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Georgia Lawmakers Send Comprehensive Gun Bill to Governor

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, Va. – Lawmakers in Georgia gave final passage last night to H.B. 60, the most comprehensive pro-gun reform bill in state history. The NRA-backed bill cleared both chambers with bi-partisan support. The bill passed the House by a vote of 112-58 and the Senate by a vote of 37-18. Lobbyists for gun control, who fought hard against this law, drew a line in the sand early on by boldly proclaiming, "If we can stop the gun lobby in a state like Georgia, we can stop the gun lobby anywhere." Thanks to the hard work of NRA members in Georgia, along with their elected representatives, the efforts of these radical gun ban supporters failed. The bill now heads to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk for his expected signature.
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Bloomberg-Funded Anti-Gun "Moms" Group Tries to Falsely Take Credit for "Removal" of Gun-Related Billboard Ad

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:00
In its search for anti-gun-group relevance, "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" recently took credit for an action they apparently had no hand in provoking.  In a Washington Times op-ed piece, Emily Miller details how the Michael Bloomberg-funded "Moms" group falsely claimed victory in "forcing" a billboard company to take down a "Slide Fire" gun-related billboard ad in Chicago.
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Anti-Gunners Want Help from Whom?

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:00
Gun bans, magazine bans, a background check expansion designed to pave the way for gun registration, and efforts to prevent people from carrying firearms for protection are all serious business. However, it's sometimes healthy to be able to see a little humor in things that are otherwise not humorous.
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Mississippi: Legislature Takes Final Actions on Two NRA-Backed Bills, Sends Them to Governor for Signature

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:37
As we reported earlier this week, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 2425, NRA-backed legislation sponsored by state Senator Philip Moran (R-Hancock, Harrison Counties), by a 102 to 16 vote.  SB 2425 creates a tax-free weekend in the Magnolia State during September for individual sales of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and certain hunting supplies.  On Thursday, the Senate concurred with the House amendments to SB 2425 and it now goes to Governor Phil Bryant (R) for his expected signature.
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Mississippi: Legislature Takes Final Actions on Two NRA-Backed Bills, Sends Them to Governor for Signature

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:37
As we reported earlier this week, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 2425, NRA-backed legislation sponsored by state Senator Philip Moran (R-Hancock, Harrison Counties), by a 102 to 16 vote.  SB 2425 creates a tax-free weekend in the Magnolia State during September for individual sales of firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and certain hunting supplies.  On Thursday, the Senate concurred with the House amendments to SB 2425 and it now goes to Governor Phil Bryant (R) for his expected signature.
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Tennessee: Pro-Gun Legislation Continues to Advance in General Assembly

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:31
This week, multiple NRA-supported bills continued to make their way through the Tennessee General Assembly.  On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 2031 and Senate Bill 1672.  Additionally, the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed two other bills -- Senate Bill 1612 and Senate Bill 1774 -- to next week’s committee calendar. Yesterday, the House Civil Justice Subcommittee passed House Bill 1399, House Bill 1400 and House Bill 1480.  Also yesterday, the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee passed House Bill 1407.
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Alabama: Right to Hunt and Fish Legislation Advances to Senate Floor

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:25
Yesterday, House Bill 322 passed unanimously in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee and will now go to the Senate floor.  Sponsored by state Representative Mark Tuggle (R-81), HB 322 would guarantee the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in Alabama.
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Alabama: Right to Hunt and Fish Legislation Advances to Senate Floor

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:25
Yesterday, House Bill 322 passed unanimously in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee and will now go to the Senate floor.  Sponsored by state Representative Mark Tuggle (R-81), HB 322 would guarantee the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in Alabama.
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Virginia: McAuliffe Vetoes Uncontroversial Gun Bill

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:00
Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has used his first veto on House Bill 962, an uncontroversial bill to codify an Attorney General opinion from 2012 (see here) and a decision of the Virginia Court of Appeals last year, Doulgerakis v. Com., 737 S.E.2d 40 (Va. Ct. App. 2013).
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Delaware: NRA Victorious Against Wilmington Housing Authority

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:45
Fairfax, Va. – Yesterday the Delaware Supreme Court found in the case Jane Doe v. Wilmington Housing Authority that the Wilmington Housing Authority’s (WHA) gun ban amongst its tenants, which denied these public housing residents their fundamental Second Amendment rights, is unconstitutional. The National Rifle Association has supported this suit since it was filed in 2010 through two federal courts and the state Supreme Court to defend the Right to Keep and Bear Arms of all Delawareans.
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Wisconsin: Shooting Range Protection Bill Passes Assembly, Goes to Governor

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:37
On Tuesday, March 18, the Wisconsin Assembly passed Senate Bill 527 by a 65-30 vote.  Since SB 527 passed in the Wisconsin Senate on February 18 by a 19-13 vote, this bill will now be sent to Governor Scott Walker (R) for his signature.
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Kentucky: Two NRA-Supported Bills See Further Action

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 06:25
Yesterday, important pro-Second Amendment legislation passed unanimously in the Kentucky Senate.  Senate Bill 232 will now be sent to the state House for committee assignment and consideration.
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Property owner defends himself against dog attack, KOIN, Portland, Ore. 03/18/14

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:00
A homeowner in Washington County, Ore. was walking his dog along his property when his neighbor’s Doberman Pinscher approached him and began to attack. The homeowner was carrying a shotgun at the time of the incident, and used it to fell the vicious dog. Following the shooting, Cpl. Nick Markos of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office told a local news outlet, “As a citizen you have the right to protect yourself from injury or harm, even death,... In this situation he carried a shotgun with him because he was working on his property and the dog chased after him, attempted to attack him and he ended up shooting him.” 
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Alabama: Right-to-Carry bill advances

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:00
The Alabama Senate is trying to expand gun rights in Alabama by allowing more motorists to carry loaded pistols in their vehicles.
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Bloomberg anti-gun group falsely claims victory for Slide Fire’s Chicago billboard ending

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:00
Mothers Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization funded by billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg, is falsely claiming a victory for forcing a billboard company to take down a Slide Fire advertisement in Chicago.
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Five gun rights cases to watch

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:00
The Supreme Court ruled in the 2008 case D.C. v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess weapons—or at least commonly used weapons—in the home. In 2010's McDonald v. Chicago, the Court found that states and localities were also barred from violating that right. But those landmark rulings left unsettled a host of important questions about how, when, and why the government can regulate or restrict gun rights.
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Mississippi Lawmakers Send NRA-Backed Bill to Governor's Desk

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, VA – The Mississippi House of Representatives has taken final action on the NRA-supported H.B. 314 which implements several important protections for law-abiding gun owners, clearing the way for the bill to go to Governor Phil Bryant for his signature.  The measure received broad bi-partisan support in both state legislative chambers passing the House 103-18, and the Senate by a vote of 40-11.
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Tennessee: Hunter Protection Bill Goes to Governor

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:30
Last week, Senate Bill 1777 was substituted for its companion bill, House Bill 1952, on the House floor and proceeded to be unanimously approved by the Tennessee House of Representatives.  Having been unanimously passed in the state Senate on February 27, SB 1777 will now be sent to Governor Bill Haslam (R) for his expected signature into law.
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Tennessee: Hunter Protection Bill Goes to Governor

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:30
Last week, Senate Bill 1777 was substituted for its companion bill, House Bill 1952, on the House floor and proceeded to be unanimously approved by the Tennessee House of Representatives.  Having been unanimously passed in the state Senate on February 27, SB 1777 will now be sent to Governor Bill Haslam (R) for his expected signature into law.
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Missouri: House Committee Passes Pro-Gun Bills

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 13:22
Last week, the House General Laws Committee approved and reported as “Do Pass” multiple NRA-supported bills.  The following pro-gun bills have been referred to the House Rules Committee where they will be assigned to the House calendar:
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