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NRA Feed - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 09:35
On Wednesday, June 11, Senate Bill 137, sponsored by anti-gun state Senator Harris McDowell (D-1), will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee.
22-year-old Jessica McDonald, an employee of Discount Textbooks in Fort Dodge, Iowa, had just opened up the store when a man entered and demanded that she hand over the cash in the register. McDonald responded by showing the robber that the register was empty, at which point the man threatened her with mace. Following the threat, McDonald retrieved a handgun from a safe under the counter and pointed it at the criminal, causing him to flee. Store Manager Paul Tigges told a local media outlet that the pistol is kept under the counter for employees to use. In an interview after the incident, McDonald told the media outlet, “It was shocking to me when I started here that there is a gun and I always thought it was over the top and we didn’t need it, but I’m very glad that we have it.”
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), sponsor of the Brady Bill and the “assault weapon” and “large” magazine ban when he was in the House of Representatives, probably shouldn’t be the go-to guy for historical arguments against the individual right to keep and bear arms.
Last week we reported that U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, had introduced what he is calling "the Promoting Healthy Minds for Safer Communities Act of 2014." In truth, we noted, the bill -- H.R. 4783 -- is largely composed of gun control measures that mirror, and supplement, acts being pursued in the states by the likes of Michael Bloomberg and his "Everytown" gun control cabal.
Last week, we reported on the U.S. House passing the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, which contained a number of pro-gun general provisions.
California: Pleasant Hill City Council to Consider Proposed FFL Zoning Ordinance on Monday after Unanimous Negative Recommendation by City Planning Commission
This Monday, June 9, at 7:30 pm, the Pleasant Hill City Council will be holding a special meeting to determine the fate of an ill-advised ordinance targeting legal firearm retailers in Pleasant Hill—all but removing them from the city’s limits. This meeting follows the May 6th vote of the Planning Commission giving a unanimous negative recommendation on adoption of this ordinance, meaning all of the commissioners oppose it. We encourage all who support Second Amendment rights to attend this meeting on Monday and voice their opposition to the ordinance.
Friday, May 30 was the last day for bills to pass their legislative chamber of origin. Accordingly, it’s time to contact your state legislators urging them to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation. Anti-gun legislators still haven’t figured out that stripping law-abiding citizens of their rights does nothing to stop criminal activity. The anti-gun bills below are scheduled to be heard this Tuesday, June 10. Please call members of the respective committees TODAY! Contact information for committee members is listed with each bill.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott does not have the power to remove Palm Beach County commissioners from office for trying to preempt a state gun law that took effect in 2011, a Leon County circuit judge has ruled.Circuit Judge John C. Cooper, in an order released Thursday, ruled that provisions in the law allowing the governor to remove county commissioners from office are “unconstitutional” and “a violation of the doctrine of separation of powers.’’
The confidential status of Michigan gun records is reaffirmed in legislation that passed the state House on Thursday.
West Virginians who obtain concealed handgun permits won't have to undergo additional background checks when they buy firearms from licensed dealers.
We are never going to be able to pass enough laws or ban enough items to stop evil from happening. People do bad things—and guns, mental illness, and violent video games aren’t always to blame. There are times when the only explanation is that the person acted on his evil desires and intentions.
On Tuesday, over 287,000 Californians cast their votes for San Francisco-area State Sen. Leland Yee in the Democratic Party’s Secretary of State primary election. You might recall Sen. Yee is a long-time anti-gunner and, in 2006, received an "A+" rating from the Brady Campaign and was named to the group's so-called "Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll."
In 1989, District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry felt obligated to offer a rationalization for his city’s horrific homicide rate, stating, “Outside of the killings, we have one of the lowest crime rates in the country.” This week, Washington’s WTOP radio station filed a report highlighting just how far D.C. has come from the days when it was referred to as the nation’s “murder capital.”
Michigan: Firearms Records Confidentiality Package Passes Both Chambers, Youth Firearm Education Bill Still Awaiting Senate Action
NRA Feed - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:50
Today, the final three bills included in the Firearms Records Confidentiality Package, Senate Bills 49, 834 and 881, passed in the Michigan House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. These bills will now be returned to the state Senate for a recommendation of immediate effect.
College student defends housemate from robber, (NBC Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. 06/04/14, WPVI, Philadelphia, Pa. 06/04/14)
Around 7:00 a.m. a burglar broke into a home inhabited by several college students in Philadelphia, Pa. The intruder got into a struggle with one of the residents, at which point another of the home’s inhabitants retrieved a gun and shot the criminal. Upon being shot, the home invader fled the house, but collapsed nearby. The burglar was taken to a hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition.
County officials in Florida can't regulate guns anymore, but Broward commissioners think they might be able to control gun sales just by asking.The county is considering teaming up with cities and the Broward Sheriff's Office to tiptoe back into the gun control realm, three years after state law preempted local governments from regulating firearms.
Under the bill, if alerted by friends or family members about a person’s mental health, law enforcement officials would be able to petition a judge to grant a temporary restraining order prohibiting that person from purchasing or possessing firearms. After a yet-to-be-determined period, the judge would reassess the restraining order to decide whether it should be lifted.
Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday moved closer to adopting the long rifle as the official state firearm, a step already taken by four other U.S. states.The House of Representatives voted 157-39 to give the title to the Pennsylvania Long Rifle, a weapon with a long local history.
NRA Feed - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 16:04
Today, three bills included in the Firearms Records Confidentiality Package, House Bills 4155, 5325 and 5328, passed in the Michigan Senate by a 29 to 8 vote. These bills will now return to the Michigan House of Representatives for an expected concurrence vote.
NRA Feed - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:10
Today, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that holders of a valid Concealed Handgun License (CHL) issued on or after June 4, 2014 will be exempt from additional background checks when purchasing a firearm from a licensed gun dealer. This announcement follows yesterday’s open letter from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to Federal Firearms Licensed Dealers in West Virginia.