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Women, Minorities Fueling Increase in Concealed Handgun Permits

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:21
Each year brings a new record increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. The rate of growth in permits among women and minorities has far outpaced growth among white men. The data paint a picture of incredibly law-abiding permit holders, the vast majority living outside America’s insular media capitals.
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Texas House Select Committee to Hold Public Hearing in Farmers Branch on Interim Charges To Prevent Mass Violence

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 09:57
In a shameless effort to exploit the tragedies in El Paso, Midland, and Odessa, gun control advocates have demanded restrictive measures that would eliminate private firearm transfers, ban commonly-owned firearms and magazines and impose so-called "red flag" gun confiscation laws.
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Illinois: Committee Rules May Shut Down Gun Stores

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 19:11
The Illinois state Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is in the process of imposing an additional, onerous layer of state licensing on federally licensed firearm dealers (Senate Bill 337). The proposed rules could potentially strangle your local gun stores with government red tape. Public comments against such oppression are due by October 7th. 
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Rifle Murders Declined Nearly 24 Percent, FBI Report Shows

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 14:35
America saw a significant decrease in the number of homicides involving rifles, a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released on Monday shows. All methods of murder dropped by 7 percent in 2018, and gun murders fell by 6.7 percent, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. But murders committed specifically with rifles fell by an even greater 23.8 percent.
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Florida Teachers now Allowed to Carry Guns in Classroom

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 13:51
Florida teachers are now allowed to carry guns in their classroom thanks to a controversial new law that went into effect Tuesday. School districts can now choose to opt in or out of arming teachers.
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San Francisco Backs Down: Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, Mayor Breed Declares – We Won’t Blacklist NRA Contractors

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 11:10
The National Rifle Association of America declared victory in San Francisco today, after Mayor London Breed formally disavowed key provisions of a municipal resolution that signaled  the blacklisting of contractors linked to the Second Amendment advocacy group.   
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Beto to 2020 Dems: I Won't Win the Nomination but Please Adopt My Gun Control Proposal

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 10:37
Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) made waves when he said "hell yes!" to taking away law-abiding gun owners AR-15s and AK-47s via a mandatory "buyback" program. Anti-gunners rallied around him, applauding him for being unapologetically in favor of harsh gun control measures that could eventually lead to firearm confiscation.
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Lawful Gun Owners Defended Their Lives and Livelihoods in August

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 14:15
It seems as though every day another celebrity or politician demands that we place more severe restrictions on the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Unlike many of these celebrities and politicians, most of us do not live in safe, gated communities or spend much of our day protected by professional armed security.
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The House Judiciary Committee's Assault Weapons Ban Fallout

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:54
If you want to see how extreme the Democrats have gotten on gun control, you just had to listen to a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week. It is one thing for Democrats such as Beto O'Rourke and Rep. Eric Swalwell (R-CA) to call for confiscating AR-15s and civilian versions of AK-47s. But in the committee hearing this past Wednesday, the loudest applause came when Democratic witnesses called for bans on all or at least the vast majority of guns.
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Where the House Judiciary Actually Got Things Right

Sun, 09/29/2019 - 18:02
While there was plenty wrong with Wednesday’s House Judiciary Hearing on H.R. 1296, the proposed ban on semi-automatic firearms introduced by Representative David Cicilline (D-R.I.), there were some shining moments for those who still support the Second Amendment.
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NRA Statement on Politically Motivated Senate Finance Report

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 13:55
The National Rifle Association released the following statements on Friday regarding the politically motivated report issued by Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee: 
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Member Spotlight: Meet the Woman Who Took on Beto O’Rourke

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:22
A Colorado woman challenged Beto O’Rourke’s gun confiscation plan at a town hall last week and the video went viral. Lauren Boebert’s interaction with the presidential candidate was viewed more than 5 million times on NRA social media and was shared 190,000 times. Boebert was even featured on national news. The NRA sat down with Boebert for a Q&A. Here’s what she had to say. 
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Join Us for the 2019 NRA-ILA Firearms Law & The Second Amendment Symposium Next Saturday October 5th

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 12:07
Focusing on recent developments in our nation’s courts and legislatures regarding the Second Amendment, speakers will discuss a variety of topics among multiple panels.  The Symposium will feature top Second Amendment attorneys covering topics that range from recent, critical court decisions, federal and state level updates, as well as critical legislative and political updates on defending and advancing gun owners' civil rights in Virginia.
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New Hampshire: House Sustains Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills

Mon, 09/23/2019 - 09:18
Anti-gun Representatives tried and failed on Wednesday, September 18th to override Governor Chris Sununu’s vetoes of three-anti gun bills.
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Gun victim Scalise leads opposition to stricter US laws

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:21
Opposing sides in the US gun debate staked out their positions Wednesday ahead of anticipated White House firearm safety proposals, with a top lawmaker who was nearly shot dead pushing back against reforms. Congressional Democrats have demanded swift action on issues like expanding background checks to nearly all gun sales, and passing so-called red flag laws allowing authorities to confiscate weapons from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. President Donald Trump has waffled. Following a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas in August that left 22 people dead, Trump expressed interest in expanding background checks, but has since retreated. One reform opponent is the number-two House Republican, Steve Scalise, a fierce gun rights advocate despite being gravely wounded in a 2017 shooting at a congressional baseball practice. "Every time there's a mass shooting, I can tell you firsthand the first thing we all ought to do is pray," he told reporters.
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Texas mass shooting survivor lobbies Congress for less gun control

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:20
Since surviving a 1991 mass shooting at a Luby's in Killeen, Suzanna Gratia Hupp has lobbied for looser gun control laws that she says could have allowed her to save the 23 victims, including both of her parents. "I reached for the gun in my purse on the floor next to me," Hupp told a congressional committee Wednesday during a hearing on the economic costs of gun violence. She recounted the moments after the killer, George Hennard, crashed his pickup into the restaurant where she was eating with her parents and opened fire. "But then I realized that a few months earlier I had made the stupidest decision of my life. My gun was 100 yards away, dutifully left in my car to obey the law because at that time in the state of Texas, carrying a handgun was illegal." Hupp's campaign to ease restrictions on guns has spanned several decades. She won a seat in the Texas House, where she served for 10 years. On Wednesday, she told her story during a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee.
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NRA Names Jason Ouimet to Head NRA Institute for Legislative Action

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:03
The National Rifle Association’s executive vice president and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, has named Jason Ouimet to serve as executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). The NRA Board of Directors unanimously affirmed Ouimet's selection at its recent board meeting.
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California: Carson City Council Fails to Pass Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Firearm Possession and Sales

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:39
Yesterday, September 17, the Carson City Council failed to pass anti-gun Resolution 19-1693.  ​The resolution was being pushed by Mayor Albert Robles in an effort to prohibit firearm dealers and firearm possession in the City of Carson to the point of a near outright ban. 
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President Trump defends the Second Amendment as Democrats call for buybacks

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:17
Trump tells supporters in New Mexico that Democrats want to eliminate their 'God-given right to self-defense'; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.'
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California: Carson City Council to Hear Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Firearm Possession and Sales

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:35
Today, September 17 at 5pm PST, the Carson City Council will be considering a late addition to this evening’s City Council meeting, Resolution 19-1693.  ​The resolution is being pushed by Mayor Albert Robles in an effort to prohibit firearm dealers and firearm possession in the City of Carson. 
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