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Canada: Conservatives’ gun law changes would ease transportion restrictions, require mandatory safety courses

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:00
The Conservative government is proposing new legislation that would ease restrictions on transporting firearms, make firearms-safety courses mandatory for first-time gun owners and prevent people convicted of spousal assault from legally owning guns.Under the government’s proposed Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act, gun owners who allow their weapon permits to lapse will be given a grace period to renew them.
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Canada: Applications to carry handguns skyrocket in B.C., Alberta

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:00
Applications to carry handguns have skyrocketed in B.C. and Alberta in the past three years – likely driven by demand among people who work in the bush and want portable protection against wildlife.
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Israel: Knesset tightens gun control with no opposition

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:00
Stricter gun control, requiring regular psychological tests for gun owners, was voted into law with no opposition on Tuesday night.
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Massachusetts: Conference Committee Appointed to Iron out Differences in Gun Bills

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 08:30
Conferees have now been appointed by the state Senate and House of Representatives to work out the differences between Senate Bill 2265 and House Bill 4285 in a conference committee.  The following state legislators will serve on this conference committee and will be the policy makers who decide whether anti-gun provisions are added back into S.2265:
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Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:00
Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons-making out of the state to Tennessee.
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Lawyers spar over Maryland semi-auto ban in federal court

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:00
Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings.
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Philadelphia: City settles gun permit posting suit

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:00
When city officials pulled the trigger in 2012 by posting details on gun-permit appeals online, they considered it a public service. Now the data have become a $1.4 million public expense.
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Mississippi: Lafayette County repeals gun ordinance

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:00
Lafayette County supervisors on Monday repealed the county ban on armed civilians in courthouses – an ordinance that arguably conflicted with two state laws and could have left supervisors individually liable for $1,000 in damages. In doing so, however, they hinted they will welcome judicial action on
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Massachusetts: House Votes to Non-Concur on Senate Gun Bill

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:24
Today, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted to non-concur on Senate Bill 2265, the Senate’s version of House Bill 4285.  Conferees will now be appointed from both the state Senate and House of Representatives to work out the differences between both bills in a conference committee.
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Beretta to move all U.S. manufacturing to Gallatin, Tenn.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:01
Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announced today that it has decided to move its entire manufacturing capabilities from its existing location in Accokeek, Md., to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin.
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Store employee uses shotgun to frighten off attacker, MLive.com, Michigan, 07/18/14

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:00
An employee of Brother’s Market in Flint, Mich. ordered a man to leave the store after he spotted the man attempting to shoplift. Before the alleged shoplifter left, he threatened to come back to the store and shoot the employee. Roughly two hours later, the man returned to the store and pointed a gun at employees. However, one of the employees responded by retrieving a shotgun, which prompted the criminal to flee. Police caught up with the criminal a short time later. Having been previously convicted of a felony, the man faces federal gun charges. 
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Armed citizen saves man from attacking pit bulls, TMJ4, Milwaukee, Wisc. 07/21/14

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:00
A man was walking his dog in Washington County, Wisc. when a group of three pit bulls got out of their yard and began attacking him. Neighbor Dennis Williams noticed the altercation, retrieved two baseball bats and went to the man’s defense. When the bats weren’t enough to deter the dogs, Williams retrieved a revolver and shot and killed one of the dogs, prompting the others to cease their attack. 
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Massachusetts: Senate nixes 'discretion' for FID issue

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:00
We don't often praise the Legislature on firearms legislation, but the Senate's action Thursday merits it. On a 28-11 vote, senators removed a provision that would have given police chiefs additional discretion over whether to issue firearms identification licenses for rifles and shotguns.
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Kansas gets 14,205 concealed carry applications

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:00
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says the state received the second highest number of concealed carry applications in the last fiscal year.
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Kansas attorney general plans September hearing on regulations for no-gun signs for buildings

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:00
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt plans to have a public hearing in September on new regulations for signs that businesses and groups must post if they want to ban guns from their premises.
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Gun buyers scoop up AK-47 rifles after new sanctions

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:00
Following another round of sanctions, demand for Russian-made firearms like the AK-47 rifle has picked up in recent days.
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Michigan: Update on Pro-Gun Reforms in Lansing

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:40
Over the next couple of months, the Michigan Legislature will be taking an extended recess to allow state legislators to return to their respective districts and focus on constituent issues.  As a result, during the limited legislative session days left before the lame-duck session begins in November, it is important that the state legislature focus on priority legislation.  The NRA views the legislation below as top priorities for 2014 and encourages our members to contact their state legislators to express their support.
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Enforcement is the solution to "gun violence"

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 09:00
According to Syracuse University’s TRAC analysis, Chicago ranks as one of the lowest cities for the number of federal prosecutions of firearm abusers. Criminals are well aware that current laws are not being enforced, and they can thus operate with impunity. 
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California: Governor Brown Signs First Anti-Gun Bill into Law for 2014

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:00
Last Friday, July 18, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law anti-gun Assembly Bill 1964.  AB 1964 unnecessarily removes existing exemptions for all single-shot pistols, other than those with a break top or bolt-action, from California’s roster of “not unsafe” handguns.  It is unfortunate that this legislation was passed and Governor Brown signed such a law that does not address any legitimate public safety problems and conflicts with well-established constitutional principles.
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California tightens handgun restrictions

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:00
California already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States. But proponents fought to amend the state's so-called safe handgun requirements, arguing that it exempted for single-shot pistols which meant dealers were selling thousands of modified weapons per year without a required safety feature that indicates when a bullet is chambered.
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