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House Republicans find Silver Lining in Minority

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:36
House Republicans would much rather be in the majority, passing bills and fulfilling President Trump's agenda. But they are quickly realizing that life in the minority can come with some perks — and some easy political victories.
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Will Hunting Season Mean Bad Times for Dick's Sporting Goods Again in Q4?

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:04
A ban on sales of certain rifles at Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) backfired as gun enthusiasts continue to take their business elsewhere, both for gun and other outdoor gear. The impact of their absence is noticeable.
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Armed with Pastel Handles and Pink Holsters, Women are Storming Into Gun Sales

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:36
BANG! Ping. BANG, BANG! Ping, ping. Gunshots echoed through the trees of a rural farm, lead disintegrating into dust as it exploded against thick steel targets.
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Washington: Gun-Free Zone Expansion & Firearms Seizure Bills Up For Vote Soon

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 19:45
On March 9th, Senate Bill 5434 to expand arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens would be unable to defend themselves and Senate Bill 5745 to expand the program to seize firearms without due process were pulled from the Senate Rules Committee and may receive floor votes as early as tomorrow, March 11th.
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Utah: House Committee Scheduled to Hear Anti-Gun Bill Tomorrow

Sun, 03/10/2019 - 19:22
Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation that would hold gun owners liable for the criminal actions of others, House Bill 190.
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West Virginia: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 21:30
On Saturday, March 9th, the West Virginia Legislature adjourned sine die from its 2019 Legislative Session.  While the legislature failed to pass House Bill 2519, the Campus Self-Defense Act, it did pass legislation to help ensure that Second Amendment rights remain equally protected across the state. 
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Illinois: Bill to Create Gun Seizure Regime Introduced

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 18:26
Illinois state Senator Michael Hastings (D-19) has introduced legislation to create a gun seizure regime that would even apply to those who have simply failed to renew their firearm license.
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What’s really at stake in the Supreme Court’s new gun case

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 16:18
When the Supreme Court agreed to hear N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Assn’ v. The City of New York (N.Y. Rifle & Pistol) in late January, it broke a decade-long reticence on the Second Amendment. The case, a challenge to a New York City law restricting the transportation of handguns, isn’t the minor issue it may seem at first glance. Indeed, N.Y. Rifle & Pistol is much more than a case about a dumb city law—it will set the future of how all Second Amendment cases are decided in this country. N.Y. Rifle & Pistol concerns an utterly bizarre city law that effectively bans pistol permit holders from transporting their firearms outside of New York City (the irony of which seems to be lost on the eminently anti-gun municipality, one would think they would want as many guns to leave the city as possible). Still, this absurdity offers an opportunity: The case gives the Court a chance to set Second Amendment law straight after the lower courts have spent the last decade running roughshod over the amendment.
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Washington: Bill to Increase Government Red Tape For CPL May Be Voted On Soon

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:57
Senate Bill 5174 has been pulled from the Rules Committee and is now eligible for a floor vote.  SB 5174 would make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to obtain a Concealed Pistol License.
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New Mexico: Senate Concurs on New York-Style Gun Control Legislation, Sends to the Governor’s Desk

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:57
Yesterday, the New Mexico Senate concurred on legislation to criminalize almost all private sales of firearms, Senate Bill 8. 
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Murphy wants to hike taxes and fees on guns and ammo in N.J.

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:31
Gov. Phil Murphy is once again taking aim at firearms sales in New Jersey, asking lawmakers to significantly raise permit fees and enact new taxes on guns and ammunition. The governor on Tuesday renewed a call for New Jersey to raise fees for permits and licenses needed to buy and sell guns in the Garden State, which have remained the same since the 1960s.
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Bloomberg reveals he won't run for president in 2020, but urges Dems to 'defeat Trump'

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:29
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday he will not run for president in 2020 while also bashing President Trump in an op-ed and pledging to ramp up efforts to solve national issues. “I’ve never made any secret of my belief that Donald Trump is a threat to our country.” Bloomberg opened his piece, which was published on Bloomberg.com.
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Kris Kobach: When People Without Gun Experience Pass Gun Laws

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 10:23
The Democrats’ latest legislative achievement in Nancy Pelosi’s House of Representatives is a perfect example of what happens when people who have no clue about a subject draft legislation on the topic.  
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West Virginia: Campus Carry Bill Fails in Senate Judiciary Committee

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 09:45
On March 5th, House Bill 2519, The Campus Self-Defense Act, failed to pass the West Virginia state Senate Judiciary Committee.  HB 2519 previously had passed the state House of Delegates by a vote of 59-41.
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Arkansas: Your Senator Voted Against Your Right to Self-Defense

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 18:59
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Hawaii: Gun Control Bills Pass Chamber of Origin & Resolution Introduced to Redefine or Repeal the Second Amendment

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 17:41
This week, a resolution was introduced in the Hawaii state Senate calling on the U.S. Congress to change or repeal the Second Amendment.  This resolution shows a gross disregard for individual liberties that the United States was founded upon. 
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Georgia: Anti-Gun Bill Tabled After Advancing Out of Committee

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:11
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Arkansas: House Committee to Consider Gun Control Legislation

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:08
Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider gun control legislation, House Bill 1655, which would expand the list of prohibited persons under state law to include individuals who are not currently prohibited under federal law.  
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New Jersey: Unrelenting Assault in the Garden State

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 12:53
Gov. Phil Murphy might not be able to handle a snowstorm, but he sure knows how to attack law-abiding gun owners.
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Kentucky governor says he will sign concealed carry bill

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 09:09
 Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he will sign a bill letting people carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training. The Republican governor told reporters on Tuesday that the measure is supported by a vast majority of Kentuckians. The measure won final approval from state lawmakers last week. Its supporters include the National Rifle Association.
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