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Va. Beach OK's gun agenda item, triggering dissent

NRA Feed - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:00
The city's legislative agenda isn't normally all that controversial for residents. But an item about guns this year has gotten people talking.The proposal asks the General Assembly to consider requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms. Failure to do so within two days of realizing a gun has disappeared would result in a civil fine.
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Tennessee: Residents petition for Farragut guns in parks ban to be lifted

NRA Feed - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:00
Another effort to repeal Farragut's ban on guns in parks is underway. A change in state law in 2009 allowed handgun permit holders to carry their weapons into parks, but local governments could opt out. That's what Farragut decided to do and they've stuck with it when the issue came up again last year.
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Pennsylvania: 2014 Legislative Session Ends With Victory

NRA Feed - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:50
After four years of effort, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives finally passed critical firearms preemption legislation.  Yesterday, the state House voted to concur on the Senate amendments to House Bill 80 by an overwhelming 138 to 56 vote.  HB 80, when signed into law, will strengthen the state firearms preemption statute to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout Pennsylvania.
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Washington: Majority of Washington State Sheriffs Oppose I-594

NRA Feed - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:30
A majority of Washington State’s 39 sheriffs have come out in opposition to anti-gun Washington State Ballot Initiative 594.  The sheriffs oppose I-594 because it will not make anyone safer, will strain scarce law enforcement resources, will criminalize the lawful behavior of millions of law-abiding gun owners in Washington and will be unenforceable.  Instead, I-594 would vastly expand the state’s handgun registry and force law-abiding gun owners to pay fees and get the government’s permission to sell or even loan a firearm to a friend or family member.
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NRA-backed bill clears Pa. legislature; Corbett indicates he'll sign it

NRA Feed - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:00
In the final minutes of the legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue local municipalities, among them Philadelphia, that enact ordinances stricter than state firearms laws.
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How gun-control legislation is affecting this election

NRA Feed - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:00
Many sheriffs in states that recently passed gun-control laws have signed letters saying they are opposed to the laws, saying the gun bans won’t make America safer. Some even say they won’t enforce these new laws. This has gotten some press. What hasn’t been reported is the very governors in New York, Connecticut and Maryland who signed those gun and magazine bans are also reluctant to enforce these laws. It seems they don’t want a political backlash. They don’t want journalists making martyrs out of otherwise law-abiding citizens who might be charged with felonies for doing what they’ve done all their lives. This is where politics runs into reality. It’s a collision voters need to hear more about.
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Eric Holder: ‘I take personally as a failure’ the inability to pass gun control

NRA Feed - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:00
If there’s one thing that Eric Holder regrets during his time as attorney general for the United States, it’s his failure to press through a Second Amendment crackdown on the heels of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that left 20 children and six adults dead, he said.
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NRA-backed bill clears Pa. legislature; Corbett indicates he'll sign it

NRA Feed - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:00
In the final minutes of the legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue local municipalities, among them Philadelphia, that enact ordinances stricter than state firearms laws.
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Gun bill passed by House could lead to NRA lawsuit against Pittsburgh

NRA Feed - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:00
Pittsburgh and other communities with firearms regulations could soon face lawsuits from the National Rifle Association and other groups.
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Washington voters face rival measures on gun-sale background checks

NRA Feed - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 19:00
Residents of Washington state will get to vote next month on whether gun buyers should be subject to background checks for purchases made at gun shows or online. In fact, they’ll be able to vote on the issue twice.
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Mental health issues put 34,500 on New York’s no-guns list

NRA Feed - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:00
A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.
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New D.C. rules on carrying gun in public will be put to legal test next month

NRA Feed - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:00
U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. was quick Friday to dismiss a last-ditch request for reconsideration of his July ruling to legalize carrying a gun in public in the District.
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Gun-grabbers unite!

NRA Feed - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:00
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, initially avoided then signed by the Obama administration (but not ratified by the Senate), has received the necessary 50 ratifications needed to advance to its next stage — a conference of signers.
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Illinois: Threat of legal action prompts repeal of thumbprint rule for handgun purchases

NRA Feed - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 19:00
An ordinance requiring a thumbprint to purchase a handgun within city limits has been repealed in the wake of possible legal action from the Illinois State Rifle Association.The Peoria City Council on Tuesday approved a measure that vacated portions of the deadly weapons ordinance without discussion.
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Pennsylvania: Senate Passes Firearms Preemption Legislation, Also Votes to Ban Pigeon Shoots

NRA Feed - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:10
After four years in the making, yesterday the Pennsylvania Senate finally voted to pass firearms preemption legislation in the form of an amendment to House Bill 80.  HB 80 passed by an overwhelming 34-14 vote.  This critical firearms preemption bill is not out of the woods yet, though.  We are down to the final hours of the 2014 legislative session, and your immediate action could make the difference to achieve this long-overdue measure.  The state House is expected to vote on HB 80 on Monday, October 20, and we need you to contact your state Representative today!
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Hawaii: Please Join the Hawaii Republican Assembly for an Evening with NRA President, Jim Porter!

NRA Feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:00
Please Join the Hawaii Republican Assembly for an Evening with NRA President, Jim Porter!  Please join the Hawaii Republican Assembly as they proudly present "An Evening with NRA President Jim Porter" in honor of our veterans and our Second Amendment rights.  
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D.C. Council Moves Forward with Backward Concealed Carry Law

NRA Feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:00
This week, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced that the District would soon begin accepting applications for licenses to carry a concealed pistol.  It’s questionable if many applicants will actually receive a license because of the nearly unfettered discretion given to the chief under the temporary law that is currently in effect.  That law has numerousproblems, yet the D.C. City Council appears to be intent on making the temporary law permanent.
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D.C. to begin accepting first applications in decades for concealed-firearm permits

NRA Feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:00
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Thursday said her department will begin accepting applications next week for the first public permits to carry concealed firearms in the nation’s capital in more than four decades.
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D.C. police chief doesn’t want to release names of gun permit recipients

NRA Feed - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:00
D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Thursday she does not support a proposal to publicly identify gun owners who are granted concealed carry permits, undercutting a nascent effort by some lawmakers to make the names available upon request.
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