March 18, 2015:
House Dems Propose Ammo BanApproximately one week after the BATFE announced it “will not at this time seek to issue a final framework” with respect to its proposal to ban commonplace ‘green tip’ ammunition, House Democrats have introduced the Armor Piercing Bullets Act (HR1358). The bill – sponsored by Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) – seeks to ban the sale of the same ‘green tip’ ammunition that was at issue under the BATFE’s withdrawn proposal. Earlier this week, however, Representative Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) introduced the Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act. If passed, Rep. McHenry’s bill would prevent the BATFE from classifying ‘green tip’ ammo as “armor-piercing” and would prohibit the BATFE from instituting any ban on the sale and manufacture of ammo that is intended, marketed, and sold for rifle use. A copy of the Armor Piercing Bullets Act can be found here. A copy of the Ammunition and Firearms Protection Act can be found here.
Nevada and Missouri Join Several Other States, Introduce Concealed Carry Laws
Nevada and Missouri have joined the long list of states that have recently introduced and/or approved measures to allow concealed handgun carry without a permit. The states of Texas, Utah, New Hampshire and Kansas have introduced similar legislation within the past year, while Montana and West Virginia legislators have approved permit-less carry bills. The Nevada bill (SB 143) can be found here. The Missouri bill (HB 1250) can be found here.
Colorado Senate Approves End to State’s Mag Capacity Law
SB 175 – introduced by Colorado Senator John Cooke (R) – has passed a voice vote (and is expected to pass a formal vote next week). The bill will repeal Colorado’s prohibition on the sale, transfer and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 15 cartridges. The “large-capacity” magazine ban was originally passed by the Colorado legislature in early 2013. A copy of SB 175 can be found here.
Renzulli Law Firm is Monitoring Firearm-Related Legislative Developments
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