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Indiana Carry Licenses Are Now Absolutely Free

Short Of Going Full Permitless, Hoosiers Instead Decided Just To Make All Licenses Free.
One part of Indiana’s HB 1284 removes all fees associated with the cost of obtaining a handgun license, in addition to removing some prohibitions on guns at schools and providing immunity and court costs for justified use of force in certain instances.

The Indiana House voted for the bill by 64-17, while the Senate approved it by 37-7. The Governor made a statement about the bill’s removal of licensing fees, saying,

“Removing any and all barriers for lawful carry in our state is significant for the many Hoosier gun owners who want to protect themselves and others.”

This bill makes Indiana the first state to offer a permit without a fee of any kind, and one of only eight requiring a permit that requires no training of any kind. The permit is available only to Indiana residents, but the state has reciprocity agreements with 32 other states.

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Columbine Survivor Favors Guns in Schools

U.S.A. –-( Colorado state House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a third-term Republican, supports legislation to allow concealed handguns on school campuses and defended that position recently in an interview with NPR, and the second-generation lawmaker has a unique perspective: he’s a survivor of the 1999 Columbine High School attack.

Neville joined NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro just days after the STEM school attack in Highlands Ranch that left one student dead and several others injured. He told Garcia-Navarro that he thinks students at the school would have been safer, had there been a legally concealed handgun on campus that day earlier this month when two other teens, allegedly using guns stolen from one of their homes, opened fire. Both have been charged in connection with the case.

“I think that probably wouldn’t have – the shooting probably wouldn’t have happened in the first place,” Neville contended, according to an NPR transcript. “One of the reasons I propose this bill year after year is the fact that it’s a major deterrent. If they (school shooters) know they’re going to go in there and face opposition and they don’t know where that opposition’s going to come from, they’ll probably think twice about doing it in the first place. So I think they probably would have been safer had it actually broken out. But I think it probably would have prevented it from even happening in the first place.”

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Bump Stocks Banned: The Final Rule–Ownership is now a Felony!

This comes from our friends at US Lawshield:

The deadline redefining machineguns to include bump-stock style devices has arrived, and federal courts have not intervened.

On March 25, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit denied a request that would have prevented the new ATF Final Rule, also known as the “bump stock ban,” from going into effect.

The Court noted in its order denying relief that “[t]he government concedes that the plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm if the implementation of the Final Rule is not enjoined. However, the public interest in safety supports the denial of a stay pending appeal.”

An emergency request to stop the ban from going into effect was sent to the Supreme Court of the United States, but the Court declined to intervene.

The Final Rule amends the ATF’s definition of machinegun to include bump-stock style devices. This new and amended definition directly contradicts the definition of machinegun as written by Congress, and the interpretation of the law by the ATF under the Obama administration.

As of March 26, 2019, it is a federal felony offense to possess a bump stock. The Final Rule has no provision to grandfather or register devices already owned. Additionally, the grace period to surrender a bump stock to the ATF has passed, meaning your only option at this point would be to destroy all devices in your possession. Further, there is no provision for any compensation for the economic loss of a destroyed or surrendered bump stock.

The ATF has provided bump stock destruction instructions that will render the device incapable of being readily restored to its intended function. Failure to comply with this new rule is a federal felony, punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine for each bump stock in your possession.

If you have any questions about complying with this new regulation, or the regulatory process, call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to your Independent Program Attorney today.

Red Flag” Legislation Heads Back to the House for a Concurrence Vote

This past Wednesday, the Colorado Senate passed HB 1177 by an 18 to 17 vote. This legislation could infringe on an individual’s Second Amendment rights without due process. This “red flag” bill would authorize the seizure of an individual’s private property through an ex parte proceeding. A broad class of individuals could make unchallenged statements, before a judge, alleging that someone is a danger to themselves or others. This would be enough for law enforcement to enter that person’s home and confiscate their private property. HB 1177 will head back to the House for a concurrence vote. Go here to contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to oppose HB 1177:

If you have questions about what’s happening in Colorado and would like to find out how you can become involved in our Grassroots efforts, contact me at or call (703) 943-6566.
Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders
NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator
(703) 943-6566

HB 19-1177 the “gun grab” bill of 2019

This comes from our friends at the The Firearms Coalition of Colorado:
HB 19-1177 the “gun grab” bill of 2019, also known as the Red Flag or Extreme Risk Protection Order bill was laid over today. It is on the State Senate floor for debate tomorrow, Friday, 22 March, at 9:00am.

Call your state Senator at 303-866-2316.

You can locate your elected officials on the State Website at

Red Flag Bill Up for Second Reading and Amendment on Thursday, 03-21-2019 in Colorado State Senate

This comes from The Firearms Coalition of Colorado:

The Democrats slipped the Red Flag Bill (HB 19-1177) through the Senate Appropriations Committee this morning with less than 24-hours notice. The Bill is scheduled on the Floor of the Senate this Thursday. This is our last real chance to amend or kill this dangerous bill that turns due process on its head and threatens to subject honest citizens to dangerous confrontations with heavily armed SWAT teams. This bill can only be interpreted as an effort to divide citizens from law enforcement in Colorado.

On Peter Boyles’s AM710 radio show this morning at 8:15 am, Lesley Hollywood of Rally for Our Rights told Peter that the CO pro-2A Sanctuary County count, actual and now proposed on CO County Commissions’ agendas, is up to 34. There are 64 counties in total in our state. To kill the Red Flag bill (HB19-1177), also called the Extreme Risk Protection Order bill, she says to call:
A. Your own State Senator 303.866.2316 888.473.8136
B. Sen. Kerry Donovan, rural constituency 303.866.4871 970.279.1876
C. Sen. Leroy Garcia, President of the Senate 303.866.4878
You can locate your elected officials on the State Website at

The Firearms Coalition of Colorado

How Long Does Ammunition Last?

From time to time, we get customers who bring in some pretty old ammunition–decades old. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Typically, if the ammunition shows no signs of rust, corrosion, physical damage to the case, bullet or primer, it has a pretty good chance of going BANG.

One of the most popular ammunition companies–Federal Ammunition–states: “Store reloading components and ammunition in a cool, dry place, protected from direct exposure to sunlight. If stored properly, loaded ammunition has a 10-year shelf life. “

NRA-ILA would like to invite you to our Grassroots Workshop, which is being held at Cabela’s, on Saturday, March 23 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Come meet your NRA-ILA Colorado team to find out how you can get more involved in our on the ground efforts. Attendees will find out how to become involved in our Grassroots efforts in Colorado, what is happening at the at the capitol in regards to anti-gun legislation, and what we are doing to fight back.
Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM  Where: Cabela’s 14050 Lincoln St. Thornton, CO 80023
If you would like to know more information about this and other events, or would like to find out more information about volunteer opportunities for NRA-ILA in Colorado, contact me at or call (703) 943-6566.
Yours in freedom,

Amanda Sanders
NRA-ILA Grassroots Field Coordinator
(703) 943-6566