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Maine: Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Second Amendment Banquet on May 10

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:00
On May 10, from 6:30-10:00 p.m., the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM) will be holding a Second Amendment Banquet at the Elks Lodge in Augusta to raise money for their firearms-related programs.
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Tennessee: Senate Committee Scheduled to Hear Pro-Gun Legislation Tomorrow

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:51
Originally scheduled for last week's committee hearings, Senate Bill 1612 and Senate Bill 1774 will now be heard tomorrow, April 1, in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  
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Louisiana: House Committee Scheduled to Hear Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Legislation in Baton Rouge This Week

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 17:18
This Wednesday, April 2, the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee will hold a public hearing on two NRA-supported measures which seek to clarify that concealed handgun permit holders may possess firearms in restaurants that serve alcohol: House Bill 72, sponsored by state Representative Joe Lopinto (R-Metairie) and House Bill 20, sponsored by state Representative Jeff Thompson (R-Bossier City) . Also on Wednesday, this House committee will hear a strongly NRA-opposed measure, House Bill 13.  Sponsored by state Representative Austin Badon (D-New Orleans), HB 13 would impose a mandatory training requirement on anybody purchasing a firearm.
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California: Pleasant Hill Planning Commission to Hold Special Meeting to Reconsider Anti-Gun Zoning Ordinance

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 19:00
Please attend the Pleasant Hill Planning Commission’s special meeting this Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.  This commission will be reconsidering an anti-gun ordinance and pro-gun supporters need to voice their opposition to this ordinance.  Last fall, Pleasant Hill Mayor Michael G. Harris introduced a radical revision to the city’s municipal code, adding significant restrictions and regulations on FFLs operating in the city.  The ordinance was an obvious response to a national Brady Campaign crusade against legitimate in-home FFLs.  This group put out the following “call to arms” in 2012 during the lead up to the last round of elections in Pleasant Hill:
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Florida Alert! Video of Florida Sheriffs Association Opposition to Right to Bear Arms

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:00
Below is a link to a youtube video of some of the Testimony before the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 17, 2014.   It shows the Florida Sheriffs Association OPEN OPPOSITION to your right to carry your firearms with you during a mandatory evacuation under a declared state of emergency.  
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Maine: “Constitutional Carry” Dies in Senate

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:45
Unfortunately, today the state Senate voted to indefinitely postpone the “Mason Permitless Carry Amendment” to Legislative Document 222 by a 19-14 vote.  
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Kentucky: Pro-Gun Bills See Flurry of Action in Last Days of Session

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:30
House Bill 128, sponsored by state Representative Bob Damron (D-39), passed in the state Senate Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee with a committee amendment, and was then passed on the Senate floor by a 37-1 vote.  
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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Scheduled for Possible House Floor Vote on Monday

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 10:31
The state House of Representatives is expected to consider House Bill 2011 when is reconvenes on Monday, March 31.  Sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), HB 2011 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
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U.S. Supreme Court Gives Broad Reading to Federal Firearm Prohibition for "Domestic Violence"

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
Since 1996, the so-called "Lautenberg Amendment" (named for its sponsor, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)), has banned the acquisition or possession of firearms by anyone convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence."  Applicable crimes are limited to those that have "as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon" and that are committed by persons with a specified relationship to the victim, such as a current or former spouse or a parent.   The prohibition applies no matter when the offense occurred and can include convictions that predated the 1996 law.
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Contact Your Senators to Stop Feinstein's Proposed Semi-Auto Firearm Importation Ban

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
As we recently reported, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), sponsor of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" magazine "ban"  of 1994-2004, is asking President Barack Obama to direct the BATFE to reinterpret a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prohibit the importation of various semi-automatic firearms and their parts.
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Michigan Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill Into Law

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
Fairfax, Va. – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an important pro-gun bill into law, which repeals the previous state ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. Senate Bill 610 earned bipartisan support clearing the House by a vote of 103 to 6, and the Senate by a vote of 36 to 2.
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FBI Arrests Anti-Gun California Senator on Firearm Trafficking Charges

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
Being good Americans, we take the position that anyone who is arrested and charged with multiple crimes is innocent until proven guilty. That's more than California state senator Leland Yee (D) has done for gun owners in the past.
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"News" Magazines Pretend Murthy Confirmation is a Public Health Imperative

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
Defensive gun uses far outnumber suicides with guns and the availability of guns has no effect on suicide rates. Nevertheless, from time to time over the last 28 years, gun control supporters have tried to discourage people from owning guns by suggesting that gun suicides outnumber defensive gun uses.
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Outrage of the Week: RI State Senator tells Second Amendment Supporter to "Go *Bleep* Yourself"

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
This week's outrage comes to us by way of Rhode Island; from the Rhode Island State House, as a matter of fact.  It was there, at the State House, that State Sen. Josh Miller (D-Cranston, Warwick) had one of those defining moments.  Something along the lines of Michael Dukakis and the tank ad, or Howard Dean and the infamous scream.  Only this was different, in that it was disgraceful--not only to Sen. Miller, but to his office and the people he serves.  And, it offers insight into the kind of politician, and person, Miller is.
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For Gun Controllers Honesty is NOT the Best Policy

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
Last Friday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) expressed to the audience of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher that he hopes the Democratic Party come outs, not just in favor of more gun control, but against the Second Amendment itself.   This is merely the latest episode of an elected official pulling back the curtain on the extreme contempt with which some politicians view the Second Amendment.  The exchange took place during a lengthy discussion on gun control between Maher and his three guests.  After lamenting that the Democratic Party was not anti-gun enough, Maher asked Ellison, "Then why doesn't your party come out against the Second Amendment? It's the Problem."  Ellison responded by stating, "I sure wish they would. I sure wish they would."
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Florida Report on Legislative Committee Action for Monday 3/24/14 through Thursday 3/27/14

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
The fourth week of the Legislative Session was also productive.  However, on Thursday (3/27/14) the Florida Sheriffs Association, came out publicly in open opposition to Second Amendment rights.
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The gun-control conversation happened — and the NRA won again

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
After the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many in the American media insisted that the tragedy should prompt a "conversation about gun control." These articles were written as if there had never been such a conversation. In fact, the issue had been debated for decades. Given the results, I argued, there was no reason to presume that a new conversation would end in more gun control. That conversation has now come and gone.The result?
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Gun control advocates: Lawmaker arrest is setback

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
Gun-control groups said Thursday they were trying to find a new legislative leader to champion firearms restrictions after one of their most outspoken supporters was charged in a federal gun-trafficking case.
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Florida: Emergency guns measure headed to House floor

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:00
A House committee on Thursday expanded a National Rifle Association-backed measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons during emergencies even if they don't have a license to carry.
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