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Maine: Anti-Gun Legislation Voted Down by Senate

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 17:14
Today, the Maine Senate voted to not accept the committee report of “ought to pass” on Legislative Document 351.  Further, they postponed their vote on Legislative Document 988 until next week.  It is vital that you contact your state Senator to SUPPORT LD 988!
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Texas: Governor Abbott Signs Remaining Pro-Second Amendment Bills from 2017 Regular Session

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:02
Your NRA-ILA previously reported that Governor Greg Abbott signed two important pro-Second Amendment measures passed by the Texas Legislature during the recent 140-day session into law: Senate Bill 16, priority legislation of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick that slashes the cost of an original License To Carry from $140 to $40 and reduces the price of a renewal LTC from $70 to $40 to bring fees down to among the lowest in the nation; and House Bill 1819 which revises Texas statutes to track federal law regarding ownership and possession of firearm sound suppressors.  [The Texas Penal Code currently requires these devices to be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  If the Hearing Protection Act that eliminates this federal requirement were to pass Congress before the Texas Legislature meets again in 2019, suppressor owners would have no way of complying with state law and could be guilty of a felony offense without this important change.]  An amendment was added to HB 1819 in the Senate to clarify that non-NFA, short-barreled firearms with a pistol grip -- such as the Mossberg 590 Shockwave -- are not unlawful to sell or own in Texas.  The Lone Star State is one of just two states where this particular gun cannot currently be sold lawfully.  Both laws take effect on September 1, 2017.
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Rotary Turns 180 Degrees on Restrictive Firearm Policies

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:01
In March, we reported on a series of restrictive policies governing firearms that had been approved by the governing body of the well-known networking and service club, Rotary International. This week came a welcome turn of events, as the club’s board of directors announced that the rules, which had been set to take effect July 1, have undergone substantial “clarification.”
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Rotary Turns 180 Degrees on Restrictive Firearm Polices

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:01
In March, we reported on a series of restrictive policies governing firearms that had been approved by the governing body of the well-known networking and service club, Rotary International. This week came a welcome turn of events, as the club’s board of directors announced that the rules, which had been set to take effect July 1, have undergone substantial “clarification.”
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NJ Court: State Can’t Criminalize Possession of “Pencils” and Other Lawful Objects for Home Self-defense

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:40
It is refreshing to finally see some common sense coming out of a court in NJ, as the state is notoriously known for its illogical and Draconian gun laws that do little more than make felons out of law-abiding gun owners.
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Goodyear Fires Australian Competitive Shooter over Simple Miscommunication

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 12:48
In the United States there have been a handful of high-profile incidents in which an employer has terminated an employee following the employee’s use of a gun in self-defense while at the workplace. In recent years, NRA has worked with state lawmakers to pass worker protection – or parking lot –  legislation that ensures employees are able to carry a firearm to and from the workplace and store a firearm in their vehicle while at work even if the vehicle is parked on company property.
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Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee after chase

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 08:42
A pair of inmates from Georgia suspected of killing two corrections officers during their escape from a prisoner bus this week have been captured in Tennessee after a chase that involved gunfire, authorities said. Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, were taken into custody Thursday after two residents held them at gunpoint when they discovered the men were trying to steal a car from a central Tennessee home, Lt. Bill Miller from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said late Friday. The capture put an end to a multistate manhunt that lasted nearly 60 hours after the inmates escaped Tuesday morning in central Georgia.
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UK: Police Commissioner Suggests Value of Armed Citizenry, is Quickly Rebuffed

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 07:18
Every once in a great while, an independent-minded United Kingdom official is overcome with a bout of common sense on firearms. However, such outbursts of reason are typically short-lived, as the gun control apostate becomes the immediate target of the country’s anti-gun establishment politicians and media. Such was the case in 2014, when former Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party and Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage had the temerity to point out that the UK’s handgun ban is “ludicrous” and call for its repeal.
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California: Budget Trailer Bill with Anti-Gun Language, AB 103, Heading to Governor Brown

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 19:37
Today, June 15, was the deadline for the California Legislature to meet the budget deadline. Anti-gun Legislators ramrodded Assembly Bill 103 through the process, where it passed the Senate and then was promptly brought to the Assembly floor without reference to file and subsequently passed. AB 103 will now be sent to Governor Brown for his consideration.  
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Kansas: Governor Brownback Allows Anti-Gun Legislation to Become Law

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:49
Today, Governor Sam Brownback announced that he intends to let House Bill 2278 become law without his signature.  HB 2278 makes it unlawful for individuals to carry a firearm for self-defense into a state or municipal-owned medical care facility, including the Kansas University Hospital.  In addition, HB 2278 prevents the lawful carry of a firearm into community health centers and state or municipal-owned adult care homes.  This bill will take effect immediately.
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Man with concealed carry permit fired shots during Loop robbery

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:48
A man with a concealed carry permit fired shots while he was being robbed Wednesday afternoon in The Loop. The man, whose age was unknown, was approached by two males while he was waiting in traffic about 3 p.m. in the 0–100 block of East Wacker Drive, according to Chicago Police. One of the males distracted him while the other grabbed personal property from his vehicle. The man is a licensed concealed carry holder and is cooperating with police investigators, police said.
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Pro-Gun/ Pro-Hunting Bills on the Move in the North Carolina Legislature

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:34
The North Carolina Senate could take up NRA-supported House Bill 559 tomorrow!  Please contact your state Senator and urge them to support this pro-hunting legislation!
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Man Shoots Would-Be Robber

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:36
A man who tried to rob another man at gunpoint in a northwest Houston suburb was shot Sunday evening. Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constables were called to the 23900 block of Creek Ridge Drive in after residents in the area reported hearing gunshots. (Want to get daily updates about traffic news and other events going on in your area? Sign up for the free Houston Patch morning newsletter.)
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California: Two Budget Bills with Anti-Gun Language Moving to the Floor of the State Assembly and Senate

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:15
Tomorrow, June 15, is the deadline for the California Legislature to pass a budget. Two budget trailer bills, AB 103 and SB 87, were recently amended with identical anti-gun language and will be voted on tomorrow. Please email your state Senator and Assembly Member and urge them to OPPOSE AB 103 and SB 87. 
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Suspect shot while trying to enter nearby home

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 14:09
A 33-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested Sunday night on burglary and battery charges after he allegedly punched a man several times outside a bar in Holiday, according to the Sheriff's Office. The suspect, Stephen Blackwood, then ran away and tried to break into a home about a block away, where he was shot in the shoulder by a resident, authorities said.
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California: Anti-Gun Language Amended into Budget Bill Passes Senate Committee

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 20:41
Today, June 13, Assembly Bill 103, a budget trailer bill, passed the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.   AB 103 was recently amended to include substantial policy changes that could remove your Second Amendment rights without due process.  Please contact your state Senator and ask him/her to OPPOSE AB 103.  
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Delaware: Radical Gun Seizure Legislation Could be Heard Tomorrow

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 14:42
As early as tomorrow, a dangerous and extreme anti-gun bill is expected to be considered in committee.
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Maine Action Needed: Anti-Gun Legislation May be Voted on This Week-CALL TODAY!

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:40
Anti-gun advocates are working overtime to pass anti-gun legislation in your state.  The Maine Senate could vote by the end of this week on Legislative Document 351, an anti-gun bill that would allow municipalities to prohibit firearm owners from carrying during municipal public proceedings and in polling places.  It is important that you continue to contact your state Senator with your strong opposition to LD 351!  Call your state Senator and click the “Take Action” button below.
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Washington: Please Attend WDFW Advisory Committee Meetings

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:05
Thank you to all the NRA members and supporters who attended the first meeting of the Wenas Wildlife Area Target Shooting Advisory Committee.  The WDFW Advisory Committee has set the proposed meeting dates for the remainder of the year.  The next meeting will be a committee meeting and the following two will be “public listening sessions” for members of the public to offer comments and ideas. 
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Maine: Pro-Gun Legislation Signed by the Governor!

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:00
Yesterday, Governor Paul LePage (R) signed Legislative Document 9 into law.  Sponsored by state Representative Patrick Corey (R-25), LD 9 will prohibit a government agency or political subdivision of Maine from keeping a list or registry of privately owned firearms, or a list or registry of the owners of those firearms.  While federal law prohibits a universal national gun registry, there are eight states which prohibit state-level gun registries as well.  Maine will be the ninth state to prohibit a state-level gun registry.
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