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Gun control bills up in N.J. Senate committee Monday

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 19:00
After a month-and-a -half break, the debate over stricter gun-control laws will roil Trenton once again on Monday.
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Oklahoma: House Votes to Override Governor's Veto of Pro-Second Amendment Bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 18:00
Today, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to override the Governor's surprising veto of NRA-supported House Bill 2461 by a bipartisan 86-3 vote.  As previously reported, HB 2461 was sent to Governor Fallin (R) for her signature following nearly unanimous passage in the Oklahoma Legislature.  
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Michigan: Senate Committee Passes Youth Firearm Education Bill

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 08:55
Today, an important youth firearm education bill passed unanimously in the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee.  House Bill 5085 now goes to the Senate floor for consideration.  Introduced by state Representative Phil Potvin (R-102), HB 5085 corrects an unduly burdensome restraint on youth firearm education by reasonably expanding the class of individuals who are allowed to supervise and instruct Michigan youth on the safe use of pistols.
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Louisiana: Senate Poised for Final Consideration of Three NRA-Backed Bills

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 08:04
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary C Committee unanimously passed two NRA-backed bills affecting concealed carry permit holders:  House Bill 72, sponsored by state Representative Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie), and House Bill 1066, sponsored by state Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City).  As previously reported, HB 72 would clarify that concealed handgun permit holders may possess firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol.  HB 1066 would make technical changes to the state concealed carry law, which could qualify Louisiana permit holders for an exemption from the NICS check when purchasing a firearm from a federal firearm licensed dealer.  
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New Jersey: Senate Committee to Hear Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation on Monday

NRA Feed - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 05:36
On Monday, May 5, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 993.  Sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37), S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban many popular firearms.
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Lott: Bogus gun-control numbers

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:00
People walking the streets armed with guns are dangerous, right? With all 50 states finally allowing concealed handguns to at least some degree and with over 11 million Americans now having permits to carry them, this question ought to have been settled. In fact, despite continued attacks by gun-control organizations, permit holders almost never commit violent crimes with their guns.
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Former Supreme Court justice talks candidly about gutting the Second Amendment

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:00
Justice John Paul Stevens doesn’t believe anyone has the right to own a gun, and admits that you would need to rewrite the Constitution to make his preference a legal reality. And that’s exactly what he thinks should happen.
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Oklahoma: Overwhelmingly Supported Pro-Gun Bill Vetoed by Governor

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 18:31
Today, in a surprising move, Governor Mary Fallin (R) vetoed high-priority NRA-supported legislation, House Bill 2461.  As previously reported, HB 2461 was sent to Governor Fallin for her signature following nearly unanimous passage in the Oklahoma Legislature.  HB 2461 passed unanimously in the Senate and passed in the House by a 92 to 1 vote.
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Iowa: New Path for Pro-Firearms Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:35
House File 2381 -- NRA-supported legislation to legalize firearm sound suppressors for civilian ownership in Iowa – has faced many uphill battles during this legislative session, as previously reported here.  The NRA and the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) worked ceaselessly this year with members of the state Senate and House of Representatives to advance firearms freedoms for Iowans, but unfortunately, the current Iowa General Assembly was set to once again continue the trend of failing to send strong Second Amendment legislation to the Governor for enactment.
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Iowa: New Path for Pro-Firearms Legislation

NRA Feed - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:35
House File 2381 -- NRA-supported legislation to legalize firearm sound suppressors for civilian ownership in Iowa – has faced many uphill battles during this legislative session, as previously reported here.  The NRA and the Iowa Firearms Coalition (IFC) worked ceaselessly this year with members of the state Senate and House of Representatives to advance firearms freedoms for Iowans, but unfortunately, the current Iowa General Assembly was set to once again continue the trend of failing to send strong Second Amendment legislation to the Governor for enactment.
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Citizen kills abductor, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio 04/27/14

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:00
An armed robber in Columbus, Ohio forced Kenneth Owens to hand over his wallet then forced Owens to accompany him by car to an ATM. As Owens was in a vehicle headed to the ATM, he drew a gun and shot his attacker, killing him. 
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California: Pleasant Hill Planning Commission Backs Away from Anti-Gun Ordinance, at Least Until May 6.

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:00
In late 2013, the Pleasant Hill City Council passed an ordinance that imposed significant restrictions and unnecessary regulations on firearm retailers (FFLs) operating in the city.  The ordinance requires FFLs to obtain a local permit to sell firearms or ammunition and imposes zoning restrictions that prohibit any FFL from operating in most areas of the city.  This ordinance, like others being pushed locally in California at the behest of the gun ban lobby, is designed to make it extremely costly, impractical and nearly impossible for gun stores to open and operate.  The ordinance was promoted by Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael G. Harris in his support for the gun ban lobby and its agenda.
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NRA's Chris Cox thunders against Obama, Holder and anti-gun hypocrisy

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:00
“The truth is, armed self-defense saves innocent lives, and denying that right gets good people killed,” declared Chris Cox—executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), bringing thousands of NRA members to their feet for one of several standing ovations.
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Jersey City’s extra gun forms ruled offensive to New Jersey law

NRA Feed - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:00
On April 28, 2014, a three-judge Appellate Division panel unanimously agreed that Jersey City Police wrongfully required resident Michael McGovern to complete questions on four added municipal forms and to provide other information beyond the scope of the firearm licensing statute, and that the Law Division erred in denying McGovern his permits based upon his refusal to provide such additional information.
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Florida Critical Alert: Sheriffs Still Attacking Second Amendment Rights

NRA Feed - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 19:00
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, SB-296 by Senator Jeff Brandes will be heard on the Senate Floor.  The Senate needs to substitute the House bill, HB-209 and pass it without amendments.  SB-296 Mandatory Evacuation is the Senate version of HB-209 that has been under constant attack by the Florida Sheriffs Association and continues to be under attack in the Senate.  SB-296 Firearms/Mandatory Evacuations is a bill to allow law-abiding citizens to take their firearms with them when they are in the act of evacuating while complying with a mandatory evacuation order under a declared state of emergency.   This bill will keep law-abiding citizens from being arrested and having their firearms confiscated for taking their firearms with them when they evacuate.
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NRA Victory in the Peruta “Shall-Issue” California CCW Case, What does it Mean? What Happens Next?

NRA Feed - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 19:00
A landmark ruling came down on February 14, 2014 in the NRA-supported case of Peruta v. County of San Diego.  A three-judge federal panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down San Diego County Sheriff William Gore’s policy requiring that law-abiding adults prove they have a special need in order to establish a “good cause” to be issued a license to carry a firearm in public before he would issue them one.  This ruling may at long last ultimately result in California joining over forty other states and becoming a “shall-issue” jurisdiction.
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NRA President Jim Porter: We’re going to flex our muscle in November

NRA Feed - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 19:00
National Rifle Association President Jim Porter said Saturday that flipping the U.S. Senate to Republican control is paramount for the group and that the group's power in numbers will "flex that muscle" in November's midterm elections.
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Tom Ridge resigns from Bloomberg group

NRA Feed - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 19:00
Tom Ridge, the Homeland Security secretary under President George W. Bush, has unexpectedly resigned from the board of Michael R. Bloomberg’s new gun control effort, citing his discomfort with some of the political work the group has been planning.
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Chicago gun grabbers could learn from new Georgia law

NRA Feed - Sun, 04/27/2014 - 19:00
Forty persons were shot, nine fatally, in Chicago over the Easter weekend in the sort of killing spree that’s not supposed to happen. Chicago, after all, is home of some of the nation’s toughest laws to outlaw “gun violence.” They’re obviously not working.
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