NSSF to Determine Extent Of Operation Choke Point’s Impact
At last week’s SHOT Show, one topic in particular was brought up several times: Operation Choke Point. The operation is a government program that was originally created to prohibit fraudulent business transactions through financial payment processors like PayPal and Square. Several firearm industry members, however, are now reporting that they have been banned from utilizing those payment processors for routine lawful transactions. This has forced many industry members to transact business through alternative payment processing companies like Payment Alliance. The NSSF is in the process of conducting a telephone survey of over 7,000 of its members to determine the impact that Operation Choke Point has had on the firearm industry.
Vermont Pro-Firearms Group Poses Strong Opposition
Firearm legislation introduced last week in Vermont’s Senate has already created a stir amongst local pro-firearm groups. S.31 (sponsored primarily by Senate member John Campbell (D)), calls for universal background checks for private firearm purchases, and if passed, would make it illegal for a convicted “violent offender” in Vermont to own a firearm. Gun Owners of Vermont, led by their President Ed Cutler, gathered at the Vermont Statehouse Tuesday to hold discussions with Representative Campbell regarding S.31 and their concerns with respect to the overall state of recently-proposed firearm legislation in Vermont. A copy of S.31 can be found here.
West Virginia “Permitless Carry” Bill
Senate Bill 347 was introduced Wednesday in the West Virginia Senate. If passed, the bill would allow individuals to carry concealed weapons in West Virginia without a concealed weapons permit. The bill was authored by the West Virginia Citizens Defense League and is sponsored by state Senator Dave Sypolt (R). SB 347 would also eliminate the requirement of taking a safety training course before being granted a concealed weapons permit. A copy of SB 347 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