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California: There is Still Time to Contact the Governor on Anti-Gun Bills

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:49
The California Legislature sent three anti-gun bills to Governor Brown for his consideration, AB 7, AB 424, and SB 464. The Governor has until October 15th to either veto, sign or allow the bills to go into law without his signature. Please email Governor Brown and urge him to VETO AB 7, AB 424, and SB 464.   Also, please take a moment to CALL and FAX the Governor requesting he VETO these anti-gun bills. His office phone number is 916-445-2841 and fax number is 916-558-3160.
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NRA, Others Urge Supreme Court to Review “Assault Weapon,” Magazine Ban

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:45
This month, the United States Supreme Court commenced its October sitting. Among the cases that the Court may decide to review is Kolbe v. Hogan, No. 17-127. 
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Your Help Is Urgently Needed to Ensure Congress Acts on Pro-gun Legislation!

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:42
Two of the NRA’s highest priority bills could be before Congress any day now. Your help is needed to ensure they go the distance.
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Hysteria Subsides as Campus Carry is Implemented in Georgia, Kansas, and Texas

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:34
As sure as day follows night, when it comes to the liberalization of Right-to-Carry laws, the initial anti-gun hysteria recedes and is eventually replaced by most people wondering what all of the fuss was about. 
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Massachusetts: Committee to Hear Ivory Ban Bills

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 14:18
On Tuesday October 3, the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture will have a hearing on bills to enact a New York-style ivory ban that is more severe than the federal ivory ban.  Please consider attending the hearing to voice opposition to SB 450 and HB 419.  In addition, please contact members of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture and urge them to oppose these bills!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
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Appeals court order blocks enforcement of D.C.’s strict concealed carry law

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:28
D.C. officials will not be able to enforce the city’s strict limits on carrying concealed firearms on the streets of the nation’s capital under a court order issued Thursday.
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Pelosi Evokes Scalise Shooting in Opposition to SHARE Act

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:27
On the day House Majority Whip Steve Scalise returned to the Capitol, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi evoked his shooting in explaining her opposition to GOP legislation to relax restrictions on gun silencers.
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Georgia: VSU professors sue over campus carry

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:26
Two Valdosta State University professors are among the plaintiffs suing to stop enforcement of a law allowing people to bring concealed firearms onto college campuses, according to court documents.
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New Texas law lowers fees for handgun licenses

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:26
A license to carry a handgun in Texas used to be unaffordable for many Texans, including Cole Parker of Deer Park.That changed Sept. 1, he said, when a new state law went into effect, significantly reducing the cost to get a license to carry a handgun. The law, Senate Bill 16, lowers the first-time fee for a five-year license to carry from $140 to $40 and the renewal fee from $70 to $40.
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New York Times on Surviving the Apocalypse: Firearms are Out

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:27
If there are any ironclad rules for those hoping to survive the collapse of society, one would surely be to avoid densely populated cities, especially if they’re easily cut-off from the mainland via a handful of bridges or tunnels. The second, after this week, would be to avoid the survival advice of the New York Times, a newspaper published in just such a city, and one easily cut-off from the common sense of the more down-to-earth parts of America. 
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Australian Farmer Defends Family from Knife-Wielding Trespasser, Government Confiscates Firearms

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:26
In 1992, the government of New South Wales (the most populous Australian state) enacted the “Firearms Legislation (Amendment) Act 1992.” Under the law, gun owners were required to express a “genuine reason” for possessing a firearm. 
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Fake News: Washington Post Falsely Suggests Trump Will Arm Foreign Tyrants With American Guns

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:28
Reports arose recently that the White House is planning to approve changes to rules governing the export of U.S. firearms and ammunition. Predictably, before the planned regulations were even released for public review and comment, the Washington Post swiftly activated its fake news division to breathlessly warn America of the horrible outcomes the changes “could” provoke. 
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Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of Columbia Concealed Carry Ban

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:09
In the latest victory for the Second Amendment rights of residents of the District of Columbia, the full federal court of appeals that sits in the District declined, on Thursday, to rehear an earlier decision by three judges of that court striking down provisions of the City’s code that barred most D.C. residents from carrying firearms for self-protection. 
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Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of Columbia Law Concealed Carry Ban

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 17:09
In the latest victory for the Second Amendment rights of residents of the District of Columbia, the full federal court of appeals that sits in the District declined, on Thursday, to rehear an earlier decision by three judges of that court striking down provisions of the City’s code that barred most D.C. residents from carrying firearms for self-protection. 
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In Case You Missed It: Head of FOP Debunks Gun Control lobby’s Main Argument Against the Hearing Protection Act

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 15:14
"With respect to the silencer provision, we have taken a position that we do not object to that provision," said Pasco. "The reasoning is because silencers are not — and have not been in the recent past — a law enforcement problem."
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Pittsburgh: Councilman Introduces Ordinance to Disarm Citizens in City Parks

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 09:16
On September 26, Pittsburgh Councilman Dan Gilman introduced ordinance 2017-1920 to amend Pittsburgh City Code in order to ban firearms in city parks. The new ordinance would prohibit the uncasing, possession, and use of firearms capable of discharging or propelling a projectile in City parks and playgrounds. Those in violation could be charged with the misdemeanor crime and would face up to $300 in fines and as much as 30 days in jail.  Please contact council members and urge them to OPPOSE this proposed ordinance!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact council members.
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Harvard Scholar: Guns unlikely to blame for increase in violent crime

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:40
SIEGEL: First, let me put to you a very common reaction to rising violent crime or rising murder rates. It's guns. It's the number of guns that are out there. Can we say that's a cause?ABT: I think it's unlikely. The reason is I don't think anything is fundamentally changed in the gun markets in the United States. The second reason is because overwhelmingly gun crime is perpetrated with weapons that are already illegal.
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Second Wave: Anti-Gun Bloomberg And His Minions Are Mounting Another Invasion of Virginia

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:12
Virginia may have a Democratic governor, but the legislature is solidly Republican. In fact, if weren’t for Northern Virginia—this would be a solid red state. Alas, we can't always get what we want. While I’m not the biggest fan of Terry McAuliffe, his tenure here has been mostly uncontroversial, mainly focusing on issues that can bring both sides together. Yes, he’s pushed for Medicaid expansion, but that was going to always face a legislative death, given that the House of Delegates has a Republican supermajority. The only hiccup was the assault on Second Amendment rights by state Attorney General Mark Herring, in which over two dozen states’ concealed carry reciprocity was set to be axed by his office. Luckily, a deal was hashed out between the governor and Virginia Republicans to avoid this egregious attack on gun rights. The reciprocity agreements remained. Yet, that doesn’t mean Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun minions are giving up. They’re mounting yet another effort to try and shake up the state, pouring more money into down ticket races this year. It’s the third invasion of Virginia (via WaPo):
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Michigan: House OKs gun law pre-emption, fine for CPL violation

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:11
The Republican-controlled state House passed two new gun measures Wednesday that would stop local governments from adopting ordinances stricter than state gun laws and impose a civil fine instead of the current felony charge for those carrying expired concealed pistol licenses.
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Pennsylvania allows more types of electronic hunting gadgets

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:11
Pennsylvania hunters got permission this week to use four types of electronic devices as they pursue their quarry.
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