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NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:50
Next week, the Pennsylvania Legislature returns from its summer break, and the NRA has learned that the state House of Representatives may be considering a vote on House Bill 2011 as early as next Monday. This critical firearms preemption legislation is needed to strengthen and provide consistency in Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state.
NRA’s Chris Cox Letter To Congress In Opposition To S.J.R. 19 – An Amendment To The Constitution To Ban Certain Political Speech
NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
Dear Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell: I am writing to express the National Rifle Association’s strong opposition to S.J.R. 19, which proposes to amend the United States Constitution to allow Congress and the states to ban certain political speech now considered protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:00
A gun control ballot measure expected in the upcoming elections in Washington State could turn law-abiding citizens into criminals by the thousands at places like gun shows and gun ranges.
A man was at home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. when a group of burglars knocked at the door. When the homeowner didn’t respond, the thieves attempted to break-in through a window. The homeowner responded by firing at one of the criminals, missing, but prompting the burglars to flee.
Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns in schools and residents to openly carry firearms in cities on Thursday by overriding a veto of legislation by Gov. Jay Nixon.
The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a controversial effort that is highly sensitive in the U.S. due to Second Amendment concerns and worries about its impact on U.S. foreign policy, is nearing the fifty ratifications it needs to come into force, and all critics have been kicked out of the room.
A new effort to allow students to carry firearms on Baylor University’s campus will be proposed Thursday night, according to a student senator.Gannon McCahill, 20, a senior studying finance at Baylor, said the student senate will vote on a resolution about 6 p.m. Thursday to permit concealed carry on campus for students with concealed handgun licenses.
The reported cost of concealed carry gun permits to Michigan taxpayers varies widely in each county, with a high of $214 and a low near $3.
People are popping off rounds beneath the busy streets of Manhattan. The stench of burnt gunpowder fills the air. Paper targets twitch from incoming bullets. And shell casings clank with each ear-piercing bang from the shooters in their booths.
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is part of U.S. sovereign territory. It also (1) totally bans handguns, (2) bans carrying all guns, even in the home, (3) requires licenses for long guns, which are allegedly not granted for months on end, though theoretically they are supposed to be granted within 60 days, and (4) bans all ammunition except .22 cartridges, .223 cartridges, and .410 shotgun shells.
Is the person next to you in shul packing heat?If you live in a state with permissive gun laws, the answer might be yes.
NRA Feed - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:45
As reported last week, the Missouri General Assembly will meet tomorrow and Thursday to consider bills that were vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon. Three of the bills being considered include provisions that would improve gun laws in the Show Me State. Tomorrow, the bills will come up in their house of origination – Senate Bill 656 in the state Senate and House Bill 2002 and House Bill 2008 in the state House of Representatives – and on Thursday the opposite chamber will consider those bills if passed. Each of these bills addresses the issue of creating a safer school environment, by making Missouri more compliant with the NRA’s School Shield program.
Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until police arrive, The Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay, Fla. 09/03/14
Around 4:30 a.m., Joseph Cihak, a homeowner in St. Petersburg, Fla., awakened and went to use the bathroom. While heading to the bathroom, Cihak came upon an intruder armed with a knife. Cihak was armed with a gun at the time and fired at the criminal twice before his gun malfunctioned. Cihak retrieved another gun and captured the unharmed home invader. As Cihak was holding the intruder for police, the criminal attempted to bargain with him. The burglar offered to mow Cihak’s lawn if he was allowed to go free. The ploy didn’t work and now the criminal is facing a charge of armed burglary.
About 50 people came out Monday night to support the owner of a local gun store caught in a SAFE Act controversy.
Following the release of new footage that seems to show now former-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in the face, it’s important to remember that the prosecutor who let Rice off with a slap on the wrist is now trying to throw the book at a young mother of two who tried to protect herself and her family from violence.
On September 3, the Los Angeles Times reported Mayors Against Illegal Guns submitted a letter on behalf of 69 California mayors in support of the passage of more gun control. The problem: at least one of the mayors MAIG claimed to represent--Ridgecrest Mayor Dan Clark--said he did not support the MAIG letter, much less sign it. And he said if MAIG used his name, "they did it illegally."
Pennsylvania: Perry County sheriff, auditors' attorneys weigh in on court ruling throwing out gun lawsuit
The attorney representing Perry County's sheriff said he was confident all along that his client was doing the right thing by not divulging the names of applicants for permits to carry concealed firearms to the county's auditors.
NWTF Feed - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 23:00
NRA Feed - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 19:00
There is much wailing and gnashing of teeth among physicians and medical societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), over the Florida law that forbids questioning patients about gun ownership. In late July, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that this was “legitimate regulation” of physicians’ conduct, intended to protect “patient privacy and curtail abuses of the physician-patient relationship.” Physicians who can see past the perceived insult to their autonomy would understand that this changes nothing about good care.
NRA Feed - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:01