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Michigan: Support Comprehensive Concealed Pistol License Reform in Senate

NRA Feed - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 06:00
Senate Bill 789, introduced by state Senator Mike Green (R-31), is important legislation that seeks to create a more efficient, consistent and expedient concealed pistol licensing system for the citizens in Michigan.  SB 789 also creates a true “shall issue” licensing system for all statutorily eligible Michiganders.
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Massachusetts: Gun legislation advances

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:00
House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s new proposal to reduce gun violence has barely emerged with a favorable report from a legislative committee, foreshadowing a potentially turbulent reception in the full House and Senate.
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More Tennessee women get handgun permits

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:00
The number of gun permits issued in Tennessee has nearly doubled between 2012 and 2013.
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Harry Reid: Pass background checks on guns

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:00
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on the Senate Monday to pass background checks on guns in the wake of a Sunday shooting in Las Vegas that killed two police officers.
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Michigan: Senate Expected to Act on Youth Firearm Education Bill This Week

NRA Feed - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:41
House Bill 5085, a youth firearm education bill that corrects an unduly burdensome restraint on youth firearm education by reasonably expanding the class of individuals who are allowed to supervise and instruct Michigan youth on the safe use of pistols, is awaiting action by the Michigan Senate.
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New Jersey: Temporary confiscation bill on the move

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 19:00
Families worried about mentally unstable loved ones hurting themselves or others would be able to seek a court order to temporarily take firearms away under a bill introduced Thursday in the New Jersey Senate.
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Sens. Feinstein, Boxer push gun legislation

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 19:00
A trio of California lawmakers introduced bills in Congress on Thursday that mirror a state proposal designed to remove guns from an emotionally unstable individual at the behest of family and friends.
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Vermont gun importer blames White House rules for layoffs

NRA Feed - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 19:00
A Vermont gun importer is blaming the White House for its laying off of 41 workers because the government blocked its plan to bring nearly $30 million worth of antique, American-made military rifles home from South Korea.
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Massachusetts: Act NOW as Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security Tries to Sneak Vote on Egregious Anti-Gun Bill Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 13:00
Your NRA has just learned that the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be conducting an electronic poll vote that will be concluded at noon tomorrow on whether to vote House Bill 4121 out of committee with favorable report.
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Delaware: Senate Committee to Hear Gun Ban Legislation Next Week

NRA Feed - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:35
On Wednesday, June 11, Senate Bill 137, sponsored by anti-gun state Senator Harris McDowell (D-1), will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee.  
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22-year-old woman scares off mace-wielding robber, KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa 05/23/14

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
22-year-old Jessica McDonald, an employee of Discount Textbooks in Fort Dodge, Iowa, had just opened up the store when a man entered and demanded that she hand over the cash in the register. McDonald responded by showing the robber that the register was empty, at which point the man threatened her with mace. Following the threat, McDonald retrieved a handgun from a safe under the counter and pointed it at the criminal, causing him to flee. Store Manager Paul Tigges told a local media outlet that the pistol is kept under the counter for employees to use. In an interview after the incident, McDonald told the media outlet, “It was shocking to me when I started here that there is a gun and I always thought it was over the top and we didn’t need it, but I’m very glad that we have it.” 
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Schumer Flubs Basic American History

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), sponsor of the Brady Bill and the “assault weapon” and “large” magazine ban when he was in the House of Representatives, probably shouldn’t be the go-to guy for historical arguments against the individual right to keep and bear arms.
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Ask Your U.S. Rep. to Oppose Wide-Ranging Gun Control Bill--H.R. 4783

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
Last week we reported that U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, had introduced what he is calling "the Promoting Healthy Minds for Safer Communities Act of 2014."  In truth, we noted, the bill -- H.R. 4783 -- 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. Senate Approves Appropriations Bill

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
Last week, we reported on the U.S. House passing the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, which contained a number of pro-gun general provisions.
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California: Pleasant Hill City Council to Consider Proposed FFL Zoning Ordinance on Monday after Unanimous Negative Recommendation by City Planning Commission

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
This Monday, June 9, at 7:30 pm, the Pleasant Hill City Council will be holding a special meeting to determine the fate of an ill-advised ordinance targeting legal firearm retailers in Pleasant Hill—all but removing them from the city’s limits.  This meeting follows the May 6th vote of the Planning Commission giving a unanimous negative recommendation on adoption of this ordinance, meaning all of the commissioners oppose it.  We encourage all who support Second Amendment rights to attend this meeting on Monday and voice their opposition to the ordinance.
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California: Time to Put Pressure on the Legislature Again

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
Friday, May 30 was the last day for bills to pass their legislative chamber of origin.  Accordingly, it’s time to contact your state legislators urging them to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation.  Anti-gun legislators still haven’t figured out that stripping law-abiding citizens of their rights does nothing to stop criminal activity.  The anti-gun bills below are scheduled to be heard this Tuesday, June 10.  Please call members of the respective committees TODAY!  Contact information for committee members is listed with each bill.
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Judge sides with county board; strikes down part of Fla. gun law

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
Florida Gov. Rick Scott does not have the power to remove Palm Beach County commissioners from office for trying to preempt a state gun law that took effect in 2011, a Leon County circuit judge has ruled.Circuit Judge John C. Cooper, in an order released Thursday, ruled that provisions in the law allowing the governor to remove county commissioners from office are “unconstitutional” and “a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers.’’
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Michigan: Gun records confidentiality bills sent to Snyder

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
The confidential status of Michigan gun records is reaffirmed in legislation that passed the state House on Thursday.
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West Virginia: Right-to-Carry permit holders exempt from background checks

NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 19:00
West Virginians who obtain concealed handgun permits won't have to undergo additional background checks when they buy firearms from licensed dealers.
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