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Joe Biden: ‘What we need is another Jim Brady’ to push gun-control measures

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 19:00
Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Friday the nation needs another high-profile, respected spokesman for gun control who is able to convince fearful members of Congress to buck the National Rifle Association and other organizations and vote for firearms restrictions.
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D.C. mayor signs into law emergency legislation on new gun carry permits

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 19:00
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) on Friday signed into law emergency legislation allowing residents who are properly registered to seek permits to carry concealed firearms in the District.
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Biden: ‘I Pray That It Is Sooner Rather Than Later’ That We Have Another Gun Control Champion

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:00
Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the need to pass more gun control Friday during a memorial service for former Reagan White House press secretary James Brady, one of the champions of the movement. Vice President Joe Biden shares his memories of former White House press secretary James Brady during a memorial service, Oct. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “What we need is another Jim Brady who has the skill and the ability to convince those who are afraid to walk the halls of Congress to step up and do what they know is right,” Biden said. “One will come along. It will happen. I pray that it is sooner rather than later.”
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Denver Post Dumps Udall, Endorses Gardner in Colorado Senate Race

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:00
After endorsing Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) in his initial 2008 run, the Denver Post said Friday it had decided to back his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) this year.
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New Jersey: Shaneen Allen to Keynote N.J. State Association Annual Banquet October 18!

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Shaneen Allen will be the featured speaker at the NJ State Association annual meeting banquet on Saturday evening, October 18, in Edison, New Jersey.  She will also be joined by Ginny Simone of NRA News, and gun rights attorney Evan Nappen.  The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) is the official NRA State Affiliate in New Jersey (www.anjrpc.org).
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Washington: Washington State Republican Party Opposes Anti-Gun Initiative 594

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Yesterday, the Washington State Republican Party issued a press release formally opposing Washington’s anti-gun Initiative 594.  
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Bloomberg group’s mass-shootings report ‘riddled with errors’: gun reseacher

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
The July report by billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s funded gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety is “riddled with errors,” including mistakes in the number of shootings reported, the extent of the shooter’s mental illness and even where the attacks occurred, according to an analysis by gun researcher John Lott.
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Rival Gun Measures on Ballot in Washington State

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.
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Mississippi: Amendment seeks to make hunting, fishing 'constitutional rights'

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Preserving Mississippians' tradition of hunting and fishing is what backers of a constitutional amendment say is behind the issue that will be on the ballot on Nov. 4.
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Shaneen Allen to Keynote N.J. State Association Annual Banquet

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Shaneen Allen will be the featured speaker at the NJ State Association annual meeting banquet on Saturday evening, October 18, in Edison, New Jersey.  She will also be joined by Ginny Simone of NRA News, and gun rights attorney Evan Nappen.  The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) is the official NRA State Affiliate in New Jersey (www.anjrpc.org).
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Researchers Assail Everytown and FBI Shootings Reports

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
The “Everytown” anti-gun group’s Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings is “riddled with errors,” and the FBI’s Study of Active Shooter Incidents is “flawed,” according to researchers at the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC).  CPRC is led by noted gun control researcher and former chief economist with the United States Sentencing Commission, John R. Lott, Jr.
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Just What Everyone Wanted: More Piers Morgan

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
Honestly, we’re not kidding about this. Just last week, we were thinking that the great 20th century American songwriter Johnny Burke could have had today’s gun control supporters in mind when he wrote some of the lyrics for Swinging on a Star.
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NICS Checks Show Gun Purchases Strong in 2014

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00
New numbers reported by the FBI suggest that Americans may be buying firearms at a slightly higher rate in 2014 than they did in 2012, following a record number of checks during the “surge” brought on by President Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012 and his subsequent campaign for gun control.
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NRA Releases Online Video Featuring Seattle's '30 Cal Gal' Anette Wachter to Defeat Ballot Initiative 594

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 06:00
Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) has released a one-minute digital video as part of it's online campaign to defeat Washington State Ballot Initiative 594. The video, titled I-594 Will Not Make Washington Safer, features Seattle resident Anette Wachter, "The 30 Cal Gal" blogger and U.S. Long Range Rifle Team member.
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Sheriff's gun views spark effort to revoke certification

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:00
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wants Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis' teaching certification to be revoked.The group started a campaign after Lewis and his comments on gun rights were brought into the national spotlight. A quote from Lewis highlighted on the Web page from his interview with News21 reads:
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Oklahoma lawmakers push for campus carry

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:00
Allowing more students and faculty at colleges and universities to carry guns on campus would be a serious mistake and jeopardize the public’s safety, the University of Oklahoma president told members of a legislative committee on Wednesday.
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South Carolina: City of Tega Cay Choosing to Disregard NRA Language on Discharge Ordinance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:54
As we have previously reported, the City of Tega Cay is in the process of amending its current ordinance that imposes unnecessary restrictions on the discharge of firearms within the city limits.  The NRA had communicated its concerns to the Tega Cay City Council, and offered carefully crafted language that ensured law-abiding gun owners would not be confused as to what is legal when discharging a firearm.  
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Bellingham Herald Recommends No on I-594 and I-591

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 05:00
Voters will have to decide between two clashing gun initiatives on the November ballot. Initiative 594 would add another hurdle to buying guns in this state, while initiative 591 would limit government interference in these same gun sales.
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Pennsylvania: Senate May Vote Tomorrow on Bill to Ban Pigeon Shoots, Firearms Preemption Bill Awaiting Action in Senate Judiciary Committee

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:20
As early as tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Senate could vote on House Bill 1750, previously reported on here.  HB 1750 would criminalize organized pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania.  Pigeon shooting is a traditional shooting sport and has many participants across the Commonwealth and around the world.  Shoots have been held in Pennsylvania for more than a hundred years, and their participants are law-abiding, ethical shooting enthusiasts, hunters and sportsmen.
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