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On Tuesday, December 10, a Democratic vacancy committee appointed Arvada City Councilwoman Rachel Zenzinger to fill the state Senate seat recently vacated by Senator Evie Hudak (SD-19). Senator Hudak resigned in November rather than face a potential recall election after championing passage of the most radical anti-gun legislation in Colorado…
Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 203 by a 62-27 vote. Sponsored by state Representative Terry Johnson (R-90), HB 203 seeks to make important common sense improvements to Ohio’s current concealed carry and self-defense laws including the following:…
Yesterday, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 610 by a 36 to 2 vote. This bill was sent to the state House of Representatives where it has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
The U.S. Senate today failed to stop a Republican filibuster against pro-abortion Cornelia Pillard, a law professor President Barack Obama selected for an appointment to the most important appeals court in the nation.
Obama’[s pick for the D.C. Circuit Court, who is one of the most pro-abortion ever nominated, saw senators vote 56-41 to invoke cloture on her nomination and proceed to a vote. Short of the 60 votes needed, Democrats were unable to stop the Republican filibuster against the abortion advocate.
This week, the Michigan Senate is expected to vote on Senate Bill 610, legislation that would lift Michigan’s ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. SB 610, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
After a highly contested special election, state Representative Jan Angel came out victorious against appointed incumbent Senator Nathan Schlicher in the battle to claim the state Senate seat in Legislative District 26.
A long-time pro-life member of the Senate will introduce a bill next week that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth.
In June, the House approved the legislation and the vote for the bill broke down on mostly partisan lines with Republicans supporting the ban on late-term abortions and Democrats opposing it. Leading pro-life organizations issued statements praising the House for the vote.
A clear majority of senators now oppose the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.Because two thirds of senators would be required to consent to ratification, the fate of the treaty was always in doubt. Now it’s unclear whether the Senate could even proceed to debate the measure.
Cory Booker was able to bravely battle back Tea Party candidate Steve Lonegan, using only his overwhelming money advantage and celebrity status in the democrat party, to win the U.S. Senate seat for New Jersey.
Maryland: Multiple Citizen Groups Unite to Prevent Senate Bill 281 from Being Implemented with NRA’s Support
Yesterday, with support from the National Rifle Association the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland Shall Issue, Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation and several firearms dealers along with individual Maryland citizens, filed suit to stop the implementation and enforcement of Maryland’s planned ban on certain common and popular semi-automatic long guns and restriction on the purchase or sale of magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds.
Wisconsin: Increased Hunter Opportunity Bill Overwhelmingly Passes State Senate, Heads to State Assembly for a Concurrence Vote
Today, on a voice vote, the Wisconsin Senate approved an amended version of Assembly Bill 194, legislation that would allow hunters to use a crossbow during the big game archery season. While this measure already passed the Assembly in June, it must return to the Assembly for a concurrence vote because of some changes the Senate made to the bill.
Tomorrow, the Wisconsin Senate is expected to vote on Assembly Bill 194, legislation that would allow hunters to use a crossbow during the big game archery season. AB 194, sponsored by state Representative Mary Czaja (R-35), passed unanimously in the state Assembly in June. Therefore, the full Senate is this bill’s final hurdle before it can be signed into law to benefit sportsmen and hunters in the Badger State. It is critical that you contact your state Senator TODAY and urge him or her to vote YES on Assembly Bill 194 tomorrow. Please let your state Senator know that experience in other states has shown that allowing the unqualified use of crossbows helps to retain and recruit hunters. Sportsmen, particularly older hunters with diminished physical capabilities, in Wisconsin deserve this same opportunity.
Before his trial began, George Zimmerman waived his right to a “stand your ground” immunity hearing. Eventually, Zimmerman’s acquittal was based on pure self-defense, which is why many are having trouble figuring out why the mother of Trayvon Martin has been asked to testify before the Senate at a hearing examining “Stand Your Ground” laws:
California: D-Day is Looming for Several Anti-Gun/Anti-Hunting Bills Pending in the state Senate and Assembly
This week is the final week of the 2013 legislative session. There are several anti-gun bills and an anti-hunting bill with seriously consequences for gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporter awaiting their final vote on the floors of the state Senate and Assembly before adjournment of the California Legislature on Friday, September 13. These misguided anti-gun/anti-hunting bills could be up for its final vote on any day and at any time this week. Don’t let your state Senator and Assemblyman think their constituents support this anti-gun/anti-hunting legislation. To ensure that your state Senator and Assemblyman know that their district have many pro-gun constituents you MUST contact them daily this week making your pro-gun voice heard.