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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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Pennsylvania: Employer Firearm Parking Lot Protection Legislation Introduced

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 07:24
Several weeks ago we sent an alert asking Pennsylvania NRA members to report to our State and Local Affairs division if their employer has a policy which prohibits employees from transporting to/from and storing firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work, and the response was overwhelming!  Within 24 hours, our office was flooded with hundreds of e-mails reporting these types of policies, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the local grocery store on the corner.
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Missouri: House Passes NRA-Supported Bill, Other Legislation Awaiting Action

NRA Feed - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 05:59
Yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 36 by an overwhelming 122 to 31 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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Store owner fells armed criminal, robber's accomplice charged with murder, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas 05/02/14

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 19:00
Three armed men entered Duece’s Smoke Shop in Pharr, Texas and attempted to rob the store. An owner responded to the threat by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminals, striking and killing one, and causing the others to flee. Police captured one of the suspects shortly after the shooting and have charged him with murder in the death of his accomplice. Pharr Police chief Ruben Villescas told local media that he does not expect the store owner to be charged. 
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Clinton says gun rights 'way out of balance'

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 19:00
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that the nation's gun culture had gotten "way out of balance" and that the United States needed to rein in the notion that "anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime."
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Kopel: Smart guns

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 19:00
“Smart guns” have been in the news recently. A gun store owner in Maryland abandoned plans to begin selling a German-made “smart gun” after protests–some of which included death threats. Such threats are crimes, and ought to be prosecuted, if the perpetrators can be identified. However, lawful threats, such as boycotts, seem likely to deter gun stores from selling the product. Gun owner boycotts and the risk of such boycotts have historically a very powerful check on the actions of firearms businesses. A firearms business which is perceived as anti-Second Amendment is not going to stay in business very long.
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NY Safe Act or yogurt: Which was debated longer on state Senate floor?

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 19:00
But the fun, lively and appetizing debate on yogurt brought about an interesting question: Did the state's senators spend more time on Tuesday debating the calorie counts, lactose tolerance and inclusiveness of snacks than they did discussing the NY Safe Act back in January 2013?The answer is yes. The yogurt debate and vote took about 44 minutes. The Safe Act? Just less than 30 minutes.
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Minnesota: Suppression of Political Speech Amendment Defeated

NRA Feed - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 15:00
Last night, Amendment A5 to Senate File 2782 was proposed by state Representative Ryan Winkler (D-46A) and ultimately defeated by the Minnesota Legislature.  This amendment contained substantially similar language to the harmful, overreaching and vague language in House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, previously reported here, and would have had a chilling effect on freedom of speech and of association in Minnesota.
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Neighbor fells vicious dog, WFMZ, Allentown, Pa. 05/01/14

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 19:00
After a woman arrived home with her pet pit bull in Exeter Township, Pa., she was attacked by the dog as she tried to remove it from her car. The woman’s partner came to her aid, but was also attacked by the dog. One neighbor described the scene to a local news outlet by stating, “The dog would not let [him] go.” Other neighbors came to help the couple. When the dog failed to stop after one neighbor hit it with a metal bar, another neighbor shot the dog, ending the attack. The wounded couple was taken to a local hospital. 
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Arizona: US Forest Service Community Forum on The Tonto National Forest

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 19:00
The US Forest Service is revising its management plan for the 3 million acre Tonto National Forest.  The 4-year plan revision process is at the first stage with an assessment of forest resource conditions and trends.  Public comment on the assessment is invited and a number of community forums have been scheduled between May and July.  
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Florida Alert! A Cut Dog Barks

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 19:00
Former Governor Lawton Chiles was fond of using the old southern saying, "a cut dog barks," when people were protesting too much.  I used that old saying yesterday.  Gary Fineout, an AP reporter, tweeted that in our newsletter alert to members, I said the Florida Sheriffs Association had declared war on the Second Amendment.
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Arizona: US Forest Service Community Forum on The Tonto National Forest

NRA Feed - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 19:00
The US Forest Service is revising its management plan for the 3 million acre Tonto National Forest.  The 4-year plan revision process is at the first stage with an assessment of forest resource conditions and trends.  Public comment on the assessment is invited and a number of community forums have been scheduled between May and July.  
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