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NRA Feed - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 09:45
Last Thursday at midnight, the 2013 legislative session adjourned without passing any pro-gun reforms, including NRA-backed Senate Bill 101. SB 101, as amended in its conference committee, would have been the most comprehensive piece of pro-gun legislation to have passed in Atlanta in recent history. SB 101 included the following changes that would have been of great benefit to gun owners all across Georgia:
NRA Feed - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 09:27
With less than two weeks left in the 2013 legislative session, several pro-gun bills are still pending in the West Virginia Legislature. Your immediate action is needed to ensure their swift passage!
NRA Feed - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 08:58
Tomorrow, House Bill 6, sponsored by state Representative Eric Watson (R-22), is scheduled to be considered by the state House Civil Justice Committee. The companion to HB 6, Senate Bill 570, is expected to be heard in the Senate Education Committee tomorrow as well.
NRA Feed - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 07:46
For the past several months, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-28) and House Minority Leader Larry Cafero (R-142) have been orchestrating behind closed doors the most intrusive, restrictive “gun control” bill in our nation’s history. These two anti-gun legislators seem to be so dedicated to preventing public input in the legislative process and destroying your Right to Keep and Bear Arms that they helped to schedule a vote on an Emergency Certification Bill (E-Cert), tomorrow, April 3.
Colorado: Send a Message to President Obama and Governor Hickenlooper that You Oppose Their Anti-Gun Agenda
NRA Feed - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 05:00
Tomorrow, April 3, President Obama and Governor Hickenlooper will be promoting gun control at the Police Academy in Denver beginning at 2:30 pm. We ask all Second Amendment supporters to join the NRA in protesting this event, and to stand and fight for the Second Amendment.
NRA Feed - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 03:00
This Wednesday, April 3, the Virginia General Assembly will reconvene for one day to consider amendments to Senate Bill 1378 submitted by Governor Bob McDonnell (R).
California: Claremont Drops Resolution Supporting Feinstein Gun Ban After Facing Strong Local NRA and CRPA Opposition
Last month, a group of Claremont residents approached the City Council about drafting a resolution in support of the proposed federal "assault weapon" ban. The City Council placed a proposed resolution on the March 26 City Council Agenda to support the Feinstein Bill, which would ban "assault weapons" and implement stricter federal gun control measures.
Fairfax, Va. – The United Nations, with the support of the United States of America, voted today in the General Assembly to adopt an Arms Trade Treaty. “This treaty disregards the Second Amendment to our Constitution and threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “It is a sad, yet telling, day when the President of the United States and his administration refuse to defend America's Constitution on the world stage.”
A group of congressional Democrats has signed on to new legislation that would mandate liability insurance for all gun owners in the United States -- and fine those who refuse to purchase it as much as $10,000.
Connecticut lawmakers announced a deal Monday on what they called some of the toughest gun laws in the country.
The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to take up Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control measure.The House is planning to consider changes to the bill on Tuesday.Two House panels voted 27-18 on Friday to move the bill to the floor.
People buying guns in Cook County will pay an extra $25 for each weapon under a new tax that took effect Monday.
The National Rifle Association is determined to continue to use every asset at its disposal to help make America's children safe at school. We need time to digest the full report. We commend Asa Hutchinson for his rapid response in the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy, and we are certain the contributions he and his team have made will go a long way to making America's schools safer.
Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said Sunday that universal background checks on all gun sales are “a bridge too far for most of us” as Democrats try to cobble together a package that can win 60 votes in the Senate.
Senators from both parties signaled Sunday that universal background checks could be the next gun measure to get shoved toward the legislative scrap heap or significantly watered down.
Two months ago, we were willing to cut the White House some slack given the paucity of recent data. But the president's failure to acknowledge the significant questions about this old data, or its slippery phrasing, leaves us little choice but to downgrade this claim to Three Pinocchios.Three Pinocchios
NRA Feed - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:00
Last Friday, Senate Bill 281 was considered and passed in the House Judiciary Committee by a 14-8 vote and in the House Health and Government Operations Committee by a 13-10 vote. SB 281 was reported by these committees with amendments and goes to the House floor TOMORROW for a final vote. If passed in the House, SB 281 will go back to the Senate for a concurrence vote on the House amendments. It is critical that you contact your Delegates NOW and urge them to OPPOSE SB 281.
Montana: Contact Governor Bullock to Support Senate Bill 145 (CWP Confidentiality); Other Pro-Gun Bills Pending in Senate; Governor Vetoes Pro-Gun Bills
NRA Feed - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:00
Senate Bill 145, introduced by state Senator Frederick Moore (R-20), provides important confidentiality and privacy protection for concealed weapon permit holders. SB 145 passed in the state Senate by a 37 -13 vote on January 31 and passed in the state House by an 88-9 vote on March 13. It is now with the Governor waiting for his signature.
NRA Feed - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:00
House Bill 43, a measure aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, received the final approval in both the Utah House and Senate and is now awaiting Governor Gary Herbert’s (R) approval. This fatally flawed bill poses a grave risk to freedom of speech in Utah and imposes excessive regulatory burdens on political and commercial interests. Your action is needed immediately – please contact Governor Herbert TODAY and respectfully request that he veto HB 43 that inhibits your First Amendment freedom needed to protect your Second Amendment rights.
NRA Feed - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 10:01
Assembly Bill 234, introduced by Assemblyman William Horne (D-34), is an all-out attack on the Second Amendment for imposing an excise tax on every Nevada firearms dealer who sells firearms or ammunition in the state. Dealers will be required to charge a $25 tax on every firearm and 2 cents on each round of ammunition sold! The extremist anti-gun authors of AB 234 are seeking to punish the exercise of a specific constitutional right in order to fund state mental health and crime victimization programs with this new tax. While the NRA supports reasonable steps to fix the broken mental health system in our country, singling out law-abiding gun owners with a gun and ammo tax is NOT the way to achieve this goal.