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Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Comprehensive Pro-Gun Bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:20
Yesterday, the Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 447 by voice vote, sending it to the Senate floor.  If passed and enacted into law, SB 447 would expand Kansas’ firearms preemption provisions to open carry and prohibit municipalities from implementing local ordinances relating to the transportation of firearms.  
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Nebraska: Legislature Considers Critical Emergency Powers Legislation Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 16:10
An important “emergency powers” protection bill that would ensure your right to self-defense is not infringed on by the government during a declared state of emergency will be considered by the state Legislature tomorrow.
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Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun State Lawmakers Attempting to Derail Firearms Preemption Bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:56
Anti-gun lawmakers in Harrisburg are attempting to kill an important firearms preemption bill, and have filed 122 amendments in an attempt to derail House Bill 2011.  
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Kansas: “Shall Certify” Legislation Passes Senate, Returns to House for Concurrence

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 15:50
Yesterday, House Bill 2578 passed unanimously in the Kansas Senate.  It is now returning to the Kansas House of Representatives, where it will likely face a conference committee.  
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Minnesota: Your Immediate Action Needed to Stop Suppression of Political Speech, Anti-Gun Language to Now be Considered in Finance Bills

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:16
House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, continue to move quickly through the Minnesota legislature.  These flawed and dangerous bills pose a grave risk to freedom of speech in Minnesota and overreach to impose excessive regulatory burdens on political interests.
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West Virginia: Governor Signs Important Pro-Gun Bill into Law

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:05
Yesterday, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed Senate Bill 317 into law, and with it, an improvement to West Virginia firearms laws that your NRA has been fighting to fix for more than a decade.  SB 317 passed in the House of Delegates by a 92-5 vote on March 8, after passing unanimously in the state Senate on February 25.
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Michigan: Senate Judiciary Committee Passes County Concealed Weapons Licensing Board Legislation

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:25
Yesterday, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 789 and Senate Bill 790 by a 3-0 vote.
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Maine: House to Consider “Constitutional Carry” This Afternoon

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 06:00
This afternoon, an attempt will be made on the floor of the Maine House of Representatives to amend permitless carry (constitutional carry) into Legislative Document 222, legislation that addresses the issuance of concealed carry permits in Maine, and it is important that you contact your state Representative immediately.  Every call is critical, the success or failure of this amendment will come down to a few votes! 
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Florida Emergency Alert! Carrying a Firearm During Emergency Evacuation

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 27, 2014, HB-209 by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen (R-Ft. Myers) will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee at 8:30am.  HB-209 by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen is a bill to protect citizens from being charged with a crime, and having their guns confiscated, for carrying a firearm during a mandatory evacuation ordered by the Governor.  This bill is especially important because our state is prone to mandatory evacuations due to hurricanes.  Further, leaving your firearms behind for looters/criminals poses a great danger to emergency personnel and other law-abiding citizens.
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Arizona: Fun Shoot & Dinner at Ben Avery Shooting Facility

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00
Your invited to a Fun Shoot fundraiser being held at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in North Phoenix on April 12.  Founded in 1957, the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, formerly Black Canyon Shooting Range is one of the largest publicly operated shooting facilities in the country and is located on 1650 acres in north Phoenix.
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Court backs S.F.'s gun storage law, hollow-point bullet ban

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00
A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to halt the enforcement of San Francisco laws that require handgun owners to keep their weapons locked when stored at home and ban bullets that expand or splinter on contact, saying they do not interfere with the right to use firearms in self-defense.
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‘Does the Second Amendment trump the First?’

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00
Stories about whether one constitutional right “trump[s]” another usually turn on unduly loose understandings of what constitutes a right. This is particularly so in this situation.
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R.I. Senator Miller apologizes for responding with an obscenity to gun-rights activist

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00
Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, has publicly apologized for hurling an expletive at a gun-rights activist during a recent demonstration at the State House.
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Illinois: Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00
A workbook used by students at Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters has no political agenda and won't be removed from the classroom, Springfield interim Superintendent Bob Hill said Monday.Since the controversy surfaced online last week, Hill said, he's received a handful of calls and more than a dozen emails.Gun-rights supporters claim students at Grant Middle School, 1800 W. Monroe St., are being taught that the Second Amendment permits only strictly regulated, registered gun ownership.
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2014 NRA-ILA Firearms Fact Card

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:00
2014 NRA-ILA Firearms Fact Card
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Nebraska: Important Pro-Gun Amendment Adopted to Legislative Bill 699

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 06:00
Yesterday, a pro-gun amendment to Legislative Bill 699 was adopted unanimously in the Nebraska Legislature.  This amendment, offered by state Senator Steve Lathrop (District-12), would repeal an outdated state firearms statute and bring state law into conformity with federal law by allowing Nebraska residents to purchase long guns in non-contiguous states.
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Armed customer halts syringe-wielding attacker, The Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Mich. 03/25/14

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:00
An admitted heroin addict was confronted outside a Home Depot in Roseville, Mich. by two loss prevention officers that suspected him of shoplifting. When the employees tried to apprehend the man, he responded by drawing a syringe from his jacket and slashing at the personnel, striking one of the employees several times. A customer, and Right-to-Carry permit holder, witnessed the incident, drew a gun and ordered the addict to halt his attack. The attacker initially complied, then attempted to flee as police approached, but was captured by law enforcement shortly after.   Roseville Police Chief James Berlin told a local new outlet that the Right-to-Carry permit holder will be put up for a citizen’s award.
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Gov. Tomblin Signs NRA-Backed Bill Expanding Gun Rights

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, Va. – Today, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed into law a measure bringing Charleston and three other cities in the state into uniformity with the rest of the state’s gun laws. Senate Bill 317 passed the West Virginia House of Delegates by a vote of 92-5 after passing the state Senate unanimously.
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Florida set to pass Pop Tart gun bill to protect kids playing in school

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:00
The days of kids playing cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians in the schoolyard may come to an end because of overly zealous “zero tolerance” policies. Over the past year, schools have increasingly punished children for playing games that involve pretend firearms. Now Florida is leading the nation in stopping this madness.
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Maine: House to Consider “Constitutional Carry” Reform Legislation as Early as Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:33
As early as tomorrow, attempts could be made on the floor of the Maine House of Representatives to amend permitless carry (constitutional carry) into Legislative Document 222, legislation that addresses the issuance of concealed carry permits in Maine. 
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