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Heckuva Job, Hick

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado’s tight gubernatorial race a “shocker.” But it’s a surprise only if you’ve been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber.
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NRA rep on new D.C. gun law: ‘We’re obviously going to continue to fight this’

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
The D.C. Log Cabin Republicans couldn’t have chosen better timing for their Second Amendment Meeting on Wednesday night — coming a day after the D.C. Council passed a bill giving gun owners the ability to apply to carry a concealed firearm in the city for the first time in decades.
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New Jersey: How Philadelphia woman's N.J. gun case could affect up to 100 similar cases

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
In response to the much-scrutinized case of a Philadelphia mother facing criminal weapons charges for unwittingly violating New Jersey laws, the state Attorney General stepped in today and clarified the law, potentially changing the outcome of similar cases statewide.
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Bill Clinton: America has 'bought the NRA's theory'

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
Bill Clinton addressed a number of crime and justice issues during a sweeping talk with CNN on Wednesday, including taking on the National Rifle Association and its pro-gun policy.
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Bloomberg can’t find enough anti-gun candidates to support

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
Former New York Mayor MichaelR. Bloomberg’s gun control group announced a round of candidate endorsements this week, but his plan to pour $50 million into gun control efforts appears to be struggling to find campaigns to back in nationally watched races.
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U.N. says Arms Trade Treaty to enter into force on Dec. 24

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
A global Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the $85 billion industry and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals will come into force on Dec. 24 after the 50th country ratified the agreement on Thursday, the United Nations said.
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Good Guy with a Gun Prevents Second Beheading in Oklahoma Business

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 19:00
On September 26, an armed company owner intervened in an attack by shooting a former employee who had already beheaded one worker and was stabbing another.
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Clerk fends off trio of armed robbers, WKYC, Cleveland, Ohio 09/23/14

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:00
A trio of masked and armed robbers entered a Marathon gas station in Canton, Ohio and fired at the clerk on duty. The clerk was struck in the legs, but managed to retrieve a gun and return fire, striking two of the criminals and prompting them all to flee. Police later found the two wounded thieves, who died a short time later. 
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New Jersey: A.C. to allow Phila. woman carrying gun to avoid jail

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:00
After a review by the state attorney general, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office announced Wednesday that it would allow a Philadelphia woman charged last year with illegally bringing into New Jersey a gun that was legally registered in Pennsylvania to enter a pretrial-intervention program and avoid jail time.
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Ohio: Opponents of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's gun laws say ordinances would not survive court challenge

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:00
Opponents of sweeping Cleveland gun laws proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson told members of City Council's Safety Committee Wednesday that many of the ordinances do not adequately target the criminal contingent, unnecessarily duplicate state law and almost certainly would not survive a court challenge.
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How Bloomberg's million-dollar desire for gun control is backfiring

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:00
With the midterms just over a month away New York City’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending at least $50 million to make his gun-control agenda part of this election. His gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety has endorsed more than 100 federal and state candidates. They are also running television commercials, holding events and pushing their studies into the newsrooms of a mostly favorable press.
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Michigan: Senate Passes Air Gun Reclassification Package

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:50
Today, the Michigan Senate passed five bills that together have been referred to as the Air Gun Reclassification Package.  Senate Bills 963, 964, 965 & 966 all passed by a unanimous 38 – 0 vote.  Senate Bill 979, which protects air gun possession and use from overzealous local regulation, passed by a 28-10 vote.  This important legislative package seeks to achieve pragmatic and much-needed reform by redefining the term “firearm” in the Michigan Code to exclude devices that propel a projectile by gas, spring or air. 
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California: Governor Brown has Six More Days to Decide Fate of Anti-Gun Legislation

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:00
Governor Jerry Brown has until Tuesday, September 30 to sign or veto the four pending anti-gun bills below.  It is CRITICAL that you call, e-mail AND fax Governor Brown TODAY respectfully urging him to VETO these anti-gun bills.  He can be reached at (916) 445-2841, by e-mail here (https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php).
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D.C. Council votes, reluctantly, to allow public to carry concealed weapons

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:00
The D.C. Council voted Tuesday to grant residents and visitors the ability to carry concealed firearms in public, but the bill would establish a regulatory structure that could make it difficult for gun owners to secure a permit.
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Sheriff's comments criticizing Md. gun laws go viral

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:00
Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis makes no bones about his views on the stringent gun laws Maryland passed last year and thanks to his recent comments that got wide attention, he's gained some supporters.
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Hawaii latest state to have gun restrictions on legal immigrants overturned

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:00
A federal judge has overturned a Hawaii law barring legal immigrants from applying for a firearm permit, the latest in a wave of rulings against similar laws across the country.
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Venezuela’s Maduro launches $47M plan to disarm civilians

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:00
The Venezuelan government is investing $47 million to build dozens of new disarmament centers for civilians to surrender their weapons, President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday.
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Pennsylvania: Gun Control Amendment Fails in Pennsylvania House Vote

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:00
Today, state Representative Mark Keller’s amendment to House Bill 1243, strengthening firearm preemption to provide consistency for Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state, passed in the state House of Representatives by a 143 to 54 vote.   In addition, state Representative Steven Santarsiero’s anti-gun amendment mandating the expansion of so-called “universal” background checks to ALL firearms purchases -- including rifles and shotguns -- was defeated by a 132 to 64 vote.   HB 1243, as amended, will be now be voted on the House floor tomorrow for its third consideration and final passage.
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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Offered as an Amendment to HB 1243

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 03:15
Today, attempts will be made to amend critical firearms preemption language into House Bill 1243 on the Pennsylvania House floor.  The amendment, filed by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), would strengthen and provide consistency in Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state.  To date, nearly fifty municipalities have enacted illegal local gun control ordinances including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Reading and the state capital of Harrisburg.  Enough is enough.
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Store manager uses gun to defend employees, KPRC, Houston, Texas, 09/20/14

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 19:00
A man armed with a gun entered Burt’s Meat Market in Houston, Texas and demanded money from the teenage clerk on duty. When the clerk didn’t produce the money fast enough, the criminal fired a shot. Store manager J.L. Nickel, who was in a nearby office, became aware of the robbery, retrieved a gun and fired at the robber. One of Nickel’s shots struck the thief, prompting him to flee. 
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