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West Virginia: Senate Passes Parking Lot Protection Bill

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:48
Today, the West Virginia state Senate passed House Bill 4187 with a 31-1 vote.  HB 4187 will now return to the House of Delegates for concurrence.
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NRA sues Florida over new gun bill

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:42
The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit on Friday against Florida for their new bill which prohibits gun sales to adults between the ages of 18 and 21. The complaint says the new ban, which was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott hours before the complaint was filed, violates 18 to 21 year-olds "fundamental rights" to purchase a firearm.
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Action Needed: Pro-gun Legislation to Improve Self-Defense Opportunities

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 15:39
On March 12th at 10:00AM, a conference committee will be hearing House Bill 1214.  There is a proposed amendment through the conference committee process for House Bill 1214 to include language to eliminate the fee for a License to Carry a Handgun (LTCH) as well as expand carry opportunities throughout the state.  Please contact your state Representative and Senator urging them to support Proposed Conference Committee Report #1 for HB 1214.  Second Amendment supporters are invited to attend the conference committee.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Legislators and here to call them.
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Florida Governor Signs Gun Control Bill

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:58
The National Rifle Association expressed disappointment regarding the gun-control provisions contained in a bill that was signed into law today in Florida. The new law strips law-abiding adults aged 18-20 of their Second Amendment right to self-protection and imposes unnecessary delays on all firearm purchases.
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Antigun Politicians Aim for America’s Most Popular Firearms With Expansive Ban

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:01
Hoping to capitalize on tragedy, ignorance, and hysteria, 174 opportunistic anti-gun Democrats – led by Rep. David N. Cicillinie (RI) – introduced legislation last week proposing perhaps the most sweeping gun ban in U.S. history. The bill, H.R. 5087, is dubbed the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2018.” Yet its scope is so vast, and its drafting so poorly executed, that that the only semiautomatic firearms it clearly doesn’t reach are those listed in an appendix of what the authors consider permissible guns (many of which will be unknown or unavailable to the average consumer, if they’re available at all). 
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New Hampshire: Anti-Gun Amendment Introduced to Hijack School Safety Bill

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:23
An attempt is currently being made to hijack Senate Bill 357 with an anti-gun floor amendment offered by Senator Martha Hennessey (D-5).  The New Hampshire state Senate Education Committee will be considering SB 357 on Tuesday, March 13th.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE Sen. Hennessey’s floor amendment to SB 357.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
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California: The Legislature "Gutting and Amending" your Rights!

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:13
The California Legislature is in full swing and a number of bills have been introduced that could impact your right to keep and bear arms in the Golden State. However, the field of bills that were introduced prior to the bill introduction deadline last month have been rapidly changing over the past couple of weeks as legislators have been amending anti-gun concepts into various bills.
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Goldberg: Students can protest, but they don't know what they are talking about

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:14
My problem is with the resurgence of an old American tradition of celebrating young people as inherently wiser and more moral than adults. There are really three problems with the fetishization of youth in politics. First, it’s based on a faulty premise: that young people have a radically or uniquely superior insight into political affairs.
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School shootings are extraordinarily rare. Why is fear of them driving policy?

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:13
The chance of a child being shot and killed in a public school is extraordinarily low. Not zero — no risk is. But it’s far lower than many people assume, especially in the glare of heart-wrenching news coverage after an event like Parkland. And it’s far lower than almost any other mortality risk a kid faces, including traveling to and from school, catching a potentially deadly disease while in school or suffering a life-threatening injury playing interscholastic sports.
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DDoS Attacks Target NRA

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:12
The attacks, which exploit vulnerable "memcached servers," have been trying to hose down scores of new targets with a flood of internet traffic, according to the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360.
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Utah lawmakers get schools deal but drop some divisive bills

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:11
Utah lawmakers wrapped up their annual session Thursday night after backing away from divisive plans, such as naming name a scenic highway after President Donald Trump and repealing the death penalty, and instead used their final days to hustle through an education funding deal.
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Hollywood condemns NRA while dramatically increasing gun violence in entertainment

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 08:09
Hollywood declared war on American gun culture in 2013 with a public service announcement calling for stricter gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
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Dick’s and Others Enact Discriminatory Policies in Response to Gun Control Tantrum

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 06:56
In what appears to be a bid to alienate a large swath of the American public in order to appease anti-gun extremists, last week Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO and Chairman Ed Stack issued an open letter in which he announced several changes to the company’s firearms sales policies. According to the missive, Dick’s will no longer sell some configurations of commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles and certain capacity magazines. The company will also refuse to sell firearms to adults ages 18 to 20.
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The NRA Has a Secret Weapon to Fight Gun Control: A Powerful App

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:43
As lawmakers return to Washington this week under pressure to act on guns, the NRA is directing members’ activism at the audience that matters most: Congress. Republican congressional leaders have had little to say; the NRA hasn’t sponsored marches or rallies. But in mid-February the mobile app of the NRA’s Institute of Legislative Action urged users to send pre-written tweets that automatically route to their individual members of Congress, telling them to “Protect our constitutional right to self-defense; Defend the #2A! #DefendTheSecond.”  
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Here's why raising the gun possession age could cost some crime victims their lives

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 18:40
The Florida House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill banning gun sales to anyone under 21, sending the measure to Gov. Rick Scott, who has not said whether he will sign it into law. More significantly, there is serious consideration in Congress of a similar national ban. On top of this, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, L.L. Bean and Kroger have all moved to discontinue gun sales to anyone under age 21.
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Idaho: Self-Defense Legislation Heads to House Floor

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:00
Today, March 8th, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 1313 with a 12-3 vote.  SB 1313 will now head to the House floor, where it could receive a vote as early as tomorrow.  This important piece of legislation, which has the backing of law enforcement and prosecutors, will improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Idaho and previously passed the state Senate with a 29-6 vote.  Please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1313!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative.
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Wyoming: Legislature Could Possibly Pass Pro-Gun Legislation on Final Reading

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 15:13
Tomorrow, the House and Senate could potentially consider Senate File 71 and House Bill 168 respectively on third reading. 
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Missouri: Updates on Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Legislation

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:57
Several pro- and anti-gun bills were recently assigned to committees, while others are still pending committee assignments.  It is important that you continue to contact your state Senator and state Representative and urge them to support the pro-gun bills and oppose the anti-gun bills!
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Why ‘Sin Taxes’ on Ammo Will Backfire

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 09:38
Sin taxes of all types have unintended consequences. A new proposal to impose a 50 percent tax on ammunition is no exception. Selective sales taxes imposed on certain politically disfavored goods are rife with misuse, rarely achieve their intended outcome, and disproportionately hurt the poor.
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What Is The 'Fix NICS' Bill Congress Keeps Talking About?

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 08:44
Currently, there is a bill making its way through Congress known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, commonly referred to as "Fix NICS," that is designed to close a major hole in current federal firearms legislation.
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