Gun Law News: April 28, 2019

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Alabama…

  • WHNT-TV (CBS-Huntsville, AL): Bill to Do Away With Pistol Permit Requirements Going Through the Alabama Senate
    Restrictions on carrying firearms may be lifted as a bill sponsored by Sen. Gerald Allen (R, Tuscaloosa) makes its way through the Alabama Senate. Restrictions repealed by the bill include carrying or possession of a firearm on certain properties and in cars, with or without a concealed carry permit. Alabama wouldn’t be the first state to do this, according to Sen. Arthur Orr (R, Decatur). “Several states have taken this step for a voluntary-type issuance of concealed carry permits,” he said.

Florida…

  • Pensacola News JournalArmed Teachers Plan Clears Senate Hurdle
    The horrific mass shooting at a Parkland high school a little more than a year ago paved the way for hurried legislation. Florida’s sharply divided Senate is prepared to sign off on a school safety bill (SB 7030) to allow classroom teachers to serve as armed “guardians.” Incorporating many of the recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, the measure addresses school hardening, student mental health and school safety assessments, among other things.

Missouri…

  • LakeExpoMissouri Bill Would Allow Concealed Carry on College Campuses for Designated Officers
    House Bill 575, a proposed law to allow designated individuals to carry concealed weapons at Missouri colleges and universities, cleared the Missouri House. Sponsored by Missouri Rep. Dean Dohrman (R, La Monte), the bill would allow institutions of higher education to designate one or more faculty or staff members as “campus protection officers.” It was sent by the Missouri Senate to the Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

North Dakota…

  • The Bismarck TribuneHouse Passes Bill Creating New Concealed Carry License
    A proposal to create a more stringent type of concealed weapons license allowing people to carry at public gatherings has been resurrected and passed through the House. Senate Bill 2172, amended to include provisions previously defeated in the Senate, would create a “Class 1 exempt” license, requiring training equivalent to that of law enforcement. The new permit would exempt holders from a state law banning possession of weapons at public gatherings, which include churches, schools, sporting events and public buildings.

Wyoming…

  • Uinta County HeraldLocal School Board Approves Concealed Carry Policy, Again
    The Uinta County School District No. 1 board of trustees again voted to adopt the CKA policy passed slightly more than one year ago. The concealed carry rule, passed at the board’s April 9 regular meeting, allows approved staff to carry on school district property. Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the CKA “packet” after several months of revisiting the rule and soliciting public comments following a court ruling declaring the original policy null and void last fall.

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