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D.C. leaders will propose ‘concealed carry’ law to address federal judge’s gun ruling

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00
D.C. gun owners could begin applying to carry concealed weapons within weeks under emergency legislation announced Wednesday in response to a federal judge’s ruling in July that the city’s firearms law was unconstitutional.
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Kopel: New anti-gun strategies

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00
To mark the tenth anniversary of the expiration of the federal ban on so-called assault weapons, the anti-gun lobbies made a surprising announcement: They are not attempting to push for a new ban. This is a smart decision, because there is more than one way to shrink the American gun culture. The “assault weapon” prohibition campaign of the last quarter-century was the most successful effort in American history to ban large numbers of guns. But, ultimately, it proved more harmful than helpful to the politicians who supported it and the groups that promoted it.
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NRA Goes Big In Key Senate, Governor's Races

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 05:00
The National Rifle Association has reserved $11.4 million for its initial fall advertising campaign and will begin airing its first TV commercials Wednesday in three Senate races crucial to determining which party controls the chamber next year.
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California: Governor Brown Needs to Hear Your Opposition to Four Pending Anti-Gun Bills

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
Governor Jerry Brown has until the end of this month to sign or veto the anti-gun bills below.  It is vital that you call, fax AND e-mail Governor Brown DAILY respectfully urging him to VETO these anti-gun bills.  Governor Brown can be reached at (916) 445-2841, by fax at (916) 558-3160 or by e-mail here (https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php).
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Obama administration forcing new gun buyers to declare race, ethnicity

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.
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D.C. Council, mayor crafting bill governing gun carry outside the home

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
The D.C. Council and mayor are collaborating on an emergency bill that would regulate residents’ ability to carry legally registered guns outside their homes.
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N.J. GOP Assembly leader Bramnick calls for lesser punishments for some gun crimes

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
The Republican Assembly leader wants to give prosecutors more discretion in cases where someone is charged with transporting a handgun into New Jersey that is legally owned in another state.
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Prosecutor seeks time to rethink position on Shaneen Allen gun case

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain told a judge his office is reviewing its position in the case of a Philadelphia mother facing prison time for bringing her legally owned gun into New Jersey.
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Fact Checker: Are gun-background-check claims true?

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:00
Last month, a group launched a signature drive for the "Background Check Initiative." It would allow Nevada voters on the 2016 ballot to decide whether all gun sales should require background checks.
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More review sought in N.J. gun case

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:00
Following extensive criticism over denying a Philadelphia woman a chance to avoid a prison sentence for illegally bringing her registered gun into New Jersey last year, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office has asked a Superior Court judge for more time to review the case.
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Turn-in legislation passes New Jersey Assembly

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:00
The state Assembly passed a bill today that would expand gun buyback programs across New Jersey in an effort to curb the number of firearms on the streets.
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Online ammo retailers targeted in lawsuit by gun ban group

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:00
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is filing a lawsuit against online retailers that allegedly sold ammunition to James Holmes, the suspect accused of the Aurora theater killings.
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Limits on Doctors: Guns in Home Not Relevant

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 03:00
In late July, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an injunction in the "Docs vs. Glocks" case that, for a time, allowed doctors to ask people whether they had guns in their homes.
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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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