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Comments Needed on Proposals to Update Export Rules, Ease Burdens on Firearm-Related Businesses

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:00
We recently reported on proposed rules announced by the Trump Administration to update the U.S. export regime for firearms and ammunition and to ease burdens and red tape on domestic firearm-related businesses, especially gunsmiths and manufacturers. Comments on these proposals are still urgently needed to help refine the final rules and ensure the voices of America’s small firearm-related businesses and gun owners are heard.
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Mississippi Supreme Court Rules That Enhanced Carry Permit Holders Can Carry in Courthouses

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:18
Mississippi's enhanced carry permit law was created in 2011, the result of NRA-backed amendments successfully authored by Reps. Philip Gunn, Greg Snowden and Mark Formby to House Bill 506 – a bill dealing with the carrying of firearms by prosecutors.
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Newly Discovered Data Proves Why We Can’t Trust the CDC on Guns

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:25
Few who read this magazine are likely to be unaware of the anti-gun leanings of the Center for Disease Control, which for years has worked to treat firearm ownership like a disease that needs to be eradicated. But, newly discovered polling by the CDC shows just how far the agency is willing to go to hide evidence of the positive aspects of gun ownership.
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Massachusetts Gun Ban Case Highlights Importance of Trump’s Judicial Appointments

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:23
Can a state attorney general unilaterally reinterpret a gun control statute to retroactively ban firearms that had been openly bought and sold within the state throughout the law’s 20 year history? William G. Young, a federal judge in Massachusetts, said yes in Workman v. Healy, the NRA supported challenge to the Massachusetts AG’s ban. That opinion illustrates why President Donald Trump’s appointments to the federal judiciary are so important.
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Listen to Gun Control Advocates Carefully and You’ll Hear Their End Goal

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:21
In typical collectivist fashion, the New York Times Editorial Board recently labeled an entire generation as gun control supporters and demanded that “It’s time, once again, for America to listen to its children.”While touting her latest bill to ban commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms (S.2095), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) declared, “We owe it to these students to listen.”The Washington Post Editorial Board blared, “Students walking out of school taught the nation a lesson.”
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Banning Guns at the Ballot Box

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:20
When gun control activists put firearm transfer bans on the ballot under the guise of “universal background checks”in Washington, Nevada, and Maine, they argued that this was just "common sense", and they weren't trying to ban guns. While we knew this was false at the time, the current push for anti-gun ballot initiatives in several states is proving that point.
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Lawmakers propose national firearms licensing system

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:06
Two House Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation that would set up a federal firearms licensing system, and all gun sales and transfers to be registered on this system.
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Under Fire

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:05
A record 87,154 members, hunters, and gun owners attended this year’s National Rifle Association annual meeting in early May, and for the first time ever, the U.S. president and the vice president addressed the attendees in the same afternoon. It was a potent show of political force from the organization, after it had endured a hurricane of critical media coverage following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
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N.J. on the brink of enacting even tougher gun laws. Here are 6 new bills on Phil Murphy's desk

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:04
A half-dozen proposals, including measures that would reduce magazine capacity, armor-piercing bullets, make it tougher to obtain a permit to carry a handgun, expand background checks on private gun sales, and keep firearms out of the hands of people deemed a threat to themselves and others, cleared a final hurdle in the state Legislature Thursday.
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Oregon: Second challenge to ‘assault weapons’ ballot title filed

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:03
A second legal challenge was filed Thursday against a certified ballot title for IP 43, a proposed ballot measure that would ban certain types of semi-automatic firearms and large-capacity magazines.
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South Africa: Ruling urges some 300,000 gun owners to turn in their guns

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:02
If you are a gun owner who failed to renew your firearm licence on time, your possession of that weapon is illegal. This is in terms of a unanimous Constitutional Court decision articulated by Justice Johan Froneman yesterday, Lowvelder reports.
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New Jersey: Gun Control Bills Pass Legislature, Now Heading to the Governor

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:49
Today, the New Jersey Senate passed a package of gun bills which had been previously adopted by the Assembly.
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NRA Challenges Oregon Gun Ban

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:03
Files Joint Legal Challenge with Oregon Hunters Association The National Rifle Association today announced the filing of a joint legal challenge with the Oregon Hunters Association to contest the state of Oregon’s Initiative Petition 43, which seeks to ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and standard-capacity magazines. 
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California DOJ Submits Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Regulations to Office of Administrative Law

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:34
On Friday, May 25, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms (CA DOJ) formally submitted a proposed regulation expanding the application of the definitions for terms relating to “assault weapons” to apply in all circumstances.  The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) will decide whether to approve the regulation on or before July 10, 2018.
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Past Versus Present Americans

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:40
Guns haven't changed. People have changed. Behavior that is accepted from today's young people was not accepted yesteryear. For those of us who are 65 or older, assaults on teachers were not routine as they are in some cities.
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Cuomo: Allow teachers to petition judges to seize parents' guns

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:39
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to allow teachers to ask a judge to remove guns from the homes of troubled students.
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Bill Clinton advocates gun control at Robert Kennedy memorial

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:38
Former President Clinton invoked former Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a call for increased gun restrictions on Wednesday during a memorial for the 50th anniversary of the former senator and attorney general's assassination.
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Semi-auto ban fails in Delaware Senate panel

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:37
Legislation to ban the sale, purchase or transfer of “assault-style” weapons failed to make it out of a Senate committee Wednesday — a victory for the hundred or so Delawareans who showed up to protest the measure and the many more who made their opposition clear on social media or in calls and emails to legislators.
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New Jersey lawmakers set to vote on 6 gun control bills

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:37
New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote on a half-dozen measures to tighten the state’s already-strict gun laws.
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Oregon's high court to consider proposed gun-control measure

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:36
A proposed ballot measure that would restrict ownership of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines wound up in the Oregon Supreme Court after a gun rights proponent on Wednesday petitioned for a review of the ballot title, saying it was politically charged and deceptive.
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