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Rhode Island: Senate Judiciary Committee Will Consider Two Gun Control Bills Next Week

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:13
A pair of gun bills which were introduced and heard earlier in the session are back.
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Kamala Harris and the News Media Don’t Know What They Don’t Know

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:12
By now gun owners have become accustomed to a certain measure of ignorance from anti-gun politicians and their lapdogs in the mainstream press on matters of firearms policy. It’s the flamboyant stridency of that ignorance that remains shocking.
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Illinois: Your Action Needed – Contact Your State Representative in Opposition to FOID Fee Increase

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 13:12
Your NRA-ILA has learned that anti-gun Illinois legislators are attempting to introduce a new amendment to gun control legislation, Senate Bill 1966.
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Bloomberg Course Continues Bloomberging Rights Away

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:56
Week two of the Bloomberg school massive open online course on “Reducing Gun Violence” ran the same week that one of the lecturers was in the news for exclusionary comments that apply more readily to his course than to the intended target.  
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New Federal Law Will Promote Target Range Development on Public Lands

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:54
On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act  into law. This NRA-backed law will help promote firearm safety and training and enjoyment of the shooting sports by freeing up more federal funds for use in public shooting range development and construction.
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Democrats Now Opposed to Safe Neighborhoods?

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 12:53
Ever since taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats have been waging an unprecedented assault on the Second Amendment. Led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.), the caucus has been an entity in virtual lock-step promoting a laundry list of today’s most popular anti-gun proposals. Whether it is banning semi-automatic firearms and placing limitations on magazine capacities, pushing “universal” background checks, imposing potentially endless waiting periods, or trying to use financial institutions to drive their political agenda, anti-gun Democrats are looking to exploit every opportunity they can to promote their attacks on our freedoms.
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Maryland: Governor Hogan Vetoes Legislation to Repeal Handgun Permit Review Board

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:57
Today, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed House Bill 1343 /Senate Bill 1000, legislation to repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board.
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Louisiana: House Passes Pro-Gun Preemption Legislation

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 11:44
Earlier this week, the Louisiana House passed pro-gun legislation, House Bill 281 by a 68 to 30 vote
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Texas: Urge Texas Senate to Adopt Conference Report on HB 1177, NRA-Backed Evacuation Carry Bill

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 07:13
The Texas Legislature will wrap up over Memorial Day weekend, but there's one more piece of pro-gun legislation they need to pass.
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LA House Votes to Boost Gun Possession and ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:49
The Louisiana House on Tuesday passed proposals that would restrict local regulation of gun control and boost existing “stand your ground” laws. The House voted 68-30 to support a bill by Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, which would eliminate the authority of local governments to prohibit the possession of firearms in certain businesses and public buildings.
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In party-line votes, NH Senate passes 3 gun-control bills

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:42
The state Senate approved three gun control measures Thursday along strict, party-line votes,  closing a background-check loophole, imposing a three-day waiting period to buy a gun and permitting local school boards to ban guns on their property. But the identical, 13-10 votes -- with all Democrats for and all Republican senators voting against -- send each bill back the House of Representatives for review because senators made substantial changes to them.
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An Important Message from Your NRA Leadership and Past Presidents

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 07:31
Since the NRA was founded almost 150 years ago, our adversaries have repeatedly tried to take us down. Today is no different. A recent burst of media claims the NRA is vulnerable, financially unstable, and weakened in its fight to defend the Second Amendment. Obviously intent on not letting the facts get in the way of a good story, most reports offer a distorted and inaccurate view of the NRA. As officers and past presidents of the NRA, we write today to set the record straight.
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California: DOJ Submits Proposed Regulations Regarding Upcoming Ammunition Transfer Background Check Requirements to Office of Administrative Law

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 18:41
Beginning July 1, 2019, all ammunition transactions in the state of California will be subject to a background check requirement.  But in order to implement this requirement, the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”) must first adopt necessary regulations which, as of yesterday, have been submitted to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) for review.
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NRA, gun rights groups using New York City rules to seek expansion of Second Amendment in Supreme Court

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:37
Gun rights groups are using New York City restrictions that may be repealed as a rallying cry to press the Supreme Court for a major expansion of its Second Amendment precedents. The effort is based on the hope that the court's new, five-member conservative majority will be more sympathetic to gun rights, in much the same way that anti-abortion groups are hoping for a high court crackdown on reproductive rights.
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Minnesota: 2019 Regular Session Ends as Legislature Gears up for Special Session This Week

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:37
Monday night, the Minnesota Legislature adjourned from its 2019 Legislative Session. Though, lawmakers are expected to reconvene later this week for a short Special Session.
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Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss NRA/SAF Suit Against Washington Gun Control

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:03
On Tuesday a federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Washington’s gun control Initiative 1639. I-1639 took effect January 1, 2019, and UPI reported that it “bans the sale of semi-automatic weapons to anyone under the age of 21.” I-1639 also put an enhanced background check in place for those still allowed to buy commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles and puts gun storage requirements in place, along with penalties for gun owners who fail to comply with those requirements.
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Gun Control Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm Purchases

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:43
Gun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system. The measure would require anyone applying for or renewing a Firearm Owner’s Identification card to submit fingerprints as part of their application. It also would require background checks for all gun sales, including by private sellers.
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Parkland families push petitions for 2020 ban on "assault weapons" in Florida

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:38
Relatives of some of the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High gathered with activists Monday in Fort Lauderdale to submit the first of what they hope will be more than 1 million petitions signed in a push to force a 2020 ballot question to prohibit the possession of what they called “military-grade” weapons. If it passes, the ban would be cemented as an amendment to the Florida Constitution.
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Suspected Armed Robber Shot Dead on SMU Boulevard by Potential Victim, Police Say

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:33
A man suspected of an attempted robbery has been shot dead at an apartment complex near Southern Methodist University campus Tuesday night, Dallas police said. Officers were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. at the Mockingbird Flats Apartments.
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Dozens Take Part in Active Church Shooting Training at Crestwood Gun Range

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:28
Parishioners of several Louisville-area churches are now better trained when it comes to protecting others from a gunman. More than 50 people came out to Openrange Gun Range on Tuesday for a free church security conference. The two-hour class taught gun safety and what to do in case of an active shooter situation.
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