Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Tuesday creating new training requirements for armed school security personnel, despite fears by gun-control activists and his fellow Democrats that it could allow teachers and untrained professionals to carry firearms.Read More
On a chilly Friday night in Windsor, Colorado, the conservative, gun-loving rocker Ted Nugent entertained a crowd, talking about the Constitution, politics and freedom during a fundraising event for Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams.Read More
July 2 — CeaseFirePA and the Education Law Center were very disappointed that Governor Wolf today signed Senate Bill 621 into law. We stand with thousands of Pennsylvania parents, students and teachers who made their voices heard to urge legislators to oppose the bill and to ask Governor Wolf to veto this legislation. We believe it is misguided legislation that will not make our schools safer, and in fact, by introducing more guns into schools, will put our students, particularly students of color and students with disabilities, at risk.Read More
CONCORD — The House and Senate finished their legislation session Thursday acting on 31 bills – including one suspending the work requirement for the Medicaid expansion program and another raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour over the next two years.Read More
CLEVELAND — After eight hearings over two months, an Ohio House committee passed a bill that will eliminate the licensing and training requirements of carrying a concealed weapon. Several organizations that represent law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys have come out in opposition to the measure, arguing the deregulation could prove dangerous for police and the public.Read More
You have to keep your eyes wide open during budget season – things get hidden in code bills, deals get made, and bills that are supposed to do one thing all of sudden become vehicles to do something else.
The bill that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons without requiring training or a permit has passed a House committee. The measure, which is known as “constitutional carry,” has passed in more than a dozen other states.Read More
COLUMBUS — A bill that would let Ohioans carry concealed deadly weapons without a permit moved one step closer Wednesday morning to a vote on the House floor.
HARRISBURG, PA — As the budget deadline looms, legislation that would put armed security guards back in Pennsylvania schools is the focus of debate at the Capitol.Read More
Are Ohio gun-rights absolutists so blind in their zeal that they actually believe a pamphlet spelling out the legal responsibilities of gun owners is a mortal threat?Read More
AUGUSTA – A far-reaching effort to impose what Maine gun rights advocates called a ‘gun control tsunami’ has been defeated with the end of the Maine Legislature’s 2019 legislative session.Read More
Oregon Senate Republicans continued their walkout from Senate floor sessions for the second day on Friday, avoiding Oregon State Police and thwarting Democrats who want to pass an economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade bill.Read More
A federal judge in San Diego has ordered the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds to allow the Crossroads of the West Gun Show to continue after the fair board suspended the events there last year.
AUGUSTA, Maine — In a late Legislature session that went into the early hours Thursday, June 20, Governor Mills signed into law 78 bills and one that will tighten gun control in Maine.Read More
New Jersey is one step closer to enacting even tougher gun control reforms.Read More
AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine lawmakers worked through the night and into the early hours Thursday morning as they tried to get some final high-stakes bills passed before the end of the legislative session.Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A vote was expected on Wednesday on House Bill 178 (HB 178), the state’s Constitutional Carry bill. It had its seventh hearing in the House Federalism Committee that included multiple amendments, five proponent testimonies and 25 opponents. The committee was forced to recess so members could attend session, and reconvened afterwards. Then Speaker Larry Householder pushed the pause button.Read More
An Ohio House committee on Wednesday considered legislation opposed by law enforcement groups that would drop the requirement for people carrying concealed weapons to say they are armed during interactions with officers.Read More
A survivor of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida joined a group of California students to lobby for gun control at the state Capitol on Wednesday.Read More