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Maryland: House “Gun Day” to be Held on Tuesday, March 4

NRA Feed - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:50
Tuesday, March 4, at 1:00 p.m., the Maryland House of Delegates is holding its annual “Gun Day” in Annapolis.  As previously reported, numerous pro-gun and anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard and debated in the House Judiciary Committee
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Michigan: Important Pro-Gun Bills Go to House Floor

NRA Feed - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:10
Today, both Senate Bill 610 and the Firearms Confidentiality Package were passed in the Michigan House Judiciary Committee.  These important bills now go to the House floor for consideration, and it is important that you contact your state Representative TODAY in support of these critical pro-gun reforms.  
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Kansas: Senate Passes Apprentice Hunting Bill

NRA Feed - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:00
Yesterday, the Kansas Senate passed Senate Bill 357 unanimously by voice vote.  SB 357 would increase the amount of times an individual over the age of 16 could apply for an apprentice hunting license and provide them with the opportunity to enjoy this activity while learning from an experienced mentor.  Currently, Kansas allows anyone over the age of 16 to apply for an apprentice license one time before requiring they attend hunter education.  
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New Jersey: Relentless Anti-Gun Lawmakers Continue Onslaught in Trenton

NRA Feed - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:46
On Monday, March 3, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on Assembly Bill 2006, introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6).  A.2006 seeks to lower New Jersey’s magazine limit from 15 rounds to 10. 
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West Virginia: House Overwhelmingly Passes Permit Confidentiality

NRA Feed - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:00
Yesterday, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed critical legislation that protects the personal safety, individual privacy and property of law-abiding gun owners with a valid concealed deadly weapons permit (CDWP).  
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Georgia: Senate Passes Bill to Allow Hunting with Suppressors

NRA Feed - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:55
Yesterday, the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 93 by a 43-10 vote.  SB 93, sponsored by state Senator Bill Heath (R-31), would allow hunters in Georgia to use lawfully-possessed suppressors on firearms while hunting.  
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Michigan: House Judiciary Committee to Vote Today on Bill to Repeal State Ban on Short-Barreled Rifles and Shotguns

NRA Feed - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 04:45
Today, the Michigan House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Senate Bill 610.  SB 610, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), would repeal Michigan’s ban on the private ownership of short barreled rifles and shotguns.  Short-barreled rifles and shotguns are already strictly regulated under the National Firearms Act, requiring their buyers to undergo a background check, pay a $200 tax and register these firearms with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  
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NRA Opposes Confirmation of Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
The National Rifle Association strongly opposes the confirmation of Vivek Hallegere Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., as United States Surgeon General.  The Surgeon General has the important tasks of providing the American public with information to better inform decisions related to their health and directing much of the federal government's public health efforts. In order for these roles to be carried out effectively, the public must trust that the Surgeon General's actions are based on empirical and scientific evidence, rather than political or ideological motives. In this regard, Dr. Murthy's record of political activism in support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America's 100 million firearm owners and the likelihood he would use the office of Surgeon General to further his preexisting campaign against gun ownership.
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California: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Two Second Amendment Cases

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court declined to review two NRA cases raising Second Amendment issues, NRA v. BATFE and NRA v. McCraw, both of which concerned the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding adults between the ages of 18 and 21.  
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Gabby Giffords’ national gun control group targets Georgia

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
Americans for Responsible Solutions, a national gun control organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, announced a campaign Wednesday to defeat a sweeping gun bill that would widely expand access to guns in Georgia.
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New York: Judge tosses out SAFE Act charge against Lockport man

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
Lockport police violated Paul A. Wojdan’s constitutional rights by counting the bullets in his gun and charging him with violating New York’s SAFE Act, Lockport City Judge William J. Watson ruled Wednesday.
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Alabama bill would allow for permitless car carry

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
People would be able to carry loaded pistols in their cars without a concealed-carry permit under a bill proposed in the Alabama Senate.
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Mississippi House passes sales tax holiday for guns, ammo

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 19:00
Plans are moving forward for a Mississippi sales tax holiday for guns, ammunition, bows, arrows and accessories.The House voted 86-27 to pass House Bill 1404 Tuesday. It would create the Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday on the first weekend of September. The bill was held up for more work in the House.
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West Virginia: Senate Passes Firearms Preemption Bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:25
Yesterday, February 25, there was major improvement and action on critical firearms preemption legislation when the West Virginia Senate passed Senate Bill 317 by a 32-0 vote.
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Michigan: House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Firearms Records Confidentiality Package Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:15
Tomorrow, the Michigan House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on House Bill 5324, House Bill 5325, House Bill 5326, House Bill 5327, House Bill 5328, House Bill 5329 and House Bill 4155, collectively referred to as the “Firearms Records Confidentiality Package.”
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Iowa: Bill to Legalize Suppressors Receives New Number, Scheduled for House Floor Vote Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:05
Tomorrow, House File 2381 is scheduled to be considered by the Iowa House of Representatives.  This action follows passage last week of HF 2381 in the House Judiciary Committee by a strong, bipartisan 17-4 vote.  HF 2381, authored by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), is formerly known as HF 384 and would legalize the ownership of firearm sound suppressors, also referred to as "silencers” in Iowa.
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Idaho: House State Affairs Committee Hearing on Secure Campuses Bill Friday

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:15
Senate Bill 1254, an important NRA-backed self-defense bill, is scheduled for a hearing in the House State Affairs Committee this Friday, February 28, at 8:30 a.m. in room EW40 of the state Capitol.
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Indiana: State House to Vote Soon on Pro-Gun Bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 08:19
Yesterday, in a turn of events, the state House Public Policy Committee amended and passed Senate Bill 229 by an 8 to 2 vote.  SB 229 was introduced by state Senator Jim Tomes (R-49) and is being handled in the state House by Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57).
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Florida Alert! Is Senator Wilton Simpson a Second Amendment Friend or Foe?

NRA Feed - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:00
First, let me answer that question -- Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) is a strong, dedicated supporter of the Second Amendment.  He is committed to protecting your right to keep and bear arms and your right of self-defense.  He definitely is a Second Amendment FRIEND!
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SAFE Act needs repeal, proves to hinder job growth

NRA Feed - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:00
Remington Arms announced last week that it will open a large manufacturing plant in Alabama. It will create 2,000 jobs for the southern state.While I don’t begrudge another state from securing these high-paying manufacturing jobs, I do begrudge our own leaders for forcing the “SAFE Act” upon its people and hindering economic development right here in New York. Its passage has undoubtedly affected Remington Arms, located in Illion, NY, for more than a century, from expanding in its home state.
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