January 23, 2015:
2015 SHOT SHOW Held in Las Vegas
The 2015 SHOT SHOW was held this week at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The firearm industry’s largest annual event was attended this year by more than 65,000 industry professionals from all 50 states. On Wednesday, Christopher Renzulli of Renzulli Law Firm co-lectured a symposium on NFA trusts. Another highlight of the event was the State of the Industry Dinner, which showcases the accomplishments of the industry over the past year. To learn more about the SHOTSHOW and the events/exhibitions, please click here.
Sandy Hook Advisory Panel Proposes Ban
The Sandy Hook advisory panel is in the process of compiling a report which contains recommendations for improving law enforcement response to mass shootings and keeping firearms out of the hands of individuals who are mentally ill. The panel – made up of mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel and other public policy officials selected by Connecticut Governor Malloy – is also going to include a proposal within their report that legislators pass a bill that would ban the sale and/or possession of any firearm that can be fired more than ten (10) times without reloading. Several firearm advocates have already asserted that the proposed legislation would be challenged as unconstitutional if passed.
Concealed Carry Bill in Kansas
Proposed Kansas Senate Bill 45 was introduced Wednesday. The bill (which has 26 co-sponsors) would allow for the open carry of firearms in most public places without going through a firearm safety training course and obtaining a state-issued concealed carry permit (both of which are current prerequisites). In support of the bill, Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce (R) stated that the bill “will lead to more protection of individuals.” A copy of SB 45 can be found here.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Developments
Renzulli Law Firm, nationally recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country serving the Firearms Industry, is monitoring legislative developments affecting the industry and publishing regular updates which are available by e-mail and on this website. Any questions you may have about these developments should be directed to John F. Renzulli or Christopher Renzulli.