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NRA Feed - Mon, 10/07/2013 - 19:00
Colorado gun rights advocates, coming off two successful efforts to recall Democratic state senators over votes to strengthen gun control laws, began collecting signatures in a third district over the weekend in hopes of booting another incumbent out of office.
Mack Agaybi was inside the back office of his car dealership, A B Motors, in Houston, Texas when he spotted two armed men entering his store on a surveillance camera. Agaybi retrieved a gun, went to the front of the store, which was filled with friends and family members, and fired at the criminals, causing them to flee. Following the shootout, Agaybi realized his friend had been shot in the fracas and immediately put him into his car and drove to a local clinic. The friend is expected to survive. Agaybi told reporters that without his gun, he, his friends, and family members would have been killed.
If you know anyone who is misinformed enough to support so-called "universal background checks", please show them this article. Thankfully, this District Attorney in Colorado understands the folly of prosecuting law-abiding people. However, if you simply assume that Florida's State Attorneys would follow Colorado’s lead under a similar scheme, you might want to reconsider. While some would refuse to prosecute in these situations, unfortunately many Florida State Attorneys are anti-gun and far too quick to go after honest citizens instead of violent criminals.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, claiming his retelling of the Mexico "gun walking" scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times.
A suburban New York newspaper has sued Putnam County to compel it to release its pistol permit records.The Journal News says it sued Thursday after the county denied two Freedom of Information requests and a subsequent appeal.
Advocates seeking to expand the use of background checks on gun sales in Washington state plan to submit their first batch of initiative petition signatures next week, the secretary of state's office said Friday.
NRA Feed - Fri, 10/04/2013 - 15:51
Business owner fells one intruder and captures another, The Seattle Times, Seattle, Wash. October 2, 2013
The owner of Frager Farm Stand and Fruit Tree Nursery in Kent, Wash. was about to go to bed when he heard a suspicious noise at his business, which is right next to his home. The owner retrieved a shotgun, went to investigate, and discovered a pair of intruders inside the farm stand’s office. The owner shot and killed one of the criminals and held the other at gunpoint until police could arrive. The break-in was the second in as many days for the farm stand. An investigation revealed that the surviving burglar was facing a domestic violence charge and had a recent history of drug use.
Governor Jerry Brown has until October 13 to sign or veto the onerous bills listed below and he STILL needs to hear your OPPOSITION EVERYDAY! Although some in the media tend to grossly underreport the amount of opposition to these misguided bills, Governor Brown needs to understand that California has millions of law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters as residents and voters.
Two new Colorado senators were sworn in this week, replacing their predecessors after a historic grassroots effort by voters in Colorado resulted in the September 10th recall of Colorado Senate President John Morse (D) and Senator Angela Giron (D)--the first recall of legislators in Colorado history.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood Opines that Enhanced Licensees May Carry on Educational Property
On Tuesday October 1, 2013, the office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood issued an opinion reinforcing and expanding its prior decisions on the carrying of firearms by enhanced licensees on educational property. The opinion helps to clarify some questions regarding the enhanced license law and its effect on the state ban on possession of firearms on educational property and school districts' authority to regulate the concealed carry of firearms on property under their control.
California Gov. Jerry Brown will soon decide whether to sign a bill that expands his state's "assault weapon" ban to cover any centerfire rifle with a detachable magazine. That's a very broad category, the National Rifle Association notes, since "millions of semi automatic rifles have magazines that can be removed with the push of a button," including "classic hunting rifles like the Remington Woodsmaster, Browning BAR, and the Ruger 99/44, among many others." The actual language of the bill, S.B. 374, refers rather confusingly to "a semiautomatic centerfire rifle that does not have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept no more than 10 rounds." The NRA argues that the bill's definition of a fixed magazine -- "an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action" -- is ambiguous, since " 'disassembly of the firearm action' is undefined and nobody (least of all the legislators who voted for it) knows what it means, or for that matter even what a firearm 'action' actually is." But the intended target seems to be any rifle with a detachable magazine that fires rounds of a caliber bigger than .22 (generally the upper limit these days for cheaper, flimsier rimfire cartridges). Hence Fox News says the bill "exempts .22 caliber rim fire rifles," although the legislation does not directly address caliber.
Two Republicans were sworn in Thursday to replace the Colorado Senate Democrats they defeated in historic recalls over new gun restrictions.Former Colorado Springs Councilman Bernie Herpin and retired Pueblo police officer George Rivera took the oath of office in front of a Senate packed with Republican lawmakers and other supporters in the gallery. They were greeted with loud cheers and applause.Herpin said in his opening speech that he would "never forget the lesson of this summer.""We serve at the pleasure of those we represent," he said.
Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday.Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of the toughest new gun laws in the country. More than 15,000 gun purchase applications were sent to the state police in the 10 days before Maryland's ban on assault rifle sales and a new handgun licensing requirement took effect Tuesday.
A high school student who grabbed a National Rifle Assn. T shirt in her hurry to find something to wear to school was confronted by campus officials who forced the student to remove her shirt or face disciplinary action , the girl's parents said.Haley Bullwinkle complied with the demand, took off the white T shirt in the health office and put on a school shirt that officials at Canyon High in Anaheim gave her, but came home confused and frightened, said the girl's father, who said he received the shirt when he joined the NRA."I felt like they were violating my rights, my freedom of speech," the sophomore said. "I want to be able to wear what I want to wear within reason."On Thursday, the school changed course, apologized to the 16 year old and said campus staff will be trained so that "an incident like this does not occur again."
Regular readers know that we report with great frequency on a veritable parade of ridiculous cases involving over-zealous school officials and their over-the-top enforcement of "zero-tolerance" rules. Well, here we go again.
Back in February and March, NRA-ILA warned that Colorado's House Bill 1229, criminalizing the private transfer of firearms, was overbroad, and would unduly burden and ensnare law-abiding citizens. Lo and behold, less than seven months after Gov. Hickenlooper signed HB 1229, some victims of September's devastating floods are fearful of being prosecuted under the new law.
NRA-ILA has received a number of questions on the status of the NICS system during the government "shutdown".
Faced With NRA Legal Action Canyon High School and Orange Unified School District Issue Apology to Student Who Wore NRA T-Shirt
NRA Feed - Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:21
Haley Bullwinkle, a sophomore at Canyon High School in Orange, California, and her parents have received an unconditional apology from Michael Christensen, the Superintendent of Schools, Orange Unified School District, for the school’s indefensible actions after attorneys from the National Rifle Association contacted the school district. Ms. Bullwinkle was ordered to change her NRA shirt by a school staff member and was referred to the school counseling office by a security officer after her t-shirt was deemed to depict violence.
NRA Feed - Thu, 10/03/2013 - 10:00
A student at a high school in Anaheim Hills said administrators ordered her to change out of a T-shirt that promoted the National Rifle Association. Sophomore Haley Bullwinkle said when she wore her NRA shirt to Canyon High School last month, she landed in the principal’s office for violating the school’s dress code that forbids offensive, violent or divisive clothing. “They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”