Handgun licenses

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1424 sponsored by Sens. Bray, Holdman and Ford on handgun licenses. The bill increases the duration of a four-year handgun license to five years, provides that an individual may simultaneously hold both a five-year license and a … [Read more...]

Houses of worship and firearms

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 33 on houses of worship and firearms, authored by Sen. Sandlin. The bill permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property if the person possesses the firearm: (1) as an employee or … [Read more...]

Handgun licensing

The Senate heard SB 237 on handgun licensing, authored by Sen. Bray.  The bill provides the following: increases the duration of a four-year handgun license to five years. requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to … [Read more...]

Handgun matters

H.E.A. 1071, P.L. 221 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person … [Read more...]

Firearms matters

S.E.A. 43, P.L. 181 Effective: April 26, 2017 Removes penal facilities from the list of locations where employer ordinances, resolutions, policies, or rules prohibiting the keeping of firearms on employer property may be enforced. Provides that a penal facility … [Read more...]

Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien

S.E.A. 344, P.L. 63 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that an alien who is illegally or unlawfully present in the United States and knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm commits unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien, a Level 6 felony. The full law … [Read more...]