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House Judiciary Committee Green Lights Reciprocity Bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:55
H.R. 38 Would Eliminate Confusing Patchwork of State Laws
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Florida Action Needed: Judicial Misconduct on Florida Supreme Court

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:58
Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente has been caught in an act of what we believe is clear judicial misconduct and must recuse herself.  Please immediately send an email to Justice Pariente and Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and tell them quite simply that she must recuse or resign.  
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Florida Alert: Help Needed!! Pro-gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:51
Three pro-gun bills have been placed on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Your help is needed to let Committee members know we want them to support these bills.
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New Jersey: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Seek Duplicate Ban on Bump Stocks

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:14
Far from the first time, New Jersey anti-gun politicians are once again attempting to implement duplicate gun control legislation and call it a victory.  “Bump stocks” are already prohibited in New Jersey under the state’s existing and Draconian semi-auto “assault weapons ban” because it has a pistol grip and a retractable stock, a combination of prohibited features that make them unlawful. 
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House Committee takes up NRA-backed concealed carry bill

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:23
A key House panel is expected to pass legislation Wednesday to expand the rights of concealed carry permit holders — the National Rifle Association’s top legislative priority.
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The Air Force failed to report dozens of violent service members to FBI gun databases

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:22
The Air Force acknowledged Tuesday that it failed to report at least dozens of service members charged or convicted of serious assault to a federal gun background-check database, negligence that allowed Texas church gunman Devin Kelley to purchase weapons used in killings inside a Texas church this month.
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Ohio appellate court: Ban on firearms in restraining order may violate Second Amendment

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:21
Many civil protection orders, especially in domestic violence cases, ban the target from possessing guns. Courts generally uphold these as permissible restrictions, at least when the order is based on a finding that the target had committed a violent act or had threatened violence; see, e.g., U.S. v. Bena (8th Cir. 2011). But the matter is not entirely clear, especially since such orders can often be entered on just a finding of preponderance of the evidence, following relatively truncated procedures where the defendant doesn’t have a lawyer.
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Honolulu police tell legal marijuana users to turn in their firearms

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:20
The Honolulu Police Department has told legal marijuana users who own guns that they must turn in their weapons within 30 days.In a letter to about 30 medical marijuana card holders on Oahu, the police said “you have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms.”
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During National Gun Surrender UK police collect flares, "a fork"

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 08:19
In total 229 weapons and a significant amount of both shotgun and conventional firearms ammunition have been handed in to North Yorkshire Police in addition to four flares and a fork.
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Washington: Lieutenant Governor Habib Announces Gun Ban in Senate Galleries

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 09:01
Yesterday, anti-gun Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib issued an order that will ban all firearms from Senate Galleries at the Washington State Capitol when the session convenes on January 8th.  This order, which expands upon a previous order from 2015 that banned the open carry of firearms in Capitol galleries, will now prohibit all firearms, including those carried by individuals with a legally issued Concealed Pistol License (CPL). 
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Supreme Court won’t review Maryland’s law banning sales of commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:58
The justices in the past have passed up the chance to hear challenges to similar laws in a handful of other states. But attorneys general in 21 states had asked the court to hear the Maryland case, and the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups had joined the effort.
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House panel to weigh bill recognizing gun rights

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:58
The Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a National Rifle Association-supported bill that would allow a gun owner with a state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons.
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House committee to move 2 gun bills this week, including top NRA priority: concealed carry reciprocity

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:57
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider two gun measures Wednesday, including one measure that is a top priority of the National Rifle Association.
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Black Friday was huge for gun sales

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:56
Black Friday was the biggest day on record for FBI background checks, which loosely track nationwide gun sales. The FBI reported 203,000 background checks for gun sales on Friday.
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MSNBC’s Joy Reid calls rural voters ‘core threat to our democracy’

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:56
The host of “AM Joy” followed up her recent claim that the National Rifle Association seeks to create a landscape littered with murderous “warlords” with a new prediction over Thanksgiving: Rural voters will become de facto tyrants by 2040.
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Georgia: Judge hopes to rule soon on campus carry injunction demand

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 07:55
The attorneys, representing several Georgia professors, argued state lawmakers overreached the state’s constitutional boundaries when they passed the controversial bill that Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law. They’ve also argued the law, which allows guns on some parts of campuses, creates a more dangerous environment for students and faculty. Lawmakers who filed the bill, though, said it was needed to give students with weapons licenses the opportunity to protect themselves on campus.
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Concealed Carry Reciprocity is on the Move: Your Lawmakers Need to Hear from You NOW!

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 13:55
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a full committee mark-up of H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, this Wednesday! It’s therefore more important than ever to urge your member of Congress to support this crucial legislation. Concealed carry reciprocity is the NRA’s highest legislative priority in Congress. It would ensure that states recognize the concealed carry credentials of other states. This would end abuses in anti-gun states like New York and New Jersey and allow law-abiding concealed carriers to exercise their rights nationwide with peace of mind. 
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California: San Carlos to Consider Further Extending the Moratorium on Firearm Dealers TODAY

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:59
This evening, November 27, the San Carlos City Council will consider extending a moratorium on new firearm dealers for the City.  As we reported earlier, the moratorium is a result of several anti-gun residents opposing a new Turner's Outdoorsman that was scheduled to open this month.  
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NRA Statement on Maryland Gun Ban

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:22
The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court declining to accept a case challenging Maryland’s 2013 ban on commonly owned semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines: 
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Guns were Black Friday must-haves, going by the FBI’s record 203,086 background-check requests

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 07:33
For decades, the term “Black Friday” has conjured up distinct images: turkey-stuffed consumers awake at insanely early hours of the morning, bursting into big-box stores to fight over flat-screen TVs.But in a muzzle flash, it seems, a new image may be replacing that stereotype. It involves a trigger and, possibly, a scope.
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