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Concerns arise over Initiative 1639 petition format

7 hours 42 min ago
Significant concerns have been raised about whether the format of the I-1639 petition sheets complies fully with Washington’s constitutional and statutory requirements.
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Washington: I-1639 petition flaw: can anyone fix it?

9 hours 45 min ago
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is in a dilemma over Initiative 1639. What is a problem is that I-1639 petitions – signed by more than 360,000 voters and filed with the Office of Secretary of State for verification – look flawed.   Wyman says the law requires a readable copy of the initiative text on the back of petitions. But the I-1639 language was in a tiny, hard-to-read font, which leaves her “concerned” that a precedent is set if she ignores it. The second-term Republican said the petitions also failed to clearly mark initiative language that would be new in state law if I-1639 passes. The standard is for initiatives to underline any new language and to run a line through any wording to be repealed.
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California: Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

12 hours 48 min ago
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines that hold 10 rounds or more.
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More Washington cities consider gun storage mandates

14 hours 28 min ago
Communities not far from Seattle are now considering their own safe gun storage regulations after the Emerald City passed its own.
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Utah lawmakers debate requiring gun locks

14 hours 28 min ago
The National Rifle Association attacked the proposal Wednesday, and the Legislature’s Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee held a long discussion about whether it would infringe too much on gun owners’ rights, and whether it would actually prevent suicide.
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California: Gun control activists call for end to gun shows at Cow Palace

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:25
Prior attempts to shut down the guns shows locally have been largely unsuccessful, including 2013 legislation that would have required approval by local authorities. That legislation was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:24
The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election.
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Oregon: Pro-Second Amendment measure to appear on Klamath ballot

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:24
Petitioners collected enough signatures to place a pro-Second Amendment measure on the November ballot in Klamath County.
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Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 16:05
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines that hold 10 rounds or more.
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Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:28
On July 17th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 2354 and Senate Bill 3256 into law.
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Court to consider NRA appeal of Florida gun buyer age restriction

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:00
A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for considering a dispute about whether two teens can remain anonymous in a challenge to a new Florida law that raised the minimum age to buy rifles and other long guns.  The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a two-page document that said it “appears that this court has jurisdiction to consider this appeal,” though it said a final determination on that jurisdiction will be made later by a panel of judges who will hear the anonymity issue. 
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NRA Endorses State Senator Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:38
FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to announce its endorsement of state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the 2018 Republican U.S. Senate Primary in Wisconsin.
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Illinois Governor Signs Gun Control Bills

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 08:26
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws Monday authorizing judges to take weapons away from people suffering mental health and other problems and to extend the waiting period for delivery of newly purchased guns, but pledged to veto a third piece of legislation that would require state licensing of firearms dealers.
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Indiana: Indianapolis Gun Control Resolution Introduced

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 07:24
On July 16th, Councillor La Keisha Jackson of the City-County Council of Marion County and Indianapolis introduced Proposal No. 275, 2018, which will call for a resolution to declare “gun violence” as a “public health crisis.”
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Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:17
On July 9th, the Seattle City Council passed a mandatory firearm storage ordinance to restrict the self-defense rights of Seattle residents.  The ordinance, if signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan, will impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as well as punish victims of theft by requiring them to report a lost or stolen firearm within 24 hours or face increased fines.
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Nashville woman shoots boyfriend to protect her children

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:48
A north Nashville woman told police she was forced to shoot her boyfriend after he attacked her children on Saturday night. Police say the children corroborated the woman's complaint and had visible injuries. 
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Soros-linked group will spend millions to stop Kavanaugh

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:56
A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has significant ties to the liberal financier George Soros.
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Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:55
Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
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Gun rights groups side with Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:54
For Republican pro-Second Amendment Reps. Elise Stefanik and John Faso, Trump’s Supreme Court pick was an “excellent choice.”
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Feinstein: I’m equipped to lead anti-Kavanaugh brigade

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:53
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Saturday that the vetting process for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will be “incredibly difficult,’’ and that her staff is reading nearly 1 million documents that she said could give red-state Democrats reason to oppose his nomination.
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