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Delaware: Gun Ban Legislation Fails to Pass Senate Committee

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:52
Today, the Senate Judicial and Community Affairs Committee voted 3-2 to defeat radical gun ban measure, Senate Bill 163.
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California: Legislative Update, Firearm Related Bills Pass the House of Origin Deadline

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 14:14
Friday, June 1 was the deadline for bills to pass out of the house of origin in the California legislature. Below, find an update on firearm and hunting related bills continuing through the legislative process and the current status including upcoming hearings. 
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Obama’s outdoors czar wants 21-year-old limit on gun buying

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:52
Dan Ashe, former President Barack Obama’s Fish and Wildlife Service director, is proposing that Washington pass a package of gun control restrictions far stricter than Hillary Clinton ever proposed or that her husband’s 1994 assault weapons ban imposed. Under his outline, backed by some outdoors writers, AR-15s and most semi-automatic weapons would be banned, nobody under age 21 would be able to buy a gun, and those on the “no-fly” list would be outlawed from owning guns.
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Judge mulls Nevada gun buyer screening law passed in 2016

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:37
It's not up to a state judge to tell the governor to enact a flawed gun buyer screening law that voters approved nearly 18 months ago, a top state government lawyer said Tuesday. "They're asking the court to order the governor to say specific words, to actually script a letter for the governor and force him to sign it," state Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke said during arguments in a lawsuit seeking enactment of the screening measure. "Those things are miles beyond any legal standard," VanDyke insisted.
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New Jersey: New Magazine Ban Could Become Reality Without Your Help

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 16:19
It’s important that NRA members and gun owners continue contacting legislators as sweeping anti-gun bills inch closer to final passage in Trenton. 
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Florida Sen. Bill Nelson wants to create a gun registration database

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:36
Federal law prohibits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from creating an electronic, accessible database of gun records – but U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says he has a fix for that.
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Gun Sales Set Record Again in May

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:35
The number of gun-related background checks reached an all-time high once again in May, a report posted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday shows.
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California bill to raise firearm purchase age to 21 just another infantilizing overreach

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:34
A California bill to deprive 18 to 20 year olds the ability to defend themselves cleared the state Senate on May 29.
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Right-to-Carry permit holder shoots attempted armed robber in South Chicago

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:34
A 63-year-old man with a concealed carry license shot an attempted armed robber Monday evening in the South Chicago neighborhood.
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California: Santa Clara Board of Supervisors to Consider Gun Show Ban

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 07:18
Today, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the County of Santa Clara will hold a Board of Supervisors Meeting to consider Item #136, an attempt to ban gun shows from the County Fairgrounds property.
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Delaware: Senate Committee to Hear Gun Ban Legislation on Wednesday

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:22
On Wednesday, June 6, the Delaware Senate Judicial and Community Affairs Committee will be considering a radical gun ban measure similar to what neighboring gun owners in Maryland fought heavily against in 2013.
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New York’s Assault on the NRA Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:05
The National Rifle Association announced May 11 that it has filed suit against the New York State Department of Financial Services; its superintendent, Maria T. Vullo; and the state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, alleging the state and its agents violated the NRA’s First Amendment rights in a recent regulatory ruling.
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Obama pushes gun control

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:04
Obama pushed for gun control measures during his time in office, particularly after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. He also issued executive orders to expand background checks for gun purchases, but Congress failed to take legislative action.
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Democratic candidate for Florida governor wants to tax ammunition

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:03
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris King rolled out a bold gun violence prevention plan Friday that would create a fund designated to research, school safety and intervention programs.
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Illinois: Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's semi-auto ban before it takes effect in 2 weeks

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:02
Gun-rights advocacy groups are asking a Lake County Circuit Court judge to bar the village of Deerfield from enforcing its ban on assault weapons that is set to kick in June 13.
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This town could be the first in N.J. to ban gun sales

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:01
The battle over gun control is coming to Piscataway amid a contentious Democratic primary, as local officials weigh an ordinance that would make it very difficult for weapons retailers to set up shop in the township.
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Illinois: Registration & Firearm Surrender Bills Go to Governor Rauner’s Desk

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 06:00
On May 31st the Illinois state Senate voted to concur Senate Bill 337, which would establish a firearm registry and shut down your local gun stores with onerous red tape and regulations, as well as Senate Bill 3256, which would expand the 72 hour waiting period to all firearms.  These two bills will now head to Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk, where they will join House Bill 2354, which would allow Second Amendment rights to be revoked without due process. 
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Illinois: Senate May Hear Waiting Period Expansion Bill

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 13:14
Today, the Illinois state Senate may consider House Amendment 1 to Senate Bill 3256, which would expand the 72 hour waiting period to all firearms.  HA 1 to SB 3256 previously passed from the state House of Representatives by a vote of 72-44.
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Why I Joined the NRA After Writing Gun Control Articles

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:21
Years back, I was a staunch gun control advocate. Last week, I joined the NRA and the Gun Owners of America, and I’m looking to join more Second Amendment advocacy groups. How did this evolution take place?
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Edwards agrees to loosen rules on guns in Louisiana churches

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 08:20
Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to loosen Louisiana’s regulations on concealed handguns in churches.The governor’s office announced Tuesday he signed the bill by Republican Sen. Neil Riser into law.
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