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Prohibitionists Give up on Semi-Auto Bans? Not So Fast

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
For the last 25 years, banning so-called “assault weapons” has been at the forefront of the anti-gun agenda.  However, in recent days, an article from ProPublica and a “study” from The Center for American Progress indicated that the gun control establishment is shifting away from advocating for semi-auto bans and towards background checks/registration.  The “coincidence” of these publications appearing days apart hints at what might be public relations scheming, rather than a genuine shift in viewpoint.
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Harvard: Millions of Dollars More For Gun Control

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
Harvard University’s School of Public Health is set to receive a $350 million donation to study “gun violence” and other “complex health threats challenging the U.S. and the world,” CNN reports.  The donation, the largest ever received by the university, is being made by the Morningside Foundation, run by the descendants of Hong Kong real estate tycoon T.H. Chan, for whom the school will be renamed.
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Anti-Gun MarketWatch Article in Re-Run Mode

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
On August 27, MarketWatch.com, supposedly a website for stock market investors, published a cynical article about gun manufacturers and gun ownership, titled 10 Things the Gun Industry Won’t Tell You.  In fact, MarketWatch has been running and re-running the same article for months now, just changing the date every so often, to make it appear brand new.
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2014 Firearms Law & the Second Amendment Symposium

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
The 2014 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at The University of Baltimore.
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Stephen P. Halbrook's Book, "Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control?" to be Featured on BookTV

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
With the new attacks on gun rights, please set your DVR or tune in Saturday, September 13th at 12:00 noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT) when C-SPAN2's BookTV will air “Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control?”, featuring the renowned Second Amendment legal scholar and attorney Stephen P. Halbrook, (Research Fellow, Independent Institute), author of the widely acclaimed book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State."
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One percenters' gun control would mean 'handgun registration' for Washington State

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
Initiative-594, the universal background check initiative being bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires in Washington state, will lead to "universal handgun registration" if passed.
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Missouri: Gun Owners Prevail in Veto Override Session

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:39
Overnight, Senate Bill 656 received final approval from the Missouri House of Representatives, and the veto by Governor Jay Nixon (D) was overridden.  Things also started late yesterday when the state Senate took up SB 656 during the veto override session and approved it by a 23 to 8 vote.  The House approved this measure by a 117 to 39 vote, with supporters from both sides of the aisle.
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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Could be Considered in State House Next Week

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:50
Next week, the Pennsylvania Legislature returns from its summer break, and the NRA has learned that the state House of Representatives may be considering a vote on House Bill 2011 as early as next Monday.  This critical firearms preemption legislation is needed to strengthen and provide consistency in Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state. 
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NRA’s Chris Cox Letter To Congress In Opposition To S.J.R. 19 – An Amendment To The Constitution To Ban Certain Political Speech

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:00
Dear Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell: I am writing to express the National Rifle Association’s strong opposition to S.J.R. 19, which proposes to amend the United States Constitution to allow Congress and the states to ban certain political speech now considered protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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Washington Gun Control Ballot Measure Would Criminalize Common Common Firing Range Occurance

NRA Feed - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 06:00
A gun control ballot measure expected in the upcoming elections in Washington State could turn law-abiding citizens into criminals by the thousands at places like gun shows and gun ranges.
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Homeowner scares off burglars, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside County, Calif. 09/08/14

NRA Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:00
A man was at home in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. when a group of burglars knocked at the door. When the homeowner didn’t respond, the thieves attempted to break-in through a window. The homeowner responded by firing at one of the criminals, missing, but prompting the burglars to flee. 
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Missouri lawmakers expand guns in schools, cities

NRA Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:00
Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns in schools and residents to openly carry firearms in cities on Thursday by overriding a veto of legislation by Gov. Jay Nixon.
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Want to know what UN thinks of 'democracy'? Just look at its Arms Trade Treaty

NRA Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:00
The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a controversial effort that is highly sensitive in the U.S. due to Second Amendment concerns and worries about its impact on U.S. foreign policy, is nearing the fifty ratifications it needs to come into force, and all critics have been kicked out of the room.
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Baylor Student Senate set to consider campus carry

NRA Feed - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:00
A new effort to allow students to carry firearms on Baylor University’s campus will be proposed Thursday night, according to a student senator.Gannon McCahill, 20, a senior studying finance at Baylor, said the student senate will vote on a resolution about 6 p.m. Thursday to permit concealed carry on campus for students with concealed handgun licenses.
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Michigan counties report varied gun permit costs

NRA Feed - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:00
The reported cost of concealed carry gun permits to Michigan taxpayers varies widely in each county, with a high of $214 and a low near $3.
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Gun control fears boost enrollment at Manhattan's only commercial gun range

NRA Feed - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:00
People are popping off rounds beneath the busy streets of Manhattan. The stench of burnt gunpowder fills the air. Paper targets twitch from incoming bullets. And shell casings clank with each ear-piercing bang from the shooters in their booths.
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Last American jurisdiction with a total handgun ban?

NRA Feed - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:00
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is part of U.S. sovereign territory. It also (1) totally bans handguns, (2) bans carrying all guns, even in the home, (3) requires licenses for long guns, which are allegedly not granted for months on end, though theoretically they are supposed to be granted within 60 days, and (4) bans all ammunition except .22 cartridges, .223 cartridges, and .410 shotgun shells.
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Does carrying a gun to synagogue make it safer or more dangerous?

NRA Feed - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:00
Is the person next to you in shul packing heat?If you live in a state with permissive gun laws, the answer might be yes.
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Missouri: General Assembly to Take Up Pro-Gun Legislation During Tomorrow’s Veto Override Session

NRA Feed - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 04:45
As reported last week, the Missouri General Assembly will meet tomorrow and Thursday to consider bills that were vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon.  Three of the bills being considered include provisions that would improve gun laws in the Show Me State.  Tomorrow, the bills will come up in their house of origination – Senate Bill 656 in the state Senate and House Bill 2002 and House Bill 2008 in the state House of Representatives – and on Thursday the opposite chamber will consider those bills if passed.  Each of these bills addresses the issue of creating a safer school environment, by making Missouri more compliant with the NRA’s School Shield program.
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Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint until police arrive, The Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay, Fla. 09/03/14

NRA Feed - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:00
Around 4:30 a.m., Joseph Cihak, a homeowner in St. Petersburg, Fla., awakened and went to use the bathroom. While heading to the bathroom, Cihak came upon an intruder armed with a knife. Cihak was armed with a gun at the time and fired at the criminal twice before his gun malfunctioned. Cihak retrieved another gun and captured the unharmed home invader. As Cihak was holding the intruder for police, the criminal attempted to bargain with him. The burglar offered to mow Cihak’s lawn if he was allowed to go free. The ploy didn’t work and now the criminal is facing a charge of armed burglary. 
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