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California 2014 Legislative Session Expected to Adjourn in Two Weeks

NRA Feed - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:00
The 2014 California legislative session is scheduled to adjourn on Sunday, August 31, but it is expected that they will probably try to finish up next Friday, August 29.  Accordingly, it is CRITICAL that you call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman every day urging them to OPPOSE the anti-gun bills below.  Also, please forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow gun owners and sportsmen in California urging them to contact their state legislators to OPPOSE the anti-gun bills below.  
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Idaho: Residents challenge Nampa gun rules

NRA Feed - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:00
Signs posted at Nampa City Hall and Nampa Civic Center prohibit guns on those properties, but a pair of Nampa residents’ concerns may initiate a change in the city’s gun policies.
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Washington: Money starts to flow in for gun initiatives

NRA Feed - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:00
While Washington state voters won’t weigh in on two competing gun-related ballot measures for months, money is already pouring into the campaigns in advance of the November election.
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Mississippi: Gun carry right hasn't brought 'wild West'

NRA Feed - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:00
About this time last year, there was furor about state House Bill 2, the "open carry" bill.HB 2 allows someone to openly carry a firearm. It caused an uproar, and litigation to block it, even though the state constitution already had given Mississippians such a right since 1890.
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UK: Seventeen years after Dunblane, it's still impossible to discuss the effectiveness of the handgun ban

NRA Feed - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:00
The aftermath of such an enormity ought to be the one time that we don’t rush to legislate; but, of course, that’s not how we’re designed. People want to do something – anything – to vent their feelings. Politicians, whose job is to represent the country, have to take account of public sentiment.
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Nevada: UPDATE on Concealed Handgun License Permit Recognition

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:29
Earlier this week, your NRA-ILA reported on alterations to Nevada’s Concealed Handgun License Permit recognition agreements.  In addition to removing West Virginia from its list of recognized out-of-state permits, Nevada will no longer honor permits from Louisiana.  However, the Silver State will now begin honoring permits from Illinois.
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Maine: Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Opposes Referendum Based on Forty Years of Research

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:00
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the state agency directly responsible for the conservation of Maine’s wildlife, has publicly announced its opposition to Question #1, the Maine Bear Hunting Initiative.
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Maine: Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Opposes Referendum Based on Forty Years of Research

NRA Feed - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:00
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the state agency directly responsible for the conservation of Maine’s wildlife, has publicly announced its opposition to Question #1, the Maine Bear Hunting Initiative.
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Clinton-Appointed Judge Upholds Maryland’s “Assault Weapon” and “Large” Magazine Bans in Ultra-Biased Opinion

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
This week’s ruling by the judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland reminds us why it is important to elect U.S. senators who will reject an anti-gun president’s anti-gun nominees to the federal courts, and to elect presidents who will not nominate anti-gunners in the first place.
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More New Mexico residents are arming themselves with guns

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
Gun background checks and permits are on the rise in Dona Ana County. Nearly 3,000 concealed carry weapon permits were issued to county residents in June, and more than 30,000 were issued in 2013.
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Pro-gun rights Milwaukee sheriff: 'Bloomberg made a huge miscalculation'

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
Fresh off his victory in Wednesday's primary, pro-gun rights incumbent sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke, Jr. appeared on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" to fire back at former New York City mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg.
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Bloomberg Defeated by Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
In recent weeks, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign against gun rights have continued without abatement, as the New York City billionaire aimed his checkbook at Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a strong supporter of the right of people to keep and bear arms for their defense.  According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bloomberg, through his political action committee, Independence USA, spent $150,000 on advertisements to unseat Sheriff Clarke in this week’s Democratic primary.
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Chuck Norris' Top 10 Reasons to Register to Vote

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
In July, the NRA’s Freedom Action Foundation (NRA-FAF) announced its 2014 Trigger the Vote voter registration campaign by unveiling its new website and premiering its first ad, “Father & Son."
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Background Checks? Gun Turn-in Organizer Doesn’t Want Guns Sold at All!

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
Gun control advocate Niki Watson received an unwelcome surprise when she learned that firearms she collected at a gun turn-in in Augusta, Ga. would be resold to law-abiding gun owners.  According to the Augusta Chronicle, Watson said that the plan to sell the guns is a “slap to the face” and that “My whole objective was to get them off the streets.”
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No Surprise Here: ABA Opposes Self-Defense and Stand Your Ground Laws

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
The American Bar Association (ABA), which supports handgun registration and handgun owner licensing, supports a ban on general-purpose semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, thinks the Consumer Products Safety Commission should dictate what kind of firearms are “safe” enough to manufacture, supports legislation to ban the manufacture of pistols that don’t micro-stamp ammunition, thinks that anti-gun groups should be able to file frivolous lawsuits against the firearm industry, and opposes “shall issue” carry permit laws and federal “Right-to-Carry” reciprocity legislation has come out against Stand Your Ground laws.
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Brady Campaign Loses Lawsuit Against Armslist. Again.

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in favor of the firearms classified website Armslist on Tuesday when it held that, as a matter of law, Armslist could not be liable for the criminal acts of a person who illegally acquired a firearm using the Armslist website.  Alex Vesely, with the support of the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project, sued Armslist on behalf of his sister Jitka, who was killed by Demetry Smirnov using a handgun that had been advertised on Armslist.
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BATFE Proposes New “Lost or Stolen” Reporting Requirement for Federal Firearm Licensees

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:00
On August 12, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a notice proposing an amendment to current Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) regulations requiring Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to report firearms that are lost or stolen in transit.  Under current regulations, FFLs must report theft or loss of firearms within 48 hours of discovery.  However, these new regulations would require that the transferor/sender of a firearm now bear the responsibility for reporting the theft or loss of that firearm within 48 hours.
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Massachusetts: Hold Your State Legislators Accountable

NRA Feed - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:00
On August 13, Governor Deval Patrick (D) signed H.4376 into law.  In spite of active opposition from the NRA, this draconian anti-gun bill was passed and enacted, and contains a variation of the original discretionary component, allowing a licensing authority to file a petition to the district court to request that an applicant be denied the issuance or renewal of a Firearms Identification Card (FID).  This discretionary component, and many other main provisions of this law, take effect on January 1, 2015.
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Resident fights off crew of armed robbers, KDFW, Dallas, Texas, 08/08/14

NRA Feed - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:00
Four men, at least some of whom were armed with guns, broke into an apartment in Garland, Texas. The resident responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminals, striking and killing one, and causing the rest to flee. Police suspect the deceased intruder also recently robbed a nearby convenience store. 
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