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A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets
Staring at the possibility of a battle over gun control and other thorny issues he didn’t want to deal with, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used parliamentary tactics to block out all amendments on a bill to expand hunting and fishing access on federal land, putting the brakes on the largely noncontroversial legislation.
If Democrats regain a majority in the House and retain the Senate, the first order of business after a tragic shooting — any shooting will do — would be to enact strict gun control. Everyone knows it, and that’s a problem for Democratic senators trying to keep their seats in states where people aren’t afraid of guns.
NRA Feed - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 15:47
Unfortunately, the Massachusetts House of Representatives today passed House Bill 4278, a watered-down version of House Bill 4121, by a 112 to 38 vote. While concessions were made and the NRA was able to scale back some of the anti-gun aspects, H.4278 still contains provisions which will directly and adversely affect your constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
NRA Feed - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:00
"Besides hosting “America's Most Wanted” and advocating for victims’ rights, Walsh has been a longtime advocate of background checks and other safety measures. He said he would continue that fight now that he is joining CNN as the host of “The Hunt,” a new show about catching fugitives." "Walsh said he has suggested that gun manufacturers put GPS tracking devices in every gun so stolen weapons could be easily recovered. 'Every one of us have a GPS chip in our cell phones. It's not Big Brother,' he said."
NRA Feed - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:00
S.E. Cupp: Bloomberg and his allies are campaigning against Target, pressuring Congress and attacking the NRA instead of confronting violence at its roots
NRA Feed - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 03:00
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. Nagin a former member of Bloomberg's gun control group, "Mayors Against Illegal Guns", oversaw the gun confiscation in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
The California Fish and Game Commission is continuing to explore ways to implement the statewide lead ammunition ban. In 2013, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 711 to ban the use of traditional ammunition for all hunting in California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold a public workshop on Saturday, July 19, to discuss the implementation of the lead ammunition ban. This workshop will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room in City Hall at 777 Cypress Avenue in Redding.
The Pikes Peak Ranger District has barred recreational shooting in a 9,567-acre swath of El Paso County where public use is high.
An alleged “armed career criminal” tried to convince Boston police gang unit officers who found a loaded .45 in his glove compartment Monday night that he was about to drop the weapon off at a gun buyback, according to court documents. The officers arrested him anyway.
NRA Feed - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:00
"New gun controls are a no-go in Congress, but one lawmaker says there’s support for a plan that would slow the pace of gun violence. Rep. Tim Murphy (R., Pa.), the only clinical psychologist in Congress, has found 88 House colleagues to back a bill that would change laws regarding the mentally ill."
NRA Feed - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:56
The NRA has learned that the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee may be considering and voting today on a scaled-back version of a radical anti-gun bill, House Bill 4121, and that it could be voted in the full state House of Representatives as early as tomorrow. This is bad governance, as this bill has been redrafted multiple times and each draft has been given very little time for review from stakeholders and policy makers.
NRA Feed - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 07:00
Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. Walsh, the former host of America’s Most Wanted, recounted that he bonded with Biden over the need for more gun control and their distaste for the National Rifle Association..
NRA Feed - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 06:42
Yesterday, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) announced that Nebraska will now recognize and provide reciprocity with West Virginia’s Concealed Handgun License (CHL). This full reciprocity agreement ensures that West Virginia CHL holders will have recognition in Nebraska and vice versa.
NRA Feed - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 05:00
A photo of Kendall Jones, the Texas cheerleader who has been criticized for posting images of her hunting endeavors, that showed her smiling with a dead leopard was deleted from Facebook last week. Now, the social media site is explaining why it took action against this one photo.
NRA Feed - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:00
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie explained his logic in vetoing a bill last week that would have limited the size of gun magazines, saying that “every life is valuable.” “Are we saying that the 10 children on the clip they advocate for, that their lives are less valuable?” he said at an event Monday, according to a video posted on his Youtube page. “If you take the logical conclusion of their argument, you go to zero because every life is valuable. And so why 10? Why not six, six? Why not two? Why not one? Why not zero? Why not just ban guns completely?”
The Senate cleared the first procedural hurdle on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, which would allow states to assign more federal funding to create and maintain shooting ranges on federal land.
Returning from a one-week recess, the Senate voted 84-12 Monday to proceed with debate on legislation that would ease restrictions on hunters and fishers while continuing a popular wetlands restoration program.
West Virginia has entered into a concealed handgun reciprocity agreement with Nebraska.
NRA Feed - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 19:00
Chicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case.