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California lawmakers reject background checks for ammo buyers

NRA Feed - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:00
The state Assembly on Saturday failed to muster the votes to approve legislation aimed at identifying criminals and others who are improperly buying ammunition in California.
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Banning Russian-made AK-47s sets off a U.S. buying frenzy

NRA Feed - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:00
Thirty-six hours after the Obama administration banned importation of the classic brand of AK-47 assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a Maryland dealer specializing in the weapon took stock of its inventory.There was nothing left.
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Colorado: UPDATE on Castle Rock Open Carry Vote

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00
Yesterday, the unofficial results of the Castle Rock special election were announced.  Referendum A, which prohibits the town manager from banning the open carrying of firearms in public parks, passed by 50.8%.  Referendum B, which requires a town vote before local officials are allowed to alter gun laws in Castle Rock, passed by 78%.
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Looking Into The Eyes and Souls of America

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:00
I always get a big boost out of our Annual Meetings. It’s always rewarding to be among 70-80,000 like-minded folks, enjoying our common interests, shared values and a profound sense of community.
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The Constitution Meets Two Professors

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:00
This is a tale of two professors. One is among the most respected scholars of the U.S. Constitution and an unwavering defender of the rights and liberties that our nation’s Founders recognized and enshrined. He is Jonathan Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University. 
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Operation Choke Point: Choking off Credit to The Gun Industry

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:00
Banking regulations being misused to choke off the exercise of Second Amendment rights? Surely such a thing couldn’t happen here in the United States of America.
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Reclaiming America

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:00
For any American who is worried about this country, who feels our core values slipping away, who believes something has to be done to change the direction of our nation before all is lost—the NRA is your refuge. It is your place to stand and fight with Americans just like you, for all that is good and right.
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Emanuel Puts Positive Spin on Chicago’s Violent Crime Problem

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:00
Even though Chicago has more murders than any city, its mayor, Rahm Emanuel, says it’s not the “murder capital,” Politico reports.
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Clerk chases off armed robber, WJCL, Savannah, Ga. 08/25/14

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:00
Clerk Rick Patel was working at a Shell Food Mart in Claxton, Ga. when a hooded man approached the counter and attempted to rob the store at gunpoint. Patel responded by retrieving a pistol, which then he used to chase the criminal out of the store. Police suspect the hooded man has committed several other armed robberies. Following the incident, Patel told Savannah’s WJCL, “I don’t like to shoot nobody but when it comes to my life I would. And thank God I didn’t get hurt, I didn’t kill him, otherwise I would have regretted but hey, you made the choice, regrets happen.” In recent years, some convenience store clerks have faced discipline following an act of armed self-defense. In a welcome departure from these instances, the owner of Patel’s store told the TV station, “I’m really proud. Whatever he did I’d like if everybody started doing it that way, robbery will be stopped, especially for convenience stores.” 
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Federal District Court: California’s Waiting Period to Acquire a Firearm Violates the Second Amendment

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:00
On Monday, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an opinion holding that California’s 10-day waiting period for nearly all firearm sales violates the Second Amendment, at least as applied to certain individuals.  The opinion, written by Judge Anthony W. Ishii, generally found California’s justifications for the waiting period insufficient to overcome the burden the waiting period placed on Californians’ right to keep and bear arms.
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Judge having spoken, D.C. officials consider allowing residents to carry guns

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:00
To carry or not to carry? That is no longer the question.One month after a federal judge’s ruling, District officials have conceded that the city’s long-standing ban on carrying guns in public must be scrapped and replaced with a new law that will allow at least some law-abiding city residents to bear arms on city streets.
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Victory for Sound Fish & Wildlife Management in Michigan

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:00
NRA Strongly Supported Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act Fairfax, Va. – A bipartisan majority in the Michigan House of Representatives today passed the citizen-initiated Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (SFWCA). With a 65-43 vote the SFWCA becomes law. “This is a significant victory for common sense and Michigan hunters over radical anti-hunting groups who have tried to undermine the state’s wildlife biologists on game management decisions,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. “This citizen-initiated legislation is critical to ensure that the state Natural Resources Commission retains their authority and that Michigan is not subject to endless referendums run by out of state anti-hunting extremists.”
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California: 2014 Legislative Session Scheduled to Adjourn this Sunday, August 31

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
There are only four days left of the 2014 California legislative session and you MUST call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY.  Respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation!  
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CNN's Don Lemon says automatic weapons are easy to get

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Fans of the Second Amendment have been chiding CNN’s Don Lemon for his comments about the sorts of guns you can legally buy in this country. They’ve said Lemon was confused, and his exchange with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson on Aug. 20, 2014, was embarrassing.
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California: Anyone convicted of domestic violence can draw permanent gun ban

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Anyone convicted of domestic violence in California will be permanently barred from possessing a gun even if no physical injury was inflicted, a state appeals court has ruled.
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California Senate passes gun restraining order

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
The legislation would make California the first state to let family members and law enforcement officers ask a judge to issue temporary restraining orders preventing people from possessing a firearm when a person poses a threat.
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USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina's campus as a political statement and he's not alone.
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Heroes of the right of self-defense

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Most Law and Liberty readers are probably familiar with Otis McDonald, lead plaintiff in the landmark case of McDonald v. Chicago. After D.C. v. Heller (2008), the McDonald case affirmed in 2010 that the right to arms must be respected by state governments. McDonald rested on the idea of substantive due process, though many hoped the Supreme Court would use it to revive the Fourteenth Amendment’s privileges or immunities clause, which was gutted by the Slaughterhouse Cases in 1873.
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Study: “Assault Weapon” and CCW Restrictions Associated With Higher Murder Rates

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ magazine] ban was in effect.” Gius says that more research is needed to determine whether these gun control laws contributed to, or merely coincided with, higher rates of crime.
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