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Louisiana’s Jindal will sign guns in restaurants bill

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 19:00
The Louisiana State Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that eliminates a long-time ban on guns in restaurants where alcohol is served. The law, passed by the state House earlier this year, would also allow off-duty officers to carry their weapons into bars. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) office said Wednesday he will sign the bill.
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Alabama Legislature aims to protect sportsmen’s rights

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 19:00
In November, Alabamians will vote on a proposed amendment to Amendment 597 of the state constitution, which furthers citizens’ right to hunt and fish within regulation. While the original amendment granting the right to hunt and fish was created in 1996, the proposed amendment specifies that public hunting and fishing is to be the preferred method of wildlife conservation and management efforts.
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West Virginia: Five More Counties to Allow Sunday Hunting

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 18:30
Thanks to grassroots activism and diligent hard work on the ground, Sunday hunting on private property will now be legal in five additional West Virginia counties: Braxton, Calhoun, Nicholas, Webster and Wirt.  
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Colorado: 2014 Legislative Session Adjourns

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:00
Last week, the 2014 Colorado legislative session adjourned and with it ended the possibility for the anti-gun state legislators in Denver to do any more harm to your Second Amendment rights.
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Missouri: Pro-Gun Bill to be Heard in Conference Committee, Another goes to the Governor’s Desk

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:11
Yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 656 by a 112 to 37 vote.  Sponsored by state Senator Will Kraus (R-8) and handled in the House by state Representative Kevin Elmer (R-139), SB 656 includes many pro-gun reforms 
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Illinois: Anti-Gunner “Wish List” Legislation Introduced

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:00
This week, Senate Bill 3659, misnamed the “Illinois Public Safety Act,” was introduced by notorious anti-gun state Senator Dan Kotowski (D-28).  SB 3659 seeks to ban the possession, delivery, sale and purchase of many semi-automatic firearms and accessories, as well as .50 caliber rifles and cartridges unless the items have been previously owned and registered within an arbitrary period of time. 
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Minnesota: Attacks Continue on Political Speech and Communication

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:40
Tomorrow, May 15, Senate File 2099 is scheduled to be considered in the Minnesota House of Representatives following its passage in the state Senate by a 37-23 vote last Friday.  This politically motivated measure comes on the heels of other legislation with similar intent, such as House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations like the NRA.  
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Louisiana: Senate Approves Three NRA-Backed Bills, Two Important Measures Still Await Consideration

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:21
Yesterday, the Louisiana Senate passed the following three NRA-backed bills, which now go to Governor Bobby Jindal (R) for his signature: House Bill 72, House Bill 1066, House Bill 1112.
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Ohio: Bill would better respect Right-to-Carry

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 19:00
Questions already are being raised about the reach of a gun bill introduced in the state Senate yesterday that would prevent a person or entity leasing certain government property from blocking access to people carrying guns.
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Ohio issues 16,000 new concealed carry licenses

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 19:00
Ohio's attorney general reports that more than 16,000 new concealed-carry licenses were issued in the first quarter of 2014.
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Illinois: Teen protests suspension over gun club T-shirt

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 19:00
A Hinsdale Central High School student is challenging a suspension he said he received for wearing to school a T-shirt that depicts an AK-47.Senior Chris Borg, 18, of Hinsdale, appeared before the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board Monday to make the request that the suspension he received on May 6 be removed from his record.
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Minnesota UPDATE: Anti-Gun Governor Demands Legislature Vote on Legislation Designed to Suppress Political Speech

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 13:00
Yesterday, Governor Mark Dayton (D) publicly called for a vote by the state Legislature on politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA.  Governor Dayton has strongly supported House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, which have been actively opposed by the NRA-ILA this session.  In fact, language similar to these measures was defeated last week when added as an amendment to another bill.  
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Ohio: Senate Civil Justice Committee Scheduled to Take Up Concealed Carry Reform Bill Tomorrow

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:25
This week, Senator Joe Uecker (R-14) introduced Senate Bill 338, legislation that makes common sense improvements to Ohio’s current concealed carry laws.
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