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Tennessee: Pro-Gun Bills Stall in House Subcommittee

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:27
On February 5, the Tennessee House Civil Justice Subcommittee was scheduled to consider House Bill 1407 and House Bill 1483.  Unfortunately, these two bills were not heard in committee, but are instead expected to be placed on a “special” firearms calendar that will likely be considered in March.
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Lott: ABC News reports on guns mislead Americans

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:01
Gun control advocates not only push new fees and taxes on guns to reduce ownership, but they also employ another tactic: scaring people into not owning guns.
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Mother of two defends family from criminal wielding a machete and shotgun, WOOD, Grand Rapids, Mich. January 31, 2014

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
A mother of two was upstairs at home with her children in Iona County, Mich. when she heard a suspicious noise coming from the first floor. The woman retrieved a gun, went to the top of the stairs, and spotted a masked criminal armed with a machete and a shotgun through a window next to the home’s front door. The armed homeowner raised the firearm at the criminal, prompting the would-be intruder to retreat from the door. Eventually police arrived on the scene and captured the suspect, following a brief chase. In an interview with a local media outlet following the incident, the armed mother stated, “I honestly think the gun saved my life.” 
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NRA Applauds House for Passing NRA-backed SHARE Act

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
The NRA praises members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted to pass H.R. 3590--the "Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act." The measure, which passed with broad bipartisan support by a vote of 268 to 154, promotes and protects the rights of hunters in a variety of critical ways.
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A Return to Sanity? Lawmakers Push Back Against Zero-Tolerance Abuses

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
We've all seen warning labels on products that leave us scratching our heads and wondering, is that really necessary?  A popular sleeping pill, for example, cautions it may cause drowsiness.  Chainsaws have stickers admonishing users not to hold the saw by the blade.  A certain hand-held hairdryer even contains an advisory that it is not for use while sleeping.
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Senate panel signs off on guns on Post Office grounds — but not in buildings

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
A Senate committee unanimously passed a measure Thursday to allow people to carry guns on postal service property, but killed a broader push to let gun owners carry their firearms into actual post office buildings.
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Kansas: House panel to vote on gun rights measure

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
A Kansas House committee is preparing to vote on legislation stripping cities and counties of any power to regulate guns or block the open carrying of firearms.The House Federal and State Affairs Committee is expected to approve the measure Friday and send it to the full chamber for debate. National and state gun-rights groups are pushing it.
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Oregon: Senate considers restricting private transfers

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly, appeared before Oregon legislators on Thursday to speak in favor of expanded background checks for gun sales, as Republicans contended the Democrat-proposed legislation is "political posturing" as Oregon's May primary nears.
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Kentucky: Bill would let victims exercise their Right-to-Carry

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
Domestic-violence victims could seek temporary court orders allowing them to carry concealed weapons under a bill that has won approval from a Kentucky Senate panel.The bill's supporters include the NRA. Republican Sen. Jared Carpenter says his measure is aimed at giving victims the ability to protect themselves.
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Florida: House proposal backs ban on gun-owner discrimination

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
Insurance companies could face tougher penalties if they impose higher rates, refuse to issue or cancel auto or homeowner policies because of gun ownership, under a measure backed by a House committee.Florida law already prohibits such action, but Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said his proposal (HB 255) would provide a remedy other than with the state Office of Insurance Regulation by allowing a policyholder to sue.
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Right-to-Carry permit renewal bill bipartisan in Colorado

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
Gun owners with concealed weapons permits would have an easier time renewing their permits under a bill that is winning rare bipartisan support in Colorado.The bill allows gun owners to renew their permits in the counties where they live. Currently they're required to renew concealed carry permits through the county sheriff who issued the permit. That can require long trips for people who move.
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Police Using Data Concerning Lawful Gun Ownership to Ratchet Up Scrutiny, Escalate Tactics

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
In recent years much progress has been made in protecting the privacy of gun owners by restricting access to gun licensing and right-to-carry permit data, with a majority of states now limiting the availability of this information to law enforcement officers for official use. Unfortunately, two recent incidents have highlighted how government data indicating firearm ownership can be used by law enforcement officials as justification to escalate encounters with gun owners.
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Two Anniversaries Gun Control Supporters Aren't Celebrating

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
Gun control supporters have lately used the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's signing of the Brady Act into law as an excuse to repeat their demand for "universal" background checks.  Even though most people who commit crimes with guns defeat the Brady Act by getting their guns by theft, on the black market, or from straw purchasers, anti-gunners have portrayed the law as having saved countless lives. Nevertheless, the gun ban movement is altogether ignoring two other significant anniversaries associated with its efforts.
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No Guns on Gun Ban Signs?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
When it comes to the anti-gunners' viewpoint, don't be too hasty in thinking that things can't get more ridiculous than they already are, because--as this story illustrates--they most assuredly can.
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Move Over Maxim; American Rifleman is In: NRA's Flagship Magazine Enters Nation's Top 25

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00
As reported this week by Advertising Age, American Rifleman--NRA's flagship magazine, and one of three magazines that members have an option of receiving as part of their membership--posted a 29.3% boost in circulation in the second half of last year. That leap, to an average circulation of 2.2 million from 1.7 million, was enough to propel American Rifleman past Maxim magazine into America's top 25 magazines by circulation.
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Pennsylvania: Critical Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:50
House Bill 2011, important firearms preemption legislation, was introduced yesterday by pro-gun state Representative Mark Keller (R-86).  If passed and enacted into law, HB 2011 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.  This important bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
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Idaho: Senate Committee to Hear Bill to Secure Idaho Campuses

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:30
Next Wednesday, February 12, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1254, introduced by state Senator Curt McKenzie (R-13).  As previously reported, SB 1254 would permit qualified retired law enforcement officers and law-abiding adults who have obtained an Idaho “enhanced” concealed carry license to possess a firearm on public college or university campuses. 
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California confiscation: Long forgotten pot bust, bureacratic screwup prompt agents to seize man's guns

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:01
Michael Merritt had all but forgotten about the pot bust way back in 1970 when state agents came knocking on the door of his Bakersfield, Calif. home.The agents, from the state’s Department of Justice, started peppering the 61-year-old avid hunter with questions about the guns he owns. Then they told him to hand them over.“I didn’t know why they were here,” Merritt told FoxNews.com of the Nov. 5 incident. “Then it hit me in a flash. They were here to take my guns and I didn’t know why.”
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Florida: Report on Committee Action Monday 2/3, Tuesday 2/4 and Wednesday 2/5

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:00
We had great success this week and that success simply would not have been possible without your help in responding to our Alerts and YOU taking the time  to contact Committee members.  Please don't ever underestimate the power of your voice in speaking to elected officials.  The more emails they receive, the more they listen.  Thank you for your help.....
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California: Gun Ban Lobby to Hold Meeting in Mountain View to Spread Radical Gun Control Measures

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 19:00
The NRA and gun rights supporters warnings over the past year are coming to fruition.  The gun ban lobby, funded in large part by billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been using misleading talking points written by powerful lobbying and PR firms and is pushing radical local gun control ordinances in cities throughout California.  Most cities, after hearing from their constituents and learning the facts have rejected the ill-conceived and counterproductive civilian disarmament agenda being promoted.  But a few cities decided to join in the attack on law-abiding citizens Second Amendment rights.  
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