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The thin blue line asks for help from gun owners

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
When President Obama makes a pitch for more gun-control laws, he likes to have a phalanx of blue-uniformed police officers behind him.These press conferences are supposed to convince us that law enforcement believes more restrictions on Second Amendment rights makes society safer. But Mr. Obama’s visual is a deception, because only a few liberal, big-city police chiefs continue to put politics over public safety.
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Idaho: Governor signs gun bill into law

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
Students, staff and visitors are now cleared to bring concealed guns onto Idaho's college and university campuses.Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed the bill into law Wednesday.
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Georgia: Senate panel approves narrower gun bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
One of two versions of a major gun bill in the Georgia Legislature won approval Wednesday from a state Senate committee, setting up negotiations with the House with only three days left in this year’s legislative session.
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New York high school student suspended for NRA pro-2nd Amendment T-shirt

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
A high school student in upstate New York was suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt that touted the second amendment after he refused to turn it inside out or cover the words with duct tape.
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Missouri: Extreme Anti-Gun Bill Disguised as “Protecting the Second Amendment Act”

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:09
The anti-gunners in Missouri have really outdone themselves with House Bill 2129.  Sponsored by state Representative Joshua Peters (D-76) and cosponsored by state Representatives Randy Dunn (D-23), Stacey Newman (D-87), Sharon Pace (D-74) and Tommie Pierson (D-66), HB 2129 might be one of the most extreme gun control measures introduced in the Show Me State this legislative session.
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Mississippi: Senate Passes Comprehensive Pro-Gun Legislation

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:05
Yesterday, the Mississippi Senate, under the pro-Second Amendment leadership of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R), approved House Bill 314 -- NRA-backed legislation sponsored by state Representative Andy Gipson (R-Rankin, Simpson, and Smith Counties), by a 40-11 vote.  HB 314 contains a number of important reforms to Mississippi state firearms preemption and emergency powers protection laws
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Alabama: Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment Will be Voted on in the House Tomorrow!

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 07:26
Tomorrow, March 13, the Alabama House of Representatives will consider and vote on House Bill 322.  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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Governor Butch Otter Signs New Campus Safety Law in Idaho

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, VA – Governor Butch Otter has signed into law Senate Bill 1254, a bill aimed at improving safety on state college and university campuses. The National Rifle Association backed this bill and led a strong grassroots campaign to pass it.
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NRA Seeks To Block Gun Magazine Ban

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 19:00
The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.
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Arizona bill could penalize cities for gun laws

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 19:00
The Arizona House of Representatives will debate a bill that would impose fines on cities and towns that enforce gun ordinances stricter than the state's own laws.
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Hawaii: Update on Second Amendment Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 16:38
Last week, the Hawaii House of Representatives passed House Bill 1902 with amendment HD2.  As amended, HB 1902, introduced by state Representative Cindy Evans (D-7), would integrate a no net loss policy for public hunting lands in Hawaii.  This legislation would require the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) to preserve the aggregate amount of designated public hunting land available for use by sportsmen.  In the event that the BLNR reduces the amount of available public hunting land, they must make reasonable efforts to provide alternative land for hunting, of equal or greater amount and quality of wildlife habitat.  “No Net Loss” laws create a base-line acreage of state public land open to public hunting, guaranteeing that future generations have the same hunting opportunities that we enjoy today.
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Arizona: Update on Important Pro-Gun Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 16:31
Yesterday, House Bill 2517 passed in the House Rules Committee and is now scheduled to be considered on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives tomorrow, March 12.  HB 2517, introduced by state Representative Steve Smith (R-11), would strengthen Arizona’s firearms preemption laws.  Currently, the firearms preemption statute reserves the authority to regulate firearms for the state legislature.  This bill would fortify consistency in firearm and ammunition laws through a provision that would impose penalties for willful or knowing violations of this statute by localities.  
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Kentucky: Senate Committee to Hear “Shall Certify” Legislation on Thursday

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 15:00
This Thursday, March 13, critical legislation that would further protect your Second Amendment rights will be heard in the state Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee.  
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West Virginia: Contact Governor Tomblin and Urge him to Sign SB 317 into Law

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:30
Last week, Senate Bill 317 passed in the West Virginia House of Delegates by a 92-5 vote after passing unanimously in the state Senate on February 25, and it is now waiting to be signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D).  
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Utah: Senate to Vote on Two Pro-Gun Bills, Contact your state Senator NOW!

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:26
The following two bills are scheduled to be voted on very soon by the Utah Senate.  Your state Senator needs to hear from you TODAY.
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Oklahoma: House Sends Pro-Gun Legislation to Senate for Consideration – Your Support Needed for Remaining Bills

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:40
The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed several NRA-backed bills with strong support, sending this legislation to the state Senate for committee assignment and consideration.  However, there are some important bills for the state House to consider before its crossover deadline this Thursday, so we need you to call your state Representative and encourage him or her to vote for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms constitutional amendment (HJR 1026), House Bill 2461 and House Bill 2887.  
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Indiana: Conference Committee Hears Pro-Gun Bill, Likely to be Considered by Senate and House Soon

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 08:20
Yesterday, a public hearing for the conference committee on Senate Bill 229 was held at the Indiana Statehouse.  The conference committee report will likely be finalized soon and SB 229 will be sent to the Senate and House floors for a final vote.  
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Oregon: Legislature Adjourns 2014 Session with No Anti-Gun Legislation Passed

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 07:02
Last Friday, March 7, the Oregon legislature adjourned their 2014 session.  Residents of Oregon can now rest easy knowing that their Second Amendment rights have remained intact.  This session saw the introduction of a dangerous and misguided piece of anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 1551, as well as the passage and pending enactment of two pro-gun bills, House Bill 4035 and House Bill 4068. 
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Florida Alert! Your Help Is CRITICAL on SB-448 -- Threat of Force to Stop Attackers

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:00
Senate Bill 448 by Senator Greg Evers is on the agenda for the Senate Rules Committee Meeting TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4:00pm.  We need you to contact members of this Committee IMMEDIATELY.  SB-448 by Senator Greg Evers is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who, in self-defense, threaten to use deadly force against an attacker as a means to stop an attack.  
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H.R. 2959, the Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:00
The Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 (H.R. 2959) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Richard Nugent (R-Fla.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah).  The bill would allow any person who is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal law and who has a valid, concealed firearm permit to carry a concealed handgun in any state that issues its own residents permits to carry concealed firearms.  Persons carrying a handgun in another state pursuant to H.R. 2959 would be subject to the laws of that state with respect to where concealed firearms may be carried.  Similar legislation to H.R. 2959 passed the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 272-154.
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