing On Wednesday President Obama's nominee to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch, will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in an effort to prove why she's fit to be the nation's top law enforcement officer. LEGAL & LEGISLATION Michigan: State Senator Green Reintroduces Bill to Eliminate County Gun Boards Today, Senator Mike Green (R-31) reintroduced legislation that—among other significant reforms—seeks to eliminate county concealed pistol licensing boards. Senate Bills 34 and 35 will replicate the monumental reforms seen in Senate Bills 789 and 790 from last session.