I did a search for rifle as I was trying to find the bill about extending the rifle hunting zone
Bans possession of a gun in places that sell alcohol
Report a gun stolen? No new guns for you for one year, except cops
Four day waiting period for rifles and shotgun purchases
Requires a proficiency exam to own a gun, except cops
Ok, I'm probably going to get some flames on this one, but I've got my Nomex underwear on ;)
IMHO the last one isn't such a bad idea, at least in spirit. I was a bit suprised when putting in my pistol permit application, that there is no required training at all. There is a safety course that is offered, but it is entirely optional. We all can agree that some amount of education is necessary when carrying a firearm, and I don't have a problem with it being made mandatory. Now, I do see the opportunity for abuse, especially since the bill is written as requiring a test and not just education. The test could be made very difficult to pass or the education course could be very difficult to attend. Though as I said, I agree with the spirit of the law and it would have to be crafted to not be oppressive. Something along the lines of the way the Hunter Safety courses are handled today would seem sensible. There's an NRA Basic Pistol course about once a month somewhere in my general area, so having that satisfy the requirement would make sense.
The bill specifically exempts police & retired police from this requirement, I would also extend that to those with military service. Basically, I don't have a problem with a law that ensures that those who own firearms have some concept of how to safely use them.
none of them are of any concern unless kitty get's elected