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Maryland: Montgomery County Passes Restrictions on Home-Built Firearms

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Maryland: Montgomery County Passes Restrictions on Home-Built Firearms

On Tuesday, the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed Bill 4-21 to place unnecessary restrictions on Maryland’s centuries-old practice of home-building firearms for personal use.

Bill 4-21 prohibits individuals from possessing, manufacturing, or assembling home-built firearms in the presence of minors. Current county ordinances and state law already prohibit transferring firearms and ammunition to minors. Though the county does not prohibit a parent from teaching gun safety and marksmanship to their child, this ordinance singles out hobbyists who like to design and build their own firearms. It restricts them from sharing this pursuit by prohibiting a parent and child from building a project together and prohibiting a parent from taking their child to the range to shoot a home-built firearm under supervision, even though they can legally go to the range together with a factory mass-produced firearm.

It also prohibits manufacturing, possessing, or transporting home-built firearms or computer code for the creation of a firearm by 3D printing within 100 yards of places of public assembly, which includes public parks and schools. There is no exemption for possessing a home-built firearm in a private residence within that zone. Citizens may violate this ordinance by merely having such digital files on their phone or laptop while going through this zone when driving on public roads. There is no similar prohibition on computer files for manufacturing firearms by lathes and milling machines.

This is not at all surprising coming from Montgomery County. Lawmakers from Montgomery County have been behind the assaults on the Second Amendment in Annapolis and they continue to push for more and more restrictions on law-abiding citizens, while doing nothing to hold criminals accountable for their actions. The General Assembly is still in session, so please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates.


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Washington: Second Amendment Banned in First Amendment Spaces After the Signing of Anti-Gun Measure

Friday, May 14, 2021

Washington: Second Amendment Banned in First Amendment Spaces After the Signing of Anti-Gun Measure

On Wednesday, despite the thousands of calls, emails, and other communication from NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters, Senate Bill 5038 advanced out of the legislature and was signed into law

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

Two weeks ago we reported on a leaked document that appeared to be a new ATF proposed rule to amend several key definitions in federal firearm regulations

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Resurrected, Passes House

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Resurrected, Passes House

Yesterday, House Bill 1092, to expand Illinois’ program of suspending Second Amendment rights without due process, was resurrected after it previously had been re-referred to the House Rules Committee.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Texas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heading to Conference Committee

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Texas: Constitutional Carry Bill Heading to Conference Committee

The Texas House has sent House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler), to a conference committee to work out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill.

Nevada: Gun Ban Bill Passes Committee, Headed to the Senate Floor

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Nevada: Gun Ban Bill Passes Committee, Headed to the Senate Floor

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed Assembly Bill 286 with an amendment, to end the centuries old practice of making firearms for personal use.

South Carolina: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

Friday, May 14, 2021

South Carolina: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

Yesterday, the South Carolina General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session.

Texas: Pro-Second Amendment Senate Conferees Appointed on HB 1927; House Passes SB 19, Prohibiting Corporate Discrimination Against the Firearms Industry

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Texas: Pro-Second Amendment Senate Conferees Appointed on HB 1927; House Passes SB 19, Prohibiting Corporate Discrimination Against the Firearms Industry

Earlier today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick appointed five pro-Second Amendment Senate conferees on House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation that has now passed both chambers and has been sent to a conference committee to work out ...

Texas: Senate Passes HB 1927

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Texas: Senate Passes HB 1927

Early this evening, after more than 6 hours of debate and discussion on more than two dozen amendments, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 1927, constitutional carry legislation, on an 18-13 vote.

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Signed or a Step Away from Potential Signature

Friday, May 14, 2021

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Signed or a Step Away from Potential Signature

Numerous pro-gun measures have advanced through the Oklahoma Legislature and been signed into law. 

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.