Monday, October 3, 2011

Gun News

Nevada: New gun rights group intends to actively lobby legislature

The National Rifle Association (NRA) this month formally approved the Nevada Firearms Coalition (NFC) as its new, officially sanctioned state association in Nevada. The group is a registered nonprofit Nevada corporation and according to its website is dedicated "to the ownership and safe use of firearms for self defense, competition, recreation and hunting."

Read About It: The Nevada News Bureau

Wisconsin: State Assembly takes up self-defense bill

The bill strengthens what is known as the Castle doctrine and it has strong backing from the National Rifle Association and state law enforcement agencies.

Florida: Key West must repeal some gun bans

The Legislature in spring passed the Joe Carlucci Uniform Firearms Act, which makes all future and existing local government ordinances related to gun regulation illegal. By today, local communities are supposed to enact new ordinances or repeal old rules that contradict state gun laws.

Sen. Udall: Target practice and marksmanship training support act

I introduced the bipartisan Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act (S. 1249) to help provide additional shooting ranges in appropriate places on public lands. The bill would amend the Pittman Robertson Act by adjusting the funding limitations so that states are better able to create and maintain shooting ranges.

Read About It: The U.S. Senate

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