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CPAC 2014: More Guns Less Crime Panel Discussion with Chris W. Cox

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 19:00
This year's Conservative Political Action Conference--better known as CPAC--featured a very informative law enforcement panel discussion.
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Kentucky: “Shall Certify” Legislation Passes in Senate Committee, Sent to Senate Floor

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:27
Today, Senate Bill 232 passed unanimously in the state Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee by voice vote and will now be considered by the full Senate.  
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Tennessee: Pro-Gun Bills Advance out of House Committee

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:38
Yesterday, the House Civil Justice Committee held a hearing in which two bills involving firearms were heard: House Bill 1407 and House Bill 1483.  Both of these bills advanced out of committee by a voice vote.  While only a voice vote was taken, state Representatives Mike Stewart (D-52) and Sherry Jones (D-59) wanted to be on record for voting against your Second Amendment rights.  HB 1407 has been referred to the House Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee and HB 1483 has been referred to the House Calendar and Rule Committee.
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Maine: House Vote Delayed on “Constitutional Carry” Reform

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:34
Due to inclement weather, no action was taken this week by the Maine House of Representatives to amend permitless carry (“constitutional carry”) into Legislative Document 222, a bill which addresses the issuance of concealed carry permits in Maine.  
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Kansas: State House to Hear “Shall Certify” Legislation Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:20
Tomorrow, House Bill 2578 will be heard in the Kansas House of Representatives, and it is critical that you contact your state Representative TODAY in support of this important reform which strengthens your Second Amendment rights.  
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Idaho: Governor Otter Signs into Law Secure Campuses Bill

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:52
Last night, Senate Bill 1254, legislation to secure Idaho’s public college or university campuses, was signed into law by Governor Butch Otter (R).  In his signing letter, Governor Otter stated, “I support the Legislature’s determination that the burden of proving the necessity for [constitutional protections] falls not to the citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights, but rather to any who would seek to limit them.”
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Rhode Island: House Judiciary Committee Schedules Full Slate of Gun Control at Hearing Next Week

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 09:46
Next Tuesday, March 18, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing after “rise of the House” to consider 14 gun bills!  This session’s list of introduced anti-gun bills contains one of the most sweeping attacks on the Second Amendment in state history.  None of these gun control bills would do anything to address public safety or violent crime, but would instead infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
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Oklahoma: House Sends More Pro-Gun Legislation to Senate

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 05:10
Thanks to your active involvement, three more pro-gun bills passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and have been sent to the state Senate for committee assignment and consideration.
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Chris Cox: Why the NRA opposes president's pick for surgeon general

NRA Feed - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 05:00
NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox spoke to Fox News' Megyn Kelly and outlined why the NRA strongly opposes President Obama's nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. 
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The thin blue line asks for help from gun owners

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
When President Obama makes a pitch for more gun-control laws, he likes to have a phalanx of blue-uniformed police officers behind him.These press conferences are supposed to convince us that law enforcement believes more restrictions on Second Amendment rights makes society safer. But Mr. Obama’s visual is a deception, because only a few liberal, big-city police chiefs continue to put politics over public safety.
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Idaho: Governor signs gun bill into law

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
Students, staff and visitors are now cleared to bring concealed guns onto Idaho's college and university campuses.Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed the bill into law Wednesday.
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Georgia: Senate panel approves narrower gun bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
One of two versions of a major gun bill in the Georgia Legislature won approval Wednesday from a state Senate committee, setting up negotiations with the House with only three days left in this year’s legislative session.
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New York high school student suspended for NRA pro-2nd Amendment T-shirt

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
A high school student in upstate New York was suspended for wearing an NRA T-shirt that touted the second amendment after he refused to turn it inside out or cover the words with duct tape.
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Missouri: Extreme Anti-Gun Bill Disguised as “Protecting the Second Amendment Act”

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 17:09
The anti-gunners in Missouri have really outdone themselves with House Bill 2129.  Sponsored by state Representative Joshua Peters (D-76) and cosponsored by state Representatives Randy Dunn (D-23), Stacey Newman (D-87), Sharon Pace (D-74) and Tommie Pierson (D-66), HB 2129 might be one of the most extreme gun control measures introduced in the Show Me State this legislative session.
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Mississippi: Senate Passes Comprehensive Pro-Gun Legislation

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:05
Yesterday, the Mississippi Senate, under the pro-Second Amendment leadership of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (R), approved House Bill 314 -- NRA-backed legislation sponsored by state Representative Andy Gipson (R-Rankin, Simpson, and Smith Counties), by a 40-11 vote.  HB 314 contains a number of important reforms to Mississippi state firearms preemption and emergency powers protection laws
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Alabama: Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment Will be Voted on in the House Tomorrow!

NRA Feed - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 07:26
Tomorrow, March 13, the Alabama House of Representatives will consider and vote on House Bill 322.  Sponsored by state Representative Mark Tuggle (R-81), HB 322 would guarantee the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in Alabama. 
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Governor Butch Otter Signs New Campus Safety Law in Idaho

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, VA – Governor Butch Otter has signed into law Senate Bill 1254, a bill aimed at improving safety on state college and university campuses. The National Rifle Association backed this bill and led a strong grassroots campaign to pass it.
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NRA Seeks To Block Gun Magazine Ban

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 19:00
The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.
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Arizona bill could penalize cities for gun laws

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 19:00
The Arizona House of Representatives will debate a bill that would impose fines on cities and towns that enforce gun ordinances stricter than the state's own laws.
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Hawaii: Update on Second Amendment Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 16:38
Last week, the Hawaii House of Representatives passed House Bill 1902 with amendment HD2.  As amended, HB 1902, introduced by state Representative Cindy Evans (D-7), would integrate a no net loss policy for public hunting lands in Hawaii.  This legislation would require the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) to preserve the aggregate amount of designated public hunting land available for use by sportsmen.  In the event that the BLNR reduces the amount of available public hunting land, they must make reasonable efforts to provide alternative land for hunting, of equal or greater amount and quality of wildlife habitat.  “No Net Loss” laws create a base-line acreage of state public land open to public hunting, guaranteeing that future generations have the same hunting opportunities that we enjoy today.
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