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NRA Response to Facebook Policy Change

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:00
The NRA enjoys 150 times more support on Facebook than Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns. That’s why Bloomberg and the gun control groups he funds tried to pressure Facebook into shutting down discussion of Second Amendment issues on its social media platforms. Bloomberg failed. NRA members and our supporters will continue to have a platform to exercise their First Amendment rights in support of their Second Amendment freedoms. – Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA Institute for Legislative Action.
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Ivory Ban Fact Sheet

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:00
On February 11, 2014, the Obama administration announced a “National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking” and a proposal to ban all U.S. commercial trade in elephant ivory.  Two weeks later, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an order announcing the steps it would take to implement that ban. While the goal of restricting illegal commerce in endangered species is laudable—hunters in America and around the world are second to no one in seeking protection and restoration of species such as elephants and rhinos—the effects of the ivory ban would be disastrous for American gun owners and sportsmen.
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California: Gun ruling change on hold

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:00
The Orange County Sheriff's Department will stick to a new policy making it easier to get concealed-weapon permits locally, even though the court ruling that sparked that policy has been temporarily suspended.
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California: Sheriff's Office puts form to carry a concealed weapon on its website

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 19:00
The path to register to legally carry a concealed weapon in San Joaquin County has become less concealed, with the county Sheriff's Office putting the necessary forms on its website.The Sheriff's Office added a new button to its home page to get visitors to the forms, a move it announced on Monday.
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Utah: Legislature Looking to Raid Concealed Firearm Permit Account

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:07
The NRA has fought for years to keep concealed firearm permit (CFP) fees in check in Utah and has regularly opposed any proposed increases on those fees.  Lo and behold, it has just come to light that the CFP account may have as much as a $5 million surplus.  This surplus is money that CFP applicants have paid in excess of the actual cost of issuing permits.  This money should stay in the CFP account and be used ONLY to administer the CFP issuance program and fees for permits should be reduced going forward.
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Alaska: Senate Judiciary Committee Holding Hearings on NRA-Backed Campus Carry Bill This Week

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:57
Yesterday, an important NRA-backed self-defense bill was introduced to the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee.  Those wishing to testify in support of this legislation will be able to do so tomorrow, March 5.
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Utah: House Committee Passes “Shall Certify” Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:19
Last Wednesday, the Utah House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee passed House Bill 373 by a 9-0-2 vote.  Authored by state Representative Ryan Wilcox (R-7), HB 373 would require that certification by a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO), when a signoff is required for the transfer of a firearm or other item regulated by the National Firearms Act (NFA), be provided within fifteen days as long as the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving the firearm or other item.  
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Indiana: State House Approves Pro-Gun and Pro-Hunting Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 16:02
Yesterday, on the final day for third reading of Senate bills, the Indiana House of Representatives passed two NRA-backed pieces of legislation -- Senate Bill 229 and Senate Joint Resolution 9.
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Iowa: Senate Committee Chairman Refusing to Hear Suppressor Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:50
Last week, on the heels of powerful grassroots support, the Iowa House of Representatives passed legislation to legalize suppressor ownership and use, House File 2381, with overwhelming bipartisan support.  HF 2381 has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Robert Hogg (D-33), and at this time has not been assigned to a subcommittee.  Last year, Senator Hogg refused to give a fair hearing to another bill which received strong bipartisan (95-3) support in the House: NRA-backed House File 535.
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Florida Urgent Alert! Zero Tolerance Shouldn't Mean Zero Common Sense

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 19:00
This Thursday, March 6, the House Education Committee will hear HB-7029, a bill to stop school administrators from using Zero Tolerance to punish children for playing.  This is a MUST PASS BILL.  This bill will stop some of the unbelievable actions by school administrators against children who behave like children and point fingers at each other pretending to shoot guns etc.  Read the Background information below and you'll know why this bill is so important.
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20 Years After Brady Law, Criminals Still Get Guns

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 19:00
In reality, the "Brady Checks" are quite ineffective in stopping criminals from getting guns. There are actually very few hard-core criminals that are stupid enough to even try to buy a gun from a dealer that does a background check.
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Florida: Gun legislation back in the forefront for session

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 19:00
Florida's gun-friendly nature will be scrutinized during the 2014 legislative session as bills that would modify the state's "stand your ground" law and another allowing warning shots will be considered, a marked contrast from the 2013 session in which no major gun legislation was passed.
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California: Fight over concealed weapons brewing

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 19:00
The California Attorney General's Office, a police organization and a gun control lobbying group want to go to court to reverse a recent court ruling that, for now, is making it easier to get a concealed weapon permit in Orange County.
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Legislature considers loosening gun possession rules on University of Alaska campuses

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 19:00
A college junior pushing legislation to liberalize gun possession on University of Alaska campuses is up against tough opposition from the university system president, a retired Air Force general who knows a thing or two about weapons himself.
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West Virginia: Pro-Gun Legislation Needs Your Help Before Committee Deadline this Wednesday

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:55
The NRA needs your immediate help to get four important House bills moving and passed in the state Senate Judiciary Committee by this Wednesday’s deadline.  The following pro-gun House bills must be heard and voted on by this Wednesday, March 5:
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Idaho: Secure Campuses Bill Passes House Committee, Goes to House Floor for a Vote This Week

NRA Feed - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 08:40
Last Friday, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 1254 by a party-line 11 to 3 vote.  This NRA-backed self-defense bill, sponsored by state Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13), would permit qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho “enhanced” concealed carry license to possess a firearm on public college or university campuses.  SB 1254 now goes to the House floor for a vote this week.
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Florida CRITICAL! SB-448 -- Threat of Force to Stop Attackers Up on Tuesday 3/4

NRA Feed - Sun, 03/02/2014 - 19:00
SB-448 by Senator Greg Evers is on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8:00am.  It is CRITICAL that you contact members of this Committee IMMEDIATELY and tell them to SUPPORT SB-448. Getting the bill out of this Committee is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.  SB-448 by Senator Greg Evers is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who, in self-defense, threaten to use deadly force against an attacker as a means to stop an attack.  
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Virginia: Report on Legislative Action for the Week of February 24

NRA Feed - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 13:05
Yesterday, the House of Delegates passed Senate Bill 154 by a 73-24 vote.  Sponsored by state Senator Phil Puckett (D-38), SB 154 allows Sunday hunting on private lands with written permission from the owner - while still prohibiting hunting within 200 yards of a house of worship, the hunting of deer with dogs and the hunting of bear.
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Rhode Island: Ocean State Assault on the Second Amendment Lawmakers in Providence Unleash Long List of Anti-Gun Bills

NRA Feed - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 12:07
This week, law-abiding gun owners were in the crosshairs of anti-gun lawmakers in Providence.  Several pieces of legislation were introduced that would turn law-abiding gun owners into criminals.  This assault on your Second Amendment rights is a continuation of last year’s anti-gun agenda, with even more outrageous bills introduced.  Of the state legislation introduced
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Alaska: Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearings on NRA-Backed Campus Carry Bill Next Week

NRA Feed - Sat, 03/01/2014 - 11:55
On Monday, March 3, an important NRA-backed self-defense bill will be introduced to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Those who wish to testify will be able to do so on Wednesday, March 5, and again on Friday, March 7.
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