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NRA Strongly Opposes Proposed New IRS Rules

NRA Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association this week submitted formal comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the Internal Revenue Service on November 29, 2013, entitled "Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organization on Candidate-Related Political Activities." 
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Indiana: House Committee to Vote on Pro-Gun Legislation; Right to Hunt and Fish Constitutional Amendment Passes House Committee

NRA Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:43
Tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., the Indiana House Public Policy Committee will meet and consider Senate Bill 229 in room 156-B of the statehouse.  Sponsored by state Senator Jim Tomes (R-49), SB 229 would prohibit government entities, including law enforcement agencies, from conducting taxpayer-funded gun “buybacks” as well as prohibit the destruction of useable firearms by law enforcement agencies. 
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New Hampshire: Concealed Carry Bill Gutted and Replaced with Anti-Gun Language in House

NRA Feed - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:26
Last week during its executive session, the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice Committee, in a surprise move, gutted House Bill 1264 (Hoell-R) and replaced it with a measure to establish a commission to study the “so-called” link between firearms and violence.
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Mississippi: Campuses earn support for trained officers through school safety program

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:01
Another 24 school districts will receive help keeping their campuses secure with grants from the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing program, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said today.
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Armed woman defends family from home invaders, KMOV, St. Louis, Mo. February 21, 2014

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
A woman and her family were sleeping in the upstairs of their Fenton, Mo. home when the woman awakened to the sound of the front door being opened. The woman retrieved a gun and went to the top of the stairs, where she spotted to intruders. The woman then fired at the criminals, causing them to flee. 
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Supreme Court declines challenges to gun laws

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws.
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Kopel: San Diego Sheriff will not seek 9th Circuit en banc in Peruta right to carry case

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
Late this afternoon, the San Diego County Sheriff's Office issued a press release announcing that it will not seek en banc review of the Peruta decision, which was issued last Friday by a 2-1 panel of the Ninth Circuit. As I detailed in a post last week, Peruta requires that the exercise of the Second Amendment right to carry a licensed firearm for lawful self-defense be considered "good cause" under the California statute providing for the issuance of concealed carry permits.
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What's on Second? The Ninth.: Gun rights advance in California

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
"Everything is spinning out of control," quipped one reader when he sent us this WSJ.com Law Blog headline late last week: "Ninth Circuit Recognizes Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home." That federal court, which has appellate jurisdiction over nine Western and Rocky Mountain states, is famously liberal, so that a ruling favorable to gun rights comes as a surprise.It turns out the 2-1 ruling in Peruta v. San Diego County is true to political type. The judge who wrote it, Diarmuid O'Scannlain, and his concurring colleague, Consuelo Callahan, were appointed by Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush respectively. Dissenter Sidney Thomas was a Clinton appointee.
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Prosecution rests in trial for D.C. man charged for one shotgun shell

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
The District of Columbia has finished presenting its case on why Mark Witaschek is a danger to society for possessing a single shotgun shell and muzzleloader sabots in his home. This outrageous legal battle shows how far unelected, anti-gun liberals will go to attempt to destroy a man’s life.
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Massachusetts: Legislators hope to remove firearms licensing for carrying pepper spray

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
State lawmakers are hoping for action on several bills that would allow citizens to buy pepper spray and chemical Mace without going through the time and expense of getting a firearms identification card.
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Doctoring data on kids and guns

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
The paper (United States Childhood Gun-Violence – Disturbing Trends) took child hospitalization discharge data along with survey responses concerning gun ownership, and applied a weighted analysis to determine that more handguns causes more child deaths and hospitalizations.This came as a surprise to criminologists, and other people with cranial blood supplies, who have watched the number of handguns in circulation rise steadily over the past three decades, while simultaneously watching child firearm deaths decline. Using criminology/epidemiology data gold standards – Center for Disease Control (CDC) mortality databases and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Commerce Reports – we can chart these with ease. It shows that while gun availability has risen, fewer kids die.
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Texas man turned away from voting booth over pro-gun Second Amendment T-shirt

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
A Texas man says he got shot down when he tried to cast his ballot on the first day of early voting in the Republican primary because he was wearing a T-shirt in support of gun rights.
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Pennsylvania: Sunday hunting heats up again

NRA Feed - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 19:00
A couple of interesting news of note came across the desk recently.First, did you see what happened in Virginia?The state legislature there, after a couple of false starts the past few years, legalized hunting on Sundays.
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Mississippi: Sportsmen's Sales Tax Holiday Legislation Moving in Jackson

NRA Feed - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 10:10
Senate Bill 2425, sponsored by state Senator Philip Moran (R-Hancock, Harrison Counties), and House Bill 1539, sponsored by state Representative Jeff Smith (R-Lowndes County), passed in their respective money-related committees and will now be considered by each full legislative chamber.  
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South Dakota: State House Passes Pro-Firearms HB 1229

NRA Feed - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 18:25
Yesterday, February 20, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed House Bill 1229 by a 53-17 vote.  HB 1229, introduced by state Representative Timothy Johns (R-31), would allow South Dakota state law to meet the requirements set forth in the federal NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA) of 2007.  
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Alabama: Pro-Hunting Bills Scheduled for Committee Hearings on Wednesday

NRA Feed - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:55
On Wednesday, February 26 at 3:00 p.m., the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee is scheduled to consider two pro-hunting bills.  House Bill 322, sponsored by state Representative Mark Tuggle (R-81), would guarantee the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife in Alabama.  Also scheduled for a hearing by this House committee that day is Senate Bill 240, sponsored by state Senator Roger Bedford (D-6).
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Kansas: House Committee Passes “Shall Certify” Legislation

NRA Feed - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:50
Yesterday, February 20, the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee passed House Bill 2578 by a unanimous voice vote.  Authored by state Representative Richard Carlson (R-61), HB 2578 would require that certification by a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO), when a signoff is required for the transfer of a firearm or other item regulated by the National Firearms Act ("NFA"), be provided within fifteen days as long as the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving the firearm or other item.
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West Virginia: House Judiciary Committee Passes Permit Confidentiality Legislation

NRA Feed - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:41
Today, House Bill 4310 passed in the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee by a voice vote and now awaits consideration by the full state House of Delegates.  HB 4310, sponsored by Delegate Rupie Phillips (D-24), would ensure the confidentiality of personal information of all current and renewing applicants for deadly weapons permits.  
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Virginia: Report on Legislative Action for the Week of February 17

NRA Feed - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 17:15
Yesterday, the Senate Education and Health Committee passed House Bill 307 unanimously.  Sponsored by pro-gun Delegate Scott Lingamfelter (R-31), HB 307 permits local school boards to provide after-school hunter safety education programs for students grades seven through twelve at the cost of the participant.
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