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Eric Swalwell on Assault Weapons: 'Just Take the 15 Million that are Out There and Buy Them Back'

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:52
Bay Area congressman Eric Swalwell on Monday became the latest person to join the incredibly crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. His primary policy message of the campaign will be gun control, and he's proposing a mandatory buyback of "military-style semiautomatic assault weapons."
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto To Sign Gun Control Bills Today

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:33
A package of bills at the center of a heated debate about gun control in Pittsburgh is expected to become law today. Mayor Bill Peduto tells The Confluence he'll sign the bills at noon today. The bills would ban the use of assault-style weapons within city limits and allow guns to be temporarily seized from those deemed too dangerous to own them.
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Why I Learned to Use a Gun at a Mature Age and Now Carry One

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:06
My friends are well aware that I carry and know that should I be called to do so, I will protect them to the best of my ability.
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Pittsburgh Residents Challenge Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 09:37
With assistance from the NRA, Pittsburgh residents filed a lawsuit today challenging the city’s ban on publicly carrying loaded magazines that accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition. Pittsburgh’s recently enacted ordinance misleadingly describes these magazines as “large capacity” even though they come standard with many of the nation’s most popular firearms and are commonly used in handguns carried for self-defense.  
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Nevada: Deadline for Bills to Advance From Policy Committees this Friday/Criminal Justice Reform Bill to Be Heard Tomorrow

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 18:22
Friday, April 12th, is the deadline for bills to advance from committees in their chamber of origin.
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Hawaii: Firearm Seizure Bill Eligible For Floor Vote

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:57
Senate Bill 1466 to allow for the seizure of firearms without due process will be eligible for a floor vote in the Hawaii House of Representatives as early as tomorrow, April 9th.  In addition, the Senate passed House Bill 720 on Friday, April 5th, and it is now headed to Governor David Ige’s desk for his consideration. 
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Texas: House Committee to Hear More Anti-Gun Bills on Wednesday!

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:49
On Wednesday, April 10, the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety will hold public hearings on a number of NRA-opposed bills
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Tennessee: Pro-Gun Bills Scheduled in Multiple Committees This Week

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:44
Multiple Pro-Gun Bills scheduled for committee hearings this week.
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Ouch: New Poll Shows Elizabeth Warren Running a Distant Third...In Massachusetts

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 13:00
Let's start with the requisite caveats that Democratic presidential primary is a marathon, not a sprint -- and that the field is still taking shape. We are also more than two months away from the first debates of the cycle (one set is scheduled for late June, then another in late July), and roughly ten full months away from the Iowa caucuses.
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NRA-PVF Endorses Fred Keller for U.S. House

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:38
 The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse Fred Keller in the upcoming special election for the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. 
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Hawkins: Democrats Ignore NZ Gun Control Failures, Push Confiscation

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:12
Democrats overlooked the gun control failures leading up to the March 15, 2019, New Zealand mosque attacks, choosing instead to push bans and confiscations as the next step of an incremental gun control push.
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Arizona: School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill Still Awaiting Senate Floor Vote

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 07:21
On March 14th, the Arizona state Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass House Bill 2693, sending it on to the full Senate where it is still awaiting a floor vote.  HB 2693 would 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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Maryland Action Needed: Urge Your Lawmakers to Oppose Gun Control on Final Day of Session!

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 13:33
Tomorrow April 8th is Sine Die for the Maryland General Assembly and numerous gun control bills may come up for a vote, including House Bill 786 and Senate Bill 737. 
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California: City of Simi Valley to Consider The Future of Gun Shows at the Monday, April 8 Meeting

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 06:55
The City of Simi Valley plans to have discussions on possible action regarding the Ventura County Board of Supervisors request that the City act in opposition to any contracts for future gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. 
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South Carolina: Constitutional Carry To Be Heard By Subcommittee

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 05:26
On April 9th, a subcommittee of the South Carolina state Senate Committee on Judiciary will hear Senate Bill 139, the SC Constitutional Carry Act of 2019, to ensure that any law-abiding adult who may legally possess a firearm may carry a handgun for self-defense without first having to go through government red tape. 
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Breaking News: President Trump to speak at NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Indianapolis

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 17:01
FAIRFAX, Va.— President Donald Trump will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the third consecutive year that President Trump will deliver the keynote address at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. 
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New Study: Cops Prevent Crime

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:47
Readers may have noticed that we review “gun policy” studies regularly. Those clamoring for federal funding for gun policy research should set themselves up a Google Scholar alert, but not everything we want to highlight is directly related to gun policy. Crime is a complex issue and criminals are – shockingly – at the root of “gun crime”.
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New Zealand Government Wants Blank Check for Gun Confiscation

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:46
On April 2, gun control legislation hastily concocted after the terrorist attack in Christchurch passed its first reading in the New Zealand Parliament. The legislation would ban, and provide for the confiscation of, several types of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their accessories and even many pump-action shotguns. The oppressive legislation will face two further votes in parliament before it becomes law. Upon brining the legislation to parliament, Police Minister Stuart Nash proclaimed, “Owning a firearm is a privilege, not a right.”
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New York Times Resurrects Flawed Study

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 14:36
Bad anti-gun research, and the sensationalist journalism that often accompanies it, provide unending opportunities for the most used (overused?) of all firearm themes: Zombies. Just when you think the thing is gone for good, it appears again.
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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Eligible For Votes In The Senate

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 12:53
Yesterday, the Senate gave notice that House Bill 720 could be voted on as early as today, April 5th.  Additionally, the House passed Senate Bill 600, which now heads to the Senate where it will be eligible for a concurrence vote.
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