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Massachusetts: State gun laws might get tougher

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
Already known for adopting some of the country’s toughest gun control laws, Massachusetts lawmakers may soon debate whether to restrict firearms access even further.
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Lawmakers want $60 million to study guns

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
Democrats in the House and Senate are pushing to spend $60 million for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to research gun violence, rekindling a debate over whether political agendas taint these taxpayer-funded studies.The legislation, introduced by Sen. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat, would provide $10 million a year for six years, beginning in 2015, for the research.
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Update on the Obama Administration's Proposed Ban on the Domestic Sale of Ivory and Importation of Elephant Trophies

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
In recent Grassroots Alerts, we addressed the Obama administration's proposal to ban the trade and sale of legally owned ivory within the United States (click here to see the initial alert).  The NRA supports efforts to stop poaching and the illegal trade of ivory, but this proposed ban on legally owned ivory sold domestically will have no impact on poaching of elephants and the illegal ivory trade.  On the contrary, this ban will only affect honest law-abiding Americans by making their possessions valueless.  Please see this New York Times article highlighting the broad spectrum of people who will be harmed by the ban. 
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Remember What We Are Celebrating on Memorial Day

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
This weekend, our country will celebrate Memorial Day.  We'll cook out, relax, and visit with friends and family.  But this holiday weekend is about more than barbeques, swimming pools, and family get-togethers.  As we celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, let us keep in mind what we are "celebrating" -- those who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure that Americans, and people around the world, would be able to reap the benefits of freedom.
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Comments Needed on BATFE’s Extension of the Multiple Rifles Sales Reporting/Registration Requirements

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
Since August 2011 BATFE has required Federal Firearm Licensees in states bordering Mexico to fill out special reports whenever two or more of certain types of rifles are sold to the same buyer in the same transaction or within a five-day period. 
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The Democracy Alliance Joins Fight for Gun Control

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
Fresh off the recent news that anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million to help elect gun control-supporting candidates in November's national elections, a similar plan by the Democracy Alliance has been exposed by the Washington Free Beacon.
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Media Matters’ Fires Blanks in Attack on Reporter

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
Media Matters -- the self-styled "progressive" watchdog that howls in protest whenever anyone  deviates in thought or word from its version of the "progressive agenda" -- confirmed its lack of credibility this week by attempting to smear Fox-5 (Washington, D.C.) investigative reporter Emily Miller over her comments relating to gun control.
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Jersey Gun and Magazine Ban Heads to Gov. Christie

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 19:00
This week, New Jersey's Assembly approved legislation banning ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds and semi-automatic rifles with fixed magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The vote was 44-34.
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New Jersey: Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Expanding Hunting in Great Swamp NWR

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:00
The US Fish and Wildlife Service have released a proposed plan (Comprehensive Conservation Plan) that will guide management of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years.  The 7,768-acre Refuge was established in 1960 and is located 26 miles from New York City.  The Refuge offers an annual permitted deer hunt held in November.  A one-day youth hunt is followed by a four-day public hunt open to muzzleloader and shotgun.  
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New Jersey: Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Expanding Hunting in Great Swamp NWR

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:00
The US Fish and Wildlife Service have released a proposed plan (Comprehensive Conservation Plan) that will guide management of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for the next 15 years.  The 7,768-acre Refuge was established in 1960 and is located 26 miles from New York City.  The Refuge offers an annual permitted deer hunt held in November.  A one-day youth hunt is followed by a four-day public hunt open to muzzleloader and shotgun.  
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N.J. Assembly to vote on magazine bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 19:00
The New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to vote on a bill that would outlaw ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.The bill has cleared the state Senate and would go to Gov. Chris Christie for his consideration.
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Missouri: Senate Bill 656 Under Attack by Anti-Gun Media

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:33
As we recently reported, the Missouri General Assembly overwhelming passed Senate Bill 656, which currently awaits approval by Governor Jay Nixon (D).  SB 656 is a major step forward to increase Missourians Second Amendment rights.  SB 656 contains many components to increase personal safety and public safety needs for law-abiding citizens in the Show-Me State. 
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Florida Report: Some keep asking about the anti-gun activities of the Florida Sheriffs Association

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 19:00
Members keep asking what is going on with the Florida Sheriffs Association and why the organization has become so anti-Second Amendment.  We explain some of the reasons we know the Florida Sheriffs Association has declared war on the Second Amendment in our May/June issue of the newsletter, FLORIDA FIRING LINE on page 3, titled The Florida Sheriffs Association has declared war on the Second Amendment.   
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Gun control groups file lawsuit to force NJ attorney general to report on 'smart guns'

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 19:00
A dozen years ago, New Jersey became the focus of a national debate by passing a law requiring guns sold in the state to be equipped with technology that recognizes the owner and only allows that person to fire the weapon.
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Squeezing the gunsmiths

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 19:00
When he was an ambitious state senator in Illinois, Barack Obama despised White House power grabs. It was so Washington. “The biggest problem that we’re facing right now,” he said in 2008, “has to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.”The only things Mr. Obama has reversed since he got to town are red lines of his own making. As president, Mr. Obama has raced far beyond Congress and the authority given to him by the Constitution. The latest example of overreach is carefully documented by our Kelly Riddell, who reported Monday that the administration is scheming to starve the gun industry of working capital and credit.
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Vagueness challenge in Manhattan DA’s use of gravity knives

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 19:00
Shortly after taking office as District Attorney of Manhattan, Cyrus Vance, Jr., began enforcing a novel interpretation of New York State’s half-century old ban on “gravity knives.” A state statute bans possession of a gravity knife, which is defined as “any knife having a blade which is released from the handle or sheath thereof by the force of gravity or the application of centrifugal force which, when released, is locked in place by means of a button, spring, lever or other device.” N.Y. Penal L. § 265.00(5).
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Ohio: Senate Civil Justice Committee to Hold Hearing on Two Pro-Gun Bills Tomorrow

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:30
Tomorrow, the Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee will hold a hearing and sponsor testimony on two pro-gun bills, Senate Bill 338 and House Bill 234.
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NRA News Commentator Colion Noir on Fox & Friends

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:00
Colion Noir appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends to discuss his new show, NOIR, and the backlash the show and Colion personally have received from the mainstream media. NOIR airs Sunday evenings at 8 and 10 p.m. ET on NRA Freestyle
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