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Illinois: Gun Control Bill May Move Soon

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:38
The Illinois General Assembly will reconvene for a Veto Session on October 28th and gun control legislation may move quickly. Anti-gun legislators are not giving up in their attempt to pass Senate Bill 1966 to criminalize private firearm transfers and unnecessarily increase the cost and red tape for a FOID. SB 1966 previously passed the House, so it is critical that the Senate votes it down in this Veto Session.
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Pennsylvania: Your Action Needed - Urge Your Representative to Support Important Pro-Hunting Legislation on Monday

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 13:26
On Monday, October 28, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is scheduled to consider pro-hunting legislation, Senate Bill 147.
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New Hampshire: House Committee to Vote on Firearm Seizure Bill

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 12:53
On October 30th, the New Hampshire state House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold the final executive session on the carry-over House Bill 687, which would allow Second Amendment rights to be suspended and firearms seized without due process. 
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Washington: Court Upholds State Preemption in Legal Victory for NRA & SAF

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 09:00
On October 18th, law-abiding gun owners won a major victory when the Washington Superior Court granted a motion for summary judgment against the City of Edmonds for violating the state’s preemption statute. This win invalidates the mandatory firearm storage ordinance passed by the City Council, and constitutes a victory for freedom and the Second Amendment.
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Oregon: NRA Files Opposition to 2020 Proposed Restriction on Gun Rights

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 15:40
On October 24th, NRA filed comments with the Oregon Secretary of State opposing a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to restrict the self-defense rights of Oregon’s law-abiding citizens. This egregious attack on our freedoms, known as Initiative Petition 40, rehashes the failed language from Initiative Petition 44 that was defeated in 2018. It is apparent that Oregon’s anti-gun activists think they can outlast you in their incremental war of attrition; it is their fervent hope that your family will be too busy or too tired to notice their continued efforts to erode your freedom. Pay attention: These ballot initiatives represent a direct attempt to coerce Oregon legislators to pass gun control during the 2020 short session. 
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NRA & Gun Owners Win. Bloomberg / Everytown Lose.

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 08:38
The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded a decision by the Montana state Supreme Court protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners in that state. In an NRA-backed case, the justices held, in a 5-0 decision, that the City of Missoula's attempt to impose extreme gun control measures was a clear violation of state law. 
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Have we become too paranoid about mass shootings?

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:22
Many Americans worry about when – not if – another mass shooting will occur, and a Gallup poll from September found that nearly half of Americans fear being a victim of one of these attacks.
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Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Orders Special Session to Ram Gun Control Through Legislature

Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:29
Because the Legislature defended your freedom and did not accede to his demands, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order for a “special” session to convene on 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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Veteran Criticizes Police Practices, Gets Guns and Firearm License Seized by Chief of Police

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 16:50
Watch what you say about local officialdom in Tisbury, Mass., or you may find Police Chief Mark Saloio knocking at your door to revoke your Second Amendment rights.
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Washington: Tacoma City Council Meeting for Proposed Gun Tax

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 15:22
On October 22nd, the Tacoma City Council will be holding its First Reading on a proposed ordinance to impose a new tax on all purchases of firearms and ammunition. The proposed tax would unnecessarily burden law-abiding gun owners, while doing nothing to reduce crime.
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DSC Foundation Videos Explain Why Hunting Is Conservation

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 09:14
Though many American hunters may not realize it, the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) and its DSC Foundation (DSCF) has been a prime supporter and promoter of anti-poaching efforts on the African continent. A mission-focused conservation organization, the DSC is funded by hunters from around the world and hosts what it calls “The Greatest Hunters Convention on the Planet,” an annual hunters’ convention that raises tremendous funds for grants in the conservation, outdoor education and hunter advocacy arenas.
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Assault on Firearm Industry Fails: Federal Court Dismisses Ohio Lawsuit

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 07:01
On October 9, a federal court in Ohio considered and dismissed, with prejudice, a lawsuit against Smith & Wesson, Remington, Sig Sauer, and other gun manufacturers, arising from a class action brought by Primus Group LLC. Primus Group LLC v. Smith & Wesson Corp., et al, No. 2:19-cv-3450, 2019 WL 5067211 (S.D. Ohio, Oct. 9, 2019).
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California Gun Confiscation Draws ACLU Opposition

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 06:57
We know that gun rights are interconnected with other civil rights. In their zeal to attack law-abiding gun owners and Second Amendment rights, gun control advocates have shown a willingness to trampleother cherished civil liberties. Anti-gun advocates and lawmakers have openly stated their desire to abrogate individuals’ Second Amendment rights based on the exercise of their First Amendment right to free speech. Other politicians have sought to restrict gun owners’ First Amendment rights to associate and engage in pro-gun political activism. Governments have attempted to violate gun owners’ privacy rights through intrusive surveillance practices.
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Confiscation or "Mandatory Buyback"?

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 06:54
It is interesting to watch certain Democrats struggle when trying convince law-abiding gun owners how “reasonable” it is for the government to take away your firearms.  Do the anti-gun groups and candidates pushing honestly believe you’ll be fooled?
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Maine: Legislative Council to Consider Gun Control Bills For Next Year

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 06:47
On October 23rd, the Maine Legislative Council will meet to approve requests to introduce emergency legislation. Several of the proposals before the council include anti-gun schemes such as banning commonly-owned firearms, requiring gun owners to purchase mandatory liability insurance, expanding arbitrary zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless, and imposing one-size-fits-all storage requirements that render firearms unavailable for self-defense.
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Illinois: Task Force May Ponder More Gun Control

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 18:20
The Illinois House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force is scheduled to meet on October 16, 2019. The task force could potentially make policy recommendations with various gun control schemes. %MCEPASTEBIN%
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California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 13:27
Prior to the October 13 deadline, Governor Newsom signed the final anti-gun and anti-hunting bills, AB 1254 and SB 172 into law.  
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Grassroots Spotlight: NRA-ILA Fighting the Bloomberg Money In Virginia 2019 Elections

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:25
The Nov. 5th election may be the most consequential ever for our Second Amendment rights in the Commonwealth. That’s because every seat in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate is up for grabs and gun control advocates, bankrolled by an out of state New York billionaire, are trying to buy the election.  In contrast, the NRA is focused on our tried and true grassroots model of educating our supporters on candidates’ positions on the Second Amendment, and working to ensure they turn out to vote on Election Day.
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Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increased Again

Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:17
Last week, economist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center released “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2019,” his annual report on the number of concealed carry permit holders in the U.S.
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