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In a statement made at a townhall meeting in Mineapolis President Obama claimed his biggest disappointment was not winning passage of new restrictions on our Second Amendment rights. The NRA rejected Mr. Obama’s assessment. “Last year, the Senate wisely rejected President Obama and Michael Bloomberg’s gun control agenda because nothing in it would have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy,” said Catherine Mortensen, NRA spokeswoman. “The president needs to stop playing politics and start addressing his failed policies.”
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson as once again proposed new gun restictions for the city. But it's hard to see how his latest set of gun proposals is more than just tough talk. Many of his proposals appear at odds with state law, including a requirement that gun owners tell cops when they sell or transfer a firearm. Ohio's top court has shot down the city's past gun-control ordinances that contradicted new state laws created by our conservative pro-gun legislature.
NRA Feed - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:05
Unfortunately, today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to amend a ban on pigeon shooting into House Bill 1750 by a 10 to 4 vote. It is now critical that you contact your state Senator and urge him or her to oppose and vote against HB 1750! HB 1750 could be considered by the full Senate any day now.
An armed citizen was outside a Motel 6 in Jackson, Miss. when a man approached and asked for a cigarette. When the armed citizen declined the man, the man drew a gun and stated “Betcha ain’t got one of these.” The armed citizen responded by drawing his own gun and firing at the robber, striking him in the chest and causing him to flee. The criminal was discovered a short time later while seeking medical attention.
The Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would place strict limits on gun stores, forcing them to video-record sales and restrict gun buyers to one purchase a month in a city plagued with violence.
The National Rifle Association on Tuesday praised new Michigan laws formally exempting gun records from public disclosure rules.
Gun control advocates have filed an initiative to require background checks for private-party firearm sales in Nevada. If the groups behind the drive collect enough valid signatures to gain a vote on their petition, they’ll still have to overcome the strongest argument against expanded background checks: the fact that determined lawbreakers who want a gun will not respect the laws written to disarm them.
Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed to continue a wide-ranging credit card fraud probe amid heightened congressional scrutiny and charges that the probe is putting legitimate companies — like gun sellers — out of business.
NRA Feed - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:54
As previously reported, yesterday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law a bill that expands firearms safety training opportunities for Michigan youth. House Bill 5085, which took immediate effect as Public Act 201 of 2014, corrects an unduly burdensome restraint on youth firearm education by reasonably expanding the class of individuals who are allowed to supervise and instruct Michigan’s youth in the safe use of pistols.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow gun sales in Chicago will get a City Council vote today, with aldermen likely to support the plan the mayor was forced to bring forward after a federal judge shot down the city's ban on firearms stores.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws exempting gun records from the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
Might a change be coming to Pennsylvania's woods?Nate Jacoby hopes so.The resident of Franklin in Venango County is a hunter and a shooter. He can't always use the same rifles for both activities, though.
Domestic abusers are not allowed to have guns. But gun control advocates want to expand that federal law to include those who merely have been accused of threatening violence -- by prohibiting those under a temporary restraining order from having firearms.
NRA Feed - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:00
Discussions are underway in the Pennsylvania Senate to amend a ban on pigeon shooting into House Bill 1750 in the Senate Judiciary Committee. These attempts could happen as early as tomorrow, and your immediate action is needed to ensure this amendment is defeated.
NRA Feed - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:29
Late last week, state lawmakers in Providence adjourned their 2014 legislative session. The NRA and gun rights activists spent many nights at the Statehouse during the last six months, testifying against dozens of gun control bills. Most of those packed hearings stretched into the early morning hours and demonstrated the passion of Second Amendment supporters who lined the halls of the state Capitol and were persistent in having their voices heard. Gun owners patiently waited in line all evening to give their two-minute testimony against the damaging bills.
NRA Feed - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:23
Gun owners in the Empire State can breathe a sigh of relief as the New York Legislature concluded its 2014 regular session last Friday. Despite the ongoing litigation seeking to overturn last year’s damaging “SAFE Act,” anti-gun state lawmakers were busy once again continuing their attacks. The NRA was actively engaged in Albany again this year working against these additional gun control bills and fighting funding for the SAFE Act in the state budget.
NRA Feed - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:20
Last Friday, anti-gun group Nevadans for Background Checks, likely affiliated with New York City ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, filed an initiative petition with the Secretary of State. The 2016 ballot initiative petition seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions.
Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearms Records Confidentiality Package and Youth Firearm Education Bill
NRA Feed - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:30
Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law an NRA-backed package of bills aimed at protecting gun owners’ privacy by making firearms records confidential. The Firearms Records Confidentiality Package, comprised of Senate Bills 49, 834 and 881 and House Bills 4155, 5325 and 5328, passed in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.
NRA Feed - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:00
Owner Sharon Doyle was working the counter of Stan’s Health Foods in Philadelphia, Pa. when a knife-wielding man entered the store and broke into the cash register. Doyle, a former police officer, responded to the threat by drawing a gun and firing at the criminal. The thief was struck in the chest, and died a short time later.