Bill would up penalties for gun theft from FFLs, set mandatory minimums

Bill would up penalties for gun theft from FFLs, set mandatory minimums

A Republican lawmaker on Thursday introduced a measure that could have gun thieves spending more time behind bars. The proposal, the Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017, would enhance the penalties for those who steal guns from FFLs as...
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Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring Background Checks for Guns Built at Home

Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring Background Checks for Guns Built at Home

Democrat Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) are pushing legislation to require law-abiding citizens to pass a background check before assembling a gun from a parts kit at home. Note–it is 100 percent legal for a law-abi...
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Bill would let firefighters, EMTs carry guns on duty

Bill would let firefighters, EMTs carry guns on duty

McLennan County’s state representatives have expressed support for a bill that would allow first responders with a state License to Carry a Handgun to carry while responding to emergencies, but local officials have differing views. Waco Fire Chief Bobby Tatu...
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Iowa lawmaker proposes bill to legalize machine guns

Iowa lawmaker proposes bill to legalize machine guns

An Iowa lawmaker introduced a bill this week that would permit Iowans to possess National Firearm Act items like machine guns, short-barreled rifles and short barreled shotguns. Senate File 108, as proposed by Republican Sen. Jason Schultz, would allow Iowans....
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BREAKING: New Bill to Legalize Silencers Introduced in Congress. Here’s What You Need to Know

BREAKING: New Bill to Legalize Silencers Introduced in Congress. Here’s What You Need to Know

A bill has been introduced in the new Congress that has gun owners, the NRA and many silencer manufacturers excited. The Hearing Protection Act has been reintroduced to the new congress. The new bill would remove restrictions on the purchase...
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Senate bill would allow openly carrying guns

Senate bill would allow openly carrying guns

Senate Judiciary Chairman Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, introduced a controversial measure Friday that would allow the more than 1.67 million Floridians with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry handguns. Steube’s bill (SB 140), which is filed for the 2...
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Congressman To Push National Concealed Carry Bill After Trump Is Sworn In

Congressman To Push National Concealed Carry Bill After Trump Is Sworn In

A Republican congressman is prepared to introduce national concealed carry legislation in the next Congress after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Hudson introduced a similar bill in February 2015, H.R. 986. Now kno...
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