New York: Sheriffs say Cuomo tried to quiet criticism of gun law

New York: Sheriffs say Cuomo tried to quiet criticism of gun law
The sheriffs thought they were being summoned to the Capitol to discuss ideas for changes to New York’s gun control law, the SAFE Act. Instead, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told them to keep quiet.

Colorado: Sheriffs seek to block new gun restrictions
Colorado sheriffs upset with gun restrictions adopted in the aftermath of last year’s mass shootings filed a federal lawsuit Friday, challenging the regulations as unconstitutional.The lawsuit involves sheriffs from 54 of Colorado’s 64 counties, most representing rural, gun friendly areas of the state.The sheriffs say the new state laws violate Second Amendment protections that guarantee the right to keep and bear arms. Opponents are criticizing the lawsuit as political maneuvering.

Louisiana Senate passes 3 gun bills
Journalists, bloggers or anyone else who intentionally publishes concealed carry handgun permit information would be subject to stiff penalties under a bill passed by the Louisiana Senate on Tuesday. Two other gun bills also were approved. House Bill 8, sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Thompson, R Bossier City, would penalize the release of concealed handgun permit information. The bill was approved 33 2 with New Orleans Democrats Karen Carter Peterson and Edwin Murray voting against it.

Texas: House approves gun training for some teachers
The Texas House late Monday approved a plan to train some teachers who are already licensed to carry firearms for gunfights that could erupt in their classrooms.

South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill to be Considered this Wednesday
This Wednesday, Senate Bill 308, restaurant carry legislation, will be considered by the General Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.  As previously reported, S 308 was recently amended to ensure its passage in the South Carolina Senate on April 23.  This arbitrary amendment weakened S 308 by limiting the hours a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holder may lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense in a restaurant that serves alcohol.  It also does not allow CWP holders to sit in the bar area of a restaurant, if it has one.