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Challenge to New York City Gun Regulations Emerges from Limbo

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
In April 2013, NRA state affiliate New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) filed suitin the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging the constitutionality of Title 38 of the Rules of the City of New York.  The case is now pending as NYSRPA v. City of New York. The suit states that the rules infringe upon the Second Amendment by denying the right to possess and carry a firearm for personal defense, as well as by prohibiting residents from practicing at a firearms range or participating in shooting events located outside the borders of the City of New York. The plaintiffs asked the court in June 2013 to prohibit enforcement of the challenged rules while the case was decided, but that September, the court ruled the case would be put on hold until potentially relevant issues were decided in another case, Osterweil v. Bartlett. 
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NRA Continues Efforts to Protect Privacy and Curb Runaway Data Collection

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
Americans are justifiably proud of our military, intelligence, and law enforcement forces.  Their bravery, dedication, and sacrifice help keep this nation safe and free.  They have the gratitude of the NRA, its members, and the American people.
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U.S. District Court Upholds Colorado Gun Control Laws, Reads AR-15s and their Magazines Out of the Second Amendment

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
On June 26, Colorado gun owners were dealt a setback in the form of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado’s decision in Colorado Outfitters Association v. Hickenlooper . The court upheld the state’s 2013 gun control laws prohibiting private firearm transfers without government approval and banning magazines with a capacity of greater than 15 rounds. 
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Court Declares District of Columbia's Ban on Bearing Arms Unconstitutional

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
On July 26, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia handed down its decision in Palmer v. District of Columbia. In keeping with a string of recent right to carry victories in the federal courts, the ruling struck down D.C.’s total ban on the carrying of firearms outside the home for self-defense. 
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Two Gun Bills the New Republican Congress Should Consider

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
Now that Republicans are in full control of Congress, there are a couple of firearms related bills that I would like to see debated. The first would fix the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA), making it clear henceforth that the law’s “safe passage” provision applies to airports as well as to highways. Earlier in the year, I noted that the states of New York and New Jersey have managed to exempt themselves from FOPA’s remit, thereby preventing Americans who rely upon JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports from traveling with their guns.
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Second Amendment crushes gun control candidates in midterm elections

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
As the election returns came in on November 4 one thing was evident—the Second Amendment crushed gun control candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races around the country.
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New York: SAFE Act opponents declare victory

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
Opponents of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act gun control law have been agitating for more than a year now and while their anger over the measure didn’t turn the governor out of office, they did point to some upstate GOP Senate victories as proof that unhappiness with the law remains strong, especially upstate where there are a lot of hunters, and people who resent no longer being able to buy assault style weapons.
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New York: Gun groups tout SAFE Act anger in election wins

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00
Gun-rights groups said they were able to make gains in the state Legislature, even though they were unable to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The gun-control law championed by Cuomo last year angered upstate voters, and gun-rights groups claimed victory in some races that were pivotal for control of the Senate.
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Mississippi Voted to Amend Its Constitution and Hunters Will Love It

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:00
Election Day was a victory for the Republican Party, but it also produced mostly positive results for hunters. Two states strengthened the rights of hunters and one rejected new hunting restrictions.
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Charles C. W. Cooke: It’s the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Stupid

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 07:00
Over at Breitbart, Awr Hawkins suggests that “the Second Amendment crushed gun control candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races around the country.”
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Second Amendment Crushes Gun Control Candidates in Midterm Elections

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:00
As the election returns came in on November 4 one thing was evident—the Second Amendment crushed gun control candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races around the country.
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After Making a Big Campaign Promise to Gun Owners, Texas’ New Governor-Elect Just Made It Clear He Intends to Keep It

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:00
Texas appears to be in line to become the newest open carry state. 
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GOP inching toward control of Colorado Senate, House

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:00
Control of the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives rests in a few key races that are still too close to call.
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So much for the claim that “Nine out of 10 Americans support [expanded] background checks”

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:00
It is frequently claimed that 90 percent of Americans support the expanded background check bills that are being considered before different legislatures, though other surveys indicate thatsupport for the actual bills is below 50 percent.
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NRA-Political Victory Fund Achieves Historic 2014 Midterm Election Victories

NRA Feed - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:00
The National Rifle Association would like to congratulate pro-Second Amendment candidates across the country who won significant victories in their respective states and districts. The NRA scored impressive wins in hotly contested races and played a pivotal role in increasing pro-gun majorities in both chambers of Congress. 
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Election eve surprise: DOJ belatedly releases Fast & Furious documents

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:00
The Justice Department sent Congress 64,280 pages of documents it had previously withheld from the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation on Tuesday, in a move Republicans said was an admission by President Obama that he overstepped his legal bounds.
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Alabama: Voters approve right to bear arms state amendment

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:00
Alabama voters have approved a constitutional amendment to make gun ownership a fundamental right.
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Alabama: Voters approve hunting and fishing amendment

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:00
A constitutional amendment to strengthen hunting and fishing rights in Alabama has been ratified by voters.
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Mississippi: Hunting and fishing amendment given overwhelming support

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:00
Louis Starks said he had heard very little fanfare about making hunting and fishing in Mississippi a right protected by the state’s constitution.But Starks said he wasn’t surprised the proposal received overwhelming, statewide support from voters.
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Chris W. Cox discusses Election Day 2014

NRA Feed - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:00
Earlier today, NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W. Cox sat down with Cam Edwards to discuss the 2014 midterm elections.
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