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Georgia Democrats propose range of gun control bills

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:29
Georgia’s Democratic lawmakers have filed a flurry of bills this session that take nearly every possible approach to enacting more gun control in the state. The proposals include efforts to require those who apply for gun licenses to get hands-on training before they carry concealed weapons and repeal the campus gun bill that was approved in 2017.
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Texas: Setting the Record Straight On "Red Flag" Legislation

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 08:22
Over the holiday weekend, a conservative "taxpayer watchdog" group sent out an email to its contact list which gave the impression that NRA-ILA supports "red flag" legislation in Texas.  One wonders what the organization hoped to accomplish by confusing and attempting to divide the gun community in this way.
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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills to be Heard in Committees of Both Chambers

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 20:54
This week, both the House Committee on Judiciary and Senate Committee on Judiciary will be considering numerous anti-gun measures.
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Georgia: WMA Hunting Bill to go to Senate Floor

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:10
On February 13th, the Georgia state Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee approved Senate Bill 72, sponsored by Senator Tyler Harper (R-7), to repeal the prohibition on hunting of wildlife management areas (WMA) and increase the number of deer tags available to each hunter. 
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Florida Alert! Anti-Gunners Don't Speak for NRA Members

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:10
In a 2/14/19 article by Julia Manchester posted on The, the reporter says that "The Giffords Law Center, a gun control advocacy group, found in a poll one month after the Parkland shooting last year that 69 percent of National Rifle Association members expressed support" for gun control.  That is FALSE.  That statement and any claims by the Gifford gun control advocacy organization about polling of NRA members is patently untrue.  Let me say that another way: in all probability, it is an intentional and calculated lie designed to deceive honest people.
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Washington: Hearing for Bill to Expand Gun Seizures Without Due Process

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:50
On February 19th, the Washington state Senate Committee on Law & Justice will be holding an executive session on Senate Bill 5745 to expand the circumstances under which Second Amendment rights may be revoked without due process.  In addition, the committee is also scheduled on February 21st to vote on Senate Bill 5434 to expand arbitrary zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless while nothing is done to hinder criminals.
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Vermont: Sportsmen’s Event at the Statehouse Tuesday Night

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 07:23
All NRA members and Vermont gun owners are invited and encouraged to attend the annual legislative mixer Tuesday night being hosted by the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, your NRA state association.
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Colorado: House Committee to Consider “Red Flag” Legislation This Week

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 09:06
On Thursday, ​at 1:30pm in the Old State Library, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun legislation, House Bill 1177.
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Nevada: Governor Signs Bloomberg Background Check Bill Criminalizing Private Firearm Transfers

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:42
Today, February 15th, Governor Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 143 shortly after the Nevada State Assembly passed this legislation on a 28-13 vote.
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Turning a Right into a Privilege: HR 1112 Gives Feds Unfettered Power to Block Gun Sales

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:10
H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, has received significant attention from the gun rights community. However, H.R. 1112, which purportedly targets the inappropriately-named “Charleston loophole,” is just as insidious an attack on gun owners. Both bills were passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.   H.R. 1112 would eliminate the 3-day safety-valve provision under the federal firearms background check system that prevents the government from enacting an indefinite delay of firearm purchases for law-abiding Americans.  All Federal Firearms Licensees (gun dealers) are required to conduct a background check on prospective purchasers to determine if transferring the firearm would violate state or federal law. Under current law, if an FFL initiates a background check, but does not receive a determination from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System within three business days, the FFL may proceed with the firearms transfer. After the three-day window, FBI continues to research the matter that gave rise to an individual’s delay for 90 days after the check was initiated. If it is later determined that the person is prohibited from possessing firearms, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is notified and tasked with retrieving the firearm.
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Polls: No Lasting Support for Gun Control One Year After Parkland

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:17
Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the terrible crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. It was a somber occasion, but some media outlets couldn’t contain their glee this week that last year’s horror might finally advance the anti-gun agenda. A CNN headlined heralded “A new era on guns.” “After Parkland, everything is different,” Salon gushed.
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Another Study Blames Guns, Excludes Reality

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:05
A study published in Preventative Medicine by Yu Lu and Jeff R. Temple concludes that “the majority of mental health symptoms examined were not related to gun violence. Instead, access to firearms was the primary culprit.”
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New Mexico: Chambers Trade Legislation to Criminalize Private Firearm Transfers

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:25
The New Mexico Legislature has now heard and passed both House Bill 8 and Senate Bill 8 in their chambers of origin.
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Arizona: Committee to Hear School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:54
On Wednesday, February 20th at 9:00AM, the Arizona state House Committee on Public Safety will be hearing House Bill 2693 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless. 
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Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo pushes for gun control bills, including banning commonly owned semi-automatic rifles

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:26
Gov. Gina Raimondo is once again pushing for a package of gun control bills, including an "assault weapons" ban, that have failed to pass the General Assembly in past years.
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California: City of Los Angeles Discriminates Against NRA Supporters

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:06
This week, the City Council Members of Los Angeles showed their extreme distain of the Second Amendment, the NRA and our supporters.  On February 12, the City Council held the first reading of a proposed ordinance that requires prospective contractors of the City to disclose all contracts with or sponsorship of the National Rifle Association. 
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Clarence Thomas Retiring from Supreme Court Would be a Big Loss, Even if Replaced by a Conservative

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:02
There's been an increasing amount of debate in recent months about whether it would be strategically smart for Justice Clarence Thomas to retire from the Supreme Court after the end of this term.
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If You’re a Los Angeles City Contractor with Ties to the NRA, You Now Need to Disclose It

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:50
Los Angeles sounds like a fun place to live, and not just because it’s a 500-square-mile urinal. The L.A. City Council passed an ordinance this week requiring city contractors to disclose all financial ties, donations, etc., to the National Rifle Association. The Los Angeles Times reports: 
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H.R. 8 Markup: Liberal Democrats Markup Gun Control Legislation

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:42
The Nancy Pelosi Speaker Era 2.0 continued on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a markup of H.R 8, the “universal” background checks bill, in the House Judiciary Committee. Following on the heels of last week’s Judiciary Committee hearing, the same committee held a markup on Wednesday, where amendments and corrections to H.R. 8 could be considered. Unfortunately, the markup was clearly designed to allow the anti-gun Democrats who control the Judiciary Committee to grandstand and promote attacks on law-abiding gun owners, rather than consider efforts to combat violent crime.
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Support For New Restrictions On Firearms Has Taken A Nosedive

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:20
This was inevitable. It’s a trend that follows most tragedies of this sort. Support for new gun control regulations dips immensely months after a mass-shooting event.
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