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Washington: Task Force Taking Comments on “Transforming” Outdoor Recreation

NRA Feed - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:27
Earlier this year, Governor Jay Inslee (D) created a Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation tasked with the mission to “transform” outdoor recreation.  Now, the task force is spearheading an effort to solicit public input called Encourage Outdoor Washington.
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New Jersey: Senate to Consider Magazine and Gun Ban Legislation on Monday

NRA Feed - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:18
On Monday, May 12, the New Jersey Senate is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 993 at noon.  As previously reported, S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban certain popular firearms.
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Detroit grandmother defends herself from armed attackers, WDIV, Detroit, Mich. 05/06/14

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
Paris Ainsworth had just arrived at her Detroit, Mich. home after working two shifts, when she spotted two men approach. Ainsworth retrieved a .45 caliber pistol and put it into her pocket. One of the men said to Ainsworth, “Don’t pull it,” and fired at the grandmother, striking her three times. Ainsworth responded by drawing her pistol and firing at the men, striking at least one. The men were captured while seeking medical attention at a local hospital. Ainsworth’s also received medical attention and has been released from the hospital. Following the incident, Ainsworth told a local media outlet, “If I wouldn’t have had my gun I would be dead today.” 
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Appropriations Bill Passes Without Anti-Gun Amendments

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
On Thursday, May 8, 2014, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill.  This bill contains a number of pro-gun general provisions and will now head to the U.S. House floor for consideration.
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Florida Alert: Who else does the Florida Sheriffs Association want to control?

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
It seems like the Florida Sheriffs Association wants to control you, me, our guns and the media.  What next?  The Legislature?  Or do they think they already control them?  On Wednesday, 5/7/14, an article appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal titled "Flagler County sheriff discusses sensible gun control."  We read it.  It didn't surprise us.  The article said Flagler Sheriff Jim Manfre was asked to be a guest speaker at an event to "address the concerns of the Florida Sheriffs Association."   Manfre is quoted as saying sheriffs and police chiefs are concerned about "what type of weapons are out there and who has them." 
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Another Magazine Ban in the Works

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
Legislation to ban ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds, with no exemption for those already owned, is one step closer to becoming law in New Jersey.  The Wall Street Journal reports that on Tuesday “the state Senate’s influential law and public safety committee supported a bill that would reduce the ammunition capacity of gun magazines to 10 rounds from the current 15.  The 3-2 vote ran along partisan lines, with Democrats supporting the bill and Republicans opposing it. . . . The bill now faces a vote in the state Senate, controlled by Democrats.”
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Oklahoma: Senate overrides governor’s veto on gun bill

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to override Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of a House bill dealing with federal gun regulations.
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Colorado: Gun transfer laws stall firearm returns

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
The last time Sara Warren saw her personal handgun was in the ambulance after an accident on March 28. The police have refused to give the firearm back to her.The Loveland resident was taken to the Poudre Valley Hospital where her personal firearm was turned over to Fort Collins Police Services — where it's been ever since.Due to advice from the city attorney's office based on the Colorado gun transfer laws that went into effect July 1, 2013, the police have been unable to return her property.
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Hillary: On guns, "We're way out of balance"

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
The NRA has always supported laws prohibiting violent felons and certain other categories of potentially dangerous persons from possessing guns, and it’s a position we’re confident is shared by the vast majority of gun owners nationwide.
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Editorial Describes America Through the Eyes of an Anti-Gunner

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
Well, it's nothing especially new in the realm of anti-gun propaganda, but the Washington Post “Morning Mix” section on Thursday reprinted yet another screed by a big city newspaper against U.S. gun culture. The reprinted article followed a template familiar to anyone who is engaged in the gun debate in America.
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Anti-Gunners Tell the States: "Adopt Foreign Gun Laws"

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
It says a lot about anti-gunners that they like the laws of other countries more than those of the United States (see above article on North Korea, for example). 
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NRA Offers New Digital Media Property Free of Charge

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 19:00
The NRA is proud to present its newest digital media property: NRA Family InSights.  After 33 years of educating and entertaining Junior members with firearm safety instruction and helpful tips for beginning shooters and hunters through NRA InSights, the NRA is now taking the next logical step by embracing the youngest shooters and their families, as well as anyone who is new to firearms. 
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Oklahoma: Senate Overrides Veto of Pro-Gun Bill

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:55
Today, the Oklahoma Senate unanimously voted to override Governor Fallin’s (R) surprise veto of House Bill 2461.  As previously reported, the state House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to override this veto last week by a bipartisan 86 to 3 vote.  Since this veto was overridden by both legislative chambers, HB 2461 has been enacted into law and will take effect on November 1, 2014.
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Missouri: Pro-Gun Legislation on the Move in Jefferson City

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:34
Yesterday, the Missouri Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 36 by a 23 to 8 vote.  Sponsored by state Senator Kurt Shaefer (R-19) and handled in the House by state Representative John Diehl (R-89), SJR 36 would strengthen Missouri’s current right to keep and bear arms constitutional amendment, Section 23, Article I. 
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Louisiana: Three NRA-Backed Bills Pending Consideration by Senate, Your Help Needed

NRA Feed - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:28
With just a few weeks left in the 2014 legislative session, three important pro-Second Amendment and pro-sportsman bills are still awaiting consideration by the full Senate.  As previously reported, it is critical that you contact your State Senator TODAY and urge him or her to support the following bills without amendments:
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Florida: NRA vows to bring back gun-evacuation bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 19:00
The National Rifle Association intends to push in 2015 for a measure that would allow people to carry concealed guns without licenses during emergency evacuations, after the bill died in the state Senate last week.
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Two more states to honor Kansas gun permits

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 19:00
Two more states have now agreed to honor permits issued by Kansas allowing residents to carry concealed weapons.Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office said Wednesday the recognition by Virginia and Washington brings to 36 the number of states that honor Kansas permits.
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Oklahoma: Urge the State Senate to Act on House Bill 2461

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 17:56
The Oklahoma Senate has yet to act on overriding Governor Mary Fallin’s (R) veto of the uncontroversial NRA-backed House Bill 2461, after the state House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to override the veto last week.  Your immediate help is needed to encourage the state Senate to act on this issue!  
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Kansas: Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Expands to Virginia and Washington

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:20
Today, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R) announced that Virginia and Washington state now recognize reciprocity with Kansas’ Concealed Carry Handgun License (CCHL).  This reciprocity agreement marks a major milestone for Kansas CCHL holders.  
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Delaware: Anti-Gun Bill Being Circulated in Dover, Your Action is Needed

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 09:34
This week, NRA-ILA learned of a potential bill being circulated in the Delaware General Assembly that would prohibit the manufacture, sale, transfer or possession of a firearm, firearm component or accessory including ammunition that is “undetectable” by standard metal detectors.  While its language is not currently available, reports indicate that this legislation is being circulated by anti-gun state Senator Harris McDowell (D- Wilmington) as Senate Bill 137. 
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