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California: Firearm Excise Tax, Increased DROS Fees and Other Firearm Related Bills Up for Committee Hearings

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:56
On Tuesday, April 9, the Assembly Public Safety Committee, Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife and Senate Governmental Organization Committee will be considering firearm and hunting related legislation.  
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The folly of 'Red Flag' gun laws

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:19
Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams in Colorado made news Monday over his willingness to go to jail over his refusal to enforce what will soon be the state’s new “Red Flag” law. Given the news media plays these laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders, as being so sensible, Sheriff Reams looks like a kooky right-winger. After all, who could be against taking away guns from people who are a danger to themselves or others? But the laws are more complicated than usually discussed in the press. Depending upon the state, anyone from a family member, intimate partner, ex, house or apartment mates, or police can file a complaint. Under Colorado’s proposed law, anyone can make a phone call to the police. They don’t even have to be living in the state. There is no hearing. All the judge has before them is the statement of concern.
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Frank Miniter: How Trump can stop Democrats from unfairly punishing the gun industry

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 11:16
President Trump can do one simple thing that would, with one stroke of his pen, save little businesses across America, bring fairness to a politically incorrect industry that voted for him and stop another attempt to bankrupt America’s gun manufacturers. Trump can approve a reform to modernize our export-control language so that it includes the U.S. ammunition and firearms industry. All the other industry sectors that were involved have already benefitted from this process, when their oversight for export was moved from the U.S. Department of State to the import-export experts at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Texas: House Committee to Hear Legislation Clarifying State Law on LTC Holders in Church

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 10:19
On Monday, the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hear NRA-backed House Bill 1231 by Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van). 
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President Donald J. Trump will Address NRA Members at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 09:24
FAIRFAX, Va.— President Donald Trump will address NRA members at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) Leadership Forum on Friday, April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the third consecutive year that President Trump will deliver the keynote address at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum. 
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California: Federal Court Stays “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling Effective Friday @ 5:00PM

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 19:22
Today, Federal District Court Roger T. Benitez issued an order staying enforcement of the judgment in the NRA and CRPA supported case of Duncan v. Becerra.  Last Friday, Judge Benitez issued a tremendous victory for gun owners, striking down California’s restrictions against the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, receipt, and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. 
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Minnesota: Urge Committee Members to Oppose Anti-Gun Amendments to Omnibus Bill

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 14:03
Today, the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee has convened a hearing to discuss its Public Safety Omnibus bill. 
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2nd Amendment Sanctuary Cities' spreading to multiple states

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:25
Counties in several states are putting their own spin on 'Sanctuary Cities' by passing laws creating what is being called 'Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities.' Originally, sanctuary cities were places where laws were passed in which local law enforcement agencies and governments would not enforce federal immigration laws. Now, these 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Cities -or counties to be more specific, are passing their own resolutions to combat state or city government laws deemed restrictive by locals to 2nd Amendment rights.
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Conservative Supreme Court candidate declares victory in Wisconsin

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:22
Conservative Brian Hagedorn declared victory in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race. Hagedorn led fellow appeals court Judge Lisa Neubauer 50.2 percent to 49.8 percent as of Wednesday morning. The results will not become official until a canvass of the votes. The Associated Press had not declared a victor, and both sides were digging in for the possibility of a recount and had made fundraising appeals. If the vote holds, the conservative majority on the court will expand from 4-3 to 5-2, and liberals will be unable to seize back control in 2020.
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Oregon: Committee To Vote On Omnibus Gun Control Package

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:12
On April 8th, the Oregon state Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a work session and committee vote on Senate Bill 978 and its proposed amendments.  SB 978 and the -1 amendment received a public hearing on April 2nd.  Your NRA would like to thank all the NRA members and Second Amendment supporters who attended the committee hearing in opposition to this legislation. 
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Oregon: Protect Your Second Amendment Rights from California-Style Infringements, Attend NRA-ILA Grassroots Workshops

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 07:48
Second Amendment rights in Oregon are under attack like never before and we need your help to fight back.  That’s why we hope you will join us for one of our NRA-ILA Legislative Workshops where you will learn more about the threats to your rights in Oregon and what you can do to help us defeat them.
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Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Pass Committee, Age Restriction Bill Eligible for a Floor Vote

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 19:19
Last week, the Hawaii state House Committee on Judiciary passed anti-gun bills Senate Bill 600 and Senate Bill 1466.  Both bills are now eligible for the floor and SB 600 could receive a vote as early as tomorrow.  Additionally, the Senate Committee on Judiciary passed HB 720, which will also be eligible for a floor vote.
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California: Anti-Gun Bills Continue to Move Forward

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:55
This week, the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committee and Assembly Appropriations Committee all heard several firearm-related bills. Assembly Bill 1297 allowing for increased fees for concealed carry permits and AB 893 banning gun shows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds are both eligible for votes on the Assembly floor. 
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Idaho: Governor Signs Important Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:35
Yesterday, Governor Brad Little signed important self-defense legislation, House Bill 206, into law.
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Washington: Gun-Free Zone Expansion Fails To Advance

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:08
April 3rd marked the deadline for all policy committees to advance bills received from the opposite chamber. Having failed to receive a vote in the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee, Senate Bill 5434 to expand gun-free zones is now likely dead for the year.
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NRA and CRPA Oppose California’s Request to Immediately Halt “Large-Capacity” Magazine Ruling

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 15:51
On Tuesday, April 2, NRA and CRPA attorneys filed an opposition to California’s request seeking an immediate stay of enforcement of Friday’s decision in the case of Duncan v. Becerra, which found California’s restrictions against so-called “large-capacity” magazines unconstitutional and unenforceable.  The decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California is a tremendous victory for gun owners in California, striking down California’s restrictions against the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, receipt, and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, most of which have been in place for nearly two-decades.
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Georgia: Legislature Adjourned Sine Die

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:51
On April 2nd, the Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2019 Legislative Session having passed Senate Bill 72 in the last hours of session.  SB 72 now heads to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk to be signed into law.  In addition, anti-gun legislation, Senate Bill 150, was defeated this session when it was tabled.
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McConnell: Due to Endless Democratic Obstruction, It's Time to Fast-Track Trump Nominees

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:46
If you've been following the judicial confirmation wars of recent years, you're already aware that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly taken off the gloves, forcing Democrats to live by the hardball partisan rules they've established over the course of numerous ends-driven power grabs.  He detonated Harry Reid's nuclear option after the minority party launched an unprecedented filibuster against Justice Gorsuch's nomination, and has subsequently trimmed and stymied other delay tactics, as Democrats have adjusted their approach to across-the-board resistance.  With some Democrats already fuming over the current consequences of the status quo they helped establish (President Trump and Leader McConnell have teamed up to confirm judges at a record pace), additional changes may be on the way.
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NRA convention expected to draw 80,000 to Indy

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 10:44
The National Rifle Association expects to draw up to 80,000 members later this month to Indianapolis for its annual convention, billed as "15 acres of guns and gear." "It's an economic win when we host the NRA and it's a win for the tourism workforce," said Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications at Visit Indy. 
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