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Kentucky: Committee to Consider Firearm Seizures Without Due Process

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 06:52
On Friday, November 22nd, the Kentucky state Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary will consider so called “red-flag laws.” Though no legislation has been introduced, such laws usually allow for Second Amendment rights to be suspended and firearms seized without due process.
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A New Candidate for Confiscator-in-Chief

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:09
Former Texas Congressman Robert Francis O’Rourke abandoned his run for President last week, once again leaving a void for the most strident anti-gun candidate seeking the Democrat nomination. Even before declaring his candidacy for President, California Representative Eric Swalwell raised the specter of banning AR-15s and similar firearms, forcing Americans to turn them in through a confiscation scheme mislabeled as a “mandatory buyback,” then “go[ing] after” resisters. He even famously “joked” about using nukes to enforce his scheme.
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Strong Firearms Preemption Laws are More Important Than Ever

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:04
In recent weeks, gun owners have been given two prime examples of just how important strong firearms preemption laws are to the vibrant exercise of Second Amendment rights. On October 22, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a Missoula ordinance that purported to restrict city residents’ ability to transfer firearms. On October 29, Allegheny County Common Pleas Senior Judge Joseph M. James struck down a raft of Pittsburgh ordinances that purported to regulate the use of firearms in public places within the city and provide for the confiscation of firearms without due process. In both instances the tribunals pointed to the state firearms preemption statute as precluding the locality’s anti-gun efforts.
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Wisconsin: Legislators Protect Second Amendment, Adjourn Special Session

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:17
On November 7th, the Wisconsin Legislature adjourned from its special session not long after it was convened. Governor Tony Evers’ latest attempt to pass gun control failed.
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Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:08
On November 12, 2019, state Senator Damon Thayer (R-17) will receive the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky.
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Background check bill facing uphill battle in Ohio Senate

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:32
When do you know your legislation is facing an uphill battle? When the chairman of the committee is calling elements of it out on the carpet for not being clear enough in its first hearing.​ That is exactly what happened to State Senators Cecil Thomas and Peggy Lehner as they introduced a bill they say would close loopholes that allow private sellers to transfer firearms at gun shows without needing to get a background check first.​
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After Democratic legislative gains, Virginia governor vows new gun-control push

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:26
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s push for new gun control laws after the May massacre of 12 people in Virginia Beach flopped when the Republican-controlled state legislature acquiesced to his call for a July special session but left without a vote.
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Wisconsin: Special Session On Gun Control Convenes

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:01
Because the Legislature defended your freedom and did not accede to his demands, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order for a “special” session that convenes today, November 7. Gov. Evers previously tried to undermine your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms through a confiscation scheme devoid of due process and the criminalization of private transfers – and he’s hoping you won’t notice his stubborn attempt to steal your rights again.
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NRA Statement on 2019 Election Results

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 11:54
The National Rifle Association released the following statement on the 2019 election results: "As if Gov. Northam’s legacy of ineptitude wasn’t enough, Virginians are about to experience life under a distant tycoon’s thumb."
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Florida Alert! Gun Rights Groups, Moody Target Assault Weapons Ban

Tue, 11/05/2019 - 07:28
An anti-gun organization called BAWN (Ban Assault Weapons Now) has been gathering petition signatures in an effort to put a constitutional amendment on the November 2020 election ballot to ban possession of so-called "assault weapons."  In reality, the amendment would effectively BAN ALL SEMIAUTOMATIC LONG GUNS.
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National Hearing Conservation Association Supports Suppressors

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 13:06
Photo Courtesy of Silencer Shop On October 28th, the National Hearing Conservation Association sent its new position paper on firearms suppressors to the American Suppressor Association. The paper, in short, recognizes the important role that firearm suppressors play in reducing hearing loss associated with firearms and endorses the Hearing Protection Act, which would eliminate the current antiquated and overly complicated process for acquiring suppressors and instead use the same instant background check system that is used for almost all firearms.
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Pregnant Florida Woman Kills Home Intruder with AR-15

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:50
A pregnant Florida woman saved her husband and daughter's lives by killing a home intruder with an AR-15.  The mom, who is eight months pregnant, retrieved the weapon after the intruders pistol-whipped her husband and violently grabbed their 11-year-old daughter last week.
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Behar to Dems: Don’t Announce Gun Bans — Wait Until You Get Elected, Then Take Them

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:35
On Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” while discussing the failed 2020 presidential candidacy of former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), co-host Joy Behar commented on O’Rourke’s calls for a ban on assault-style weapons.
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Member Spotlight: Benghazi Survivor Tig Tiegen Speaks Out Against Dems’ Gun Control Schemes

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 11:28
Benghazi survivor and veteran John “Tig” Tiegen says veterans are increasingly concerned that gun confiscation schemes like the one Beto O’Rourke pushed could leave them defenseless. Tig, who now advocates for veterans through his foundation Beyond the Battlefield, says veterans who struggle with PTSD fear that gun control advocates are coming for their guns. Tig, a proud NRA member, warns veterans to not be complacent about their rights.
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Camp Freedom Helps the Disabled Enjoy Hunting and Shooting

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 05:11
Over ten years ago, Bill Bachenberg noticed the lack of disabled shooters at his business, Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays in Coplay, Pa. What he found out is that wheelchairs were not able to navigate his stone pathways and many were on disability and could not afford to shoot sporting clays.
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“Hypocrisy in Action: Gun Control Advocate Breaks Gun Laws While Teaching Gun Class”

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:58
On October 19, Everytown’s Moms hosted a “Firearms 101” event at a New Jersey public library, featuring speaker Scott Pappalardo, its “volunteer leader.” The objective was to educate attendees on “firearms basics–how they work, how they are classified and how the permitting process works in NJ and in other states across the country.”
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Do as I Say Not as I Do

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:58
On October 19, Everytown’s Moms hosted a “Firearms 101” event at a New Jersey public library, featuring speaker Scott Pappalardo, its “volunteer leader.” The objective was to educate attendees on “firearms basics–how they work, how they are classified and how the permitting process works in NJ and in other states across the country.”
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Bloomberg’s Gun Control Apparatus Lies to Virginia’s Firearm Owners in Election Mailing

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 04:54
Here’s a hint for Virginia gun owners and sportsmen: When you get a firearm-related election mailing with a New York City return address and proudly proclaiming that it’s printed on soy ink, you can safely assume it doesn’t reflect reality, much less Virginians’ values on the right to keep and bear arms.  In fact, it’s probably the only time that blaze orange is being used as camouflage.
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Constitutional Carry OK in Oklahoma

Thu, 10/31/2019 - 14:45
FAIRFAX, Va.– The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) welcomes Oklahoma as the newest constitutional carry state. Constitutional carry, now the law in 16 states across the country, allows law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms without first getting government permission to do.
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