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Kansas: A.G. shapes entrance signs for open, concealed handguns

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:00
The Kansas attorney general's office delved into planning Wednesday for new signage that would be affixed to building entrances in accordance with revised state law on open and concealed handguns.Attorney General Derek Schmidt called together a group of lawyers from his office and representatives of municipal government; higher education institutions; library, hospital and business groups; and pro-gun lobbyists in Topeka to sort through intricacies of statute set to take effect July 1.
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Massachusetts: Speaker DeLeo unveils sweeping new gun legislation

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:00
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo today unveiled sweeping legislation he said will give the Bay State the “most effective” gun laws in the country in a long-awaited roll-out spurred by the horrific Newtown school shootings 18 months ago. The bill, called the state’s most comprehensive since 1998 by House leaders, adds the state to a nationwide criminal background database and, for the first time, allows local police chiefs discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles. The legislation also bans the private sale of guns without a licensed gun dealer and requires gun owners to list all the guns they own each time they renew their license.
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California lawmakers call for gun restrictions

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 19:00
On their first day back in the Capitol since the killing Friday night of six college students near UC Santa Barbara, Democrats in the California Legislature said the state should do more to keep mentally ill people from obtaining guns.
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Massachusetts: DeLeo pushes tighter gun law

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 19:00
House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo unveiled a proposal Tuesday for the most comprehensive changes to Massachusetts gun laws in 16 years, saying that the state cannot wait for federal action to curb gun violence.
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Kansas AG to convene meeting about new gun law

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 19:00
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is convening a meeting Wednesday to discuss new regulations for signs that business owners and others must post to keep guns off their premises.
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Virginia: Governor Signs Senate Bill 377 into Law Without Anti-Gun Amendment

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:05
Last Friday, May 23, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) signed Senate Bill 377 into law as originally passed by the General Assembly.  He did this one month to the day after the Virginia Senate rejected his anti-gun amendment, which would have created a de-facto gun registration scheme for those seeking to sell, trade or transfer their lawfully owned firearms to a gun dealer by requiring that all consent forms for transfer of a firearm determined to not be lost or stolen be kept by the dealer for at least ninety days, with no requirement to ever destroy them.
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Rhode Island: Senate Committee Schedules Anti-Gun Bill this Thursday

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:41
Anti-gun lawmakers in Providence appear to be saving their best for last.  After months of debating gun bills that do nothing more than trample on the constitutional rights of Rhode Islanders, the Senate Finance Committee is resuming the onslaught and is preparing to debate perhaps the most egregious bill of the session.  Senate Bill 2318, sponsored by state Senators Gayle Goldin (D-3), Harold Metts (D-6), Daniel DaPonte (D-14), Juan Pichardo (D-2) and Joshua Miller (D-28), has been scheduled for a hearing in Room 211 of the Statehouse at 3:00 p.m. this Thursday, May 29.  
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Ohio: Senate Civil Justice Committee to Hold Second and Third Hearings Tomorrow on Two Pro-Gun Bills

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:25
Tomorrow, the Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee will hold its second proponent testimony hearing on House Bill 234 and its third hearing for opponent/interested party on Senate Bill 338.
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Ohio: Senate Civil Justice Committee to Hold Second and Third Hearings Tomorrow on Two Pro-Gun Bills

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:25
Tomorrow, the Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee will hold its second proponent testimony hearing on House Bill 234 and its third hearing for opponent/interested party on Senate Bill 338.
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Sen. Blumenthal wants to bring back gun bills

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 19:00
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Sunday he would urge Senate leaders to reconsider tougher gun control and mental health measures in the wake of this weekend's deadly shootings near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Rep. Peter King calls for more gun control

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 19:00
Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Sunday that Friday’s deadly rampage near the University of California at Santa Barbara underscores why expanded background checks for firearm sales are needed and said he hopes to pursue legislation to enhance mental health screening.
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Chicago: Plan for city gun shops would limit sites, require sales be taped

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 19:00
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a far-reaching ordinance that would keep gun stores out of most parts of the city and require them to videotape every sale to deter customers from buying firearms for crooks.The ordinance is a response to a federal judge’s ruling in January that Chicago’s longtime ban on gun stores was unconstitutional.
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Kentucky legislature clearing way for more gun permits

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 19:00
The number of gun permits issued in Kentucky has quadrupled over the past 10 years, thanks in part to at least a dozen measures the General Assembly has passed to ease restrictions in the state's concealed carry law.
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Louisiana: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

NRA Feed - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:51
Yesterday, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) signed into law House Bill 72 and House Bill 1066.  Both measures will take effect on August 1.
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New Jersey: Magazine and Gun Ban Legislation Passes and Goes to Governor

NRA Feed - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 09:49
As previously reported, the New Jersey Senate passed A.2006/S.993, legislation banning certain popular firearms and restricting the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds.  A.2006/S.993, as amended, passed yesterday in the Assembly by a 44 to 34 vote.
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Missouri: Anti-Gun Media Continues its Attack on Senate Bill 656

NRA Feed - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:16
As reported Wednesday, the anti-gun media in Missouri continues taking swings at Senate Bill 656, which was passed overwhelmingly by both the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives.  Media outlets are attempting to make SB 656 into a bill that arms teachers.
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Man defends himself against armed robber in parking lot, KPRC, Houston, Texas 05/22/14

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
While walking through the parking lot of an apartment complex in Houston, Texas a man was confronted by an armed robber who demanded his belongings. The man responded by drawing a gun and shooting the robber twice, causing the thief to flee. Police captured the criminal a short time later at a local hospital.
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Update on Operation Choke Point: Evidence Mounts of Government Policy

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
Earlier this month, we reported on concerns being raised by the activities of federal banking regulators under the umbrella of Operation Choke Point.  Many have claimed the regulators are using their ratings and enforcement authorities to intimidate banks into refusing or severing business relationships with lawful, though politically-disfavored, industries, including those involved with firearms and ammunition. As we noted in our report, we are aware of situations in which banks have refused or severed relationships with customers in the firearm industry, but the reasons underlying these decisions were often disputed (with the banks claiming one thing and the customer another).  At the time of that report, we were unaware of a “smoking gun” to tie these decisions back to pressure from regulatory authorities.
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