A multifaceted gun control bill pushed by Oregon Democrats may be dead this session, but advocates and opponents alike are confident it will return.
The Texas Senate approved a bill Friday that would allow handgun owners to carry their concealed firearms without a license for up to 48 hours when leaving an area due to a mandatory evacuation order.
The Vermont House of Representatives gave final approval Thursday to legislation that would establish a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns, a measure proponents say is needed to prevent impulsive gun purchases that can lead to self-harm and homicides.
With the legislative session in its final weeks, some advocates fear legislators are about to kill a substantial part of a gun law reform bill.
The Vermont House on Wednesday evening gave preliminary approval to gun violence prevention measures in S.169(link is external) on a vote of 82-58. The law is intended to provide a "cooling off" period for people considering suicide. The bill also updates language regarding the purchase and use of high-capacity ammunition magazines.
The Vermont House advanced legislation late Wednesday evening that would mandate a 24-hour waiting period before all handgun purchases in the state.
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Possess Deadly Weapons/firearms; Defenses
An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for firearm sales surcharge, for Firearm Records Check Fund, for retail dealer required to be licensed and for licensing of dealers and providing for ammunition purchase authorization permits and for transporting ammunition into this Commonwealth.
Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2019
As introduced, creates a concealed handgun carry permit, which allows a person to carry a concealed handgun; redesignates the existing handgun carry permit as an enhanced handgun carry permit. - Amends TCA Title 10; Title 33; Title 38 and Title 39.
AN ACT to amend the penal law and the criminal procedure law, in relation to establishing crimes relating to the criminal possession or manufacture of undetectable firearms, rifles or shotguns The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows:
Establishes a special fee on firearms, rifles and shotguns; establishes the gun violence research fund.
Relative to the purchase of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Relative to the sale of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Relative to reporting procedures for firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Relative to firearms licensing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.