Texas HB 4496
Relating to the criminal offense of acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm; creating a criminal offense
by Gina Hinojosa (D)
LEAP Forward Position: Support
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio senators are set to take their first look at three gun-reform bills Tuesday that would require background checks, impose stricter rules on selling guns to minors, and create a “red-flag” law allowing authorities to confiscate firearms from those deemed a threat.
Local policymakers are calling for state and federal laws to require gun packaging to include suicide prevention information.
Two measures to require the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number on labels have been proposed – the first in California and a second nationwide.
The General Assembly’s fall session officially kicks off today, and gun violence is expected to be at the top of the agenda.
Still angry over Missouri Gov. Mike Parson denying their request for a special session on gun control, House Democrats this week flooded the legislative docket with gun-related legislation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Ending a week highlighted by a landmark new labor bill and marred by disruptions from protesters upset with child vaccination laws, California lawmakers on Friday approved a flurry of bills on the final day of the legislative session.
Gun control will likely cause some of the most heated controversy in Tallahassee, plus retail giant Walmart’s crack down on gun and ammunition sales and open carry in its stores, lawmakers are filing bills that could fundamentally change gun ownership in Florida.
Democratic state Sen. Gary Farmer is looking to expand the scope of a state law regulating safe storage of guns, making it a violation to improperly secure a gun even if a minor does not get his or her hands on the weapon.
In 2014, before six people were killed by a 22-year-old in Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara, his mother had feared for her son and even initiated a welfare check with sheriff’s deputies. As his disturbing history emerged after the attack, then-Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced Assembly Bill 1014 so law enforcement officers and immediate family members could ask judges to order the removal of guns owned by individuals who appear to be a threat to themselves or others. Since California became the first state with such a law, 16 others and Washington, D.C., have passed similar measures.
Phil Ting’s AB 61 would give coworkers, teachers and school staff the right to ask a judge to order the firearms removed from someone if they are believed to be a threat to themselves or others. The removal period can last up to 21 days before the subject of the order is given an opportunity to appeal the decision. Currently, only immediate family members and law enforcement officers have that power.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTRF) — The mass shooting in Dayton launched the Ohio STRONG initiative, an effort by Governor Mike DeWine to address gun violence and mental health issues across the state.
Prior to that, Democrats at the Statehouse had long been pushing for what they called common sense gun legislation, one area being Red Flag laws; laws meant to keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House Democratic Caucus stressed Tuesday afternoon the importance of adding gun reform legislation to the special session agenda.
Later in the afternoon, Unsicker and other House Democrats gathered for a press conference to blast the move as a special interest giveaway and repeat calls for Parson to expand the special session to deal with gun violence.
A dozen children have been killed in St. Louis this year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, prompting the largely Democratic Missouri Legislative Black Caucus to ask Parson last month to call a special session for gun violence.
Despite the long odds that they could convince Parson to expand the special session to include legislation aimed at reducing firearms violence across the state, Democratic lawmakers filed nine bills and a joint resolution Monday they said include pieces to the puzzle necessary to curb gun violence. They filed at least eight more firearms bills and another resolution Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO — Californians could petition a judge to confiscate their coworkers’ or employees’ guns if Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a proposal twice rejected by his predecessor.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Major changes are proposed to an exemption in state law that allows for a person under 21 to buy an assault-style rifle with a state-issued hunting license.
California teachers, school administrators and employers could ask the courts to take guns away from people they see as a danger to themselves or the public under a major expansion of the state’s “red flag” law approved by the Legislature on Monday and sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
State Rep. Al Jacquet has filed legislation mandating concealed carry applicants undergo a mental health evaluation.
The Riviera Beach Democrat’s bill (HB 117) – a longshot for passage in the Republican-controlled, 2nd Amendment-friendly Legislature – would require that evaluation to be “conducted by a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist.”
Employers, co-workers and teachers could ask judges to take away guns from people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others under a bill that has cleared the California Senate.
Anarchists used dynamite; gangsters used “tommy” guns; terrorists used planes, trucks and fertilizer.
The United States government responded with legislation and reforms to each of these mass murder cases, Randolph Roth, professor of history who specializes in violence in the U.S., said.
Lawmakers in New Hampshire are considering a red-flag gun law that could allow officials to take weapons from someone considered to be dangerous or undergoing a mental health crisis.
A proposal to tax guns and bullets in California has bogged down in the Legislature and is not expected to advance this year, its author said Friday, as lawmakers wrestle with how to respond to a string of fatal mass shootings in recent weeks.
As the nation continues to confront a spate of gun violence, Massachusetts lawmakers this session will consider dozens of bills to update the state’s gun laws.
THE LEGISLATURE’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE will hear public testimony on firearms bills on Wednesday. In roughly equal numbers, the 68 bills before the Committee would either tighten gun control in the state or loosen it.
Gov. Chris Sununu likes to label Democrats in the Legislature “extreme.” His vetoes in recent weeks suggest he’s the one out of touch with New Hampshire residents. Here are 10 of Sununu’s 50-plus vetoes:
The future of New Hampshire children has been threatened by the record number of bills vetoed by Gov. Sununu. This is despite the overwhelming support of these bills in the Legislature.
CONCORD - Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun violence prevention bills, minimum wage legislation, a redistricting commission and others on Friday that were all close to the hearts of Democratic lawmakers.
CONCORD — Gun control advocates kept fighting Monday with heightened emotion in vocal protest at Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of three bills aimed at tightening New Hampshire’s gun laws.
COLUMBUS, OH — Legislation requiring universal background checks on all gun purchases in Ohio was introduced in the Ohio House this week. House Bill 317 would require all firearm purchases to be processed by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
COLUMBUS — Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last year that claimed 17 lives, Florida swiftly passed a law allowing the taking of guns from people deemed an imminent danger.
State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) this week introduced new legislation, House Bill (HB) 315, to require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide information about suicide prevention in hopes of decreasing the alarming statistics associated with gun-related fatalities.