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Kentucky: Concealed-carry permits rise, restrictions loosen

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:00
Over the past decade, the number of concealed-carry gun permits in Kentucky has risen from 11,000 issued in 2004 to 60,000 issued in 2013.
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Vermont: Store clerk fired after scaring would-be robber with his gun

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 19:00
A convenience store clerk’s choice to save his life have cost him his job.Don Pitaniello, 58, said he was preparing to close Mac’s Convenience Store in Rutland, Vermont, on Sunday when a man wearing a hoodie and a bandanna covering his face walked into the store and demanded Pitaniello empty the register.
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North Carolina: Update on Legislation Repealing Gun Registration in Durham County

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:00
As previously reported, Senate Bill 226, sponsored by state Senator Mike Woodard (D-22), passed unanimously on its second and third reading in the North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday.  S 226, which repeals a 1935 law that allows gun registration in Durham County, went into effect upon ratification yesterday.  Since S 226 is considered a “local” bill, it does not need to be signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory (R) to be enacted.
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Clerk is suspended after defending himself, The Rutland Herald, Rutland, Vt., 06/17/14

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
Vietnam veteran Don Pitaniello was working clerking at Mac’s Convenience Store in Rutland, Vt. when a masked man armed with a knife entered and demanded the money in the cash register. Pitaniello responded to the threat by drawing a .380-caliber pistol and telling the thief to get out. The robber complied and fled the store. Unfortunately, Pitaniello violated store policy regarding carrying firearms while on duty, and has been suspended as a result. Following the incident, Pitaniello told a local news outlet, “The store has been robbed eight or nine times and I always work nights… I’m a firm believer in having a gun and not needing it rather than the other way around. I can always find a new job.” 
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Harry Reid May Call for Vote on Gun Control Legislation: Says, "We Need Some More Votes"

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
Gun control activists have recently renewed their efforts to gain ground on Capitol Hill.  As we reported this week, they continue to exploit high-profile national tragedies in an attempt to push their anti-gun agenda. They use grieving victims to falsely claim that enacting their “reforms” would have prevented these tragedies.  Anti-gun groups sponsored by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are trying to convince Congress to enact their proposals.  And as we saw this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wants to help them do just that.
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Appropriations Bill Passes with Pro-Gun Amendment

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the FY15 Energy and Water Appropriations bill.  This bill contains a pro-gun general provision and will now head to the U.S. House floor for consideration.
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Colorado: Hickenlooper silent on gun law comments; supporters and foes baffled

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
After several days of fallout over his comments on gun control laws to a recent gathering of county sheriffs, Gov. John Hickenlooper has managed to baffle both victims-rights advocates and Second Amendment supporters.
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Kansas to allow concealed guns in Statehouse

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
Visitors will be allowed to bring concealed guns into the Kansas Statehouse starting in July because legislative leaders on Thursday refused to exercise the power granted to them by state law to prevent it.
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Louisiana: Online concealed handgun permit apps available

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
To speed up and improve the application process for concealed handgun permits, residents can now access applications online.
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Hillary Clinton: Gun Control Opponents Are Terrorists, Not Entitled to Viewpoint

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
Hillary Clinton hasn’t said that she’s running for the Democrat Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but lately she’s been going out of her way to make sure that gun owners know what a Hillary presidency would be like for them.
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Former MAIG Boss: Gun Control Wouldn't Stop Mass Murderers

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
Mark Glaze, who just resigned as executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), now says that the gun control restrictions MAIG supports are “a mismatch,” where crimes committed by mass murderers are concerned. “It is a messaging problem” for gun control supporters “when a mass shooting happens and nothing that we have to offer would have stopped that mass shooting,” Glaze told the Wall St. Journal.
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Web of Deceit? School District's Internet Filter Chooses Sides in Gun "Debate"

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
Most schools these days like to trumpet their support of “critical thinking.”  For at least one high school in Connecticut, however, that apparently means thinking that criticizes only one side of a contested issue.
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911 Call Sent to Voicemail During Violent Home Invasion

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
An oft-repeated adage holds, “when seconds count, police are only minutes away.”  This isn’t a slight against the men and women of law enforcement, but they can’t be everywhere at once, and too often the damage is done when help finally arrives.  A recent story out of Port Richey, Fla., demonstrates this point with unusual clarity. 
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Gov. Hickenlooper: Don't Blame Me for Magazine Ban

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 19:00
Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper (D), who signed his state’s 15-round magazine limit into law in 2013, is trying to absolve himself of responsibility for his decision.  This is the same politician who last year claimed that the banned magazines “have the potential to turn killers into killing machines.”
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Michigan: Legislature Adjourned for Summer Recess After Passing Several NRA-Supported Bills

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 13:00
Last week, the Michigan Legislature adjourned for its summer recess after a successful start to the 2014 legislative session.  To date, the state legislature has passed eight NRA-supported bills and many other bills have seen positive movement through the legislative process this year.  
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Oregon: UPDATE on Efforts to Ban Open Carry in Ashland

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:38
In February, your NRA alerted you that the Ashland City Council was making another attempt to limit open carry in the city limits.  At the time, the City Council was aiming to restrict the possession of a loaded firearm in public in Ashland, despite the fact that it is legal to openly carry an unconcealed firearm in public in the state of Oregon.
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Missouri: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Amendment Placed on August Ballot – Under Attack by Gun Control Crowd

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:13
As previously reported, the Missouri General Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution 36 by an overwhelming and bipartisan majority.  Recently, Governor Jay Nixon (D) decided to have SJR 36 placed on the Primary Election ballot on August 5.  
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Shop owner holds intruder for police, Valley News Live, Fargo, N.D. 06/16/14

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:00
Kert and VeAnn Wright where inside their home, which is in the downstairs of a consignment shop they own, when they heard a suspicious noise. Armed with a .22-caliber pistol, Kert went to investigate and happened upon a burglar inside the store. Kert forced the intruder to the floor and held him at gunpoint until police could arrive. 
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Hillary Clinton says opponents Of gun control laws ‘terrorize’ Americans

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:00
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lashed out at opponents of gun control regulations Tuesday, saying they hold a viewpoint that “terrorizes” the majority of Americans.
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