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Oregon: Informational Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Lead Ammunition Survey on Tuesday

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:26
Earlier this summer, your NRA-ILA reported on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s plan to survey hunters on the use of lead ammunition.  Earlier this week, the Oregon House Interim Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources posted its agenda for Tuesday, September 16, including a portion dedicated to discussion on the Lead Ammunition Survey.
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NRA Files Letter of Opposition to Harry Reid's Attempt to Silence Free Speech

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
As we reported last week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been aggressively pushing "Senate Joint Resolution 19," a proposed "amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections." 
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Missouri teachers can become armed safety officers under new law

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
More Missouri teachers could carry concealed weapons under a measure state lawmakers approved late Wednesday that also bans local laws against open carry of guns.
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Finally waving the white flag on the assault weapons ban

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled “Assault Weapons Revisited.” CAP authors Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons argue that gun control advocates should quit seeking to prohibit assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle and instead focus their energies on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws.
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15-year mandatory minimum federal sentence for possessing shotgun shells (no shotgun) almost 20 years after past felonies

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
From today’s United States v. Young (6th Cir. Sept. 11, 2014)
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Rice, Allen Cases Show Danger of Unchecked Prosecutorial Discretion

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
The year 2014 has gone from bad to worse for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. In February, he was involved in an ugly confrontation with his then-fiancée (and now wife) Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City hotel casino.  A security camera captured the incident, which ended with Rice hauling the unconscious Palmer out of the elevator.
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Prohibitionists Give up on Semi-Auto Bans? Not So Fast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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