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NRA celebrates new Michigan laws exempting gun records from public disclosure

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:00
The National Rifle Association on Tuesday praised new Michigan laws formally exempting gun records from public disclosure rules.
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Expanded background checks won’t end U.S. gun violence

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:00
Gun control advocates have filed an initiative to require background checks for private-party firearm sales in Nevada. If the groups behind the drive collect enough valid signatures to gain a vote on their petition, they’ll still have to overcome the strongest argument against expanded background checks: the fact that determined lawbreakers who want a gun will not respect the laws written to disarm them.
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Justice Department doubles down on Operation Choke Point as Congress cries foul

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:00
Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed to continue a wide-ranging credit card fraud probe amid heightened congressional scrutiny and charges that the probe is putting legitimate companies — like gun sellers — out of business.
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Michigan: Youth Firearm Education Bill Takes Effect Today

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:54
As previously reported, yesterday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law a bill that expands firearms safety training opportunities for Michigan youth. House Bill 5085, which took immediate effect as Public Act 201 of 2014, corrects an unduly burdensome restraint on youth firearm education by reasonably expanding the class of individuals who are allowed to supervise and instruct Michigan’s youth in the safe use of pistols.
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Chicago: Emanuel gun sale plan to get City Council vote today

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 19:00
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow gun sales in Chicago will get a City Council vote today, with aldermen likely to support the plan the mayor was forced to bring forward after a federal judge shot down the city's ban on firearms stores.
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Michigan: Snyder signs laws protecting gun owners’ privacy

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 19:00
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws exempting gun records from the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
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Pennsylvania: Push on to legalize semiautomatic rifles for hunting

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 19:00
Might a change be coming to Pennsylvania's woods?Nate Jacoby hopes so.The resident of Franklin in Venango County is a hunter and a shooter. He can't always use the same rifles for both activities, though.
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Gun control advocates push to take firearms from those accused of threatening violence

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 19:00
Domestic abusers are not allowed to have guns. But gun control advocates want to expand that federal law to include those who merely have been accused of threatening violence -- by prohibiting those under a temporary restraining order from having firearms.
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Pennsylvania: Possible Pigeon Shooting Ban Amendment to House Bill 1750

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:00
Discussions are underway in the Pennsylvania Senate to amend a ban on pigeon shooting into House Bill 1750 in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  These attempts could happen as early as tomorrow, and your immediate action is needed to ensure this amendment is defeated.
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Rhode Island: General Assembly Adjourns for Remainder of Year

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:29
Late last week, state lawmakers in Providence adjourned their 2014 legislative session.  The NRA and gun rights activists spent many nights at the Statehouse during the last six months, testifying against dozens of gun control bills.  Most of those packed hearings stretched into the early morning hours and demonstrated the passion of Second Amendment supporters who lined the halls of the state Capitol and were persistent in having their voices heard.   Gun owners patiently waited in line all evening to give their two-minute testimony against the damaging bills.
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New York: 2014 Regular Legislative Session Ends

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:23
Gun owners in the Empire State can breathe a sigh of relief as the New York Legislature concluded its 2014 regular session last Friday.  Despite the ongoing litigation seeking to overturn last year’s damaging “SAFE Act,” anti-gun state lawmakers were busy once again continuing their attacks.  The NRA was actively engaged in Albany again this year working against these additional gun control bills and fighting funding for the SAFE Act in the state budget.
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Nevada: Anti-Gun Ballot Initiative Filed with Secretary of State

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 13:20
Last Friday, anti-gun group Nevadans for Background Checks, likely affiliated with New York City ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, filed an initiative petition with the Secretary of State.  The 2016 ballot initiative petition seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions.
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Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearms Records Confidentiality Package and Youth Firearm Education Bill

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:30
Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed into law an NRA-backed package of bills aimed at protecting gun owners’ privacy by making firearms records confidential.  The Firearms Records Confidentiality Package, comprised of Senate Bills 49, 834 and 881 and House Bills 4155, 5325 and 5328, passed in the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.  
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Store owner fells robber armed with knife, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa. 06/23/14

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:00
Owner Sharon Doyle was working the counter of Stan’s Health Foods in Philadelphia, Pa. when a knife-wielding man entered the store and broke into the cash register. Doyle, a former police officer, responded to the threat by drawing a gun and firing at the criminal. The thief was struck in the chest, and died a short time later.
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Florida makes clear that self-defense laws apply equally to defensive threat of force (including warning shots) as to actual force

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 19:00
On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed HB89, which mainly makes clear that self-defense laws — including the Florida no-duty-to-retreat law (often called “stand your ground”) — apply equally to defensive threats of force, including warning shots, as they do to actual force. This seems to me quite right: whatever one might think of the possible scope of self-defense, and of no-duty-to-retreat laws, if actually killing or injuring someone is justifiable self-defense, then threatening to do so should be as well.
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Massachusetts: House Ways and Means Committee to Consider Radical Anti-Gun Bill Any Day

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:50
The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee will be considering and voting on a radical anti-gun bill, House Bill 4121, any day now.  Your immediate action and help is needed to defeat this misguided legislation in committee.
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Pennsylvania: Employee Parking Lot Protection Amendment Filed to Transportation Bill

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:20
This week in Harrisburg, an amendment has been filed by state Senator Rich Alloway (R-33) to House Bill 1317, a transportation bill.  This amendment would amend employee parking lot protection language into HB 1317 and could be voted on sometime this week in the Pennsylvania Senate.  Thus, it is critical that you contact your state Senator TODAY in support of this amendment.
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Delaware: Update on Gun Ban Legislation in Dover

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:15
Last Thursday, in an effort to pass anti-gun legislation in the waning days of the 2014 legislative session, state Senator Harris McDowell (D-1) introduced a substitute bill for Senate Bill 137.  The language of the substitute bill is a verbatim copy of the federal Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, which was reauthorized by Congress in 2013.  
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California: Keep Up the Pressure in Sacramento Ammunition Registration Bill and Several Anti-Gun Bills Still in Moving

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:00
The state Assembly did not take up anti-gun Senate Bill 53 last week, so it is still awaiting its final vote.  The next chance for SB 53 to be considered on the Assembly floor is TODAY, June 23.   It’s CRITICAL that you contact your state Assemblyman TODAY and urge him or her to OPPOSE this egregious legislation.  Contact information for your Assemblyman can be found here.  For talking points on SB 53, please click here.  TODAY, June 23, AB 1964 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Contact information for this committee can be found here.  TOMORROW, June 24, the following anti-gun bills will be heard in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.  Please call AND e-mail members of this committee urging them to OPPOSE these anti-gun bills.  
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ALERT: Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:00
On, Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law.  A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law -- in one term -- than any other Governor in Florida history.  
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