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NRA Feed - Sun, 01/12/2014 - 19:00
According to Gallup poll data, the percentage of American women who own a firearm nearly doubled from 2005-2011, rising from 13 percent to 23 percent. In August, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that 37 percent of new target shooters are female, though they comprise only 22 percent of the established target-shooting population.
NRA Feed - Sat, 01/11/2014 - 11:30
On Wednesday, the Nebraska Legislature convened its 2014 legislative session. Your NRA-ILA will be monitoring and reporting on all pro-/anti-gun and pro-/anti-hunting bills throughout this legislative session.
NRA Feed - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 15:38
NRA Feed - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:55
On Tuesday, the 2014 sixty-day regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened and with it, so did the fight to preserve and promote the Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens across the Bluegrass state.
NRA Feed - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 11:45
On Tuesday, the Ohio General Assembly reconvened its 2013-2014 legislative session.
NRA Feed - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 10:05
On Wednesday, the second regular session of the 69th General Assembly began in Denver.
NRA Feed - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:45
On Wednesday, the 81st meeting of the West Virginia Legislature got under way and with it began the continued struggle to advance and protect your Second Amendment rights in the Mountain state.
NRA Feed - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:00
Senate Bill 424 by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, January 14, at 2:00 pm.SB-424 is a bill to stop insurance companies from discriminating against gun owners.
Oregon: Interim Senate Judiciary Committee to Introduce Legislative Concept Relating to Private Firearms Sales
On Friday, January 17, the Oregon Senate Interim Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to meet at 2:00 p.m. in Hearing Room F and discuss upcoming legislation for the 2014 session.
NOW is the time for sportsmen to stand together and protect California’s hunting heritage and your chance to do so is Wednesday, January 15. The Wildlife Resources Committee, a subcommittee of the California Fish and Game Commission is having an open hearing on January 15, from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Van Nuys State Office Building Auditorium, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, 91401. This hearing is to consider numerous proposed amendments to hunting regulations that could fundamentally change how you may hunt in California. Listed below are some of the radical proposals being pushed:
On Wednesday, the 2014 legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly convened and with that, multiple pro-gun and pro-hunting bills have already been introduced. Your NRA-ILA will be working with your elected officials during this legislative session to ensure that your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage are preserved.
Things are looking up for gun owners in Illinois. On Monday, as some 4,500 concealed carry applications flooded the state's online portal on its first full day of operation, Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang of the Northern District of Illinois issued a significant opinion that invalidated Chicago's ban on firearm sales and transfers within the city. The suit was brought by the Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers and three individuals, with the backing of NRA.
Except among dyed-in-the-wool anti-gun fanatics, it is a commonly accepted fact that Right-to-Carry laws not only do not cause crime to increase, they may deter violent crimes. It is also firmly established that people who have carry permits are statistically more law-abiding then people who do not. And the number of RTC states and carry permit holders reached all-time highs as the nation's murder rate fell to nearly an all-time low.
Colorado-based Magpul Industries, a manufacturer of popular AR-15 ammunition magazines and accessories, announced last week that it will move its corporate headquarters to Texas and its manufacturing operations to Wyoming. The company's decision, which will affect over 200 employees and 400 supply-chain workers in Colorado, is expected to cost the state over $80 million annually.
The upcoming Great American Outdoor Show is a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions that are treasured by millions of Americans and their families. It will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, from February 1-9, 2014. The GAOS will feature over 1000 exhibitors and a multitude of products, ranging from shooting manufacturers to outfitters, fishing boats to RV's, archery to art, and covering 650,000 square feet of exhibit hall space. It will also feature a jam-packed schedule of events, including concerts, fundraising dinners, speaking events, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars, demonstrations and much more!
Restaurant employee scares off pair of armed robbers, The San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego, Calif. 01/04/14
A pair of masked and armed men entered the Uncle Tony’s Italian Cuisine restaurant in Vista, Calif. intent on robbing the establishment. An employee spotted the criminals, retrieved a gun and fired at the robbers, striking both and causing them to flee. The criminals were captured later in the evening after seeking medical attention at a nearby hospital.
Senate Bill 448 by Senator Greg Evers was on the agenda for the Senate Criminal Justice Committee Meeting on Wednesday, January 8 at 9:00am. SB-448 PASSED the Committee by a vote of 5 to 0. 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.
Following passage last year of some of the strongest gun-control laws in the nation in the wake of the school shooting in Newton, Conn., leading California Democrats will open a new front in the fight against gun violence this year with a proposal to conduct background checks on people who purchase ammunition.
Now, changes in the country's political environment have pushed some gun manufacturers to pack up and move, especially from the northeastern U.S.
Calling the ATF's tactics appalling, alarming, disturbing and "almost unimaginable," congressional members on Thursday slammed the agency for how it conducted storefront stings across the nation and renewed their demand for answers.