Sunday, February 20, 2005

Pennsylvania: Indictment for conspiracy to exercise rights: "A Highland Park woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating federal firearms laws. Dale LaCourtneya Smith, 26, of Jackson Street, is charged with conspiring with another person to acquire a firearm by lying to a gun dealer. Smith is accused of purchasing a handgun Aug. 24 and giving it to someone she knew had been previously convicted of a felony, prosecutors said."

Montana: Anti-federal bills move forward in House: "Lawmakers in the Montana House of Representatives collectively thumbed their noses at the federal government Monday by approving two bills exempting guns from federal regulations and driver's licenses from national standardization requirements. The bills by Reps. Diane Rice, R-Harrison, and Roger Koopman, R-Bozeman, do different things but are driven by the same concern: the erosion of personal liberties by the federal government."

South Dakota: Bill would end gun show waiting period: "The 48-hour waiting period for pistols should not apply to sales by those who are not federally licensed firearms dealers, a Senate panel decided Monday. The bill would clarify language in an existing law that requires any gun dealer to wait 48 hours after a sale before delivering a pistol. Supporters of the bill have said the waiting period places an undue burden on private sales between gun owners. The measure would mean people who are not licensed dealers could sell guns, even at gun shows, and not have to wait 48 hours before delivering the weapons to buyers. The Judiciary Committee unanimously sent HB1189 to the full Senate."

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