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N.J. Supreme Court won't hear landmark gun case after all

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 19:00
The New Jersey Supreme Court, in an unusual move, has scrapped its plans to hear a challenge to one of New Jersey’s gun-control laws.By sidestepping the heated debate, the court left in place one of the nation’s toughest measures, which dates to 1924 and bars most people from carrying firearms outside their homes.
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Bloomberg: Pro-Gun Towns Must Lack Roads

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 06:00
Colorado Springs and Pueblo may not be Paris or London, but they are not quite the rural backwaters that anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg apparently thinks they are. The former New York City mayor said he was “sorry” about the recalls of two Democratic state senators last year over the state legislature’s passage of gun control laws, but said the districts in the recall races were so “rural” that “I don’t think there’s roads."
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Two Robberies at Target Since Chain Asked Law-Abiding Citizens to Shop Unarmed

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 03:00
On July 2 Breitbart News reported that interim Target CEO John Mulligan "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens not to bring their guns in Target stores. Since then, Gainesville, Georgia, police have arrested three over a Target parking lot robbery and are looking for another man who punched a woman and stole her Mercedes at a Decatur, Georgia, Target as well.
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U.S. House Passes Appropriations Bill Containing a Pro-Gun General Provision

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
We reported last month on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approving the FY15 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.  The bill then moved on to the floor of the U.S. House where, on Thursday, July 10, it was passed by a vote of 253-170.  The bill contains a pro-gun general provision offered by Representative Tom Graves (R-Ga.) in committee.  Rep. Graves’ amendment would prohibit the use of funds to implement or enforce regulations that prevent law-abiding Americans from carrying firearms on property managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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Update on Proposed Ban on the Domestic Sale of Ivory and Importation of Elephant Trophies

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
In recent Grassroots Alerts, we addressed the Obama Administration's proposal to ban the trade and sale of legally owned ivory within the United States (click here to see the initial alert).  The NRA supports efforts to stop poaching and the illegal trade of ivory.  However, banning lawfully-owned domestic ivory will have no impact on elephant poaching in Africa.  On the contrary, such a ban would affect only honest, law-abiding Americans by making their possessions valueless.  Please see this New York Times article highlighting the broad spectrum of people who will be harmed by the ban.  
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Florida Alert: Governor Scott's Record on Second Amendment Issues

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
The below news article reports Governor Rick Scott's strong record on firearms rights and Second Amendment issues.   He is as strong on Second Amendment issues as any Governor in Florida's history.   The article also reveals that former Gov. Charlie Crist, since leaving office, has now embraced the Obama-Bloomberg gun control agenda.
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“Why Not One? Why Not Zero?” Gov. Christie Vetoes N.J. Magazine Ban

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
On Wednesday last week, New Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed legislation that would have banned the possession of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. Such magazines are most commonly used in handguns and general-purpose semi-automatic rifles kept for defensive purposes. 
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CNN doubles down on disaster

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
Piers Morgan is the clueless Englishman who was bounced from CNN earlier this year because nobody listened to him rail against legal guns on his “Piers Morgan Live.” CNN is about to double down on a programming disaster.
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Senators block election-year bill aiding hunters

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
Republicans and liberal Democrats on Thursday derailed a Senate bill to help hunters and potentially aid Democratic senators seeking re-election in GOP-leaning states. It's the latest bipartisan measure to fall victim to election-year maneuvering.
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Biden, Bloomberg Describe Second Amendment Supporters with Vulgarities and Slurs

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
What is it with the elitist political class and their insulting, arrogant, even vulgar comments about gun owners and others who live in Heartland America? It’s been going on a long time and continues to this day, even though it gets gun control supporters nowhere.
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Gun-Confiscating Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
As we reported in October 2008, after a lengthy legal battle over the unconstitutional confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during Hurricane Katrina, the City of New Orleans agreed to settle a lawsuit initiated by NRA.   A permanent injunction was issued against the city, and then-Mayor Ray Nagin.  The Second Amendment Foundation assisted NRA in the legal battle against Mayor Nagin and the City of New Orleans. 
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Check, Please! Chicago Once Again Learns an Expensive Lesson About the Second Amendment

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
While litigants generally bear their own costs in the American legal system, certain provisions of federal law allow parties who prevail in “proceedings in vindication of civil rights” to be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees.  NRA has once again used these provisions to recoup attorney’s fees from the City of Chicago.
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Participation Needed in Extended Comment Period for Multiple Sales Reporting Requirement

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) recently published a noticein the Federal Register that the comment period for the “Report of Multiple Sale or Other Disposition of Certain Rifles” has been extended for 30 days.  As we initially stated when the comment period was opened, we urge everyone affected by this ill-conceived reporting requirement to provide comments. 
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NRA Statement on Sportsmen's Bill

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
"The National Rifle Association is disappointed that the bipartisan Sportsmen’s bill has fallen victim to Sen. Harry Reid's political agenda.  By refusing to allow a reasonable amendment process, Sen. Reid effectively killed this legislation – a bill with substantive measures that would have enriched America’s hunting and sporting heritage.
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Anti-Gun Group Disagrees with Calif. DOJ About Crime Trend; Group's Gun Control Scorecard Deserves Failing Grade

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:00
Firearm-related deaths have decreased in California since the early 1990s, but the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (LCPGV) and the state’s Department of Justice don’t agree about the reasons why. 
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Rolling Stone Pulls Controversial Michael Bloomberg Article

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:00
Rolling Stone has removed an article about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that has drawn criticism from Colorado Republicans. In the article, titled "Michael Bloomberg Isn't Afraid of the NRA," the former mayor says some of the state's districts are so "rural" that they may not have roads.
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Good Samaritan Utilizes New Gun Law

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 08:00
One of the five new gun bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last month already has been used by an armed citizen who is being hailed as a hero for stopping a violent stabbing.
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Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:00
In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.”
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Bloomberg Dismisses Colorado Springs, Pueblo as Road-less, Rural Backwaters

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 06:00
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is popping off about Colorado in a new Rolling Stone interview and Republicans here, who have been blasting Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for taking cues from Bloomberg on the state’s new gun laws, couldn’t be happier about it.
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