Senate Bill 446 was introduced to the Senate in late February. The bill, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, would implement concealed carry reciprocity nationally for certain firearms.
Last month our gun trust law firm provided details about the proposed North Carolina Constitutional Carry Act. Another version of the proposed legislation was recently filed with the House. The latest bill includes alternative language and proposed amendments, while still ultimately proposing to remove the requirement for concealed carry handgun permits.
North Carolina legislators proposed the Constitutional Carry Act (HB 69) earlier this month. The Act would remove the requirement to acquire a concealed carry permit in order to carry a concealed handgun.
A bill introduced earlier this month in the House and Senate in Tennessee proposed to create an annual sales tax holiday for guns and ammunition. The proposed tax incentive in HB 744 (SB 1004) asks lawmakers to consider holding the three-day tax exemption the first weekend of every September.
A senior official with the ATF released a white paper proposing to lift restrictions on firearms sales and imports. The 11-page document 'provides potential ways to reduce or modify regulations, or suggest changes that promote commerce and defend the Second Amendment.' Among several matters, a few notable items include federal regulation changes for silencers, gun show sale changes, and lifted import restrictions.
Guest contributor Dennis Gayness, a certified firearms appraiser with Triangle Shooting Academy, discusses the personal values behind a proper estate plan for one's firearms.
In February, professionals can learn about applicable firearms laws and using gun trusts in elder and special needs practices, and receive guidance on dealing with firearms in estate planning and administration cases.
Tennessee implemented new fees and requirements for certain gun permits effective January 1, 2017. The changes provide for a reduced lifetime handgun carry permit fee.
The Hearing Protection Act includes provisions to remove suppressors from classification under the National Firearms Act. Created in effort to legalize ownership of suppressors and prevent hearing impairment associated with firearms use, the HPA would not supersede state legislation banning suppressors/silencers. Ultimately, the federal regulations pertaining to suppressors would be removed.