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Colorado: Recreational Shooting Targeted in Management Plan for Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area
NRA Feed - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 09:03
The Bureau of Land Management has released a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the 210,000-acre Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area and the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness, located in Delta, Mesa and Montrose counties of western Colorado.
NRA Feed - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:00
House Bill 972, an important NRA-backed self-defense bill that would repeal the criminal prohibition on the possession of firearms on college campuses by Texas Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHL), is still pending in the Texas Senate – where final action must be taken on the measure by this Wednesday.
NRA Feed - Mon, 05/20/2013 - 03:00
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.
NRA Feed - Sun, 05/19/2013 - 19:01
The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General published a new report Monday that confirms former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked a document intended to smear Operation Fast and Furious scandal whistleblower John Dodson.
The assault on Second Amendment rights continues in Sacramento. Last Wednesday, anti-hunting Assembly Bill 711 passed in the state Assembly by 44 to 21 vote. AB 711 would make California the first state in the nation to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting. This egregious bill now goes to the state Senate for its consideration. For more information about AB 711, click here. We will inform you when the Senate committee hearing date is announced. Unfortunately, there are several anti-gun bills that have been scheduled to be considered on the state Senate and Assembly floor with more anti-guns bills scheduled to be heard in their respective state Senate and Assembly committee. Please call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman, along with members of the respective state Senate and Assembly committee urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun measures below.
A masked and armed robber entered the Alexander Food Store in Baytown, Texas and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk asked the criminal to lower his weapon, but the attacker refused, prompting the clerk to retrieve a gun and fire at the criminal, striking him at least once in the stomach and causing him to flee. The robber didn’t make it far, collapsing outside the front of the store, where he remained until police could arrive. The foiled robbery came following three robberies in Baytown the previous day. Local media noted that the reason the Alexander Food Store clerk was armed was due to a previous robbery at the store.
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.
The law, signed by then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, made California the first state to require micro stamping, which engraves the gun's serial number on each cartridge. But the legislation specified that it would take effect only when the technology was available and all private patents had expired.
While similar attempts failed earlier this year, Quinn said he wants to see the ban on his desk before the General Assembly's May 31 scheduled adjournment.
The Hill has a story today that leaves one wondering if, when it comes to gun control, there is any line too ridiculous for progressives to cross:A House Democrat inspired by the last James Bond movie has offered legislation to produce handguns with "personalization technology."The idea is to produce guns that can only be used by the gun's owners. Rep. John Tierney (D Mass.) cited the latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall," as inspiration for the bill.
Kansas legislators are close to approving restrictions favored by the National Rifle Association on the use of state tax dollars to promote or oppose gun control measures or to lobby local, state or federal officials on the issue.
Kansas: Bill to Prevent Taxpayer Dollars from Funding Gun Control Advocacy Sent to State House for Final Approval
NRA Feed - Sat, 05/18/2013 - 07:00
As the state legislature’s veto session comes to a close, a vital pro-gun reform passed in the Kansas Senate yesterday by a 31 to 6 vote. House Bill 2162, which was recently amended to include the language in the NRA-supported Senate Bill 45, will now go to the state House of Representatives for a final vote which could be held as early as this Monday.
NRA Feed - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 14:36
NRA Feed - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 13:00
Today, the state House concurred on House Bill 533 and this critical self-defense reform bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon (D) for his consideration.
NRA Feed - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:00
The state Senate approved several gun control measures on Monday, May 13, and the New Jersey Assembly has placed them on their calendar for consideration this Monday, May 20 at 1:00 pm. The Assembly floor agenda is subject to change. The remaining bills passed in the Senate on May 13 may require action in Assembly committees before they can be taken up on the Assembly floor. As of today, the Assembly is currently scheduled to consider the following bills, among others:
NRA Feed - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:00
Yesterday, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) signed into law sweeping gun control legislation, Senate Bill 281. Reported by NRA-ILA throughout the session here, S.B. 281 faced strong opposition by the people of Maryland throughout the legislative process. This sweeping anti-gun legislation will take effect on October 1, 2013.
NRA Feed - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 10:00
State lawmakers wrapped up their 2013 legislative session earlier this week in Montpelier with good results for Vermont NRA members. Several anti-gun bills were introduced in Vermont this year, but none of them advanced beyond committee. NRA members did a tremendous job of contacting their state legislators to express concerns about legislation that would attack the Second Amendment, and your telephone calls and e-mails made the difference.
NRA Feed - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 09:00
The Maine Joint Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee has been holding work sessions on numerous bills that, if passed and enacted into law, would severely restrict your Second Amendment rights. Three anti-gun bills are expected to be considered on the Senate floor as early as next week. We need you to contact your state Senator NOW in opposition to the following bills:
NRA Feed - Fri, 05/17/2013 - 07:00
This Tuesday, May 28, the Independence Institute is hosting a forum at the Freedom Financial Expo Center to discuss the assault that took place during the 2013 legislative session on your Second Amendment rights.
NRA Feed - Thu, 05/16/2013 - 19:00
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association is proud to support a lawsuit filed today in federal court by 54 Colorado county sheriffs, the firearms industry trade association, several firearms retailers, individuals with disabilities and other parties which challenges the State of Colorado’s recently enacted gun control laws.