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A Pro-Gun Group Stole Bloomberg’s "Gun Safety" Group’s Name On Facebook

NRA Feed - 10 hours 29 min ago
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a $50 million gun-control campaign called “Everytown for Gun Safety.” But a pro-gun group took the name for its Facebook page.
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Sen. Cornyn demands answers on DOJ’s proposed firearm tracking technology

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:00
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about the Department of Justice’s exploration of “smart gun” technology. Earlier this month, the Attorney General testified before the House of Representatives that DOJ is looking into new technologies that could raise constitutional concerns, including requiring firearms to contain biometric equipment that could store or transmit the personal identifying information of American citizens.
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Sainthood for gun-grabbing ex-Mayor Bloomberg?

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:00
Mike Bloomberg is a saint in his own mind (nowhere else matters). “I have earned my place in heaven,” the billionaire ex-mayor told The New York Times. He thinks he’s buying an indulgence with the $50 million he says he will spend this year to support politicians who think like he does on gun control.
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Judge upholds New York’s tougher gun law

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:00
A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York’s new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment.State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara’s decision, announced Wednesday, is expected to be appealed as gun rights supporters continue to protest the 2013 SAFE Act. The law bans the sale of high-capacity magazines and many semi-automatic firearms and requires those who already own such weapons to register them with authorities.
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Despite deadline, protesters ‘will not comply’ with SAFE Act

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:00
Owners of assault-style weapons were supposed to have registered their guns by Tuesday.But there is no way of knowing exactly how many of these weapons there are in the state and how many were registered under the NY SAFE Act.The state refuses to say how many were registered, claiming it is confidential information protected by the law.Gun-rights advocates estimate compliance will be less than 10 percent.
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Homeowner shoots burglar, KSBW, Santa Cruz, Calif. 04/14/14, KION, Monterey, Calif. 04/14/14

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
A homeowner was asleep at home in Salinas, Calif. when he was awakened to a noise coming from outside the home. The homeowner then spotted someone near his garage. After arming himself, the homeowner went to the garage to investigate and found a burglar. The homeowner shot the burglar, who was then transported to a local hospital. According to news outlet KSBW, police told reporters that “it appears the homeowner was protecting life and property and was in his legal right to use deadly force.” 
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Bloomberg plans a $50 million challenge to the NRA

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.
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New York gun owners face ‘SAFE Act’ registration deadline

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
New York gun owners who possess firearms classified as assault weapons under a new state law have until the end of Tuesday to register their guns — or face potential criminal charges.The requirement is part of a provision of New York’s so-called SAFE Act, the package of tighter gun restrictions signed into law in Albany months after the Sandy Hook school massacre. The law broadened the state’s “assault weapons” ban to cover more kinds of semiautomatic weapons.
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4 pro-gun bills get initial nod in Arizona Senate

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
The Arizona Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to four major pro-gun bills that Republicans said are necessary to protect 2nd Amendment rights.
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Mexico sets date for vigilantes to register guns

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
The Mexican government says vigilante groups in the western state of Michoacan will have until May 10 to register their guns and decide whether to join the army's "rural defense corps."
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NRA's Annual Meetings & Exhibits 2014: Stand and Fight

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits sponsored by MidwayUSA will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 25-27, 2014.
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Tennessee: House Subcommittee Chairman Removes Park Carry Bill from Schedule

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:44
Last night, House Bill 1407, sponsored by state Representative Tilman Goins (R-10), was removed from the hearing notice in the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee.  Please contact Chairman Mike Harrison immediately and urge him to return HB 1407 on his subcommittee calendar.
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Jewelry store owner fells robber, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, Calif. 04/12/14, The San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, Calif. 04/11/14

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:00
A group of masked and armed men entered Hardy Nix Jewelers in Antioch, Calif. and attempted to rob the store. The store’s owner responded by obtaining a gun and exchanging gunfire with the criminals, striking and killing one, and causing the others to flee. One customer was wounded during the incident, but her injuries are described as non-life-threatening. 
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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Still Stalled in House, Your Immediate Help Needed

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:00
Another week has gone by and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has still not acted on House Bill 2011, critical firearms preemption legislation needed to provide consistency of Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state.  Your immediate help is needed to ensure this bill gets a vote on the House floor.
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Connecticut not yet ready to enforce gun law

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:00
More than a year has passed since Connecticut enacted tighter firearm restrictions following the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. But authorities there still have no immediate plans to enforce one of its key components, reports the Record-Journal.
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Texas: Legislature likely to debate open carry, campus carry laws next year

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:00
Like other large communities in Texas and throughout the nation, this city of 1.4 million residents is used to all kinds of political rallies and street protests.But what made the April 6 gathering in front of a police substation unusual was some gun-rights activists carrying a rifle or a shotgun strapped to their backs. Dozens of them, not all carrying a firearm in full view, were protesting an ordinance they consider illegal because it limits their right to carry loaded weapons.
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Kentucky: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Signed into Law Last Week

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:25
Last Friday, Governor Steve Beshear (D) signed into law a comprehensive pro-gun bill, House Bill 128. As initially introduced by state Representative Robert Damron (D-39), HB 128 allows retired peace officers with a valid Concealed Deadly Weapons License (CDWL), in accordance with the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), to carry at all times in Kentucky, with an exception for detention facilities.
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Rhode Island: Senate and House Committees to Hear Over a Dozen Gun Bills this Week

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:20
Anti-gun state lawmakers continue their assault on the constitutional rights of Rhode Island gun owners this week in Providence.  Tomorrow, April 15, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a full slate of anti-gun bills starting at 6:00 p.m. in room 313 of the State House.  The anti-gun bills scheduled to be considered tomorrow only attack the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and do nothing to address violent crime or public safety.
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New York: “SAFE Act” Registration Deadline is Tomorrow, April 15

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:15
Tomorrow, April 15, the year-old “SAFE Act” will require gun owners to register any firearm that falls within the anti-gun Legislature’s new definition of a semi-automatic “assault weapon,” or risk becoming a felon.  The NRA actively opposed this egregious legislation last January while it was being rammed through the legislative process by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) within a 24-hour period without any public input or committee hearings. 
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Pennsylvania: Does your Employer Ban Firearms in Their Parking Lot?

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:25
Your National Rifle Association is currently seeking information from our members in Pennsylvania on employers who prohibit employees from transporting to/from and storing firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work.  This information will be a valuable tool in advancing state “employee protection” legislation in Harrisburg.  Businesses have no legitimate interest in micromanaging the lawful contents of one’s private vehicle at the workplace.
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