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Marijuana cards, gun ownership combination remain a legal risk

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:00
As the use of marijuana gains acceptance for both recreational and medicinal use, owners and buyers of firearms should be aware that the federal government still doesn’t believe the two should mix, according to authorities in both fields. They add that the chance of prosecution for a federal felony, while not highly probable, is nothing to take lightly.
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New York: Buffalo to seize guns from families following owners' funerals

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:00
A plan by police in Buffalo, N.Y., to begin confiscating the firearms of legal gun owners within days of their deaths is drawing fire from Second Amendment advocates.The plan is legal under a longstanding, but rarely enforced state law, but gun rights advocates say, with apologies to onetime NRA spokesman Charlton Heston, it is tantamount to prying firearms - some of which may have substantial monetary or sentimental value - from the cold, dead hands of law-abiding citizens.
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Record-Level of Support for Guns in the Home

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:00
For decades, anti-gun groups have been trying to scare Americans into getting rid of their guns, with the claim that you’re more likely to have a problem if you have guns in your home, than if you don’t.  But whatever they’ve been doing all these years apparently hasn’t been working.  Not only have Americans been acquiring guns at record levels, Gallup recently reported that 63 percent of Americans now believe that having guns at home makes them safer, nearly double the percentage reporting the same belief 14 years ago.
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FBI: U.S. Murder Rate Fell Again in 2013 (and Other Bad News for Gun Control Supporters)

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:00
All categories of violent and property crime declined from 2012 to 2013, the FBI has announced, in conjunction with the release of its annual crime report for 2013. 
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Pro-Second Amendment Ruling Stands--Ninth Circuit Rejects Attempts by California AG and Brady Campaign to Meddle with Peruta Decision

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:00
As we’ve been reporting, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed gun owners a tremendous victory in February by recognizing the Second Amendment protects a right to bear arms outside the home.  The decision also invalidated the San Diego County Sheriff’s policy of issuing concealed carry permits only upon a showing of extraordinary need for self-protection that would distinguish the applicant “from the mainstream.”
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Anti-gun School Administrators Dishonor Veterans on Their Day

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:00
The Eau Claire Area School District set a new low for the actions of anti-gun school administrators Tuesday when they put a halt to what had been a Veterans Day tradition in the Wisconsin city.  The school district barred a local veterans group, the Patriotic Council, from conducting their traditional Veterans Day program on school grounds because it includes veterans carrying rifles and a 21-gun salute with blank ammunition.
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Colorado: Lead Ammunition Ban Defeated

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:25
Today, during the scheduled Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, the Commission members voted against a proposal that would have banned the use of lead ammunition for your sporting purposes.  This misguided proposal was offered due to an emotional reaction, not one based on sound science and biological data.
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Michigan: Update on Pro-Gun Legislation in Lansing

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:00
Today, the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on Senate Bills 964, 965, 966 and 979, the Senate components of the Air Gun Reclassification Package, and Senate Bills 789 and 790, comprehensive concealed carry licensing reform.  
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Pennsylvania: State Legislature Holds Leadership Elections

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:35
Yesterday, the Pennsylvania legislature returned to Harrisburg to vote on its new leadership positions for the 2015-2016 session.  On November 4th, Republicans expanded their existing majorities in both legislative chambers: now 30-20 in the state Senate and 119-84 in the state House of Representatives. 
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Michigan: State Senator Mike Green Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:35
Today, state Senator Mike Green (SD-31) received the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Michigan.
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ALERT: Governor Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman's License for Floridians 21 years old and younger

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
Today, Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost. The license now costs up to $1000 but from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2014, the price will be reduced to $500 for Florida residents who are 21-years-old and younger. The lifetime license covers saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, hunting and most associated permits. To view the executive order, click HERE.
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ALERT: Governor Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman's License for Floridians 21 years old and younger

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
Today, Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost. The license now costs up to $1000 but from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2014, the price will be reduced to $500 for Florida residents who are 21-years-old and younger. The lifetime license covers saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, hunting and most associated permits. To view the executive order, click HERE.
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ALERT: Governor Scott reduces cost of Lifetime Sportsman's License for Floridians 21 years old and younger

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
Today, Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost. The license now costs up to $1000 but from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, 2014, the price will be reduced to $500 for Florida residents who are 21-years-old and younger. The lifetime license covers saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, hunting and most associated permits. To view the executive order, click HERE.
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Human sacrifices for gun control

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
A new memoir by Brian Aitken, The Blue Tent Sky: How the Left's War on Guns Cost Me My Son and My Freedom, tells such a story of injustice halted, often at excruciating, but always highly readable, length. It's the story of a man who meant no harm to anyone, who was doing his best to obey a picayune regulation, and who by most evidence was not even really violating the picayune regulation—New Jersey's Graves Act (which imposes certain mandatory sentences on certain gun-related crimes)—for which he was sentenced to seven years in prison, three of them mandatory without parole.
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California can't challenge ruling on concealed guns, court says

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
Relaxed rules for carrying concealed guns in public may not be challenged by California state officials or advocacy groups, a federal appeals panel decided Wednesday.
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Washington: Gun rights activists plan I-594 protest at Capitol

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
Gun rights activists plan to bring their firearms to the Capitol next month to engage in civil disobedience by violating the new background check law that they despise.
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Ohio: Gun law overhaul could go to Kasich

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
In the few weeks remaining in the legislative session, lawmakers may send Gov. John Kasich a bill eliminating the legal duty of Ohioans to retreat from danger before using deadly force to protect themselves.
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Michigan bills loosen regulations on air guns

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:00
Michigan lawmakers are passing legislation intended to loosen regulations on BB and pellet guns.The National Rifle Association says Michigan has outdated and "unduly burdensome" restraints on the purchase and possession of most air guns. Backers of an eight-bill package say it would bring Michigan in line with federal standards.
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Colorado: An Attack on Your Hunting Heritage is Set to Take Place Tomorrow

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:40
Tomorrow, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will be meeting in Burlington to discuss a list of hunting-related issues, with a potential ban on lead ammunition being one of the main topics.  Lead ammunition used by hunters has not been scientifically proven to cause health problems for wildlife populations or pose health risks to humans. 
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Colorado: An Attack on Your Hunting Heritage is Set to Take Place Tomorrow

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:40
Tomorrow, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will be meeting in Burlington to discuss a list of hunting-related issues, with a potential ban on lead ammunition being one of the main topics.  Lead ammunition used by hunters has not been scientifically proven to cause health problems for wildlife populations or pose health risks to humans. 
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