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New York Confiscates Innocent Veteran’s Firearms

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:50
A 70-year-old New York veteran spent months fighting to get his guns back after being wrongfully targeted for confiscation after a bureaucratic screw-up labeled him mentally ill.
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Campus rape survivor: Carrying gun would have prevented attack

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 07:49
Pro-campus carry legislators have promised to bring back the issue next session. Florida is one of 20 states that ban any form of campus carry.
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Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill with Governor Brown

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:57
On July 6, Senate Bill 719A passed the Oregon House. SB 719A has been transmitted to Governor Kate Brown's desk for her signature. Please contact Governor Brown and urge her to veto SB 719A!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact Governor Brown!
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How lawmakers keep guns in the hands of the rich

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:08
When it comes to voting rights, any obstacles outrage liberals; even free government-issued IDs are viewed as disenfranchising poor and disproportionately black people. But when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don't hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive training and onerous background checks.
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61-year-old man shoots teenager trying to steal his gun on Detroit's west side

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:17
A robbery attempt in Detroit backfired when a teenager picked the wrong man to mess with and quickly learned he wasn't the only person armed.
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Elderly homeowner fatally shoots intruder in Lakeland home

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:10
Hillsborough County deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of an intruder in a Lakeland home. According to deputies, two elderly homeowners were awakened by 33-year-old Shane DeShane in their home at 5436 Deeson Rd., north of Plant City, when the male resident shot DeShane. Deputies are conducting interviews and searching the scene.
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California: Reminder Approved “Assault Weapon” Regulations Webinar Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:21
Reminder: Tomorrow, August 8, at 12:00 pm, the NRA and California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) is hosting a free informational webinar on the recently approved Department of Justice (DOJ) “bullet-button assault weapon" regulations.
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Supreme Court's next big gun control case? Post-Newtown laws face new scrutiny

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:01
Andrew Turner suffers from partial paralysis in his dominant hand, the legacy of an injury to his right arm while on active duty in the Navy – which is why, according to court papers, the Maryland resident needs a semiautomatic gun to defend himself.The state’s 2013 Firearm Safety Act, however, bars the sale of semiautomatic rifles like the popular AR-15 and AK-47, and sets a 10-round limit on magazines. The law could be at the center of the next big precedent-setting gun case if the Supreme Court takes up a challenge from Turner and others.
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Smart-gun advocates: Don’t worry about hacked firearms

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:00
Like all connected devices though, smart guns aren't immune to hacks. At the Defcon security conference last week, a hacker who goes by the name of "Plore" demonstrated how he tricked the Armatix IP1 -- a smart pistol that locks unless it's near a watch with the proper radio signal -- using only $15 worth of magnets.At the symposium, two smart-gun makers played down the threat of hacks against the connected weapons, calling it a "nuisance" but not a roadblock.
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Arizona: New state laws take effect Wednesday

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:58
It wouldn’t be a legislative session if lawmakers did not enact some measure under the banner of protecting Second Amendment rights.The measure with the broadest implications doesn’t even mention firearms. Instead, it bars state and local governments from mandating that anyone who sells any property from requiring a background check on the buyer.
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Florida: Military Members Boost Right-to-Carry Permits

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:57
Florida has fast-tracked concealed-weapons licenses to 82,000 military members and honorably discharged veterans since terror-related shootings at a pair of military installations in Tennessee two years ago.
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Australia: Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party calls for lowering firearm permit age

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:55
The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party wants primary school-aged students to be allowed to use firearms – a position also advocated by the NSW division of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia."The current minimum age of 12 years restricts access to the sport and limits the ability of interested minors to develop their skills," said Diana Melham, the SSAA NSW's executive director.
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Maine: Legislature Adjourns from its 2017 Legislative Session

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:51
On Wednesday, the Maine Legislature adjourned from its 2017 Legislative Session.  Thank you to those NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who continued to contact their legislators on firearm-related legislation.
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Let Your Congress Members Know that You Support the Hearing Protection Act

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 14:50
As we’ve previously covered a number of times, the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) is a federal bill to reduce the burdensome and antiquated acquisition process for firearm suppressors.  The bill would eliminate the excessive wait times (sometimes as long as a year) and the burdensome tax on transferring or making a suppressor.
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The High-Level Hypocrisy of Mayors for Gun Control

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:51
Leona Helmsley, the “Queen of Mean” convicted of income tax evasion and other crimes, is famously said to have said “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.” The same sense of entitled grandeur – that rules apply to lesser beings – pervades the thinking of many high-profile gun-control notables. For example, ex-New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is protected by guns carried by his armed security detail, while he spends his billions to undermine the Second Amendment rights of average Americans.  
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Gun sales in post-election lull, but 'not all gloom and doom': Ruger

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:33
Sturm Ruger (RGR) recorded a decline in gun sales during the second quarter, saying demand has cooled off after an election-year surge. In a conference call with analysts on Thursday, Ruger CEO Christopher Killoy said demand slowed “considerably” compared to the same period in 2016, when gun sales got a boost from the presidential election.
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First year of loosened rules draws in novice, young hunters

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:26
For some Utahns, taking hunter education is as much a family ritual as baptism, getting a driver license or graduating from high school. But others miss the rite of passage and may never participate in a hunt, even though they are interested.
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West Virginia Gov. Justice switches from Democrat to Republican

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:25
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced a party switch Thursday evening in a surprise appearance with President Donald Trump in Huntington, West Virginia. “Today, I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor," Justice said. "So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.”
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Second Amendment Guarantee Act Would Protect Popular Rifles, Shotguns from Antigun Politicians

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 09:15
This week, Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that would shield popular rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15, from being banned under state laws. The bill, known as the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA), would also protect parts for these firearms, including detachable magazines and ammunition feeding devices.
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Firearm Registration + Bureaucratic Incompetence = Seizure of Innocent Veteran’s Guns in New York

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:49
It had all the makings of a dystopian political thriller. Sheriff’s deputies unexpectedly descend onto the property of a law-abiding 70-year-old Vietnam veteran and insist they have a writ to seize his firearms. The document, however, is obviously flawed. Different Social Security numbers appear in different places. The man knows he’s never been in trouble with the law. And he had certainly never appeared before a judge on the issue of his firearm ownership. When he tries to point out the obvious mistake, he is ignored. All the police want to know is where his guns are. 
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