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Lott: Making up facts about guns

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:00
President Obama just can't seem to help himself. Over and over again, he makes exaggerated or false claims about guns and crime.
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Ten Reasons Why States Should Reject "Assault Weapon" and "Large" Magazine Bans

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:00
In the late 1980s, gun control groups realized that they had failed in their original goal—getting handguns banned1—and began campaigning against semi-automatic firearms they called “assault weapons,” most of which are rifles. As an anti-gun activist group put it:
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Virginia: Sussex County Supervisors Temporarily Repeal Anti-Hunting Noise Ordinance, Will Revisit Thursday

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:25
On May 15, the Sussex County Board of Supervisors met and heard concerns about the effect the recently passed “noise ordinance” would have on Sunday hunting and sportsmen in the county.  They were urged by gun owners and hunters to instead approve an emergency ordinance change that would eliminate the section dealing with shooting on Sundays.  
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Rhode Island: Lawmakers Pass Mental Health Fix

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 07:44
State lawmakers in Providence passed legislation last week to increase the reporting in Rhode Island of individuals who are already prohibited from owning a firearm.  The Ocean State is one of a few states that do not report any mental health records to NICS.  The House unanimously approved House Bill 7939 early last week.   The Senate Judiciary Committee also amended and approved its companion legislation to match the House Bill.  Senate Bill 2774 will now go to the Senate floor for its consideration.  State legislators are hoping to wrap up their 2014 session as early as this Friday.
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Massachusetts: Your Immediate Help Needed to Defeat Extreme Gun Control Bill

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 05:47
A radical anti-gun bill, House Bill 4121, was rammed through the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security in a rare, non-publicized electronic poll vote on Saturday, June 7.  Floor debate in the Massachusetts House of Representatives could begin as early as this week, and your immediate assistance is needed to defeat HB 4121.
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Ire over gun control lingers in upstate New York

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:00
Anti-SAFE Act signs are a common sight on rural lawns, and anti-SAFE Act rallies are being held this year from the shadow of the state Capitol to one scheduled this month in a Rochester park. Hundreds packed a firehouse near Troy weeks ago for a rally featuring a full slate of local politicians. More than a year after the law’s passage, resentments linger
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Colorado Governor to sheriffs: Gun-control bills could have been handled better

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:00
Speaking to the state’s sheriffs Friday in Aspen, Gov. John Hickenlooper acknowledged that he could have better handled two controversial gun-control bills, getting a bit profane when a lawman questioned him on the measures.
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Michigan: Bill would allow members of U.S. military to renew concealed pistol licenses through the mail

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 19:00
A state lawmaker from Midland has introduced a bill that would allow members of the U.S. armed forces serving outside of Michigan to apply for a concealed pistol license renewal by mail.
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Delaware: Update on Gun Ban Legislation in Dover

NRA Feed - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 11:54
As previously reported, the Senate Public Safety Committee heard Senate Bill 137 earlier on Wednesday.  It is now being held in committee pending an amendment to narrow the scope of this legislation, while also addressing problems raised by the NRA during committee testimony.  
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Pennsylvania: Two Bills Would Allow Semiautomatic Rifles for Some Small Game Hunting

NRA Feed - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:10
This week, two bills aimed at allowing the use of semiautomatic rifles for hunting some small game species have passed in their respective committees and will be considered soon in the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives.
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Pennsylvania: Two Bills Would Allow Semiautomatic Rifles for Some Small Game Hunting

NRA Feed - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:10
This week, two bills aimed at allowing the use of semiautomatic rifles for hunting some small game species have passed in their respective committees and will be considered soon in the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives.
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Politifact calls gun control groups claim on number of school shootings mostly false

NRA Feed - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 06:00
A statistic calculated by Everytown for Gun Safety, and shared widely on social media, said that there have been 74 "school shootings in America since Sandy Hook."
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Parents defend daughter during violent home invasion, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo. 06/11/14

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:00
A teenager was outside her home in St. Louis, Mo. when two armed men came up to her and forced her inside her home at gunpoint. The teenager’s parents were inside the home at the time, and both parents responded by retrieving firearms. The teenager’s father fired at the home invaders, killing one and wounding the other. The injured criminal fled, but was captured by police a short time later. The surviving home invader has been charged with murder, in the death of his accomplice, burglary, and kidnapping.
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Wyoming: Target Shooting Addressed in BLM Rawlins Field Office Recreation Plan

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:00
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office has released for public comment the proposed Rogers Canyon Resource Protection, Public Access and Travel Management Plan (the Plan).  The 640-acre Rogers Canyon area is located eight miles northwest of Laramie, WY.  It is used extensively by local residents and students from the University of Wyoming and WyoTech for rock climbing, hiking, biking, hunting, all-terrain vehicles and target shooting.  Unfortunately, the area has been degraded with the dumping of trash and other debris, riding off established roads and two-tracks, unsafe shooting practices, and the destruction of natural resources.   
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Is there really an epidemic of mass shootings?

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:00
The truth, simply put, is that mass shootings —as horrible and nightmarish as they are — are very rare, constitute a tiny sliver of homicides, and are not becoming more frequent. The debate over how to respond to gun violence is controversial and unlikely to yield solutions that will satisfy everyone. That said, any efforts that intend to strike a balance between safety, self-defense, and civil liberties must take account of these inconvenient truths.
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Professor: Statistics show mass shootings not on the rise

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:00
So are mass shootings on the rise? One professor and criminologist says no.Northeastern University criminology professor James Alan Fox compiled the data of shootings with four or more fatalities from 1976 to 2012, and found that these incidents on a chart look like an EKG: up and down, not a steady rise.
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Everytown's List of "School Shootings" Employs Misleading Terms for Emotional Effect

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:00
Michael Bloomberg’s gun control operatives, currently organized under the umbrella of “Everytown for Gun Safety,” are trying to mislead legislators and the general public with a list of firearm-related incidents titled, “School Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook.” As of a June 10, 2014 update, “at least 74” such incidents are said to have occurred.
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Anti-Gun Activist: Ban All Detachable-Magazine Semi-Automatics

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:00
Recently, a longtime firearm prohibition advocate confirmed at least two points that people who follow the gun control debate have long known. First, anti-gun activists have not abandoned the holy grail of their agenda, getting handguns banned. Second, they will never be content with an “assault weapons” ban that applies only to external features of semiautomatic firearms and not to the operating systems of those guns. 
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First Grader Suspended for Voluntarily Surrendering Toy-Gun

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 19:00
As useless as the practice may be, anti-gun crusaders typically love a gun turn-in, even those aimed at toy guns. Yet in this week’s example of zero-tolerance zealotry, even that act was cause for punishment.
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