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May employer fire employee based on employee’s reasonable on-the-job armed self-defense?

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 19:00
No problem under Michigan law, the Sixth Circuit ruled today in Hoven v. Walgreen Co. (6th Cir. June 2, 2014).
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Iowa: 2014 Legislative Session Review

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:00
The Iowa General Assembly adjourned last month, once again with disappointing results for gun owners and Second Amendment advocates across the state.  With the legislative session concluded and the election season upon us, it is time to remember that every vote cast at the ballot box in every district by pro-gun voters makes the difference – because every state legislator’s vote counts, on the House or Senate floor and on every committee.  For years in Iowa, committee chairmanship assignments and leadership positions in the Senate have allowed a small anti-gun group of legislators to block every necessary pro-gun improvement from a vote on the Senate floor, and likely enactment.
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Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun Lawmakers May Attempt to Amend Pro-Gun Legislation

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:46
Your NRA-ILA is pushing for a vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on House Bill 2011, an important firearms preemption bill, before the summer legislative break.  If HB 2011 comes up for a House floor vote, attempts will be made to amend it with anti-gun language to expand Pennsylvania’s background check requirement to ALL firearms purchases, including rifles and shotguns.  Currently, only handgun purchases fall under this state requirement.
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New York: Assembly Committee to Hear Two Anti-Gun Bills Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:41
Tomorrow, June 3, the New York Assembly Codes Committee is scheduled to hear Assembly Bill 3244-A and Assembly Bill 3941-A.  These bills are legislative remains from past years which anti-gun state lawmakers attempt to revitalize annually.  While it is expected that these bills will pass in the Assembly, due to its partisan makeup, the legislation will head to the state Senate where there is a better chance of blocking both of these bills.
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Homeowner frightens off armed home invaders, KSL, Salt Lake City, Utah 05/27/14

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 19:00
A pair of men, at least one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into a home in Salt Lake City, Utah and began threatening those inside. Earlier in the day, the duo threatened the homeowner’s daughter over the phone. The homeowner responded to the break in by retrieving a handgun and confronting the men, causing the intruders to flee. The home invaders were captured by police a short time later. Following the incident, Salt Lake City Police Detective Veronica Montoya told a local media outlet, “I think the two suspects are very lucky they weren’t hurt, because I think most people would agree if somebody comes kicking your door in and is armed and you’re armed – I’m really surprised he didn’t hurt them.” 
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California: Workshop on Implementation of the Lead Ammunition Ban being held TOMORROW

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 19:00
The California Fish and Game Commission is continuing to explore ways to implement the statewide lead ammunition ban.  In 2013, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 711 to ban the use of traditional ammunition for all hunting in California.
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Lawmakers unveil new gun bill

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 19:00
House Democrats are looking to strengthen the nation’s gun laws bill by bill.
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Gun seller dropped by bank rejects their attempt ‘to kiss and make up’

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 19:00
A Massachusetts gun store owner says it’s “too late” for a bank to mend a relationship that it broke.Mark Cohen, who owns Powderhorn Outfitters, a Hyannis, Mass. gun retailer, said that his longtime bank, TD Bank, refused to extend a line of credit because of the business he is in.Cohen explained what happened in an interview with The Daily Caller on Friday.
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California: Mountain View Council asks for memo on Sunnyvale gun control ordinance

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 19:00
Mountain View may follow in Sunnyvale's footsteps and pursue a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.On Tuesday, a majority of the City Council said they wanted City Attorney Jannie Quinn to prepare a memo on Measure C, which was passed by 67 percent of Sunnyvale voters last November.
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Louisiana: Governor Signs Pro-Hunting Legislation into Law

NRA Feed - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:36
Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal (R) signed into law House Bill 186, sponsored by state Representative Cameron Henry (R-Metairie).  NRA-supported HB 186 will allow for the use of lawfully-owned suppressors while hunting game animals.
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Massachusetts: House Speaker Introduces Sweeping Gun Control Legislation

NRA Feed - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:15
This week, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) unveiled an extensive gun control bill, House Bill 4121, which would further impact law-abiding gun owners in the Commonwealth.  Being promoted as legislation aimed to be outgoing Governor Deval Patrick’s (D) crowning achievement, this egregious bill would give police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles, ban the private sale of firearms without a licensed gun dealer and require gun owners to provide a list of all firearms they currently own to the state with each renewal of their license, among many other things.  
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Veteran kills armed robber, KPRC, Houston, Texas, 05/29/14

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
A 28-year-old veteran was having lunch at a Quiznos in Houston, Texas when he spotted two men mask themselves and then enter a GameStop. The veteran retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and went to confront the criminals as they exited the store. One of the robbers aimed a firearm at the veteran, prompting the armed citizen to fire. During an exchange of gunfire, one of the robbers was struck and killed, while the other fled the scene. The deceased robber’s accomplice was captured by police a short time later. 
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Chair of Federal "Gun Violence Prevention Task Force" Introduces Wide-Ranging Gun Control Bill

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-5), chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, has introduced what he is calling "the Promoting Healthy Minds for Safer Communities Act of 2014."  In truth, the bill is largely composed of gun control measures that mirror and supplement acts being pursued in the states by the likes of Michael Bloomberg and his "Everytown" gun control cabal.
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U.S. House Passes Appropriations Bill Containing a Number of Pro-Gun General Provisions

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
We reported earlier this month on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approving the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill.  The bill then moved on to the floor of the U.S. House where, on Thursday, May 29, it was passed by a vote of 321-87.  The bill contains a number of pro-gun general provisions.
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Kopel: The history of magazines holding 11 or more rounds

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
Currently before the Ninth Circuit is an appeal in the case of Fyock v. Sunnyvale, a case which challenges a California’s city’s ban on magazines which hold more than 10 rounds. While the State of California outlaws the sale, import, or transfer of such magazines, the Sunnyvale ban goes further, by prohibiting possession of these magazines, with no provision for grandfathering. The District Court upheld the ban; part of the Court’s analysis stated that magazines did not exist at the time the Second Amendment was ratified. Last Friday, amicus briefs in support of appellant were filed, including a brief which I co-authored on the history of magazines and of magazine prohibition.
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Operation Choke Point forces bank to dump gun store

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
A Massachusetts gun seller says it’s the latest victim of a federal multiagency task force that is squeezing financing sources for industries deemed “high-risk” by the Obama administration, such as porn stores, drug paraphernalia shops and gun merchants.Powderhorn Outfitters, which sells firearms, archery gear and fishing equipment in Hyannis, Massachusetts, posted in an online forum this week that its longtime bank — TD Bank — had suddenly dropped its account.
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Bill to add tax to gun, ammunition purchases in R.I. runs into opposition

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
A State House hearing Thursday followed a well-worn path of other airings of bills focused on guns this year.Gun-rights advocates well outnumbered advocates for the bill at the hearing. And there was little sign the bill, which would put a 10-percent additional tax on gun and/or ammunition purchases in Rhode Island, has support to advance as the legislative session heads into June.
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Louisiana hunters will be able to use sound suppressors on firearms

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
Louisiana hunters will be able to shoot birds, deer and any other game with a device the muffles sound on their firearms starting Aug. 1.
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House Report: "Choke Point" Targets Legal Businesses for Asphyxiation

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 19:00
On May 29, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa  (R-Calif.)  released a staff report, The Department of Justice's "Operation Choke Point": Illegally Choking Off Legitimate Businesses? The report concludes that the true goal of the operation is to "choke out" certain industries, including legal businesses like sellers of firearms and ammunition, which the current administration considers politically objectionable.
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